Blu-ray Goes 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

Posted Fri May 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT by

The film adaption of Paul Torday's acclaimed novel will be swimming upstream on Blu-ray in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony will be releasing 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' on Blu-ray on July 17.

Ewan McGregor ('Beginners') and Emily Blunt ('The Adjustment Bureau') star alongside Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas ('I've Loved You So Long') and Amr Waked ('Syriana') in this extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible. Directed by Oscar-nominee Lasse Hallstrom ('Chocolat') and written by Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy ('Slumdog Millionaire'), this feature film is based on Paul Torday's acclaimed novel about a scientist who looks to fulfills a sheikh's dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to his homeland in Yemen. It is produced by Paul Webster ('The Motorcycle Diaries') and executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Stephen Garrett, Paula Jalfon, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include Miracles Happen: Making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and The Fisherman in the Middle East: Novelist Paul Torday.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 17.

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Blu-ray)
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