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Life of Pi

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    81
    from 3 reviewers
  • Life of Pi
    2012
    127 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: Ang Lee

    Actors: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Gautam Belur

    Plot: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

    Disc Release Date: 8 March 2016

    • Video
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    • Audio
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    • Extra
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    • Movie
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    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • Life of Pi was shot digitally using an Arri Alexa camera at 2.8K resolution and was finished using a 2K Digital Intermediate which presumably formed the basis for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The film...

    • Audio
      90
    • There's no immersive audio upgrade, the English DTS-HD MA 7.1 surround track is the same as that found on the standard Blu-ray release and is quite excellent. The surrounds are used extensively to fill...

    • Extra
      70
    • The 4K Ultra Blu-ray disc has no extras; all of them are housed on the included standard Blu-ray and are identical to those previously available. A Filmmaker's Epic Journey – An hour's worth of ‘making...

    • Movie
      90
    • 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. Visually stunning. Incredibly life-like effects. Photo-realistic....

    • Total
      90
    • Life of Pi is one of those engaging stories told by a master of the visual art – Ang Lee. And it is a visually stunning piece of cinema, making full use (at the time it was made) of the brand new format...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      90
    • Life of Pi provides an interesting case study in the translation to UHD. Like the majority of theearly UHD releases, the film was completed on a DI at 2K, which means that any gain inperceived resolution...

    • Audio
      100
    • As with its other initial UHD releases, Fox has not included a Dolby Atmos track. The UHD's DTS-HD MA 7.1 track appears to be identical to the Blu-ray's, and it is as impressive as ever. See our previous...

    • Extra
      60
    • The 4K disc contains no extras. The accompanying Blu-ray disc is identical to the originalrelease and contains the extras previously reviewed here. The additional extras from the 3D disc(reviewed here)...

    • Movie
      80
    • A Brighter LifeThe UHD release of Life of Pi was originally announced with a March 1 street date, along withother titles from Fox, Sony and Warner intended as the format's debut. On March 1, however, Piwas...

    • Total
      90
    • Like all of Blu-ray.com's UHD reviews so far, this one of Life of Pi remains provisional at thisearly stage of the format, when standards and calibration remain unsettled. Even so, it is hard todispute...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The survival adventure tale finds its way to the shores of Ultra HD aboard a gorgeous and often stunning HEVC H.265 encode, sure to make it the preferred way to ride these treacherous waves. Shot on the...

    • Audio
      90
    • Ang Lee's shipwrecked journey through spiritual self-discovery ports over the same DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack as before, which is great but it also would have been nice to enjoy the film in either...

    • Extra
      40
    • The same set of supplements from the 2D Blu-ray are ported over and only available on that disc. A Filmmaker's Epic Journey (HD, 63 min): An exhaustive but also captivating four-part documentary that detail...

    • Movie
      90
    • How do you make a movie out of a book that contains virtually no dialogue, focuses on a single isolated character, features wild animals, and takes place almost entirely in the middle of the ocean? Just...

    • Total
      80
    • Based on the fantasy adventure novel about spirituality through survival, Ang Lee's Life of Pi is an emotional and inspiring journey about a young man's self-discovery while overcoming hazardous challenges....