Pitch Black

Pitch Black

DVD - 2004
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When a group of marooned passengers must face a pack of terrifying creatures whose only weakness is the light, they turn to a vicious convict with an appetite for destruction and eerie eyes that can guide them through the darkness.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2004.
Edition: Widescreen R-rated ed.
ISBN: 9781417010707
1417010703
9780783290195
0783290195
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Aug 23, 2017

This sci-fi classic (imo) is all about mood. Stick with it as it very slowly builds to its eerie and dramatic climax. Well worth your patience!

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ManMachine
Sep 04, 2016

When it comes to Sci-Fi/Horror/Action flicks - Pitch Black (which actually boasts some really excellent visuals) certainly had the potential for being worthy of a 4-star rating. It certainly did. But, unfortunately it got itself bogged way down - First, by a banal script, then by the predictability of it being just another "Alien" rehash.

And, then, of course, Pitch Black's biggest deficit was having the "almighty" Vin Diesel, himself, in this flick, as well..... I'm not kidding.

From my perspective - Vin Diesel (real name - Mark Vincent) has got to be one of the most shallow and equally irritating "actors"' (if you can really call him one) on the entire face of Planet Hollywood.

Diesel has this really terrible knack of almost single-handedly bringing any film that he happens to be in right down to the most boring level imaginable. This guy's performances are always so frickin' dry and predictable. And I can't stand it. I can't.

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jazeebelle
Jun 08, 2014

I didn't expect too much when i watch this film and was more than pleasantly surprised at just how much i enjoyed it. Not too much of a scifi girl, i thought it would be more horror, but there were just enough creepy and yes quite scary moments to keep me going. In the end i came away thinking it to be well thought out, superbly acted, and done quite well.... recommend it to scifi fans and horror fans alike!

aaa5756 Aug 20, 2012

Great science fiction horror movie with great special effects and great acting. A++ DVD

Mocha6ft3 Jul 24, 2012

This was the first movie i saw Vin Diesel act in. I bought this movie knowing there would be some type of alien creatures, that attack during the dark. I watched this movie with my friend that often talks to the screen. Thank the lord for my HOMETHEATER!!! This movie has very good sound and the visuals for the creatures is very cool. My friend kept talking about how sexy Mr.Diesel voice sounds. I was looking forward to seeing the creatures and how it turned dark. The sound of the creatures is also very cool. Especially the big ones. I would have to say this film contains all around sound. My friend was PISSED when the female character died. Which is one of the reasons i'm giving this movie 4 stars. If it bothered her that much the story was effective. Good looking creatures and sound effects, Caring characters,(ask my friend) and a decent story. Kraft's macaroni and cheese and extra packages of cheese with slice bacon, ham, white rice, and Arizona ice tea.

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tj_is_cool
Mar 24, 2011

The movie was slow. The video game was much better.

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wabookman
Nov 10, 2010

Vin Diesel broke the mold when he starred in this sci-fi film. The animated version which carries the action further is equally as exciting (Dark Fury). Then there's the (Chronicles of Riddick) film where Riddick truly comes to life.

QuirkyLibrarian Nov 08, 2010

This is an excellent science fiction/action movie.

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BeardedMovieGuy
Feb 17, 2015

This is a really great low budget anti-hero movie. At first it is all about the crash and being afraid of Riddick, then BAM, darkness, deadly creatures, screaming and all of a sudden everybody wants to be Riddicks best friend, why? Cause he is cool, and deadly, and oh yeah, I forgot, he is the only person on the whole planet that can see in the dark, which is incredibly helpful when the whole planet is in darkness for an unspecified amount of time and you have to get from point A to point B with deadly things all around you that have no problem seeing in the dark and are also very hungry. Cool. Overall this movie works great, it has a cool look to it, the acting is good and the story is fairly original. Plus it rocked 2 great sequels and introduced Vin Diesels best part to date. Vin was born to play Riddick, and fade to black.
4 Beards Out Of 5

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