The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black re-released in June

This summer sees the release of the sequel, so Universal have decided to re-release the original, previously entitled Pitch Black, in a new guise - The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black. The DVD will arrive on 1 June 2004, presented in four different versions, each retailing at $26.98 each:

  • Widescreen Unrated Director's Cut
  • Fullscreen Unrated Director's Cut
  • Widescreen Theatrical Cut (R Rated)
  • Fullscreen Theatrical Cut (R Rated)

    After crash-landing on a seemingly lifeless planet, a group of desperate passengers encounter an army of subterranean creatures whose only weakness is light. As night approaches and the aliens emerge, the passengers turn to a murderous convict with powerful night vision to lead them through the darkness. Starring Vin Diesel as the titular Riddick, it was directed by David Twohy and released in 2000.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen or Full Screen Presentations
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English DTS 5.1 Surround (Unrated editions only)
  • French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround (Rated editions only)
  • An Introduction by David Twohy
  • The Game is On
  • Johns' Chase Log: Interactive Diary of the Merc Johns' pursuit of Riddick
  • Feature Commentary with Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser and Director David Twohy
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Twohy, Producer Tom Engleman and Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Chiang
  • The Making of Pitch Black
  • Dark Fury: Advancing the Arc
  • The Chronicles of Riddick Website
  • The Chronicles Of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia: An interactive guide to the spectacular worlds of The Chronicles of Riddick
  • A View Into The Dark: An introduction to The Chronicles of Riddick with a look into the world of the Necromongers

    Then on 15 June 2004 another disc will be released, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury. This animated feature, made to bridge the gap between Pitch Black and its upcoming sequel, will retail at $14.98. Directed by Peter Chung (The Animatrix) with voices by Vin Diesel and other stars from the movies (including Keith David, Nick Chinlund and Rhiana Griffith) specs on this DVD are as follows:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (English & Spanish)
  • Bridging The Gap: Animation Documentary
  • Peter Chung - The Mind Of An Animator
  • Into The Light
  • Key Sleeve Artwork designed by Peter Chung

    Here is a look at menu screens and pack shots from these releases...

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