Modern-day auteurs of the cinematic world the Coen Brothers have built a reputation as one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers of the late 20th century. Combining thoughtful eccentricity wry humour arch irony and often brutal violence the films of the Coen brothers have become synonymous with a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres — especially film noir — while sustaining a firmly post-modern feel. For the first time ever all eleven of the Coen Brothers titles available in one box set which cover the first 20 years of their output Blood Simple (1984): A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But when blood is involved nothing is simple. Raising Arizona (1987): When a childless couple of ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another familys quintuplets their lives get more complicated than they anticipated. Miller’s Crossing (1990): Tom Reagan an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. Barton Fink (1991): In 1941 New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle Barton develops severe writers block. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994): A nave business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. Fargo (1996): Jerry Lundegaard’s inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen’s bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson. The Big Lebowski (1998): ‘Dude’ Lebowski mistaken for millionaire Lebowski seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to get help O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000): Set in 1930s Deep South three stumblebum convicts escape to go on a quest for treasure and meet various characters while learning where their real fortune lies. The Man Who Wasn’t There: (2001) A laconic chain-smoking barber blackmails his wifes boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning but his plan goes terribly wrong. Intolerable Cruelty: (2003) A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverley Hill lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce. The Ladykillers: (2004) An eccentric if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord: a sharp old woman.
18 February 2008
M. Emmet Walsh, Frances McDormand, Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, John Goodman, John Polito, Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, George Clooney, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Billy Bob Thornton
Spirit Entertainment Ltd