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The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]

Radha Mitchell , Cole Hauser , David Twohy    Unrated   Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)
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When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) isn’t the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the survivors are forced to turn to Riddick and his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there’s only one rule: Stay in the light.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Formula, predictable, and yet fun to watch Oct. 21 2013
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
You do not want to know too much about this movie ahead of time as the few places that are not predictable is all that it has. Here is all the standards, space rocks break ship, crashing decisions, survival of the ditziest. Throw in a few bugs-bats, other obscure toothy critters, and stick your head in a hole. To make this movie unique and give it a name you throw in "Pitch Black" darkness caused by (watch the movie and find out.).

Not to sound snide, you can tell that a lot of time and money went into the project. They had to pick exotic Australian locations for the planet scene (thank goodness it was not Mars again). Those Vin Diesel eyes were experimental designed metal contacts. The orrery was a cute touch mixed with the otherwise hi-tech atmosphere. There is lots of action and even the obligatory waiting to be surprised did not drag out.

If this is a shoot-um-up movie and an "and then there were none" movie, it is done well. If it was supposed to be a sci-fi movie, which should have a moral to it, then it was lost in the shoot-um-up scenes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No complains April 9 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you are a fan this is a good movie. delivery was rapid and package was well protected, no complains at all .
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2.0 out of 5 stars GREAR FILM, ARRIVED DENTED Aug. 14 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars If Riddick Ruled The Planet... Aug. 4 2002
PITCH BLACK is a very well thought out thriller, that on premise alone sounds a lot like ALIEN, but upon execution, is not. When a spaceship crashes on a remote planet, the survivors must face their darkest fears, to stay alive. Their power supply is at a minimum. When the planet loses the warmth of daylight, horrible creatures attack, and their only weakness is the light. The ranking crewmember, Carolyn Fry, (Radha Mitchell) must turn to a psychopathic killer passenger for help to defeat the creatures of the dark. Actor Vin Diesel is the man known as Riddick., who is evil, put in charge of the group's very lives. Diesel's first star turn after SAVING PRIVATE RYAN suits him. His deep voice, shaved head, and imposing manner make his Riddick, one of the best anti-heroes in recent memory. Co-written and directed by David Twohy, the film is creepy, and its effects are well done. The unrated version of the film, inserts about 3 minutes of footage into the movie, not seen theatrically. The new stuff does very little to enhance the plot (more gore). Anyone who is a fan of sci-fi/horror will like this film.
The DVD has a by the numbers "making of" featurette. There is an excellent commentary track with Twohy, Diesel, actor Cole Hauser, producer Tom Engelman, and VFX supervisor Peter Chiang. It also includes a rather freaky Raveworld event deadicated to the film and its theatrical trailer. Personally, I would recommend the unrated film over its rated counterpart, because I happen to like the "new" scenes. **** Stars
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I am a huge fan of Pitch Black. This is one of the greatest reasons I purchased the special edition. Big mistake. You can save alot of money if you just buy the original on DVD. This is by far the worst "Special Edition DVD." I have ever encountered. The Bonus Features are on average about 1 minute long. The Picture quality is the same and the missing scenes are nothing you would care about missing. I can just see some big wig saying "hey let's just throw together this movie with a few commercials for the game, upcoming movie and 20 seconds of making of footage and make a quick buck off these sucker fans of ours." Even the "Encycolopedia" is an outright insult to anyone. Poorly done, this narrated encycolopedia has 3-4 concept art sketches and lasts about 20 seconds. RETARDED AND A HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT. Definately buy this movie...just not the Special Edition if you dont have to. Vin Diesel-your new game is awesome but how could you let them do this... Its like spitting in our faces.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Watching "Pitch Black" for the first time was like trying a new ice cream flavor; you're not sure until the second or third bite what you really think. The original film got zero publicity and a limited release but served to introduce Vin Diesel to an audience in his first true starring role.
A passenger spacecraft ends up crashing on a desolate planet. The only survivor from the crew co-pilot Carylon Fry (Radha Mitchell) takes command and directs her surviving passengers (including Claudia Black from "Farscape") to find food and water. While there appears to be no indigeous life forms, a human survey team did briefly occupy the planet. Curiously, there's no indication as to where they went or why they left much of their material behind.
Also on the flight is a what appears to be an interstellar police officer (Cole Hauser) escorting a convicted criminal by the name of Riddick (Diesel). Riddick has the unique ability to see better in the dark than the light. While he's no hero, he does make suggestions to the survivors to help their chances for survival. Unfortunately, they're soon to discover that some life form forced the survey team to consider leaving once night arrives.
A suspenseful "B" movie premise that works primarily due to Twohy's sharp, taunt direction and crisp dialogue, "Pitch Black" immediately graps your attention with its inventive visuals and intense performances from the superb Mitchell, Deisel, Hauser and Black. Actally, the entire cast gives strong performances throughout the film and Twohy throws in plenty of unexpected twists and turns to keep the audience on the edge of its seat.
This "new" unrated director's edition was available previously on DVD a couple of years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Great Classics of Science Fiction
This is truly a masterpiece of Science Fiction and an interesting study in human nature with profound messages similar to those in films such as Fahrenheit 451, The Day the Earth... Read more
Published on July 31 2005 by J. H. Sweet
2.0 out of 5 stars muddled and dark.........
When I saw the previews recently of The Chronicles of Riddick,
I thought it might be interesting to see Pitch Black. Wrong.
From the first part of it, it looked cheap. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Dusty
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Excellent!
Sci/fi horror stories. You really don't expect such charatcer development in these types of movies, but this one does an excellent job, from start to finish. Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Elizabeth Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Pitch Black
Awesome Movie. MUst Have.Vin Diesel Is Awesome. PERFECT MOVIE
Published on July 8 2004 by "bmars9895"
1.0 out of 5 stars Pitch Black and Poopy
If I could get the two hours of my life I spent watching this pile of crappola back. I'd use it to send Vin Diesel a close up of my pastie posterior!
Published on July 6 2004 by JASON HRICAK
5.0 out of 5 stars There's Only One Rule: Stay in the Light.
Set in the distant future, a spaceship carrying some 40 people, mostly ones wanting to settle on other planets from their own, hits a meteor shower and crash lands on a distant... Read more
Published on June 29 2004 by Kristen Otterson
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise
When I first heard of this movie, and when I first heard of Vin Diesel for that matter, I figured another special effects movie with a deep-voiced hunk and not much else. Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by hrladyship
4.0 out of 5 stars Good addition to the Anti Hero Genre
The anti here genre of movies was always a favorite of mine. Main reason being, is that if you look in the average movie or story, the good guys tend to be dull, and the bad guys... Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by A. M Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard B. Riddick, Escaped Convict, Murderer.
Oh, the joy that is Pitch Black. It starts out in space, with a voice-over by Vin Diesel. All you know about him is that he's a criminal being transported. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by Moonlight Graham
4.0 out of 5 stars Enter the Riddick
On it's own, "Pitch Black" is an enticing, satisfying, gore-and-gusto horror film that is of a slightly different feather than other such Sci-Fi outings like movies about Mars,... Read more
Published on June 15 2004 by A. Fondacaro
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