Pitch Black (UK)
Fight evil with evil
Running Time: 112 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
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 pulse-pounding sci-fi thriller, Pitch Black.
Experience 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.
Two Feature-Length Audio Commentaries
`Making Of` Featurette
Cast and Filmmakers Files
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 German
David N. Twohy
David N. Twohy
Director of Photography:
Your Opinions and Comments
The unknown cast (though Vin Diesel is now well known) do their jobs effectively. As mentioned before, you will be very surprised by who remains alive. Vin Diesel is great as the anti-hero and though you never suspect him to be truly evil, he is borderline throughout.
Critics have mentioned that it borrows heavily from the likes of Aliens but so what? There's nothing wrong with using good films as inspiration. Pitch Black may not be original or scary but it is very entertaining and a must for DVD collectors.
The extras are sparse but a nice touch. The commentaries are quite interesting and informative. In summary, a good film that will gain from word of mouth and benefit from DVD's superior visual and audio.
A spaceship carrying a very dangerous prisoner crash lands on an unknown planet. The planet has about 3 suns and so it is always daytime. They discover however that every so and so years the planet has a total eclipse and turns pitch black. They also discover that they are not alone on the planet. There are aliens who can only come out in the dark.
A very solid movie that delivers thrills and chills that I had not experienced from a movie in a very long time. The anamorphic widescreen picture is superb as is the DD 5.1 sound. The extras are quite decent but for this sort of movie, I would have liked to see more.
Overall this is a great movie to own and I would recommend it. However there is an unrated region 1 version which includes 3 minutes more so I would recommend that version instead of this region 2 version
Overall, this is a great dvd to own