Life of Pi [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Includes Digital Copy] [2012]

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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (962 out of 997)

Synopsis


Life of Pi
Yann Martel's ponderous adventure novel gets the big-screen treatment with this Fox 2000 adaptation helmed by director Ang Lee. The coming-of-age story surrounds the son of a zookeeper who survives a shipwreck by stowing away on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker. Suraj Sharma heads up the cast as the young boy, with Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, and Bollywood actress Tabu also starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Suraj Sharma
    Suraj Sharma - Piscine Militor Patel - 17 years old
  • Irfan Khan
    Irfan Khan - Piscine Militor Patel - Adult
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    Ayush Tandon - Piscine Militor Patel - Child
  • Tabu
    Tabu - Gita Patel
  • Adil Hussain
    Adil Hussain - Santosh Patel



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wondrous

    Posted
    Treydle
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    What would you do if you found yourself orphaned, alone and in the middle of the ocean? Drown, surrender, pray? Now imagine you had company in the form of a dangerous predator. We join the story of Piscine Molitor Patel in adulthood. Piscine, known as Pi (played by Irfan Khan) is an Indian living in Canada. One day, a young novelist comes to his door after being referred by a friend of his. Named after a swimming pool by his parents, Piscine came by his nickname after exhaustive chiding of his given name by classmates in school. His father ran a local zoo and Pi took an intense, and as far as his father was concerned, unhealthy, interest in the zoo's sole tiger. Named Richard Parker as the result of a clerical error, the tiger is fed a live goat while Pi bears witness in an effort by his father to instill an appropriate amount of fear. Though raised as a Hindu, Pi (played as an adolescent by Ayush Tandon) discovers Christianity as the result of a dare from his older brother and, by sheer chance, discovers Islam sometime after. As an adult, he refers to himself as a Catholic Hindu. At 16, Pi's father decides to close the zoo, sell the animals and move the family to Canada. This is a crushing development in the life of our main character as he has just fallen in love for the first time. The family and the animals make their journey west on a Japanese freighter. Woken by a severe storm, Pi goes to the top deck to marvel at the magnitude of the waves, wind, and rain. It is that extremely questionable decision which lands him in a lifeboat while his family and the rest of the crew sink with the ship. All this would make his chances of survival slim enough, but for better or worse, he's not alone in the boat. With him is Richard Parker the tiger, an orangutan he refers to as Orange Juice a zebra and a hyena. This is an incredible movie. Some would say elements of the story are too fantastic to be believable but, with the first film in The Hobbit trilogy and the alleged final chapter in the Twilight saga currently in theaters, those objections seem hollow, to say the least. The struggle between man and beast and the eventual development of a symbiotic relationship between the two make for an extremely gripping tale. It's made even more so by the trials and tribulations they both encounter in their fight to survive. I thoroughly enjoyed Life of Pi, and wish I'd seen it sooner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Absolute beauty on film

    Posted
    rdbruestle
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    Life of Pi is an example of fantastic interpretation of a wonderful work of fiction. Such a project can be very daunting to a production team, especially given the popularity of the book. But the story is indeed faithful to the book and only enhances Martel's message to readers. Visually, the film is a masterpiece to the highest degree. It was my first time watching a 3D Blu-ray at home and I must say, I was floored. The CGI is first-class and the depictions of wild animals are incredibly life-like. Having read the book, I'd say my only wish for the film would be that it was a bit longer. Pi and Richard Parker's experiences at sea were effectively presented, but I feel more time could have been taken to present their struggles and their developing relationship. The film does run 2 hours, so I'm sure there would be a hesitancy to lengthen it at all, which is understandable. Oh, and don't let the PG rating make you believe this to be a film appropriate for children. While some of the more gruesome imagery from the novel is tastefully limited in the film, the subject-matter is for adults. Kids might appreciate some of the beautiful imagery (especially in 3D), but the plot and deeper meaning behind the film will likely not be grasped by children under the age of 12-13.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Movie

    Posted
    greatjmw
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    First of all, I watched this movie primarily because my son's best friend is from India and I was curious. I got no help from reviews because all the reviews I read commented on the crisp picture on their HDTV, or the great sound on their system, or the cinematography, etc., but I really saw very little on the story itself, which kind of led me to believe reviewers couldn't quite figure out what to say about it. I watched the movie, expecting something kind of weird, and that's pretty much what I got. It was one of those movies where the whole thing just dragged on and on, but SOMETHING made me keep watching all the way to the end. And then you THINK you know what happens in the end, but then someone asks you, "But did it really? Or did THIS happen?" And you're back to questioning everything you thought about it. SO . . . I suppose that's about as clever as a movie can get, since I obviously kept watching, and I obviously kept thinking about it even after it was done, but I wouldn't say it's full of action, or even that it has a particularly riveting plot. Just that it somehow sucked me in!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Visual Feast

    Posted
    wondervamp
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    PQ This was actually a blind buy for me. I really wanted to watch it when it was in theater. All I can say is that it was one of the best PQ i've seen on the blu. The filming and cgi set this up to be a great BD transfer and it certainly didn't disappoint. Even at the start before a lot of the cgi and adventure started I though the scenes in India were shot really well. But man when the adventure started it was on a whole new level, especially the night scenes. Among the night scenes that really stuck out in my mind were the scenes with the boat sinking, the plankton lighting up the ocean, the whale jumping out of the ocean, and the environment of the island at night. All those scenes and the rest of the film had very top notch PQ. AQ Couldn't have been much better. It definitely gave you the feel like you were out there on the ocean with Pi and had Richard Parker right there with you. Movie Definitely a deserving candidate for best picture of the year. I thought the filming, directing, acting, and writing were all very good. It's hard to explain the story without spoilers, so I won't get into that. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a great adventure and story.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific movie and great Blu-ray package!

    Posted
    rha409
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    Ang Lee's film "Life of Pi" is a technological marvel, perfectly blending 3D and state of the art digital effects with a great adventure story which is also remarkably spiritual. It all comes together for a deeply moving motion picture experience. The Blu-ray is stellar as well. The film features some of the best usage of 3D since James Cameron's "Avatar" and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo". It's perfectly replicated on this 3-disc collector's edition. This set also includes a standard 2D version of the film which also looks amazing. Audio is fully immersive and perfectly replicates the film's sonic power. The extras are spread over the 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs. These include deleted scenes, a detailed hour-long "making of" documentary, and additional features which explore the film's Oscar-winning visual effects. Also included in this version is a DVD copy of the film and digital copies (iTunes & Ultraviolet). For a limited time, this set even includes an $8 off coupon for other Fox titles and if you can find it, Best Buy has an exclusive version offering $10 towards the eBook for the novel upon which this movie was based. Overall, a great value and a great Blu-ray package!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie is alright.

    Posted
    MMXIII
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    In my opinion.... I love movies with great story line. I like the ones packed with action and not just action but unexpected action scenes. If I watch movies such as this, I then like the cleverness of how it was written and a bit of a twist to keep things interesting. Well, the good is that the guy who wrote the book from which this was taken from is a genius. How can someone think of things that may happen on a boat with a kid and a tiger... ? Needless to say, it's a clever movie with a pretty good story but it is not something I would be watching over and over. Maybe once in a few months. Another thing is that this movie has some religions attached to it - just thought I'd throw it out there too for other people who are particular with religion. I collect 3D movies but not just any kind. I want some good 3D effects like you! So as far as the 3D effect, it is not too terrible. There are a handful of parts where the images pop out pretty good but other than that I don't think it was actually utilized highly. It could have been better..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I could not beat the price $4.99

    Posted
    Mike
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    I have heard a lot of good reviews about this movie, and it has been on the back burner of movies to get for a while now. It went on sale for under 5 dollars, so I finally decided to pick it up. I mean 5 dollars, even if it is a horrible movie. I just could not beat 5 dollars for an new unopened movie. The movie has a great story to it, but it did get dry at parts. It was a long movie, but the ending is so worth the wait. Watching the cinematic struggle of a human to live, while being stranded at sea was definitely a task. It you are an an action wanting movie watcher. This movie is not for you...LOL. If you do not mind a looong drawn out story of a human's struggle to live while being faced with hours of mental entertainment. Then this movie is your piece of pie. I enjoy a good story, but was so ready for the ending of this movie. I kept checking the info on how much time was left. The ending was worth the wait. It really finished the story up nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Choose Your Own Spiritual Adventure

    Posted
    dmm32552
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    When some people I know heard that at the heart of of the stunningly visual, family-friendly, adventure-filled "Life of Pi" is a story that is essentially a meditation on faith, I witnessed them groan and not want to give it a chance. But the beauty of the film is that is let's you decide. It is not heavy-handed; it is an open book. That the Oscar-winning Director Ang Lee and his cast and crew were able to accomplish this while making it the visual masterpiece it is should be talked about for years to come. "Argo" may have taken home Best Picture for 2012, but "Life of Pi" is the type of film that can and will endure longer and appeal to a great range of people of all ages and all nationalities worldwide. Lee and Co. have truly made a globally important film here. The Blu-ray disc features reference quality picture and audio as well as a nice array of bonus features. And the 3D at home is tremendous!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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