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Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
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From renowned animator Peter Chung (The Animatrix, "Matriculated"; MTV's Æon Flux) comes The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, an all-new vision of the Riddick universe. When Riddick is captured by bounty hunters, he must battle soldiers of fortune and vicious creatures in the lethal slaughter cells of a massive starship. Riddick's night vision and ruthless combat skills are all that stand between him and a fate literally worse than death in this, sci-fi thrill-ride that bridges the incredible stories of Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.
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Someone mentioned in a review previously that Harry Potter Killed Riddick in box office. Well of course it did. But that's not cause Riddick was a bad film. It's because it was Harry Potter for gods sakes!
I suggest picking this dvd up for 9.95 it's a good buy, and also see Riddick in theaters or when its released on DVD & VHS.
Peter Chung did an excellent job for such a short anime film. Dark Fury does an excellent job filling in some gaps between the two feature films. THe animation is not excellent but neither horrid but the world is simply fascinating. All Sci-Fi fans should get a hold of this and check it out. Riddick does not disappoint.
I recommend it. It is worth seeing.
I am a huge fan of Pitch Black and have been since I saw it in the theater. I was very excited about the release of a "Sequel" this summer. I was not particularly impressed by "The Chronicles of Riddick".
After I saw "The Chronicles of Riddick" in the theater... I found out about "Dark Fury." I was determined to acquire a copy as soon as it was released.
"Dark Fury" was a much better "sequel." It really is a shame that it was only 35 minutes long. I will admit, the storyline is pretty straightforward and somewhat trite, but I was beyond caring because of the incredible animation. Peter Chung has brought the characters of Pitch Black to animated life in his distinctive style, but without losing any of their own distinctive characteristics. They really nailed the way Riddick moves, fights, and reacts.
There is a sequence that happens in "zero-gee", and is handled beautifully. It is perfect, and wonderful.
This story feels less like a "bridging storyline" between two live action films, and more like an episode of a beautiful cartoon series that one might find on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. I found myself desperately wishing that an animated series would be born, thanks to this featurette.
There are some good special features. I enjoyed the interviews and the discussions about how they pieced the series together.
One bonus: Rhianna Griffith, who originated the role of Jack, provided the voice of Jack for "Dark Fury". This is a treat, since she was replaced in "The Chronicles of Riddick" by Alexa Davalos.
It was nice to hear "Jack" speak in her "own" voice. The other characters from "Pitch Black" were voiced by their original actors as well. A nice touch.
PITCH BLACK, though I'd heard enough good things about it to find the
idea of an animated sequel by Peter Chung (AEON FLUX) interesting, so
I picked it up.
In THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DARK FURY, Diesel's Riddick and friends
are picked up by a mercenary ship, run by a malevolent matriarch with
grotesque artistic pretensions. Riddick is put through deadly tests
which he must survive to take the fight back to his captors. The
result is very violent and, if you can like Peter Chung's angular
artwork style, visually impressive and entertaining. Chung uses
drawn characters against a backdrop of computer-generated imagery,
and the result is striking, if a bit cluttered and visually confusing
However, DARK FURY is no more than amusing, and being only about
35 minutes long, it's basically just an appetizer for the CHRONICLES
OF RIDDICK live-action film. There seems to be a drift these days for
doing adult animation features in support of major movie productions,
which I'm all for -- almost anything that brings animation more into
the entertainment mainstream is all for the good -- but I wish they
would do a bit more earnest job of it. Give me an hour at least,
people, or multiple episodes.
It`s also nice that the original cast has vocie-acting credits to their names. Much more fluid than the short animated "Van Helsing" film. Animation is awesome and very well done. Especially, the character designs.
"Dark Fury" also gives us (gasp) character development. Mostly noted towards the end. You will also understand why Riddick felt responible for Jack in " The Chronicles of Riddick".
To me, this is the true sequel to "Pitch Black". The only really bad thing about this: It`s too SHORT! Only 35 mins, but hey, it`s worth it.
I hope the "Riddick" series dosen`t end on a bad note. I pray they keep it up. I `ll take live-action or anime after seeing this film.
Most recent customer reviews
Je ne suis pas contente car mon blueray ne lit pas le format européen, que j'ai reçu. Je croyais avoir commandé en français venant du Canada, alors que ce fut... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Danielle Gagné
Get this if you need filler to bridge the gap between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of RiddickPublished 22 months ago by Kruz
Well I would have to say it was interesting. Of course I'm not going to watch the movie. I just had to buy this dvd simply because I enjoy animated Sci-Fi. Read morePublished on July 5 2004
If you have seen "Aeon Flux" or "Reign" then you are familiar with the style of animation of Peter Chung. It goes well with this material. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by H. A Huffman
I have been a Riddick fan ever since Pitch Black. This cartoon was great! It's the perfect filler in between movies. I do hope they continue the series. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Guillermo Guillen
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury begins immediately after the Pitch Black story and is filmed in the style of "The Animatrix". Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Timothy G. Fillingim
Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury is a fun and action-filled animae.
It blows away Van Helsing's movie tie-in animae, that's for sure! Read more
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