Zhang Yimou's Blood Simple DVD
Starring Honglei Sun, Xiao Shen-Yang, Ni Yan, Dahong Ni, Ye Cheng, Mao Mao, Benshan Zhao, Julien Gaudfroy, Xiaojuan Wang
Directed by Yimou Zhang
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: 18/04/2011
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour