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Vin Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick in the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga. A dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy, Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for him to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. With time running out and a deadly storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy. Also starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Dave Bautista (WWE). Experience the Riddick Unrated Director’s Cut with an alternate ending!
Pitch Black, the first collaboration between writer-director David Twohy and Vin Diesel, stands as a model genre movie, presenting an ingeniously taut narrative while also giving Diesel ample room to develop an antihero for the ages. The success of that film led to the unexpectedly baroque The Chronicles of Riddick, which greatly expanded the scope, but to somewhat diminished effect. The duo's third go-around wisely returns to the roots of the character, delivering a small-scale, gleefully vulgar film that occasionally resembles a berserk sci-fi version of Man vs. Wild. Featuring some way-cool critters and no shortage of gallows humor, it knows exactly what it is: half B-movie, half awesome 1970s van art. Quickly dispensing with the ornate mythology of the last installment (respect to Karl Urban for returning, however briefly), the story finds Riddick left for dead, on a planet where absolutely everything wants to eat him. As he begins his quest to dominate the local flora and fauna, matters are complicated by the appearance of two teams of bounty hunters (including Katee Sackhoff and the gargantuan Dave Bautista) searching for his chromed dome. Twohy keeps things mean and reasonably lean throughout, giving the squabbling mercenaries some enjoyably hissable personality traits while hurtling toward an intense siege finale. Fun as Riddick's second half is, though, it's that primal, largely nonverbal first section that makes the film really work, paring back the character to his rumbling alpha-male essence as he pummels his way up the food chain. At a time when most entries in the genre either swell to ill-fitting blockbuster proportions or devolve into winking irony, there's something rather admirable about those just content to deliver the disreputable goods. Long may Space Conan reign. --Andrew Wright
If you like Van Diesel you love this movie it follow along with his 'Pitch Black' moviePublished 1 day ago by BigDrM
Big Riddick fan here.
I thought Pitch Black was one of the best Sci Fi movies ever made. And unlike many, I thought the Chronicles of Riddick was also an excellent movie. Read more
Better than the first 2 in our opinion! (My husband has watched this about 15 times now!) If you haven't seen the prior movies I would suggest at least watching the 1st, but the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Brandi Mefferd
One can't go wrong with a Riddick film. Vin Diesel does not disappoint. Each film in the Riddick clan is different.Published 9 days ago by Felix Hernandez
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|Who has seen the unrated director's cut?||
"What are the main difference?"
Vaako does get a bit more screen time. The biggest plus is the ending. Much better than the theatrical cut.
Jan 21, 2014 by Ryan Henry | See all 6 posts
You get both. The iTunes and the Ultraviolet copy. You can also have both if you want (you don't have to pick one or the other). There may be some quality differences between the downloads and streaming.
The iTunes download is definitely Hi def and the film also looks awesome in HD when I stream... Read More
May 15, 2014 by Uncle Gyrus | See all 2 posts
|I love how Karl Urban is listed as one of the stars!||
In the unrated director's cut his screen time is doubled at least. Can't believe they didn't use that footage in the theatrical cut!
Jan 20, 2014 by MV7 | See all 2 posts
|i need info on riddick movies!! help!!||
Well, I don't think the movies are THAT old, certainly not Gone With the Wind old, but they're worth watching. Pitch Black is a strong survival horror/sci-fi film and an excellent introduction to the character. Of course, the special effects might look a little dated, but much more is left to... Read More
Dec 26, 2013 by Chris | See all 6 posts
|Is the DVD included with the Blu-Ray bundle also the Director's Cut or...||
I will check this when I get home from work and let you know. I will set an alert on my phone so I don't forget. Hang tight.
Mar 21, 2014 by MV7 | See all 6 posts
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