Excel Home Entertainment to launch 'Life of Pi' on 3D Blu-Ray & DVD

MUMBAI: Home entertainment company Excel Home Entertainment will soon launch the Oscar winning "Life of Pi" on DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D in India.

The movie is an adventure drama film based on Yann Martel‘s novel of the same name; directed by Oscar winning Director Ang Lee starring Irfan Khan, Tabu and debutant Suraj Sharma in the lead role. The movie has won four Academy awards in the categories best director, best cinematography, best visual effects and best original score.

Excel Home Entertainment MD Muslim Kapasi said, "Other than a great plot, the movie has some outstanding performances. The fact that the movie has an Indian connect with an international touch makes it a huge hit among the Indian audience. Ang Lee‘s cinematic brilliance - Life of Pi has many Indians longing for a copy of the DVD and Blu-Ray. We are also offering the 3D version of the Blu-Ray. We are planning a huge release in terms of the numbers as well as a fitting launch spectacle."

As part of the launch activities, movie buffs are invited to participate in an exclusive contest called "Found God!" wherein they can share their personal story on experiences with God. The winners have a chance to win a paid trip to Pondicherry and a day tour in Oscar winning VFX studio Rhythm & Hues.

Bonus features of the merchandise include - Remarkable Vision (an in-depth look at director Ang Lee‘s collaboration with visual-effects studio Rhythm & Hues), Becoming PI (a short clip on Suraj Sharma‘s life changing journey), Epic Journey (the making of Yann Martel‘s literary epic to Ang Lee‘s artistic vision; this feature includes the pre and post production work done on the movie), Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright (a five minute visual effects documentary on Pi and Richard Parker‘s compelling scenes), Ship Sinking Progression (an exclusive documentary on the monumental scene and its making).

Life of Pi will be available on DVD at Rs 599, 2D Blu-Ray (two disc edition with DVD at Rs 999), 3D Blu-Ray (two disc special edition with DVD at Rs 1499) and steel book Blu-Ray (two disc special edition at Rs 1999) at all leading stores across the country. It is also available in four different languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in 5.1 surround sound (DVD) and in 7.1 surround sound (Blu-Ray).

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