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Life of Pi

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Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Statement of Responsibility: Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; in association with Dune Entertainment and Ingenious Media ; a Haishang Films/Gil Netter production ; an Ang Lee film ; executive producer, Dean Georgaris ; produced by Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark ; screenplay by David Magee ; directed by Ang Lee
Title: Life of Pi
Country of Producing Entity: United States Great Britain China
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in
digital, optical, surround, rda
Dolby Digital
NTSC
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Playtime: 020300
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Based on the novel by Yann Martel
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Extras: A remarkable vision; Theatrical trailer; Sneak peek
Credits: Costume designer, Arjun Bhasin ; music by Mychael Danna ; film editor, Tim Squyres ; production designer, David Gropman ; director of photography, Claudio Miranda.
Performers: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Ayush Tandon.
Summary: A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for emotional thematic content throughout and some scary action sequences and peril. CHV rating PG
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), 2.0 Dolby surround (French, Spanish)
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), 2.0 Dolby surround (French, Spanish)
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), 2.0 Dolby surround (French, Spanish)
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), 2.0 Dolby surround (French, Spanish)
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital (English), 2.0 Dolby surround (French, Spanish)
DVD
Other Language: English, English descriptive audio, dubbed Spanish or French dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2013: Best Achievement in Cinematography; Best Achievement in Directing; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Golden Globes, 2013 for: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Academy Awards, 2013: Best Achievement in Cinematography; Best Achievement in Directing; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Golden Globes, 2013 for: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Academy Awards (2013) for: Best Achievement in Cinematography; Best Achievement in Directing; Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score; Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Golden Globes (2013) for: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Subject Headings: Human-animal relationships Drama Ocean travel Drama Orphans Drama Storytelling Drama Shipwreck survival Drama Animales Teatro. bidex Viajes por mar Teatro. bidex Huérfanos Teatro. bidex Narración de cuentos Teatro. bidex Supervivencia (después de accidentes aéreos, naufragios, etc.) Teatro. bidex Martel, Yann Film adaptations
Genre/Form: Feature films-United States
Feature films-Great Britain
Feature films-China
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Human-animal relationships
Ocean travel
Orphans
Storytelling
Shipwreck survival
Animales
Viajes por mar
Huérfanos
Narración de cuentos
Supervivencia (después de accidentes aéreos, naufragios, etc.)
Publisher No: 2275185
2275186
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE L
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Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain


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Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really thought this would not be up my alley as a not terribly sentimental person, but there was something just so lovely about this film - the story captivated and kept moving constantly, the delivery of the story and editing between modern day, scenes on the boat, and recounting of earlier times was great. I couldn't even quite capture why I liked it so much, I just thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

Sep 05, 2014
  • seaworld rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved the movie. My husband thought it was great.

Aug 31, 2014
  • sunshinemari rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I wasn't sure I would like this movie, thinking it might be kind of slow. I haven't read the book, and have only seen trailer ads on TV. But, I never got bored. I was riveted. The director did an incredible job filming the animals and the ocean scenes. Fantastic cinematography. I wouldn't say this is on my all time favorites list, but I would highly recommend.

Jul 21, 2014
  • libbidy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Life of Pi is a visually stunning movie. It's well acted and true to the book. The book is one of my favorites and I've read it many times. Absolutely beautiful movie.

the movie was great. i just started the book and it is kind of "slow" but ive heard that later on it gets really good...

Jul 01, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. I haven't read the book. But I'm going to guess the book is better then the movie as it usually is.

Jun 21, 2014
  • joywolf83 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's Robinson Cruso on the ocean with a twist. Very beautiful cinematography and the special features helped you to appreicate it more. (the monkey was CGI!) A thoughtful movie that takes its time. The ending was awesome, but I don't know if the wait was worth it.
P.S. I am extremly happy no one spoiled the ending, otherwise it would have been a major waste of time. Thanks to all of you who kept your fat mouth shut and I will do the same!

Jun 07, 2014
  • BRD2001 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Strong plot and beautiful cinematography. I loooooooooooooooove it!

May 14, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

kevfarley:I think DVDs are recorded in two formats: PAL and NTSC? Some older DVD players are unable to play both formats or you need to select one. My information may, of course, be out of date.

May 02, 2014
  • theotherjose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Review:

http://theotherjose.tumblr.com/post/58397869084/movie-of-the-week-1

I remember being at the movie theater and an old man randomly started talking to me about this movie in the bathroom. He told me that it was a good movie and that the end can make people get lost. I had no idea what he meant until i watched the movie for myself. I kid you not, I watched this movie about 7 times after first watching it so I can get lost in the end. The old man in the bathroom knew what he was talking about, this movie can make you get lost and the visual effects in the movie were amazing. I love animals and survival shows interest me, so this movie was no different.

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Aug 11, 2013
  • KSED2001 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 28, 2013
  • DFX rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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A young boy who is always teased about his name discovers he can earn respect by showing his knowledge of mathematics. Specifically, the distance half way around the edge of the circle will be 3.14159265... a number known as Pi. As a young man his family decides to move out of India for a better life in Canada. They take their zoo animals with them to sell in the United States. This ocean trip will forever change Pi's life as he copes with the loss of his family and struggles for his own life with a tiger aboard a rescue boat.

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May 20, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: mmmmmm

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Jul 11, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

From book on God & hope (2 of 2):
At such moments I tried to elevate myself. I would touch the turban I had made with the remnants of my shirt and I would say aloud, “This is God’s hat!”

I would pat my pants and say aloud, “This is God’s attire!” I would point to Richard Parker and say aloud, “This is God’s cat!”

I would point to the lifeboat and say aloud, “This is God’s ark!”

I would spread my hands wide and say aloud, “These are God’s wide acres!”

I would point at the sky and say aloud, “This is God’s ear!”

And in this way I would remind myself of creation and of my place in it.

Jul 11, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

From book on God & hope (1 of 2):
I practised religious rituals that I adapted to the circumstances—solitary Masses without priests or consecrated Communion hosts, darshans without murtis, and pujas with turtle meat for prasad, acts of devotion to Allah not knowing where Mecca was and getting my Arabic wrong. They brought me comfort, that is certain. But it was hard, oh, it was hard. Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love—but sometimes it was so hard to love. Sometimes my heart was sinking so fast with anger, desolation and weariness, I was afraid it would sink to the very bottom of the Pacific and I would not be able to lift it back up.

Jun 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Adult Pi Patel (who's just finished silently praying before his meal): "Amen. Yeah, let's eat." The Writer: "I didn't know Hindus said 'amen'." Pi Patel: "Catholic Hindus do." The Writer: "Catholic Hindus?" Pi Patel: "We get to feel guilty before hundreds of gods, instead of just one."

Jun 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pi Patel (on the lifeboat with a hyena, and a zebra; greeting Orange Juice the orangutan, who's floated over to the lifeboat on a bunch of bananas): "Welcome to Pi's Ark."

Jun 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Adult Pi Patel: "You know, I've left so much behind: my family; the zoo; India; Anandi... I suppose, in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most... is, not taking a moment to say goodbye... I was never able to thank my father for all I've learned from him... To tell him, without his lessons... I would never have survived..."

Apr 28, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Apr 28, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Computers are useless. They only give answers.” -Pablo Picasso

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