Vin Diesel stars in Pitch Black, and the first Riddick movie is marking Arrow’s entry into the world of Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray.
The rightly-acclaimed science fiction favourite Pitch Black may have spawned a series of sequels that have thus-far failed to match the first. But that original movie? It’s still some piece of work, and it’s the title that Arrow Video has chosen to mark its entry into the world of Ultra 4K Blu-ray physical releases.
On August 17th, it’s released the film on both Blu-ray and Ultra HD 4K, with a brand new restoration. Furthermore, the first Riddick movie will also be bolstered by hours of extra material, and both the theatrical and director’s cuts of the movie.
The film is available to preorder now, and is the first of a selection of titles Arrow is planning to bring to the 4K format. Good good.
Here’s the box art…
And finally, here’s the full list of extra features too…
Archive commentary with director David Twohy and stars Vin Diesel and Cole Hauser
Archive commentary with director David Twohy, producer Tom Engelman and visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
Nightfall: The Making of Pitch Black, a newly filmed interview with director/co-writer David Twohy
Black Box: Jackie’s Journey, a newly filmed interview with actor Rhiana Griffith
Black Box: Shazza’s Last Stand, a newly filmed interview with actor Claudia Black
Black Box: Bleach Bypassed, a newly filmed interview with cinematographer David Eggby
Black Box: Cryo-Locked, a newly filmed interview with visual effects supervisor Peter Chiang
Black Box: Primal Sounds, a newly filmed interview with composer Graeme Revell
The Making of Pitch Black, a short behind-the-scenes featurette
Pitch Black Raw, a comparison between early CG tests and the final footage
Additional behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film
2004 archive bonus features, including an introduction by Twohy, A View Into The Dark, and Chronicles of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia
Johns’ Chase Log, a short prequel narrated by Cole Hauser detailing the character’s hunt for Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (in 16:9 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio), an animated short film directed by Peter Chung that acts as a bridgepoint between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, featuring vocal performances by Vin Diesel, Keith David and Rhiana Griffith reprising their roles
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, a motion comic from the film’s official website
Into Pitch Black, a TV special offering an alternative non-canon glimpse into what happened before and after the events of the film
Raveworld: Pitch Black Event, footage of a dance music event held to promote the film
Theatrical trailers, plus trailers for the two sequels and video game
Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned “night” and “day” artwork by Luke Preece
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