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The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black (2000)

Into Pitch Black (original title)
After the events of Pitch Black, a contractor is hired to locate Riddick, dead or alive. He reviews available information on him and the events of Pitch Black. Terrified, he hires a female cyberpunk merc to do the job for him.

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M. David Melvin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Richard B. Riddick
Brian Gant ... Lawman
Lisa Saum Lisa Saum ... Femme-Merc
Robert W. Richards Robert W. Richards ... Prison Psychiatrist (as Robert Richards)
Kevin Burnett Kevin Burnett ... Cutter
Andrew Bernard Andrew Bernard ... Search and Rescue #1 (as Andrew Nelson Bernard)
Danny Stark Danny Stark ... Law Officer
Heather Waters Heather Waters ... Bar Tender
Markus Hamilton Markus Hamilton ... Mr. Kammal
Mark Ribbins Mark Ribbins ... Lead Guard
Alastair Love ... Prison Guard #2 (as Alistair Love)
Jorge Berrio Jorge Berrio ... Prison Guard #1
Robert Ahola Robert Ahola ... Guard #4 / Slam City Guard
Joe Russo Joe Russo ... Search & Rescue #2
Clint McKinney Clint McKinney ... Search & Rescue #3
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A policeman is assigned by his superior officer to find and apprehend escaped convict Richard B. Riddick, Riddick was being transported on-board space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying on-board 40 people, where a bounty hunter named Johns who captured him was escorting him to the penal colony "Slam City" and claim the bounty on his head. But the "Hunter-Gratzner" was struck by a meteor shower and crashed on a desert planet, where Riddick and 10 survivors were marooned. The policeman decides to hire a female bounty hunter to track down and capture Riddick alive. The female bounty hunter begins to suspect there is something more behind the "Hunter-Gratzner" incident and learns one of the survivors, Paris P. Ogilive was carrying on-board "Hunter-Gratzner" a priceless collection of artifacts and learns the back-stories of the 10 survivors as well as Riddick. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black See more »

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KG Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the prisons that Riddick escaped from, which is mentioned by the policeman is Ursa Luna, which would mentioned by Toombs in "The Chronicles of Riddick." One prison colony that Riddick also escaped, which wasn't mentioned is Butcher Bay. Which Riddick escaped from prior to "Pitch Black." Also mentioned in "Chronicles of Riddick." See more »

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Followed by Riddick (2013) See more »

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Into Pitch Black: Pointless
20 October 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Into Pitch Black is rather an obscure part of the Riddick universe. It's essentially a companion piece to Pitch Black (2000) set a few months after the events of the movie. It is however in no way anything even remotely resembling a sequel.

It revolves around a number of people overlooking what transpired with the ship crashing and Riddicks escape. The "Movie" and I use that term loosely is a disjointed creature made up of original but poorly made content and sections of Pitch Black itself.

It offers a slight insight into some of the characters backgrounds and that's about it. The single minute of footage explaining that certainly isn't worth the 43 minute runtime.

Into Pitch Black frustratingly serves no purpose, it's entirely pointless and I struggle to believe even the most hardcore Riddick fan would enjoy this as it brings absolutely nothing new to the table.

I don't know who this is for, but it certainly wasn't me.

The Good:

Lisa Saum

The Bad:

Brings nothing to the franchise

Disjointed and messy

Things I Learnt From This "Movie":

Some films just should never have been made, this is a fine example of such a thing


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