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Everything familiar about the life of Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) is lost during a shipwreck. Now the boy finds himself stranded at sea aboard a lifeboat with another survivor of the sunken vessel -- a Bengal tiger.
Why Is Life of Pi Rated PG?
Life of Pi is rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril.
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Violence: The film contains frequent moments of intense peril for both human and animal characters. Numerous characters are washed overboard or drowned during a ship’s sinking. Animals are attacked, killed and eaten. (Though some body parts are briefly shown, little blood or action is seen.) A child is bullied at school. A small boy tries to feed meat to a tiger. A goat is later tied up, attacked and killed as a lesson to the boy. A boy talks about killings and the murder of a man.
Sexual Content: A young teen couple falls in love. A boy urinates on part of the boat to establish his “territory”.
Language: Students repeatedly taunt another child using a crude urination term as a derogatory form of the boy’s name.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A zookeeper uses tranquilizers to lessen the stress of sea travel on animals.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Life of Pi
Release Date: 12 March 2013
Life of Pi releases to home video in two packages: 2-Disc (BD/Ultraviolet/DVD & DC Combo) or 3-Disc (BD3D/BD/Ultraviolet/DVD & DC). Both versions offer the following bonus features:
Life of Pi: 2-Disc and 3-Disc:
- Blu-ray copy of the 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, Haan Lee, Dawn Masi and Alexis Rockman
Disc 2: DVD & Digital Copy (Film only)
Life of Pi: 3-Disc package also includes:
- Blu-ray 3D copy of the film
- 3D/2D Deleted Scenes: Anandi’s Second Dance, Time to Grow Up, Happy Birthday, Did I Say Something Wrong? and Darkness
- 3D/2D VFX Progressions: Tsimstum Sinking and The Wave Tank