Arrow Video unleashes director David Twohy’s Pitch Black with Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on August 18th.
Both the theatrical and director’s cuts of the film have been restored in 4K with Twohy’s approval. The killer cover art is designed by Luke Preece and features “night” and “day” reversible variants.
Check them out below along with a full list of special features.
- Audio commentary with director David Twohy and actors Vin Diesel, and Cole Hauser
- Audio commentary with director David Twohy, producer Tom Engelman, and visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
- Interview with director/co-writer David Twohy (new)
- Interview with actor Rhiana Griffith (new)
- Interview with actor Claudia Black (new)
- Interview with cinematographer David Eggby (new)
- Interview with visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang (new)
- Interview with composer Graeme Revell (new)
- The Making of Pitch Black featurette
- Pitch Black Raw – Early CG test comparison
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Introduction by director/co-writer David Twohy
- A View Into the Dark featurette
- Chronicles of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia featurette
- Johns’ Chase Log – Prequel short narrated by Cole Hauser
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury – Animated short directed by Peter Chung, bridging Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick
- Dark Fury bonus features, including Bridging The Gap, Peter Chung: The Mind of an Animator, A View Into The Light, and a “pre-animation” version of the film
- Slam City motion comic
- Into Pitch Black – An alternative glimpse into what happened before and after the film
- Raveworld: Pitch Black Event footage
- Theatrical trailers
- Trailers for the two sequels and video game
- Image galleries
- Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Simon Ward, original production notes, an archival interview with actor Vin Diesel, and more (first pressing only)
The film centers on a deep space transporter that crash-lands on a desolate planet. Among the survivors is convicted criminal Richard B Riddick who finds out that the planet suffers a total eclipse, which is when the hibernating, flesh-eating inhabitants awake and hunt.
Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore, and for language, the film sports a 59% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Despite an interesting premise (and a starmaking turn from Vin Diesel), Pitch Black is too derivative and formulaic to fully recommend to sci-fi or action fans.