Pitch Black

Genre:  Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  107 min.
Release Date: February 18, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.38
based on 963 votes and 42 reviews
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Cast: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Ric Anderson, Cole Hauser


Carolyn Fry (Mitchell) is the space pilot of a craft traveling to a galaxy called New Mecca. Among the passengers is Johns (Diesel) a cop who has convicted murder Riddick (Hauser), in his custody. When the spacecraft is forced to make an emergency landing on an uninhabited planet, the three, along with a few other passengers are the only ones who survive.

Forming an alliance in an effort to survive, Riddick must win the trust of his fellow castaways in order to lead the group against the planet's carnivorous inhabitants.

Director: David Twohy
Studio: Polygram
Producer(s): Tony Winley, Tom Engelman
Screenplay: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Official Site: www.pitch-black.com/blackbox/frameset.html

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  • 5 stars "Very underrated and not as well-known movie as it would deserve. Twohy did a lot of good job with the low budget he had and Diesel was simply born to be Riddick."
  • 4 stars "The very first movie with my favourite (anti)hero of all times! I would just appreciate even more Riddick on screen and the overburnt colors in the part when two suns were shinig made me feel like him when Johns took him his goggles :D but it´s interesting and enjoyable movie with complex psychology of characters. Bad guys are not so bad and good guys are not so good as it seems at the beginning. Twohy obviously had some guinea pigs as a kid because they have the blind spot right in front of their heads too, just like these hungry flying creatures. :D The post-apo vibe in the movie which is not technically post-apo is nice too because there are not enough post-apo movies."