Life of Pi The message may be a little heavy-handed, but Ang Lee's multiple-Oscar-winning, metaphor-laden spectacle is a CGI masterpiece, its ferocious, realistic tiger and phosphorescent seas like nothing you've ever seen before. If you're not familiar with the story, it's based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel about a boy who questions religion and God, even more so when his family and their zoo animals sink in the ocean during an overseas voyage and he's left with only a growling tiger as his sole companion. The kicker at the end left some critics cold with its ambiguous religious messaging, but the gripping story and visuals that make up most of the movie make the rest well worth it. Unfortunately, we weren't provided with a 3D copy, so we can't speak to how that looks at home, but the 2D at least looks great. Extras: Three documentaries, and stills gallery (BD and DVD combo pack/BD); the 3D Blu-ray adds 3D deleted scenes, visual effects progressions and the 3D trailer.
Win It! We have a grand prize pack for one winner, which is Pi's backpack containing the movie on 2D Blu-ray, his survival guide, and Krishna comic book (pictured right). Two runners-up will receive the movie on 2D Blu-ray. Just tell us below in the comments, what your favorite part of the movie was (or if you haven't seen it, why you want to). U.S. residents 18 and over. Winners will be chosen at random March 19, notified via email and have 3 days to respond before alternate(s) chosen.
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This Must Be the Place Sean Penn is an aging goth rocker obsessed with getting revenge for his father's humiliation at the hands of a Nazi years ago. Extras: N/A
I assume no prize was awarded: just a way to make people write comments with a lie.
So who are the winners?
I hope they will find a way to let me know if i did because my email that is linked to my facebook doesn't work i recently discovered..
MY FAVORITE PART about the movie was when Pi was up late at night and he was messing around with the phosphorescent SEAS AND THEN this whale comes bursting out of the water and some of the most beautiful SIGHTS WERE CAUGHT in that action shot(you could really see how gi-massive that whale was from some of those shots). The fact that the movie was so real and had such a different view on things and the world, was great for me to experience. The daringness of Pi to question religion and his relatively keen ability to stay true to something that was greater than himself(the act of letting go). It is one of those movies you have to watch over and over again because you get something different out of it each time. Jordan
The whole movie, escpically the whale scene, when the whale jumps over them, amazing imagery!
My favorite part of the movie is Richard Parker. What a wonderful companion to be stuck on a life boat with and such an amazingly beautiful animal. Save the Tigers!
I haven't seen it but I really want to since I loved the book! Thanks!
I haven't seen it curious to see the CGI tiger
I love the imagery of the whale in the open ocean.
I have not seen the movie yet, but i want to see it because it looks so original and empowering! Thanks!
I want to see it because the trailer intrigued me and the visuals were astounding! I have to see it because I told my girlfriend I would watch it with her when it came to red box.. Would love to own it instead!
Haven't seen it yet, but I have great reviews and am interested in checking it out
I haven't seen it yet but I love the part on the previews where the whale jumps out of the water and it is all luminescent.
We, my family and I, haven't seen this movie yet. The ads on tv look awesome. We would love to see this but going to the movies is so expensive, so I normally wait for them to come out on tv.
Considering this movie became one of my favorites, it's hard to pick out just one favorite part. I related to so much of this movie, being a vegetarian, an extreme lover of animals, one who is confused about my religious beliefs, and one who truly loves family. But, if I had to pick a favorite part, I would have to pick the scene I always think back to; the scene in which Pi holds Richard Parker's head in his lap, and it seems as if they are both coming towards the end. This scene was so raw, so ripe with emotion that I - having held my cat last year on the day she died - cried like a baby. I respect this scene for how natural and relate-able it was to me. This movie is a masterpiece.
I happened upon this movie by accident and I ended up loving it. There are several moments that moved me to tears. Probably the most poignant scene for me is when Pi has to compromise his ideal about meat consumption in order to survive being stranded in the middle of the ocean. He has to kill and eat a colorful fish and it's color drains dramatically as it dies. He cries and thanks the different gods/God. As a vegetarian who after about five years decided to eat halal meat sporadically I could definitely relate to the emotional turmoil in this scene. This movie is intense but also gave me a little bit of perspective on how one can have the will to survive a dangerous indifferent world and maintain compassion at the same time.
I haven't seen the movie yet, but it looks like a great movie for the whole family.
It want to see the special effects used in this movie.
I haven't seen it yet but I'd love to see it because it looks awesome.
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I read the book and it was really good. Thanks for this contest!
I missed seeing Life of Pi when it was on the silver screen but I'd like to see how the book was translated by the filmmakers on blu-ray.
I haven't seen the movie but have heard good things about it and as soon as my daughter finishes reading the book we want to see it.
I have not seen it yet. I want to see it because I loved the book and the movie's computer animations such as the tiger look great . I would love to see one of my favorite books come to life.
I would love to see this because I've heard great things about the book!
I haven't seen it, but it sounds very interesting.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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