BLU-RAY ANNOUNCEMENT: A River Runs Through It, Coming July 28, 2009

A River Runs Through it on Blu-ray

River Runs Through It, the stunningly beautiful and moving family drama set against a background of fly fishing and the Montana wilderness, debuts on Blu-ray Disc July 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® winning director Robert Redford[1], the film won high praise for bringing to the screen the lyrical and spiritual splendor of Norman Maclean’s much-loved autobiographical novella. Two-time Oscar® nominees Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Twelve Monkeys)[2] and Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice, Secrets & Lies) [3], along with Tom Skerritt (Steel Magnolias, TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”) and Emily Lloyd (Wish You Were Here) star in A River Runs Through It which captured a 1992 Academy Award in 1992 for Best Cinematography and received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

Sony’s high-def set is packaged in a 32-page book with photos, talent files and three pages of the Oscar-nominated screenplay.  It also contains exclusive bonus features, including a how-to lesson from master fly fisherman Brandon Boedecker; a documentary on the restoration of the Blackfoot River with the help of Redford and his film crew; a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production; selected deleted scenes and BD exclusive screen savers of the beautiful Montana landscape.  The Blu-ray Disc will be available for $38.96 SRP.

Narrated by Redford, A River Runs Through It revolves around two brothers, their minister father (Skerritt) and the river that comes to shape their lives. Brothers Norman (Craig Sheffer, TV’s “One Tree Hill”) and Paul (Pitt) are very much alike, but also strikingly different. Norman emulates his scholarly and morally upright father while Paul is daring and much more of a rebel.

A River Runs Through It Blu-ray Disc Special Features:

  • Never Before-Released Deleted Scenes
    All-New Featurette: Casting a Line: The Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing
    Hosted by master fly fisherman Brandon Boedecker, this segment takes us step by step through the process of fly fishing.
  • All-New Featurette: The Blackfoot Challenge: Rescuing a River
    The compelling true story of the destruction of Montana’s Blackfoot River, and how a committed group of volunteers (assisted by Robert Redford and the film crew) helped generate enough money to restore this natural treasure.
  • All-New Featurette: Deep Currents: Making a River Runs Through It
    In an in-depth exploration of the movie’s creation, Redford talks about his long and challenging journey to turn Norman Maclean’s evocative book into a transcendent piece of cinema.
  • BD Exclusive: On The Blackfoot River Hi-Def Looping Screen Savers