Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Bonus features: Audio commentary ; "Minnesota nice" featurette ; Interview with the Coen brothers and Frances McDormand ; American Cinematographer article ; Original trailer and TV spot ; Still photo gallery.
Director of photography, Roger A. Deakins ; editors, Joel and Ethan Coen ; music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Mary Zophres ; production designer, Rick Heinrichs.
Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stomare, Harve Presnell.
Things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard hires two thugs and to kidnap his life so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge takes the case.
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence, language and sexuality.
Blu-ray; Region A; 1080p high definition; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; requires Blu-ray player.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Academy Awards, 1997: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen) ; Best Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand).
BAFTA Film Awards, 1997: David Lean Award for Direction (Joel Coen).
Cannes Film Festival, 1996: Best Director (Joel Coen).
Independent Spirit Awards, 1997: Best Feature ; Best Director (Joel Coen) ; Best Screenplay (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) ; Best Female Lead (Frances McDormand) ; Best Male Lead (William H. Macy).
National Film Registry, 2006.
Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1997: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand).