The Best ’90s Crime Thriller Is Getting An Amazing Release Fans Need To Own

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published


In a tribute to one of the most iconic films in modern cinema, the Coen Brothers’ 1996 masterpiece, Fargo, is set to receive a deluxe limited edition 4K Blu-ray release via Shout Factory.

New Edition Of Fargo

The new edition of this cult classic not only features a stunning restoration but also includes a chilling snow globe showcasing the film’s most infamous scene (you know the one), along with a plethora of exciting bonus content.

The film, known for its unusual blend of Minnesotan quirkiness and extreme violence, was a resounding success both critically and commercially. Despite its modest $7 million budget, Fargo grossed over $60 million at the box office, and it garnered widespread acclaim.

Fargo 4K Restoration

The Coen Brothers’ genius was recognized with two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress, awarded to Frances McDormand for her memorable portrayal of the stubborn and very pregnant police officer, Marge Gunderson.

The centerpiece of the Shout Factory’s deluxe release is a meticulously crafted 4K restoration, taken from the original film negative and overseen by the Fargo’s original director of photography, Roger Deakins. This restoration promises to bring the film’s iconic visuals to life with unparalleled clarity and detail.

Extensive Bonus Features


Moreover, fans of Fargo can dive deeper into the film’s creation and legacy with the extensive bonus features included in the Blu-ray. These features offer an exhibition of insights and interviews, including commentary from Roger Deakins himself.

The Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand share their perspectives on the film’s production and impact, providing a behind-the-scenes look at its development.

Infamous Scenes


In addition to these special features, the deluxe edition also includes several extras that will delight fans.

Among the memorabilia is a snow globe featuring the infamous scene where Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) uses a woodchipper in his attempt to get rid of his unlucky partner, Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi).

It’s a must-have on any snow globe collector or film buff’s shelf, as is a replica of Jerry Lundegaard’s “I Heart Golf” notepad, used by William H. Macy’s character in the film, which is also included.

Different Pricing Options


The Fargo Deluxe Edition 4K Blu-ray will be available for $89.99, allowing fans to own a piece of cinematic history with all its extra features. For those looking for a more affordable option, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is available for $31.99. Both editions are currently available for pre-order on Shout Factory’s website.

Since its release in 1996, Fargo has gone on to become one of the most iconic thrillers of all time. It’s certainly left a memorable mark on cinematic history, just as the woodchipper snow globe will certainly leave a memorable mark on anyone visiting the house where it’s displayed. 

Fargo Series


Fargo’s unique blend of dark humor, unforgettable characters, and mind-staining scenes has made it a beloved classic. The film’s lasting legacy has also led to the creation of an FX anthology series that is set to premiere its fifth season.

The first season of the series directly connects to the film, with subsequent seasons sharing the same Midwestern setting.

Over the course of nearly 30 years, Fargo’s impact on cinema and television is undeniable, and this deluxe 4K Blu-ray release is a fitting tribute to its enduring legacy.