Life of Pi [Blu-ray] [2012]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1194 out of 1243)

Special Features


  • A Filmmaker's Epic Journey
  • A Remarkable Vision
  • Art Gallery
  • Storyboards
  • Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright

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



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1243 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wondrous

    Posted
    Treydle
    • Top 100 Contributor

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the Movie to show off your HDR 4K TV

    Posted
    Quincy0980
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    First off this movie on Blu Ray was beautiful and I didn't think if could be improved. Then I picked up the UHD version of this movie and wow is there a difference. The colors and detail are outstanding. I'm seeing detail that I had missed on the HD version. My family even commented on how good the picture look in UHD. This is a reference disc to be sure and will show off any 4K TV with HDR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie For Families

    Posted
    MONEYSAVER2012

    This Movie By Far Is One Of The Best inspirational Movies For Me. It Made Me laught, Cry and smile. It Has a great Message Of Faith And To Never Give Up A Must Watch!! You Won't Be Disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 4k Experience

    Posted
    TheEchelon
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I own 12 of the new 4k UltraHD Blurays and this one was by far the most visually striking. HDR content was noticeable and I was able to experience minor details that I had not seen on a regular bluray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must see to belive

    Posted
    Scoadly
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Picture quality will melt your face off, even if it used a 2k di YEREK!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie but pay attention

    Posted
    RCTinBCM
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It was a good movie caused alot of emotion during the story telling and alot more when you realize the story is played out for his life events..Must watch but pay close attention to every detail..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Stoowii
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    The visuals are absolutely amazing. Suraj Sharma as Pi is great and really makes you feel for the situation he's in. Not for the animal lover as it will make you cry. Cannot stress enough how spectacular the effects are. A must for 3D-TV owners!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very different sort of film

    Posted
    Apollo
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Nearly the entire film is CGI but what is remarkable is that it is well rendered. The surface of water is one of the most difficult images to render successfully in CGI but this film is the best yet. Sort of a sad story but well worth the view.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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