Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced and detained its upcoming 2D and 3D Blu-ray releases of Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, and Gérard Depardieu. The releases will be available for purchase on March 12th.
Life of Pi tells the story of a young man's incredible survival at sea against impossible odds. A remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D epic adventure, PI is an emotionally captivating experience that will inspire, touch and transport audiences to a place of discovery that they will never forget.
LIFE OF PI 3-Disc BD3D/BD/Ultraviolet/DVD & DC
Disc 1: Blu-ray
Documentary: A Remarkable Vision (19:35 min)
Documentary: A Filmmaker's Epic Journey (63:29 min)
I wish Lee would utilize the scope (2.35) format more often, as it would've given 'PI' an even more epic feel, especially with exterior shots. Altho most of Lee's canon falls into the dramatic genre, it's odd that for a chinese director, he favors the narrower 1.85 frame, as most of his contemporaries use scope ... of his 13 films, only 'Crouching Tiger' & 'Ride With The Devil' was shot on the wider canvas. I guess I'm coming from a skewed perspective as I'm a self-professed w-i-d-e-s-c-r-e-e-n freak Anyhoo, it'll be either 2D or 3D on Day 1, depending on the bd reviews.
Screw this!!!!!! They are pulling this crap again!!!!!????!!!! Seriously??? We are forced into buying the damn 3-D edition, because it contains more extras!!!!! This utter bull$hit has to stop!!! Enough already, Hollywood!!!!
If you want the 3D stuff to stop, then stop caring about a few extra minutes of some production documentary. Your life will be zero percent different if you just get the regular Blu. Show them you're not going to jump at every carrot they dangle, and they'll stop trying.
Don't know why there are so many haters toward 3D. If u have a Active 3D HDTV then u are in a treat since they are much better than the passive 3D shown that is used in Theater. Everyone that I have demo some of my 3D movies(most of the time it's Titanic or Avatar) on my Samsung ES8000, have told me that it looked much better on my Active 3D HDTV in comparison to how it looked at the movie theater. Now I usually see a movie that is available in either in 2D or 3D, at the theater I see it in 2D then when it comes out in Blu-ray I watch it in 3D.
No offence but i have active 3d at home and i would take the passive 3d system from the theatre any day (as long as it was 1080p unlike current home passive systems). Much lighter glasses, little to zero ghosting and no pain from glasses pinching your head. Dont get me wrong i love 3D, but the active 3d of my samsung is no where enar as enjoyable as the theatre Dobly 3D, etc.
I don't hate on 3-D per se, only when they treat us 2-D supporters like junk do I and other get upset, since it's unfair for them to get more extras than us. I haven't been to the theater, since The Avengers, because they don't play movies in my city 2-D anymore, at least not the ones I want to see. Now, they are forcing us into buying the 3-D editions we don't want, just to get the same amount of extras. It's more than obvious that the studios are desperately trying to rip us off. Has no one noticed that the prices of 3-D BDs are noticeably higher than the 2-Ds, yet we used to get the extras on our 2-D editions. That's why I hate 3-D! It's a scam! Think for yourselves, people! I won't play along anymore, and I am raising my voice against this outrage!
@skaidon: Regarding the running times of the three docs. Perhaps the docs. have been edited on the 2D set to eliminate any references to the 3D aspects of the film making? However, I think this may have just been a typo.
>>> Screw this!!!!!! They are pulling this crap again!!!!!????!!!! Seriously??? We are forced into buying the damn 3-D edition, because it contains more extras!!!!! This utter bull$hit has to stop!!! Enough already, Hollywood!!!! <<<
I know!!!!! When is the industry gonna to learn??? Same thing with those Playstation games!!! They force us to buy a Playstation system to play those games!!!!! And when will they stop forcing us to buy Blu-ray players to play Blu-rays???? Buy a PC to play PC games???? Buy an Xbox to play Xbox games????? VCR to play VHS tapes??? Betamax players to play betamax???? 8-track players to play 8-track tapes??? Turntable to play vinyl records????
I don't care that much about the missing extras, since I only watch them once or twice ever. If I need to see the handful of deleted scenes they are usually on YouTube eventually. As long as the 2D AQ/PQ is the same on both editions then I will be happy with my 2 disc 2d version.