Life of Pi
($49.99 3D Blu-ray, $39.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; 20th Century Fox)
Pi, a 16-year-old Indian boy, survives a shipwreck only to find himself sharing a lifeboat with a deadly Bengal tiger in Ang Lee’s cinematic adaptation of Yann Martel’s “unfilmable” novel. With a spectacular array of 3-D effects, Pi has been hailed as the next Avatar, but the comparisons end there: Lee’s film is vastly superior and emotionally engaging, with a gorgeous score and haunting Oscar-nominated theme song, “Pi’s Lullaby.” Extras include a comprehensive “A Filmmaker’s Epic Journey” making-of, deleted scenes, and featurettes dedicated to the special effects and the tiger itself.
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