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HTF Review: The Chronicles of Riddick - Unrated Director's Cut



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#1 of 62 OFFLINE   Jason Perez

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Posted November 03 2004 - 01:46 AM


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#2 of 62 OFFLINE   David Illingworth II

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Posted November 03 2004 - 02:07 AM

Can you tell us more about the subtle shifts in picture for the newly included scenes? And perhaps, in a non-spoilerish way, (since the shifts indicate new material) what some of the new scenes are about? Excuse my curiosity, but I loved the movie in a way that (judging by the majority of people's dislike for it) must not be entirely rational. Kinda like my affection for Daredevil, I guess. Thanks!
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#3 of 62 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted November 03 2004 - 02:43 AM

I liked this one too, but I also saw it before Pitch Black. Uni seemed to specialise in dumb, fun movies this year (Van Helsing, anyone?).
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#4 of 62 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted November 03 2004 - 02:53 AM

I never thought they shpuld have made a sequel, the whole point of a movie like Pitch Black is to wonder what happened to Riddick and the other survivors. I'll probably rent it but definitely not a buy for me.

#5 of 62 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted November 03 2004 - 03:36 AM

I saw Van Helsing and this movie right in a row at the theaters, and I seriously think that a part of my brain shut down, never to work again, after seeing these two atrocities. I know this thread is for the review of the DVD, but even impressive A/V details and 15 minutes of additional footage isn't going to convince me to buy this movie.
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Posted November 03 2004 - 03:42 AM

I'm probably going to be one of those few who actually liked the film. While certainly it didn't live up to its ambitions, for a big, dumb action film, I thought it was fun on that level. It also helps that Alexa Davalos actually does some nice work here. Not a high priority to own on DVD, but I wouldn't mind it in my DVD collection eventually. Jason

#7 of 62 OFFLINE   Chris Moe

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Posted November 03 2004 - 04:52 AM

I too enjoyed the film, I didn't love it but I had a good time watching it. If I can pick it up used for 10-12 bucks I'll get it.

#8 of 62 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted November 03 2004 - 05:35 AM

I have it in my Netflix. I loved Pitch Black but missed this one in theatres.
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Posted November 03 2004 - 07:26 AM

The day this comes out is going to be AWESOME. I've been waiting for this on dvd for a long time and cannot wait to pick it up.... Oh and also .. 3NCORE comes out (for all the Eminem fans out there) Mike
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#10 of 62 OFFLINE   Grant H

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Posted November 03 2004 - 07:28 AM

Anxious to enjoy this film at home. When I saw it in the theater, the digital sound must have been out, because there was virtually no impact in the whole movie. Now I'm starting to wonder if the same thing happened in "The Grudge."
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#11 of 62 OFFLINE   Andrew s wells

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Posted November 03 2004 - 01:05 PM

Loved it. As far as Vins acting, I think he does a great job. I mean, if you see him in an interview he is nothing at all like the character he plays in this movie. To be so different, wouldnt that be a good example of acting? maybe its just me. images/smilies/smile.gif

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Posted November 03 2004 - 01:40 PM

This is a style vs substance movie, but I liked the epic style/scale. My expectations were low going in and exceeded. This was a good summer for epics even if the results were a mixed bag.

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Posted November 03 2004 - 01:43 PM

Another non-DTS new release by Universal. But I loved this movie so much that I'm going to look past that and buy the first release. Can't wait! images/smilies/biggrin.gif

#14 of 62 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted November 03 2004 - 02:38 PM

I'll probably get it.

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Posted November 03 2004 - 11:20 PM

I don't know what I'm going to do. I thought this movie was just okay when I saw it in the theatre. I'm somewhat of a completest though and since I have Pitch Black, I might pick this one up.

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Posted November 13 2004 - 02:21 AM

Another pile of shit from Universal after Van Helsing, Dawn of the Dead and now this with no DTS images/smilies/furious.gif images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif

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Posted November 13 2004 - 03:40 AM

If anyone is as desperate as I am to get DTS for this movie, you can invest your money into the R2 Japan release which has DTS.

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Posted November 13 2004 - 04:45 AM

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Another pile of shit from Universal after Van Helsing, Dawn of the Dead and now this with no DTS images/smilies/furious.gif images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif





images/smilies/laugh.gif I love these extreme reactions, you'd think the world was coming to an end.
For some people the DTS comes first, the movie a distant second.images/smilies/wink.gif



Not as good as Pitch Black but still an enjoyable action-packed bit of sci-fi fluff, my copy should be here monday.images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

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#19 of 62 OFFLINE   Tan Ng

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Posted November 13 2004 - 04:52 AM

Steve



You are misunderstanding me. I love Van Helsing, Dawn of the Dead and Chronicle of Riddick but they are all non-DTS. To me, story comes first then DTS. Story sucks, I don't care if it is not DTS images/smilies/biggrin.gif

#20 of 62 ONLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted November 13 2004 - 05:05 AM

erm really Tan? I must have completely misinterpreted your previous post somehow.images/smilies/wink.gif

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