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Chronicles of Riddick [Blu-ray][Region Free]

Vin Diesel , Colm Feore , Keith David    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban
  • Directors: Keith David
  • Producers: Vin Diesel, Graeme Revell
  • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Mandarin Chinese
  • Dubbed: French, Italian, German, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb 2009
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001NPE8JA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,255 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Bigger isn't always better, but for anyone who enjoyed Pitch Black, a nominal sequel like The Chronicles of Riddick should prove adequately entertaining. Writer-director David Twohy returns with expansive sets, detailed costumes, an army of CGI effects artists, and the star he helped launch--Vin Diesel--bearing his franchise burden quite nicely as he reprises his title role. The Furian renegade Riddick has another bounty on his head, but when he escapes from his mercenary captors, he's plunged into an epic-scale war waged by the Necromongers. A fascist master race led by Lord Marshal (Colm Feore), they're determined to conquer all enemies in their quest for the Underverse, the appeal of which is largely unexplained (since Twohy is presumably reserving details for subsequent "chronicles"). With tissue-thin plotting, scant character development, and skimpy roles that waste the talents of Thandie Newton (as a Necromonger conspirator) and Judi Dench (as a wispy "Elemental" priestess), Twohy's back in the B-movie territory he started in (with The Arrival), brought to vivid life on a vast digital landscape with the conceptual allure of a lavish graphic novel. But does Riddick have leadership skills on his resumé? To get an answer to that question, sci-fi fans will welcome another sequel. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Vin Diesel reprises his role as night-eyed antihero Riddick in this big-budget sequel to the 2002 sci-fi action film 'Pitch Black'. In an attempt to evade the mercenaries after him, Riddick escapes to the distant planet of Helion - only to find himself caught in the middle of a violent and bloody intergalactic conflict between two opposing forces: the Elementals, led by Aerion (Judi Dench) and the Necromongers, led by the bloodthirsty Lord Marshall (Colm Feore).

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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than theatrical release 21 Sep 2005
By MC
Format:DVD
I've been dying to see this directors cut of The Chronicles Of Riddick for some time, in the U.S, it came out at the same time as the normal version, so i thought we'd never end up getting it. But, i am pleased to say that i was wrong.
While being a big fan of the theatrical cut, i always had the feeling that an extended cut would be better recieved by the common movie goer, and would help the movie flow. This is true, as in the directors cut we get more of a history for Riddick, and we get more information on his Furyan origins and on why his race is almost extinct, making Riddick seem a lot more important to the universe than he seemed in the other cut. We also get a new character in the movie, a woman (presumably Furyan, maybe his mother) who comes to Riddick in his dreams to remind him of the terrible tragedy that happened on the planet. We also get a few tantalising glimpses of Furya itself, whetting the appetite even further for the sequels. Also, supporting characters like Jack/Kyra, the mercs who catch Riddick, Lord and Dame Vaako and the Norwegian prisoner leader are more fleshed out, giving us extra oppurtunity to identify with them.
The action scenes on Crematoria are also extended including a spectacular new part were Riddick comes to truly realise he is Furyan and who it was who destroyed his race's world. Other action scenes in the movie are either the same or only extended by a few seconds of extra footage.
The new footage also serves to make some scenes of the movie more emotionally charged and just that little bit more exciting. For example, when Riddick is looking at the devastation when the Necromonger invade Helion Prime, we see flashback of Furya, and also the final 30 mins in necropolis.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most underrated film ever 28 Jan 2006
By Runeweaver VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film has been overlooked by the masses,because film critics called it Chronicles Of ridiculous,and gave it 1 star ratings.But if you check the scores of people on amazon who have seen it,most love it,I do too.Im so glad i bought both versions,as they both have a very different feel to them,So dont wait buy it,you will be very glad you did.The film draws you in right at the start and the only downsides to this film are,that it has to end,and that there probably wont be a sequel,due to the bad taste of you average highly paid film critic.
Well seems my last comment might be wrong,as Vin Diesel has commented in a recent interview,that there might be another film,so fingers crossed riddick fans.
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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Much Maligned Gem 28 Nov 2004
Format:DVD
Big Vin is back as the So bad he's great Riddick. This film was trashed by the critics but i loved every minute of it at the cinema.Taking huge design influence from David lynche's DUNE and fleshing out Riddicks Badass character (Snake plissken for the new millenium)The film starts at a sprint and doesnt slow down, never letting the somewhat silly pretentions of the plot get in the way of the awesome set piece action.This isnt going to get Mr Diesel an oscar, but he clearly loves the character and this comes through in his performance. If you love sci fi that offers spectacle and were annoyed with the direction the Matrix sequels took (architect speech anyone?) give this a go. Utterly enjoyable kick ass nonsense :-)
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex & Quality Story 25 Oct 2005
Format:DVD
I am a discriminating Sci-Fi fan, both literature and film, and I definitely do 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.
The story includes Dune-like intricacies (prophecy, conflicting character motives, foreshadow, plots within plots, human weaknesses, multiple heroes, patience, questionable morality, rituals, inner challenges, sacrifice, etc.) but without the extended, drawn-out politics to slow the story. It is fast paced and entertaining along with the important issues and messages. The art in this film is breathtaking including the rocky fins and caves of the ice planet, the Necromonger ship; the sparkling seas, sands, and architecture of Helion Prime; and the brutal beauty of the jagged, glassy, and blistering Crematoria. The DVD version really showcases the artistic elements of this movie.
The film has a Conan flavor with the non-traditional and non-innocent hero doing the right thing instead of the easy thing, and getting involved though he doesn't have to. The superhero (and regular hero) qualities of the Riddick character are also a nice addition to the story: speed, protection of the weak, strength, ease of killing, frequent flying through the air during attacks/escapes, quick thinking, sense of humor, resistance to Necromonger mental intrusion, enhanced eyes for night vision (Achilles heel being light sensitivity), precision, gracefulness despite bulk, piloting skills, use of varied weaponry, respect for life, risk taking, etc. The combination of weaponry is also interesting - unique craftsmanship blades mixed with Sci-Fi technology weapons.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The very sad fact about this excellent film is that it was killed (in spirit at least) by the movie studio in an effort to make it more 'viewer friendly'. I have both versions of this film on DVD and I can say unequivably that the commercial release is horrid, I can't stand to watch it, but the uncut director version is nothing short of excellent, one of my favorite films - why? The directors cut fleshes out the plot in a much better way and sits together as a film more naturally. The commercial version is edited completely different and cuts out all the story aspects of the film, focusing on being an action movie rather than a true sci-fi film. In short it doesn't work, all action and no plot leaves the commercial version empty, souless, spoiled. If you love sci-fi and especially if you loved Pitch Black then buy this film, but please buy the real version and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great price and fast delivery. This was a super film, really enjoyed it. After Pitch Black was not sure how they would follow the saga on, but carried of really well. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Graphics Pete
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool movie
I really liked pitch black, riddick is a cool action movie, I hope more films like this will come in the future
Published 17 days ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie is the legend!
This movie surpasses all others on merits of hero mega stories! And I am a huge sci fi fan...
Acting, directing, cast, costumes, CG... everything is just astonishing! Read more
Published 23 days ago by L. Koprivica
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the review from Jeff Shannon in the DVD review description.
Great movie, watch and make up your own mind. I'm so sick of reading film reviews from so called people in the business who are out of touch with the viewing public. Read more
Published 25 days ago by P. Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Great film, infact it is better than the first and 3rd, well the 3rd film is just a garbled mess.
Published 28 days ago by lemonexit
4.0 out of 5 stars Two BluRays for 10
Items arrived within a few days, securely and robustly parcelled. Although I have these films on conventional DVD's it was a good opportunity to get them on BluRay For only 10. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Riddick Part-Duex
Story - Following up from Pitch Black,Vin da man returns to confront the Necromonger, an amalgamated race of planet gobbling bad dudes who are posessed and led by their 'Dear... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Captain Barnacles
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel
Sequels are never easy and especially when the original was made on a budget and become a cult classic. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dirty
5.0 out of 5 stars the chronicles of riddick
Excellent film highly recommend action packed throughout part two of a trilogy a must see for vin diesel fans .
Published 1 month ago by e.m.s.16
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment.
No where near as good as pitch black. The film was just terrible from start to finish. I would not recommend!
Published 1 month ago by derek
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