Pitch Black (2000)

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Pitch Black (2000)

Postby Shadow Dancer on Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:02 pm

Pitch Black (2000)

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Plot summary
A transport ship containing 40 passengers heading to other worlds for, among other reasons, settling, New Mecca, and for one passenger, Riddick, another cell. The ship encounters a tiny meteor storm and crash lands on a barren planet with only 1/4 of its complement surviving. Survival is tough with Riddick on the loose and no water in sight. However, come nightfall, they have even more to fear...

Review


Owing a major debt to Alien and its cinematic spawn, Pitch Black is a guilty pleasure that surpasses expectations. As he did with The Arrival, director David Twohy revitalizes a derivative story, allowing you to forgive its flaws and submit to its visceral thrills. Under casual scrutiny, the plot's logic crumbles like a stale cookie, but it's definitely fun while it lasts.
A spaceship crashes on a desert planet scorched under three suns. The mostly doomed survivors include a resourceful captain (Radha Mitchell), a drug-addled cop (Cole Hauser), and a deadly prisoner (Vin Diesel) who quickly escapes. These clashing personalities discover that the planet is plunging into the darkness of an extended eclipse, and it's populated by hordes of ravenous, razor-fanged beasties that only come out at night. The body count rises, and Pitch Black settles into familiar sci-fi territory.

What sets the movie apart is Twohy's developing visual style, suggesting that this veteran of straight-to-video schlock may advance to the big leagues. Like the makers of The Blair Witch Project, Twohy understands the frightening power of suggestion; his hungry monsters are better heard than seen (although once seen, they're chillingly effective), and Pitch Black gets full value from moments of genuine panic. Best of all, Twohy's got a well-matched cast, with Mitchell (so memorable with Ally Sheedy in High Art) and Diesel (Pvt. Caparzo from Saving Private Ryan) being the standouts. The latter makes the most of his muscle-man role, and his character's development is one more reason this movie works better than it should. --Jeff Shannon

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Pitch Black - English
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Postby spudthedestroyer on Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:58 pm

arrrgghhhhh Vin Diesel NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

:lol:

This is his best film mind, but still :lol:
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Postby Shadow Dancer on Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:00 pm

spudthedestroyer wrote:
This is his best film


Indeed it is, by far :mrgreen:
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Postby Kemlo on Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:14 pm

It does have Farscapes lovely Claudia Black in it though :mrgreen:

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Postby wargand on Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:49 pm

Did not like this at all. Boring.
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Postby Shadow Dancer on Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:57 pm

Kemlo wrote:It does have Farscapes lovely Claudia Black in it though :mrgreen:

/Kemlo


Its the main reason I watched it in the first place. :mrgreen:
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Postby spudthedestroyer on Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:52 pm

Shadow Dancer wrote:
Kemlo wrote:It does have Farscapes lovely Claudia Black in it though :mrgreen:

/Kemlo


Its the main reason I watched it in the first place. :mrgreen:


Me too :lol:
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Postby Purple.Nightmare on Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:53 am

thought was a reasonable watch - have it on dvd, but does anyone have Into Pitch Black the sequel?
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Postby Jynks on Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:02 am

take alook at the trailer... looks like CRAP-ola to me....

I was fooled with this movie... the start when it is his voice over and due to somthign I can't remeber he is awake in hypersleep, while every one else was snoozing... and he is just sitting there staring around (for decades mabey) and imagining all this evil shit about these usless lumps of meat he can see (real phyco preditor talk).... never got as good .. never lived up to it I think...

Though I take a show like this over crap like legue of xtr Gentalmen anyday.. so bad but NOT THAT bad.
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Postby Kemlo on Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:36 am

Purple.Nightmare wrote:thought was a reasonable watch - have it on dvd, but does anyone have Into Pitch Black the sequel?

The sequel is called The Chronicles of Riddick: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296572/
It won't be released into the cinemas for a few months yet.

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Postby Shadow Dancer on Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:29 am

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Postby Purple.Nightmare on Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:44 am

so what is this 60 min film then? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366620/
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Postby Kemlo on Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:30 am

Good question... I've never heard of that before :?
In all the magazines that I've read, TCoR has always been referred to as the sequel to Pitch Black, I'd certainly like to see Into Pitch Black though. :)

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Postby Purple.Nightmare on Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:30 pm

i bought a 2nd hand dvd of this and was supposed 2 be on the disk but wasnt :( but for 3 quid wasnt 2 bothered but now would like 2 see it
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Postby Gem]n[ on Mon May 24, 2004 3:00 pm

Purple.Nightmare wrote:so what is this 60 min film then? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366620/


Well I'd guess that they were [or are thinking] about a TV series ... hence the TV in brackets as opposed to nothing, which normally means film ...

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Postby Bassline on Mon May 24, 2004 5:59 pm

or a "making of" type thing? :wacky:
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Postby El Mariachi on Mon May 24, 2004 6:27 pm

Bassline wrote:or a "making of" type thing? :wacky:


yep

http://library.digiguide.com/lib/programme/54592

and I love to see this as I loved the movie...and I'm not afraid to say it.
Perhaps it's because I got the uncut version with like 2 seconds more footage ;)
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