Get a Head Start on All of the Excitement with the Academy Awards and Life of Pi

By Shannon Gosney
In 3D Movies
February 21, 2013


Have you seen Life of Pi in the movie theaters?  Frank and I saw it in 3D and it was so good!  Available now is Life of Pi on digital format – just in time for the Oscars!  On February 19th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced the availability of Oscar® Winning Director Ang Lee’s cinematic masterpeice Life of Pi on Digital HD – just before the 85th Academy Awards.  Nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, the inspirational epic journey can be enjoyed on connected HDTVs in your home, or on your tablet or smartphone on the go.

“Today, digital platforms offer us greater flexibility to innovate our consumer offerings,” said Mary Daily, President of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “Revisiting the magical world that Ang Lee has created with Life of Pi on Digital HD gives audiences the choice to enjoy this beautiful masterpiece on the device of their choice.”

Life of Pi on Digital HD is available at digital stores including Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, Kindle Fire, NOOK Video, PlayStation, VUDU, Xbox Video and YouTube for under $15, arriving four weeks before Blu-ray, DVD and video-on-demand (VOD). Life of Pi is also playing in theaters nationwide, experience it in stunning 3D.


Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel from Yann Martel that has been published in 40 languages, and brought to life by visionary Academy Award winning director Ang Lee, this magical adventure of hope, wonder, survival, and the power of the human spirit has been celebrated by critics all over the world. A ³magnificent and moving² (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) motion picture event that has been hailed as ³a masterpiece² (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times), taking in over $500 million in worldwide box office.  Life of Pi follows Pi Patel, a young man on a fateful voyage who, after a spectacular disaster, is marooned on a lifeboat with the only other survivor, a fearsome 450 lb Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker. Hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery Pi and his majestic companion make an amazing and unexpected connection.


Life of Pi is nominated for 11 Academy Awards and is available for digital download starting on 2/19, just in time to catch up with the critically acclaimed film before Hollywood’s biggest night!  It’s simple to use and available nearly instantly!

1. Best Picture
Nominated for the ultimate of Oscars, after watching Pi on DHD, what did you think of
the film as a whole including the acting, direction, etc.?

2. Cinematography
Claudio Miranda has been a member of the American Society of Cinematographers
(ASC) since 2009. Which scene do you feel represented the stunning cinematography
the most in Life of Pi?

3. Directing
Ang Lee is no stranger to awards season having won many accolades, including an Oscar
for Brokeback Mountain. Life of Pi is Suraj Sharma’s first-ever acting gig – name a top
moment in the film you feel Lee worked a lot with Sharma to create.

4. Film Editing
Nominated before for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Tim Squyres forms a great story
told partly in the present day and also in flashbacks. Where in the film did you feel these
transitions worked best?

5. Music – Original Score
Mychael Danna composed the sweeping score for this epic masterpiece. While watching
Pi on DHD, which scenes did you feel the music elevated the emotion in the most?

6. Music – Original Song
Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri wrote the beautiful song “Pi’s Lullaby” for the film.
Think about your favorite lullabies from childhood. How does this beautiful song relate
to your personal past?

7. Production Design
David Gropman and Anna Pinnock worked tirelessly to create the extraordinary world
of Life of Pi through their production and set design. The set and production designs are
huge, integral aspects to Life of Pi. Which set would you have enjoyed visiting and being
a part of the most?

8. Sound Editing
Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton worked in the sound department for Pi, pulling from
the many sounds of nature Pi hears and experiences. What’s your favorite sound effect
in the film?

9. Sound Mixing
Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin mixed the many sounds in Life of Pi,
balancing the nature, dialogue, score, etc. What do you think the hardest scene was to
mix in production?

10. Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott all worked
on the breathtaking visual effects that help bring Pi to life. One of the most visually
stunning films of the year, Life of Pi gives audiences a different experience from other
movies, as they feel transported alongside Pi. Which scene do you feel visual effects
were used the most seamlessly?

11. Writing – Adapted Screenplay
David Magee adapted Yann Martel’s best selling novel and added certain details to
create a more visual representation of the story. For those familiar with the book, which
addition or change from book to film was your favorite and why?

I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Get a Head Start on All of the Excitement with the Academy Awards and Life of Pi”

  1. I have definitely heard good things about this movie so far even though I haven’t seen it for myself yet. I’m not sure whether I want to see it THEN read the book or read the book THEN see it.

    Only time will tell I suppose 🙂

  2. Claudia says:

    I didn’t have a chance to see this movie on theaters , and can’t wait to see it on DVD.

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