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One of my favorite movies ever. It takes a band of people, each with their own background and reason for being there, and puts them in a life or death struggle in a harsh and isolated environment. Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses, which contribute to their survival or causes further problems. The interplay between them, and within themselves, the choices they make, and the actions they take all tie together really well to make this story engaging. The character development in the two main characters is fantastic. I like this story better than the subsequent Riddick films, but I enjoy them all. This movie can stand on its own without the sequels. It made me a fan of Vin Diesel (and Radha Mitchell). Check it out!
It’s evil vs. evil in an electrifying showdown that USA Today calls “…the best excuse to root for the bad guy since Arnold in the original Terminator.” The daylight can burn you, but the darkness will kill you. From the mind of the writer of The Fugitive comes the psychological terror when a group of marooned passengers must face a pack of terrifying creatures whose only weakness is the light. With little power and dwindling numbers, the doomed passengers turn to a vicious convict (Vin Diesel) with an appetite for destruction and eerie eyes that can guide them through the darkness.
Pitch Black (Unrated Version) Review
Pitch Black is a sci-fi horror flick in a similar vein as the Alien movies (Alien [Blu-ray], Aliens [Blu-ray]), although not quite as good. It begins with a group of space travelers who awaken from cryo-sleep to find that their ship has been damaged and is on a collision course with a desert-like planet. After a white-knuckle crash landing, the survivors try to find their way back home, while avoiding the dangerous escaped prisoner Riddick (Vin Diesel, who oozes cool). Along the way, they discover that they are not the only creatures on this planet. And with night coming, their chances of survival plummet. Director David Twohy keeps the tension up throughout and gets good performances from the actors, which is not always the case in these types of films. Radha Mitchell is both strong and sympathetic as the defacto leader of the group. Cole Hauser, who plays the mercenary Johns, is a capable foe for the Riddick character. The movie has a slick look, with an appealing use of color tinting. The special effects look a bit dated now, particularly the animation of the creatures, but they are still good enough for some scares. The blu-ray transfer is well done–both audio and visual are strong. The daytime scenes are crisp and detailed. The nighttime scenes are a little grainy, but still very good. This edition contains both the theatrical version of the movie and the unrated director’s cut, which is a bit more gruesome. It contains several featurettes and other special features not included in the DVD edition. Not everyone will like this movie. It contains violence and a number of frightening scenes. There is also some language. Nevertheless, a redemptive theme emerges in the closing minutes of the movie that makes the viewing experience worthwhile. Without it, this movie would have been grim and pointless. -Read Reviews-
Pitch Black is a wonderful combination of science fiction, horror and drama all in one movie. This is the first time the Riddick character is seen in a movie. Vin Diesel was born to play this tough, vicious and strange anti-hero Riddick character. He is a prisoner on a space ship which crash lands on what first appears to be an uninhabited planet with two suns. After the crash landing, Riddick was no longer on the ship. After one of the bounty hunters was killed by an unknown thing, the group began hunting for Riddick, who they think killed the bounty hunter. This quickly changes when the group discovers the planet is not uninhabited and there vicious creatures who are sensitive to light, but come out in the dark. The planet also rotates so that it becomes "PITCH BLACK. " This is when the horror begins for the group. Riddick winds up leading the group in the dark to someplace safe, but as you know, things never go as planned. This movie sets the stage for the sequel, "The Chronicles of Riddick" as well as the animated version, "Dark Fury" to come out. Since I am looking forward to the newest Riddick movie to come out in two weeks, I again watched Pitch Black, Dark Fury and The Chronicles of Riddick. In conclusion, if you have not seen Pitch Black yet you may want to check it out before seeing the newest Riddick movie due out soon. In fact, you may want to check out all three previous Riddick movies. I like all the Riddick movies thus far and look forward to seeing the newest one. Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Predator Hunter: A warrior’s memoir)
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