In 2001 there was a limited cinema release
of a "Director's Cut" of Blood Simple which is now
available on R1 DVD.
the re-release of the movie in 2001 George Ives played a fictional
film historian from fiction film restoration company, Forever
Young. He reprised this role in for the 2005 release of The Big Lebowski Collector's Edition DVD. He has also played a lawyer for the Coens in both The
Man Who Wasn't There and Intolerable Cruelty.
Coen brothers gained the required finance for the movie by making
a short "trailer" before the movie was in production,
it "starred" Bruce Campell as Marty, the role later
filled by Dan Hedaya.
Hunter was originally chosen for the role of Abby, but she thought
her roommate, Frances McDormand, was better suited and recommended
her to Joel and Ethan. She, of course, got the gig and later
went on to marry Joel.
Marty meets Visser at the overlook to discuss the murders of
Abby and Ray, Visser recounts a story about a friend of his
who has two broken hands. The friend's name is, Creighton. An
unusual forename for sure, yet one shared by Jon Polito's character
in The Man Who Wasn't There- Creighton Tolliver, the pansy.