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Pitch Black (2000)
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04.24.08

Pitch Black (2000) Set in the distant future, a spaceship carrying some 40 people, mostly ones wanting to settle on other planets from their own, hits a meteor shower and crash lands on a distant planet killing all but about a dozen of them. The survivors, led by the second-in-command Carolyn Fry ('Rahda Mitchell' ), find themselves on a hot and humid landscape with constant sunlight from three orbiting suns. Fry not only must help the survivors find food and water, but contend with a deadly criminal, named Riddick (Vin Diesel), who was being transported to a prison cell on their destination. But every 22 years, the planet's three suns go into a total eclipse for a month where darkness brings out the planet's real inhabitants; large, reptilian, vampire-like creatures that come out and dominate the surface in total darkness, killing and eating all life. The Fry and her people then must cooperate with Riddick, who has surgically enhanced eyes to see in darkness, to lead them to safety and off the planet before they all become dinner for the creatures.

Movie Tagline:
Fight Evil With Evil

Also Known As:
Nightfall
The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black

Title: Pitch Black
Release Date: February 18, 2000
Runtime: 109 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Arabic
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: Unrated

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore, and for language.

Director(s):
David Twohy

Cast:
Vin Diesel ...Richard B. Riddick
Radha Mitchell ...Carolyn Fry
Cole Hauser ...William J. Johns
Keith David ...Abu 'Imam' al-Walid
Lewis Fitz Gerald ...Paris P. Ogilvie
Claudia Black ...Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery
Rhiana Griffith ...Jack / Jackie
John Moore ...John 'Zeke' Ezekiel
Simon Burke ...Greg Owens
Les Chantery ...Suleiman
Sam Sari ...Hassan
Firass Dirani ...Ali
Ric Anderson ...Total Stranger
Vic Wilson ...Captain Tom Mitchell
Angela Moore ...Dead Crew Member
Peter Chiang ...Spaceship Traveler in cryo
Ken Twohy ...Spaceship Traveler in cryo

Producer(s):
Tom Engelman
Ted Field
Scott Kroopf
Tony Winley

Writer(s):
Jim Wheat
Ken Wheat
Jim Wheat
Ken Wheat
David Twohy

Composer(s):
Graeme Revell




Trailer(s):
Pitch Black Horror Film Trailer 1
Pitch Black Horror Film Trailer 2

More Movie Taglines:
  • Fight Evil With Evil
  • There's A New Reason To Be Afraid Of The Dark.
  • Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what's in the dark.
  • Are you afraid of the dark? You will be...
  • It's getting Dark
  • There's only one rule: Stay in the light
  • A new species of terror
Movie Quote(s):
  • Johns: He just escaped from a maximum security prison. Fry: Should he just stay locked up forever? Johns: That would be my choice. Fry: Is he really that dangerous? Johns: Only around humans.
  • Johns: How's it look? Riddick: Looks clear. [Johns steps forward, and a creature flies out towards them. They duck and it flies into the night] Johns: You said it was clear! Riddick: I said it *looked* clear. Johns: Well, how does it look now? Riddick: Looks clear.
  • Riddick: They say most of your brain shuts down during cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake.
  • [first lines] Riddick: [voiceover] They say most of your brain shuts down in cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake. Transporting me with civilians. Sounded like 40, 40-plus. Heard an Arab voice. Some hoodoo holy man, probably on his way to New Mecca. But what route? What route? I smelt a woman. Sweat, boots, tool belt, leather. Prospector type. Free settlers. And they only take the back roads. And here's my real problem. Mr. Johns... the blue-eyed devil. Planning on taking me back to slam... only this time he picked a ghost lane. A long time between stops. A long time for something to go wrong...
  • Riddick: All you people are so scared of me. Most days I'd take that as a compliment. But it ain't me you gotta worry about now.
Movie Trivia:
  • The spaceship is called Hunter/Gratzner - also the name of the visual effects company that designed and built the actual model of the ship.
  • Desert scenes filmed in the same location used for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • In one of the shots showing cargo pods being jettisoned from the ship before the crash, one of the pods is numbered '2E', a jokey reference to the director's name ('Twohy') from the effects crew.
  • The contacts that Vin Diesel wore to play Riddick were a prototype. After the first day of filming, when they tried to remove the contact lenses, they couldn't. Due to where they were filming, they had to have an optometrist flown in from the nearest town, three hours away. Diesel called the contacts hubcaps.
  • Vin Diesel actually performed the shoulder-dislocation stunt (when Riddick breaks free for the second time) for the crew, holding a chain between his hands, although he couldn't do it with the cuffs on. The version we see is mostly him with some special effects thrown in.
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Keywords:
Escape, Darkness, Light, Space, Eclipse  ...[more]


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