We review “Pitch Black – Directors Cut” Amazon Streaming: “Frakkin’ Awesome” – M.R.

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Pitch Black
U.S. theatrical poster
Directed by David Twohy
Produced by Tom Engelman
Screenplay by Jim Wheat Ken Wheat David Twohy
Story by Jim Wheat Ken Wheat
Starring Vin Diesel Radha Mitchell Cole Hauser Lewis Fitz-Gerald Claudia Lee Black Keith David
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography David Eggby
Editing by Rick Shaine
Studio PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Interscope Communications
Distributed by USA Films Gramercy Pictures (United States) Universal Pictures (all other rights)
Release date(s)
  • February 18, 2000 (2000-02-18) (United States)
Running time 110 minutes[1] 112 minutes[2] (unrated version)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $23 million[3][4]
Box office $53,187,659[3] (Box Office Mojo) $53,182,088[4] (The Numbers)

Pitch Black (known as The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black in later home media releases) is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Keith David.

In the film, dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick (Diesel) is being transported to prison in a cargo spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged by comet debris and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory alien creatures begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the crew to develop a plan to escape the planet.

The film’s total budget was estimated[by whom?] to be US$23 million. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it was a sleeper hit, grossing over US$53 million worldwide. It has since developed its own cult following, particularly around the antihero Riddick. A sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, was released in 2004.


Our Thoughts:

This streaming movie was “Frakking Awsome!” If you like Alien, Starwars, Mars Landing, You’ll LOVE THIS. I never liked Vin all that much until now. He was the perfect star for this bad to the bone, stranded humans vs. aliens, space thriller! The effects in this were imaginative, if a little low budget. It was still great though. I have heard the third part of the 3 part The Chronicles of Riddick – Unrated Director’s Cut has fantastic effects and that part two is animated. Part one was one of the better space thrillers i’ve seen in a while.
Again Amazon Digital Streaming delivers a high quality, Hi-Res movie.
Highly recomended. –  M.R.

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