Pitch Black

Pitch Black

By David Twohy

  • Genre: David Twohy
  • Release Date: 2000-02-18
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Director: David Twohy
  • Production Company: Interscope Communications
  • iTunes Price: GBP 3.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 3,114 Ratings


When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light. Pitch Black is the original sci-fi hit that introduced the world to the character of Riddick, the ultimate anti-hero. Take a ride on the pulse-pounding adrenaline rush that USA Today calls "the best excuse to root for the bad guy since Arnold in the original Terminator."





    By Willdamann
    This movie is even better than the 2nd one. i love the part when sudenly everything goes pitch black and everyone is so frightened
  • Amazing movie!

    By ibe_Adam x
    Great movie with great scenes! I only wish it was slightly longer with a bit more action.
  • Great movie

    By AlanUKOne
    Great movie
  • Immersive

    By Rroff
    One of those movies that comes out of nowhere and grabs you... Pulls you in from the opening scene onwards with well crafted characters, attention to detail and an immersive plot. Well worth the money.
  • Pitch Black (2000)

    By TheMovieShackMan
    Pitch Black plays the clever trick of coping with not having an extensive special effects budget by shrouding the monstrous creatures hunting down the cast in darkness. Unfortunately, the darkness is swiftly illuminated and so are the video-game creatures. This is the film's main flaw, the second being that Vin Diesel gives the best performance in the film, meaning everyone else is instantly forgettable. These aside, Pitch Black has some inspired moments. The design of the film is great; the use of lighting and vareity in lens effects give the film an entirely unique atmomsphere. The storyline is strong and engaging, although some of the deaths are poorly executed (no pun intended) and lose the film a little credibility. However it is an enjoyable romp and one of Vin Diesel's best vehicles.
  • a slow paced but great introduction to the Riddick story

    By metal Terrior
    I first show this film when a friend of mine gave me a copy of this film. i had to see this film twice, the first time i wasn't impressed but the 2nd time i though it was a great film. the story is slow at first until the middle of the film when the action gets going. but all in all the film good, not great in the way like LOTR but good in a diffrent way, the suspense is good and the scenario is like any other survial horror, one by one the characters are killed until the few surviers get off the planet to safety. story is interesting, not much charater devolpment or chemosrty. i saw the sequal TCOR before Pitch black (not a good thing to do) but indoing that i liked pitch black more on the 2nd viewing. (i thorught pitch black was crap on first viewing). the story is contined on the short animated film Dark fury. not as good as the two live action films but its ok and serves as a brigde story between Pitch Black and TCOR.
  • brilliant

    By ziyue undead
    just brilliant, I got the second one too and both are amazingly brillant
  • great, good, godly, buy it

    By -=Max=-
    My emotions watching this film were, hmm okay this is another slow paced survival horror, maybe they'll all turn against each other, quite cool to have let us see the enemy early on and learn a bit about him, he's quite cool real.....wait what the hell was that? OH CRAP CRAP CRAP etc. The film effortless shifts pace and focus as the night falls. Forget what you know about Riddick from "the chronicles of riddick" he is much more baddass in this film and a more interesting character by far. Definitely one worth watching and for once a I genuinely didn't see the end coming!
  • not for me! not for meeee!!!!!!

    By n0f8r
    "You'd die for them?" ... "Yes, Riddick, I would, I'd die for them" .... .... "I said I'd die for them Riddick, not you, come on!!" .... .... "not for me! ... not for me!!!!!!" Absolutely perfect - the quintessential essence of space opera. It happens to be a pretty good thriller as well, clever, funny, with a crystalline dark undertone. The creatures are a final answer; life as an expression of entropy. The icing on the cake - it features the perfect woman - Claudia Black - albeit sporting the roughest occa accent, and her role is far too small, but still.
  • underrated

    By jeany305
    richard riddick is possibly the greatest anti hero to ever grace the screen. a true gem of a movie