Zhang Yimou's Blood Simple, DVD


Yimou Zhang directs this black comedy thriller based on the 1984 Coen brothers film 'Blood Simple'.

The action is transposed to a small desert town in feudal-era China where noodle shop owner Wang (Dahong Ni) is a lazy, mean-spirited man who treats his young wife (Ni Yan) with contempt.

Sick of his bullying ways, his wife buys a gun from a travelling merchant and asks her lover (Xiao Shen-Yang) to shoot her husband with it.

Unbeknown to her, however, the Wang has already recruited a contract killer to murder both her and her lover.

To confuse matters even further, the hitman turns out to have a homicidal agenda of his own.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (12)
  • EAN: 5060116726213
  • Catalogue number: MP1096D
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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