Blu-ray, DVD Release: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Salmon Fishing in the YemenSalmon Fishing in the Yemen is one of those quiet films with heaps of charm, and with Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) heading up the cast, what’s not to like?

Based on the novel by Paul Torday, the movie tells the story of a scientist (McGregor) who’s asked to fulfill a sheikh’s (Amr Waked, Syriana) dream of bringing fly-flishing to his homeland in Yemen. It starts out as a political opportunity for Kristin Scott Thomas (Sarah’s Key), but turns into a love story for Blunt and McGregor.

Lasse Halstrom, director of other quiet, charismatic movies including Chocolat, helmed Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which was written by Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy of the awesome Slumdog Millionaire.

Rated PG-13, the comedy romance film was only released in limited theaters, grossing $9 million, but the DVD and Blu-ray release will get the movie to its biggest audience.

Both formats include instant streaming of the film on UltraViolet and these special features:

  • “Miracles Happen: Making Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • “The Fisherman in the Middle East: Novelist Paul Torday.”

Here’s the movie’s fabulous-looking trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.