- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 12, 1999
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Music Video
- Audio Commentary: Darren Aronofsky - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Bonus Footage:
- Lost Scenes
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Crew
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Kristyn Anne-Marie Lao,
Espher Lao Nieves,
Stanley Herman &
Eric Watson &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Jonah Smith &
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"11:15 Restate my assumptions:
1. Mathematics is the language of nature.
2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers.
3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge.
Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature."
- Max Cohen
"The Torah is just a long string of numbers. Some say that it's a code sent to us from God."
- Lenny Meyer
Rolling Stone - 07/09/1998
"...[A] mesmerizing mind-bender.....Aronofsky is a visionary with a raw talent..."
USA Today - 08/21/1998
"...Truly an original..."
Film Comment - 03/01/1998
"...Ingeniously cerebral, playfully twisted....A tour-de-force of grainy, high-contrast black-and-white photography and inventive editing and sound design..."
Premiere - 08/01/1998
"...[Aronofsky] manages to showcase plenty of style..."
Box Office - 04/01/1998
"...A hallucinatory rumination on the riddle of existence....PI is a delight for the eye and the mind..." -- 5 out of 5 stars
Los Angeles Times - 07/24/1998
"...It is a brilliant intellectual adventure that fans of bold independent filmmaking will want to experience..."
Total Film - 06/01/2000
"A deeply unnerving and compulsively watchable indie thriller shot entirely in black and white..."
Wall Street Journal - 12/03/2010
"The gritty black-and-whiteness of Darren Aronofsky's first feature recalls another visionary debut, David Lynch's ERASERHEAD."
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