The River Why – Straight to DVD

| January 8, 2012

It appears that “The River Why” with Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, William Hurt and Dallas Roberts is now available for purchase on blue ray and DVD. Like so many fly fishing ventures, this one was in doubt all along, after the David James Duncan novel from 1983 ran into well documented roadblocks, including two versions of the same film supposedly being in production at the same time.

We will have to wait and see just how well a fly fishing classic translates into the visual world, but there’s never been a better time for a new burst of energy in the wider fly world than right now. I never heard of the director Matthew Leutwyler, so chances are he can’t hurt himself any by taking on a project decades in the making. Still, making a classic is a job not too many would envy.

NOTE – I will go ahead and put it in the Amazon “wish list” and let you know when I am about to give it a viewing. I reviewed the book a long time ago, but am not finding a link to it.

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