Fox Announces Life Of Pi For 2D & 3D Blu-Ray In March

Fox has announced Ang Lee’s latest visual masterpiece Life of Pi for 2D and 3D Blu-Ray combo packs in March. The film stars Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan.

Ang Lee is without a doubt one hell of a visual director. His stories range depending on the film, but he almost always knocks it out of the park from a visual standpoint. Life of Pi is his first foray into the 3D world and the result is nothing short of spectacular. I didn’t care so much for the film’s story or characters, but looking at it through 3D glasses was perhaps one of the biggest theatrical highlights of 2012 for me. I was beyond wowed by how he presented the story of a boy and his tiger stranded on a boat.

Again, the story never resonated with me and left me feeling very cold and generally mixed by everything I just watched, but I still can’t believe how much time and effort was put into the 3D transfer.

Our very own Jonathan Lack had this to say about the film in his review:

Life of Pi doesn’t live up to its own external or diegetic hype, but it offers a pleasant and thought-provoking fable about the nature of faith, brought to life by some truly amazing visuals.

Fox will be bringing the film to Blu-Ray via 2D and 3D combo packs. Both will come with 1080p video transfers and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. The following bonus material has been confirmed:

  • Disc 1: Blu-ray
    • Film
    • Documentary: A Remarkable Vision (19:35 min)
    • Documentary: A Filmmaker’s Epic Journey (63:29 min)
    • Documentary: Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright ( 8:35min)
  • Stills: Gallery
    • Art by Joanna Bush
    • Art by Haan Lee
    • Art by Dawn Masi
    • Art by Alexis Rockman
  • Stills: Storyboards
  • Disc 2: DVD & Digital Copy (Film only)
  • Disc 3: Blu-ray 3D
  • 3D Film
  • 3D/2D Deleted Scenes:
    • Anandi’s Second Dance
    • Time to Grow Up
    • Happy Birthday
    • Did I Say Something Wrong?
    • Darkness
  • 3D/2D VFX Progressions:
    • Tsimstum Sinking
    • The Wave Tank

Life of Pi will be available to own on March 12th, 2013.