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Format: DVD
Sku: 40251071
UPC: 025192632426
UPC 14: 00025192632426
Rating: NR
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All the power in the universe can't change destiny|All the Power in the Universe Can't Change Destiny.
An escaped convict with the ability to see in the dark finds himself in the middle of a conflict between two galactic powers.

"Twohy knows how to shoot tense, bare-knuckle action, and his towering, gunmetal gray world is a fun sandbox to play in for two hours.  Devin Gordon, Newsweek
"...spectacular costumes (by Ellen Mirojnick and Michael Dennison) and production design (by Holger Gross).  Chicago Reader
"...a roller coaster ride that leaves you kicking and screaming for more!  Hollywood Hotwire
"...fascinating and outlandishly detailed production design, which sprawls across the screen in nearly every shot...  Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A fantastic mix of visual effects and live action shots.  Widescreen Review

Editor's Note
The sequel to cult sci-fi hit PITCH BLACK sees Vin Diesel enthusiastically returning to his role as Richard B. Riddick. Director-writer David Twohy is on board again, building on themes established in the first movie, and expanding his vision with some incredible special effects work. Twohy opens the movie with Riddick on the run from a group of bounty hunters. He escapes them with ease, then seeks information from an old friend named Inam (Keith David). Inam informs Riddick that he has been singled out by an Air Elemental, Aereon (Judi Dench), as the one man who can stop the evil Necromongers from taking over the Universe. Suddenly, the Necromongers arrive on the planet, causing mayhem and destruction. They capture Riddick. He soon escapes, only to fall into the hands of the bounty hunters he so deftly eluded at the start of the movie. They take Riddick to a rogue prison planet where he is met by scorching heat, an underground penitentiary, and his female companion from PITCH BLACK, Jack (who is now called Kyra, and played by a different actress, Alexa Davalos). They plan their escape from the planet, and vow to bring down the Necromongers. Things don't go according to plan however, leading to a suspense-filled climax to the film, and an eyebrow-raising ending that suggests Twohy may have plans for further installments in the story.

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Unrated, Director's Cut

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/2/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 127 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 26324
Video UPC UPC: 00025192632426
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alexa Davalos
Video Cast Info Colm Feore
Video Cast Info Judi Dench
Video Cast Info Karl Urban
Video Cast Info Keith David
Video Cast Info Linus Roache
Video Cast Info Thandie Newton
Video Cast Info Vin Diesel
Video Cast Info David Twohy - Screenplay
Video Cast Info David Twohy - Director
Video Cast Info Graeme Revell - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Hugh Johnson - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Scott Kroopf - Producer
Video Cast Info Tracy Adams, et al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Vin Diesel - Producer
Video Cast Info Holger Gross - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jim Wheat - Based On Characters Created By
Video Cast Info Ken Wheat - Based On Characters Created By
Video Cast Info Kevin Ishioka, et. al. - Art Director
Video Cast Info Martin Hunter, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Ted Field - Executive Producer

Professional Reviews

Widescreen Review
"A fantastic mix of visual effects and live action shots." 07/01/2006 p.65

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 6 of 10
With a title like The Chronicles of Riddick, one can assume that David Twohy's movie comes wi

Austin Chronicle 7 of 10
The pleasure of The Chronicles of Riddick comes mostly from the fascinating and outlandishly - Marc Savlov

Chicago Sun-Times 6 of 10
Riddick, played by Vin Diesel, is a character we first encountered in "Pitch Black," the 2000 film by the same director, David Twohy. Although a few other characters repeat from that film, notably Abu "Imam" al-Walid (Keith David), there's no real connection between them, apart from Riddick's knack of finding himself on absurdly inhospitable planets. Here he fights for life on Crematoria, a planet whose blazing sun rockets over the horizon every 15 minutes or so and bakes everything beneath it. That you can shield yourself from it behind rocks is helpful, although it begs the question of why, since the atmosphere is breathable, the air is not super-heated..."The Chronicles of Riddick" is above all an exercise in computer-generated effects, and indeed the project represents the direction action movies are taking, as its human actors (or their digital clones) are inserted into manifestly artificial scenes that look like frames from the darkest of superhero comic books. The jolly reds, yellows and blues of the classic Superman and Spider-Man have been replaced in these grim days with black and gunmetal gray...Vin Diesel was born to play a character like Riddick, and he growls and scowls impressively. I like Diesel as an actor and trust he was born to play other, better, characters, in movies that make sense. None of the other actors do anything we couldn't do if we looked like them. - Roger Ebert

ReelViews 7 of 10
With a title like The Chronicles of Riddick, one can assume that David Twohy's movie comes with lofty aspirations. Indeed, there are hints of a complex, involving story here. Unfortunately, too many of the nuances are drowned out by incessant, repetitive action, pointless running around, and computer graphics overindulgence. So, although The Chronicles of Riddick offers its share of solidly entertaining moments, it doesn't hold together as a single, coherent motion picture experience...The Chronicles of Riddick boasts a striking look. The cinematographer is different (Hugh Johnson), but he follows the approach of Pitch Black by employing various color filters to indicate mood swings and lighting changes from planet to planet...The Chronicles of Riddick proves how valuable a commodity Vin Diesel can be when he is used properly. Recently, with duds like A Man Apart, Diesel has been losing both popularity and credibility as an action star. But, once again playing Riddick, he has returned to top form - the charismatic anti-hero who can growl one-liners (most of which are expectedly cheesy), snap bad guys in two, out-grunt his opponents, and accidentally save a civilization or two. Diesel understands this character, and, despite the lapse of four years, he hasn't missed a beat. - James Berardinelli

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Product attributeActor:   Diesel,Vin
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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