On July 28, Sony Pictures will release “The River Runs Through It,” which won the Academy Award in 1992 for Best Cinematography, on Blu-ray Disc. The re-mastered version will include several extras, like a Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing by Brandon Boedecker (Paul Roos Outfitters), Robert Redford talking about the making of the movie, and a “featurette” documenting the film’s contribution to the restoration of the Blackfoot River. There will even be “on-river” hi-definition looping screensavers for those who can’t get enough. Sony’s charging $38.96 for the set, which is packaged with “a 32-page book with photos, talent files and three pages of the Oscar-nominated screenplay.”
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“… Robert Redford has directed one of the most ambitious, accomplished films of the year.”
– The New York Times, Caryn James
Academy Award Winner® for Best Cinematography
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Stunningly Beautiful and Moving Classic
Debuts On Blu-ray Disc™ July 28
Academy Award® Winner Robert Redford Directs Oscar® nominees Brad Pitt and Brenda Blethlyn, with Tom Skerritt and Emily Lloyd
Loaded with Extra Content Including Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing, Rescue of Montana’s Blackfoot River and an In-Depth Exploration of the Film’s Creation, Plus Never before seen Deleted Scenes and Screen Savers
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 18, 2009) — A 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 , 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) and Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice, Secrets & Lies) , 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 new deleted scenes and 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.
As the sons grow in different directions, the tough stoicism they’ve inherited from Norman makes it impossible for them to express their feelings for each other. However, through the sport of fly fishing, they find a discipline that irrevocably links them to nature; and in its beauty, they discover a harmony that ultimately brings them together.
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
Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.
A River Runs Through It on Blu-ray Disc
BD Catalog # 28635
Order Date: 6/25/09
Street Date: 7/28/09
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