Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Life of Pi

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blu-ray Review - Life of Pi

About the Movie
Believe the unbelievable. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a groundbreaking cinematic experience you will have to see to believe when LIFE OF PI debuts on stunning Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from March 8 internationally and on March 12 in North America. Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel from Yann Martel that has been published in 40 languages, and brought to life by visionary Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), this magical adventure of hope, wonder, survival, and the power of the human spirit has been celebrated by critics all over the world.

A “magnificent and moving” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) motion picture event that has been hailed as “a masterpiece” (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times), taking in over $500 million in worldwide box office. LIFE OF PI follows Pi Patel, a young man on a fateful voyage who, after a spectacular disaster, is marooned on a lifeboat with the only other survivor, a fearsome 450 lb Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker. Hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery Pi and his majestic companion make an amazing and unexpected connection.

With incredible cinematography from Oscar nominee Claudio Miranda** (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron: Legacy) and masterful performances from newcomer Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man, Slumdog Millionaire), Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Anonymous) and Gerard Depardieu (Paris, je t’aime, City of Ghosts), the LIFE OF PI Blu-ray 3D is loaded with over two hours of behind-the-scenes special features, including deleted scenes that will make you rethink the story (also presented in 3D), five featurettes that dive into the making of the visual spectacle, 60 pieces of inspirational artwork, storyboards and more. Prebook is February 13.

*2006, Best Achievement in Directing, Brokeback Mountain
**2013, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Life of Pi; **2009, Best Achievement in Cinematography, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

LIFE OF PI 3-Disc BD3D/BD/Ultraviolet/DVD and DC

  • Disc 1: Blu-ray
    • Film
    • Documentary: A Remarkable Vision (19:35 min)
    • Documentary: A Filmmaker's Epic Journey (63:29 min)
    • Documentary: Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright ( 8:35min)
    • Stills: Gallery
  • Art by Joanna Bush
  • Art by Haan Lee
  • Art by Dawn Masi
  • Art by Alexis Rockman
    • Stills: Storyboards
  • Disc 2: DVD and Digital Copy (Film only)
  • Disc 3: Blu-ray 3D
    • 3D Film
    • 3D/2D Deleted Scenes:
  • Anandi's Second Dance
  • Time to Grow Up
  • Happy Birthday
  • Did I Say Something Wrong?
  • Darkness
    • 3D/2D VFX Progressions:
  • Tsimstum Sinking
  • The Wave Tank

LIFE OF PI 2-Disc BD/Ultraviolet/DVD and DC Combo

  • Disc 1: Blu-ray
    • Film
    • Documentary: Remarkable Vision (20 min)
    • Documentary: Epic Journey (60 min)
    • Documentary: Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright (5 min)
    • Stills: Gallery
  • Art by Joanna Bush
  • Art by Haan Lee
  • Art by Dawn Masi
  • Art by Alexis Rockman
    • Stills: Storyboards
  • Disc 2: DVD and; Digital Copy (Film only)

My Take on the Movie
Wow! I can now see why this film was up for the awards that it was up for, and why Ang Lee received the best Director nod by the Academy. This was a beautifully done movie and the most amazing thing in my perspective was that the majority of the whole movie was done in CGI! While I had not read the book, I am now inspired to do so, and hope that I will be equally impressed by the writing as I was with the movie.

The acting of Infan Khan was wonderful, and he truly embodies his character and allows you to see not only the joy that he has in his life but also the pain, guilt and sadness that has come with it too.

The movie was beautifully done and you get to see and experience a movie that I believe will definitely last the test of time as one of the great ones!

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1 comment:

Dan O. said...

Nice review. Not perfect by any means, but with the outstanding visuals at-hand here, it’s hard to think otherwise.