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    Unique ID Code: 0000021948
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    Added on: 26/8/2001 13:19
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    Pitch Black (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Fight evil with evil
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    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.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Two Feature-Length Audio Commentaries
    `Making Of` Featurette
    Production Notes
    Cast and Filmmakers Files
    Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    David N. Twohy

    Written By:

    Lewis Fitz-Gerald
    Keith David
    Vin Diesel
    Cole Hauser
    Radha Mitchell

    Casting By:
    Ann Robinson

    Soundtrack By:
    Graeme Revell

    Director of Photography:
    David Eggby

    Rick Shaine

    Costume Designer:
    Anna Borghesi

    Tom Engelman

    Executive Producer:
    Tony Winley
    Scott Kroopf
    Ted Field


    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    Great film on an OK picture with two good commentaries and one totally out of place rave/dance crap extra. Pitch Black is a great clone of Alien
    posted by chewie on 22/10/2001 02:50
    7 / 10
    I heard a lot about this film and have to say that I was impressed. First of all, do not expect a horror movie, there are no genuine scares. However, as a Sci Fi film, it is very effective. Considering the modest budget, the director has done a good job in making the alien world look and feel different. Clever use of filters and lighting make it visually stunning.
    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.
    posted by morpheus177 on 18/12/2002 15:50
    7 / 10
    This is a very cool sci-fi horror. The best of its kind since James Cameron`s Aliens. Vin Diesel is excellent in his role as bad guy who actually has the male lead role.
    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
    posted by dicanio on 18/1/2003 17:19