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Pitch Black [DVD] [Widescreen Edition]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A spacecraft carrying an assortment of passengers including Riddick (Vin Diesel), a dangerous, shackled murderer between prisons, is forced to make a crash landing on a barren, triple-sunned planet after the craft suffers severe damage during a meteor shower. The ship is ripped into pieces, killing several crew members and leaving meek officer Fry (Radha Mitchell) in charge of the survivors. After two unfortunate deaths, the survivors discover that the only visible life form on the planet is a species of light-fearing, carnivorous, occasionally cannibalistic aliens dwelling in caverns beneath the desert surface. Using a model of the planet and its suns in an abandoned research station, Fry deduces that she and her fellow travellers have unfortunately descended on the planet on the day of its first total eclipse in 22 years, giving them mere hours before they are bathed in total darkness. Only then is it safe for the hungry subterranean creatures to emerge, seeking to feed on the remaining survivors. However, the dangerous Riddick, through black market injections received in lock-up, is able to see in darkness- causing the surviving crew members to reluctantly remain dependent on the potentially harmful criminal. As the survivors are killed one by one by the hungry creatures, they realize that Riddick may be their only hope.
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    • Rating - sci-fi violence and gore, and for language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 24721

  • Credits
    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, John Moore, Simon Burke, Claudia Black
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Deisel has so much presence that you don't look away when he's on-screen."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...Weirdly cool....Coolly weird..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Superior stuff....A craftily crafted and stylishly shot outer-spacer..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Total Film

    "...The movie shrewdly taps into the lurking primal terrors of anyone who ever had to sleep with a night light..."
    New York Times

    "...Vin Diesel's demeanor is refreshing and the combination of his voice and physical build make his character memorable....Not since the coming of the Terminator has there been an anti-hero so worth cheering..."
    Box Office

    "...[Twohy] brings maximum razzle-dazzle and energy to the film....[Vin Diesel] has an intelligence and authority to match his imposing physical presence..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Diesel, with his wrestler's muscles and basso profundo voice, makes a superb bad guy..."
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