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Life of Pi DVD + Blu-ray Review

Life of Pi DVD + Blu-ray Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 27, 2013
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Director Ang Lee's Academy Award-Winning visual masterpiece Life of Pi, about an Indian boy stranded on the ocean on a lifeboat with a live tiger, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Find out more in the Kidzworld Life of Pi DVD + Blu-ray Review!

Pi is stuck on a lifeboat with Richard Parker - a tiger!Pi is stuck on a lifeboat with Richard Parker - a tiger!Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Life of Pi

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Yann Martel, Director Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a visual masterpiece about hope, wonder, survival and the power of the human spirit swept audiences away with it's magnificent special effects  and powerful message. Life of Pi won 4 Academy Awards, and was nominated in 11 categories. It follows the story of a young boy named Pi Patel who after leaving India with his family on a boat headed to North America is the sole survivor of a massive a storm at sea - the sole survivor except for a fully grown tiger with whom he must share his lifeboat that is! In the course of being adrift at sea for countless days Pi and the tiger learn how to live with each other after surviving daily life-threatening experiences. This book-turned-movie materpiece is now available in stores on DVD/Blu-ray and Digital Copy all in one!

Pi must learn survival instincts on the oceanPi must learn survival instincts on the oceanCourtesy of 20th Century Fox

Special Features

Life of Pi is a visual feast, and the special features on the DVD and Blu-ray take you behind-the-scenes to get a peek at how it was all put together, from an hour-long documentary from the filmaker's point of view to stills from storyboards and filming. For true lovers of the film the collection of deleted scenes show even more of the lush Indian landscapes and the voyage at sea. Check out the special features below!

  • 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
  • Stills: Storyboard
  • Deleted Scenes: Anandi's Second Dance, Time to Grow Up, Happy Birthday, Did I Say Something Wrong?, Darkness

Life of Pi was praised for it's cinematographyLife of Pi was praised for it's cinematographyCourtesy of 20th Century Fox

The Bottom Line

Not only is the story of Life of Pi captivating, but Director Ang Lee has found a way to immerse his audiences visually in landscape of India and the fantastical adventure of being lost at sea. The best way to relive this adventure is with none of the cinematic splendor being lost is to watch it on Blu-Ray or at the very least on HD (which come as part of the combo-pack) and the deleted scenes will let you live through new parts of the experience. For movie-lovers who have to know how it's done there are plenty of extras in the Special Features of the combo pack that will walk through how they created the look and feel of the movie and the filming experience.

Life of Pi DVD + Blu-ray Rating:5

Life of Pi is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital CopyLife of Pi is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital CopyCourtesy of 20th Century Fox


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