Pitch Black
Universal Studios (2000)
Action, Horror, Thriller
In Collection
Seen ItYes
1 hr 44 mins Australia / English
DVD  Region 1   UR (Unrated)
Vin Diesel Richard B. Riddick
Simon Burke Greg Owens
Les Chantery Suleiman
Keith David Abu al-Walid
Lewis Fitz-Gerald Paris P. Ogilvie
Rhiana Griffith Jack/Jackie
Cole Hauser William J. Johns
Radha Mitchell Carolyn Fry
John Moore John Ezekiel
Sam Sari Hassan
Firass Dirani Ali
Vic Wilson Captain Tom Mitchell
Claudia Black Sharon Montgomery
David Twohy
Producer Tom Engelman
Scott Kroopf
Writer Jim Wheat
Ken Wheat
Musician Graeme Revell

A space transport crashes down on a desolate planet. This planet has no night time, and as a result is basically a desert planet. The surviving passengers consist of Pilot Carolyn Fry, an escaped convict Richard B. Riddick, a bounty hunter William J. Johns, a religious man Abu "Imam" al-Walid and his 3 children, an Antique dealer Paris P. Oglivie, a runaway teenager Jack, and settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery. All of them come from different backgrounds, but will need to pull together to survive on this planet. During their search for water, they discover an abandoned camp, and a small spaceship, which they start to repair. They also discover a device, which when operational tells them that there will be an eclipse soon. Although no life can be seen or found on the planet, there is still life, but underneath, in dark caverns. These caverns house creatures which like the dark, and wait for the eclipse which comes every 22 years. So now the refugees are in a race against time, to fix the ship and escape before it is too late. Not all will make it, and some have different plans.
Edition Details
Edition Unrated Director's Cut
Distributor Universal Studios
Release Date 6/1/2004
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Widescreen (16:9)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned); French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Spanish]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1

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 the 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 film by acclaimed animator Peter Chung (The Animatrix, "Matriculated"). The Game is On - Join the ride Riddick's earlier life as he attempts to bust 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 Diese, 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 Includes Unrated Footage Not Shown in Theaters