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The Chronicles of Riddick:Pitch Black & The Chronicles of Riddick Value Pack is basically just the inclusion of both movies in one package. There is no special case, as both films are just banded together in the packaging. This package is great for a person who has never purchased either of these Blu-ray movies before because you get two great movies for one low price. First, my review of The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black.
Pitch Black is arguably one of the most interesting premise to come to Science Fiction movies in some time. Although the setting of the film could seem routine to a casual viewer(space travelers stranded and bickering on a hostile planet infested with alien nasties), director David Twohy's wonderful use of color and stylistic flourishes more than makes up for any trivial complaints.
For those of you curious about the film's plot, it deals with a group of marooned space "passengers" who spend the majority of their time searching for a way to evacuate a harsh desert planet. Their efforts are unexpectedly forced to quicken however when they discover a particularly vicious type of nocturnal alien ready to emerge to the planet's surface during an eclipse.
Viewers can't help but like the film's villainous hero(played by Vin Diesel) who brings to memory Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous role as the Terminator.
The film looks and sounds great and has more than a few moments of nail-biting tension thrown in for good measure. For Science Fiction fans this is a must-see. And as for the rest of you, try giving this fine movie a chance.
In regards to The Chronicles of Riddick, I am a discriminating Sci-Fi fan, both in literature and film. I definitely did not agree with what professional critics had to say about this movie. I'm glad I didn't pay attention to the reviews and watched it for myself.
Chronicles Of Riddick takes place after Riddick's escape from the planet of monsters on Pitch Black, starting out with his recapture after being in hiding for many years. Now we are going to get a glimpse of just what is going on in the universe during the futuristic time frame of `Pitch Black'. A large sect of religious fanatics called Necromongers are moving from planet to planet, converting others to their faith and killing those who will not convert. Necromongers are half-dead beings from many different original planets, kind of like Star Trek's Borgs except they do not loose their individuality when they are converted.
With a combination of elaborate sets, CGI special effects, dark cinematography and good costuming, "The Chronicles of Riddick" is visually very entertaining. The plot is interesting and the dialog is fair; but the editing could have used some work but it is adequate. The Chronicles of Riddick is a good old-fashioned science fiction ride across the universe in the tradition of Conan (especially the ending).
Overall, these films are very entertaining and interesting and you will receive many hours of fun in watching them. I rate this value pack 5 out of 5 stars...
In Pitch Black:
Vin Diesel stars as Riddick, a convict who is one of the last of a race that was destroyed shortly after his birth. In this movie, Riddick has been captured and is being returned to prison, he is traveling along with a group of settlers. Along the way the craft they are traveling in wanders off course and is hit by a micro-meteor shower. They crash on an uninhabited planet and thus begins the adventure where they fight to survive and escape from the dangers of "Pitch Black".
Also starring in this film are: Cole Hauser, and Radha Mitchell.
This is a must see for an Vin Diesel fans and for anyone who loves a good science fiction space adventure.
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In the Chronicle of Riddick:
Vin Diesel returns as Riddick, he is being hunted by a bounty hunter and before escaping from him he discovers that someone from his past has placed a bounty on his head. He sets off to find out who is behind this and in the process gets caught up in the war of Necromongers. This begins the final battle between Riddick and the Necros for the leadership of the universe.
Also starring in this movie are: Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Keith David, and Radha Mitchell.
This is another movie that will entertaining and anyone who loves a great space adventure will love it.
This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. Vin diesel is his bad self as always. the movie is a spin off of pitch black.If you are a Vin diesel fan this is one of his best. Good movie to add to any colection.
Never a boring moment! Lots of action, lots of fighting, some cool fight moves. No sex (which isn't needed in most action films).
Both of these movies were in my collection as DVD's. I think the story and directing were excellent and the special effects are great in High-Def.