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The Coen Brothers Collection Blu-ray

Posted June 8, 2011 05:10 PM by Josh Katz

20th Century FoxThis August, 20th Century Fox will release The Coen Brothers Collection on Blu-ray. A bundle compiling four of the directors' most celebrated films - Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, and Fargo - The Coen Brothers Collection also marks the Blu-ray debuts of Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller's Crossing.

These three new-to-Blu-ray discs will also be available separately from The Coen Brothers Collection and will feature all of the same supplemental materials as their previous DVD incarnations.

Below is a list of the supplements for each film.

Blood Simple: Director's Cut
  • Commentary with Kenneth Loring of Forever Young Films
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer
Raising Arizona
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
Miller's Crossing
  • Shooting Miller's Crossing: A Conversation with Barry Sonnenfeld featurette
  • Interview Soundbites with cast members Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, and John Turturro
  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailers
Fargo
  • Commentary with cinematographer Roger Deakins
  • Minnesota Nice featurette
  • Trivia track
  • Trailer
  • Still gallery
  • American Cinematographer article on the film
This Blu-ray set, as well as single-disc editions of Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller's Crossing, will street on August 30th, 2011.











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News comments (41 comments)



jimmybearlondon
  Jun 08, 2011
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Sweeeet... I am so picking this one up.

blufellas
  Jun 08, 2011
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Great News, day one for me.
VoodooSamurai
  Jun 08, 2011
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also known as, "re-buy fargo and we'll allow you to get the others too"

Arkadin
  Jun 08, 2011
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HOLY MOLY!
bout time....
btw: it should be noted that 2 of the films are MGM releases distributed by Fox.

moviefreakgates
  Jun 08, 2011
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@Clint Eastwood: You dont have to re buy Fargo. It says the titles will also be available separately on the same day. If you already have Fargo and don't want to re-buy it. Just buy the other ones.
EDIT:
Oh and we need Oh Brother!!!!!!!
Snake in my Boots
  Jun 08, 2011
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I'm in. I only have no country and true grit.

dirtylemons
  Jun 08, 2011
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I've actually yet to upgrade 'Fargo' to Blu-ray yet, so I may just buy this, provided the price is reasonable. If not, I'll at least get 'Miller's Crossing' right away. Been waiting for that to make it to Blu-ray for some time now.
JuxTPosition
  Jun 08, 2011
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Nice to see Raising Arizona on Blu! I think the movie didn't even get an anamorphic release on DVD.
festivalcitydave
  Jun 08, 2011
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Wonderful news! Let's hope BARTON FINK isn't too far behind.

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rickah88
  Jun 08, 2011
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I preordered Raising Arizona back in March went it first went up! I'm a little bummed that no new material is included. Oh well still happy to finally have this gem on blu!

tama
  Jun 08, 2011
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Since I own Fargo ill be buying the other 3

colinrgeorge
  Jun 08, 2011
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Where the fink is Barton F*#k?

vanscottie
  Jun 08, 2011
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Def getting "Raising" and "Miller's" I have "Blood Simple" on SDVD and I don't watch it enough to warrant upgrading, though it is a minor masterpiece.

I'm also probably alone in this but would like to have "Hudsucker Proxy" on Blu!

mjcavinder
  Jun 08, 2011
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I said, "Healthy white baby? Five years? What else you got?" Said they got two Koreans and a negra born with his heart on the outside. It's a crazy world.

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repete66211
  Jun 08, 2011
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Finally! Miller's Crossing is one of the best movies ever made. You heard me. One of the best movies ever made. Seeing it on Blu-ray makes me very happy. Raising Arizona is an outstanding comedy as well, so I'm in for that one too.
_ck
  Jun 08, 2011
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A shame Barton Fink isn't included. It would've made more sense than putting Fargo in this, especially since Fargo is already available and most people who would want to buy this collection probably own it already.

Philly Q
  Jun 08, 2011
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Glad to see these coming out, but I'm always a bit dubious about a "collection" which only includes a handful of a given director's films. They might as well have made it a "Coen Brothers: The Early Works" set and left out Fargo (then maybe included Barton Fink).

Iron Eagle 74
  Jun 08, 2011
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"Raising Arizona" is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and I'm not normally into comedies.

colinrgeorge
  Jun 08, 2011
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The lack of Fink stings worse given the godawful picture quality on the DVD. One of the worst transfers from a major studio I've ever seen.

joedog
  Jun 08, 2011
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Excellent! Most definitely will be purchasing this one.

brainofj72
  Jun 08, 2011
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In the words of The Simpsons: "BAR-TON-FINK! BAR-TON-FINK!"
kaiser777
  Jun 08, 2011
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The Hudsucker Proxy please...

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Sopranogl
  Jun 08, 2011
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Sounds great!

We still need "O, Brother, Where Art Thou?"!

bboisvert
  Jun 08, 2011
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I think I'll be buying this. I have no problem re-buying Fargo. I think I only paid $10 and I've watched it twice already... I'm sure I can get $5 for it. Easy-peasy. (That being said, it would have made more sense for Fox to include Barton Fink... but I'll live.)

metriclove
  Jun 09, 2011
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vanscottie you're not alone, that is an awesome movie, and I think with the visuals would look awesome on blu-ray.

I am going to pick the set up when it comes out don't have any on blu.

Minimejer05
  Jun 09, 2011
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Sadly I have only seen/owned Fargo from that batch of films. Will blind buy all of the other ones because The Coens have yet to disappoint.

jonnoble27
  Jun 09, 2011
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I think I predicted this when blood simple was pushed back. The release for it is slated for 3 months! Waiting sucks!

khrismarang
  Jun 09, 2011
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Barton Fink? Please!
Snake in my Boots
  Jun 09, 2011
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Minimejer- this is the safest blind buy you'll ever make.
insomniac013
  Jun 09, 2011
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"Oh Brother", anyone?

CHERRYGARCIA
  Jun 09, 2011
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in for Miller's Crossing & Raising Arizona!

Moniker
  Jun 09, 2011
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My instinct is to buy this automatically, without question. However, I am a bit worried that they may have rushed the transfers. Hopefully they gave them the time and effort they so richly deserve. I've seen every Coen Brothers movie (more than once, except for The Ladykillers...though I may give that turkey one more try), and I fully intend to own all of them on Blu (except for Intolerable Cruelty, Ladykillers, and maybe even Burn After Reading). I already own Fargo, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, and True Grit.

People on the fence about buying this should just go for it. On an A+ to F rating scale, all 4 films in this set would get an A- or A from me. I echo the sentiment shared by many that Fink should have been included in place of Fargo, but oh well. Maybe they're working overtime on a stellar, extras-packed 20th anniversary edition of it! Yeah right.

While I'm not as big a fan of O Brother as many people, I still would like to own it on Blu, as I'm sure it will look amazing, and the film has an undeniable charm (despite its flaws). And I'd also love to own The Hudsucker Proxy, which may have taken a few viewings to really get into, but has since proved to be an absurd delight.

One movie no one has mentioned yet is The Man Who Wasn't There, which I've always thought was an udnerrated gem from the Coens. It could certainly look terrific on Blu.
Boaz
  Jun 09, 2011
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nobody remembers but their best film was The Hudsucker proxi , So much humour, Fantasy, Surealism.. I wander why this film was snobed by the Coens and the critic, wish it came out in blu ray

CandyStalker
  Jun 09, 2011
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Boaz: Hudsucker sucked.

And where the hell is the Coens/Sam Raimi collaboration "Crimewave"?!

BluPix
  Jun 09, 2011
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This is good news in that here we have four of the Coen brothers' best-regarded films in one package.

Although Fargo has been on blu for a while and I've been meaning to buy it, I just never got around to it. I'm actually glad I waited. Blood Simple and Miller's Crossing would be blind buys for me, but I'm enticed by both, especially Blood Simple.

I'll preorder this when I can do so.

jimmybearlondon
  Jun 09, 2011
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Hudsucker did NOT suck, it was frickin' awesome! Loved it. "You know, for kids."
matt_hargett
  Jun 09, 2011
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no extras on Raising Arizona? wtf?

I, too, loved Hudsucker Proxy. Can't wait for that, Big Lebowski, O Brother, and The Man Who Wasn't There to arrive on bluray.

Mjp2621
  Jun 10, 2011
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Definitely will purchase

Would have liked to of seen Barton Fink included in this set , but hopefully that will get a stand alone release in the near future

Phxsns1
  Jun 10, 2011
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Haha, the cover art for the box set is amazing.

MTRodaba2468
  Jun 11, 2011
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I already have Fargo, but I'll definitely grab the other three.

streckfus
  Jul 01, 2011
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Depending on Amazon's price (could change between now & release) - it might actually be cheaper for those of us who own Fargo to buy the box set instead of the other three separately. Right now buying the other three would be $48.97, and buying the set with all four would be $47.99.

No, I'm not THAT cheap, just a matter of principle.


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