Rent Pitch Black (2000)

3.7 of 5 from 249 ratings
1h 44min
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Synopsis:
When an intergalactic transport ship crashes on a remote desert planet with no sign of help on the horizon, the survivors, led by Fry (Radha Mitchell), band together to find a way back home. Among the passengers is Riddick (Vin Diesel), a convicted murderer being transported by marshal Johns (Cole Hauser) - and now freed of his chains and on the loose. But as a solar eclipse plunges the planet into total darkness, a threat even worse than Riddick reveals itself, and the last humans standing may have to form an uneasy truce with the cunning fugitive (whose eyes have been surgically altered to see in the dark) to last the long night.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Tom Engelman
Writers:
Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/01/2010
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 9 Minute opening sequence of the Chronicles of Riddick
  • A new introduction to the film by writer / director David Twohy
  • The chronicles of Riddick visual encyclopedia: Cole Hauser hosts this exploration of Mercs, the Slam and other unique elements of the Riddick universe
  • Johns' chase log: Follow the bounty hunter, Johns (Cole Hauser), on his month-long hunt for Riddick, includes excerpts from his personal log chronicling Riddick's final days of freedom before his capture, leading into opening scene of Pitch Black
  • Dark fury: Advancing the arc: An inside look at the making of The chronicles of Riddick: Dark fury, the visionary animated film by acclaimed animator Peter Chung
  • The game is on: Join the ride of Riddick's earlier life as he attempts to burst out of a triple max security prison and get a sneak peek at the new The chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay interactive game
  • The making of Pitch black feature
  • Commentaries: Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser and director David Twohy offer scene-by-scene insights into the film; The film's director, producer and visual effects supervisor discuss their exciting work on the film
  • A view into the dark: David Twohy and Vin Diesel explore the character of Riddick
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/02/2009
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Pitch Black Raw
  • Picture In Picture
  • Blu-ray Live Enabled
  • An Intro By David Twohy
  • Feature Commentary With Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser and David Twohy
  • Feature Commentary With Director David Twohy, Producer tom Engelman and Visual Effect Supervisor Peter Chiang
  • The Game Is On: Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay Video
  • Game Promo
  • Johns' Chase Log
  • The Making Of Pitch Black
  • Dark Fury: Advancing The Arc
  • The Chronicles Of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia
  • A View Into The Dark: Chronicles of Riddick Promo
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/08/2020
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Archive commentary with director David Twohy and stars Vin Diesel and Cole Hauser
  • Archive commentary with director David Twohy, producer Tom Engelman and visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
  • Nightfall: The Making of Pitch Black, a newly filmed interview with director/co-writer David Twohy Black Box: Jackie's Journey, a newly recorded interview with actor Rhiana Griffith
  • Black Box: Shazza's Last Stand, a newly recorded interview with actor Claudia Black
  • Black Box: Bleach Bypassed, a newly recorded interview with cinematographer David Eggby Black Box: Cryo-Locked, a newly recorded interview with visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang Black Box: Primal Sounds, a newly recorded interview with composer Graeme Revell
  • The Making of Pitch Black, a short behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Pitch Black Raw, a comparison between early CG tests and the final footage
  • Additional behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film
  • 2004 archive bonus features, including an introduction by Twohy, A View Into the Dark, and Chronicles of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia
  • Johns' Chase Log, a short prequel narrated by Cole Hauser detailing the character's hunt for Riddick
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (in 16:9 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio), an animated short film directed by Peter Chung that acts as a bridgepoint between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, featuring vocal performances by Vin Diesel, Keith David and Rhiana Griffith reprising their roles
  • Dark Fury bonus features including Bridging The Gap, Peter Chung: The Mind of an Animator, A View Into The Light, and a "pre-animation" version of the film
  • Slam City, a motion comic from the film's official website
  • Into Pitch Black, a TV special offering an alternative non-canon glimpse into what happened before and after the events of the film
  • Raveworld: Pitch Black Event, footage of a dance music event held to promote the film
  • Theatrical trailers, plus trailers for the two sequels and video game
  • Image galleries

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Reviews (2) of Pitch Black

Low Budget Gem - Pitch Black review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
29/03/2009

Pitch Black was the film that turned Vin Diesel into a star and it remains a high point for him. He plays an infamous criminal who is turned loose after the ship crash lands on a remote planet. Of course there is something out there, but just what the survivors are not entirely sure. Riddick has a unique ability that gives him the edge at night when the aliens appear. This low budget indie really shook up the science fiction genre managing to deliver an atmospheric and thrilling romp with a cast of unknowns. Twohy does a grand job of building up the tension and giving the planet an alien feel. It's a real shame that the sequel ignored many of the strengths on show here.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

It's a boy's film - but quite enjoyable - Pitch Black review by RP

Spoiler Alert
02/02/2012

It's a sci-fi film. It's about the survivors from a crashed spaceship fighting off hostile alien creatures. That's it – so far, so much the same as just about every other space fiction film you've ever seen. Vin Diesel stars as a bad-boy muscle-bound see-in-the-dark convict lending a hand fighting off the aliens and turning out to be Mr Nice Guy in the end. It's a boy's film but quite enjoyable of its kind. 3/5 stars. Recommended.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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