Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Blu-ray)
Y Tu Mamá También (Blu-ray)
Jumanji (Blu-ray)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
Wrong Turn Trilogy (Blu-ray)
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (Blu-ray)
Tinto Brass: Maestro of Erotica Cinema (Blu-ray)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Blu-ray)
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
The East (Blu-ray)
Friends: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Chuck: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Blu-ray)
Once Upon a Time: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
Insomnia (Blu-ray)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Blu-ray)
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
Steins;Gate: Anime Classics Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Blu-ray)


2011 | 106 min | PG | 1.85:1



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

3D rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

User reviews

No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal



Theatrical release date

 20 January, 2012
 22 April, 2011

Country of origin


Technical aspects

Box office




Overview Releases Preview Cast & crew Screenshots User reviews News Forum



Screenshots from Pina Blu-ray

Pina Preview  

 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, February 9, 2012

Watching "Pina" is like attending a funeral for a total stranger. It's a stunning visual event, elegant and artful, paying close attention to the majesty of movement and the crashing of elements. However, if the name Pina Bausch means nothing to you, there's no motive to spend time with this vague greatest hits package of her work in modern dance. Director Wim Wenders projects nothing but love with this ode to form and tense choreography, but it's an empty affair providing a meager education on the life and times of a respected figure. Fans might not mind the drifting attention span of the 3D feature, perhaps thrilled with any chance to sit in the imposing shadow of the master, but those new to this subject might find themselves lost in a hurry.

In a cruel twist of fate, Pina Bausch passed away a mere two days before Wenders was to commence shooting a documentary on her life and extensive history with dance. Spurred on by the members of Bausch's company, Wenders reworked the concept of "Pina," moving from exploration to celebration, but the haunted sort of revelry befitting the recent loss of a loved one. Instead of communicating who Bausch was as a human being and instructor, Wenders and the cast have turned the picture into a fiery pursuit of essence, staging the choreographer's most famous and heated works as a way to cherish her leadership and ability to challenge her dancers to greatness.

The Tanztheater-inspired dance sequences make up the majority of "Pina," with Wenders capturing furious movement from the sinewy performers, who give their all to the screen as a way to pay tribute to Bausch. The stage environments are most compelling, filled with elemental materials such as water or peat to add volatile textures to the interpretations, creating a hypnotic violence of matter and movement for pieces such as "The Rite of Spring." The director also visits numerous locations around Germany, staging dances in rural pockets or within urban centers, favoring the fluid mass transit system of Wuppertal, Bausch's hometown. Many of these scenes capture a pleasing sense of naturalness crucial to Bausch's work and the visual scheme of the picture, which employs 3D to create outdoor depth and reproduce the theater experience.

The dances presented are expressive and symbolic, favoring a routine of bondage and obsessive behavior masterminded by Bausch. In 3D, many of these contributions take on a special screen poetry, dazzling the eyes. What's missing here is substance or even a moderate amount of explanation, with Wenders blazing through many of the dramatic dances, hurrying along to incorporate a wide range of examples. Many of the scenes are rudely cut short, most before they're allowed to seize the senses. Another irritant is the framing, which often doesn't meet the needs of the performer, missing vital displays of ability as the camera floats around, grabbing what it can. Parts of "Pina" feel improvised, lessening the awe the production is working to encourage. Bausch herself also remains an enigma, with little information passed along to comprehend her personality. Only her choreography and its effect on her company remains, with the group sharing formless memories in voiceover while Wenders photographs them staring mournfully at the camera.

"Pina" is a specialized feature for a specialized audience, often feeling like a missed opportunity. It provides moments of magnificence and cinematic grace, and the sheer physicality of the dancers is wondrous to behold, highlighting an expressive group striving to make this eulogy to Pina Bausch mean something extraordinary. It's a striking film. Again, followers of the late choreographer will assuredly devour every last moment. Outsiders might have more difficulty comprehending Bausch's mastery, especially whacked up into bite-sized pieces of inscrutable emotion and abrupt movement.

Starring: Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante, Pina Bausch
Director: Wim Wenders

» See full cast & crew

Pina, Forum Discussions

Last post

Have you seen this movie?

Rate and write your own review


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals

* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.

Top Blu-ray Deals


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »

 Top movies

Latest Deals United States

The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »

Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
3. Toy Story of Terror!
4. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
6. Y Tu Mamá También
7. Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Four...
8. Hercules
9. Tarzan
10. Leviathan
11. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. Once Upon a Time: The Complete Thir...
14. Muppets Most Wanted
15. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. T...

Trending in Theaters
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2. The Expendables 3
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Muppets Most Wanted
7. Let's Be Cops
8. 300: Rise of an Empire
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Giver
11. Noah
12. Locke
13. Into the Storm
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction
15. Divergent

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
5.  Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series
6.  Divergent
7.  The LEGO Movie
8.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
9.  Good Will Hunting
10.  Good Morning, Vietnam
  » See more top sellers

Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
3.  Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series
4.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
8.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
9.  Godzilla 3D
10.  The Fault in Our Stars
  » See more pre-orders

Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
3.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2
$18.96, Save 54%
4.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
$29.99, Save 63%
5.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
6.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
7.  Good Will Hunting
$7.50, Save 50%
8.  Y Tu Mamá También
$19.99, Save 50%
9.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
10.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
  » See more deals

Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

 United States

$39.95 $19.99

Y Tu Mamá También

 United States

$39.95 $19.99


 United States

$19.99 $7.99

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »

This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices