Pre-Order Pitch Black (2000) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

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Cool! I didn’t expect this one to be released in UHD. Will be purchasing.
 

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Cool! I didn’t expect this one to be released in UHD. Will be purchasing.
I’m in. Terrific little sci-fi horror thriller!
You guys gonna pay the $50? Yeah, I know, it’ll come down. $50 is a long ways to come down from. Also, just a 5.1 track and I was hoping for Atmos. That opening crash landing alone is worth having it in Atmos.

The commentaries are not new, but I don’t remember my blu ray having two cuts. That could make a double dip worthwhile, but it’s going to have to be $20 before I’ll consider.

This was a sleeper hit, if I remember correctly, but it looked like a big budget movie that really worked. The sequels that had money, for me, weren’t so good.
 

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You guys gonna pay the $50? Yeah, I know, it’ll come down. $50 is a long ways to come down from. Also, just a 5.1 track and I was hoping for Atmos. That opening crash landing alone is worth having it in Atmos.

The commentaries are not new, but I don’t remember my blu ray having two cuts. That could make a double dip worthwhile, but it’s going to have to be $20 before I’ll consider.

This was a sleeper hit, if I remember correctly, but it looked like a big budget movie that really worked. The sequels that had money, for me, weren’t so good.
I ordered the black-tie-and-tails LE from DiabolikDVD for $33.

As far as I know, every edition of Pitch Black since it's first home video release on DVD has had both the Theatrical and Director's cuts on them. The commentaries aren't new, but there are several new extras, including six interviews (how long they'll be is anyone's guess), and this release will be the first one ever to include Into Pitch Black, a made-for-the-Sci-Fi-Channel hour-long special. While it's largely a "clip show" of scenes from the movie, there is extra-textual narrative material related to the film, but not from it.

On edit: I have to take that back. The original DVD release were actually two separate DVD releases: one for each cut. But I'm sure that every BD release had both cuts.

And the animated film, Dark Fury, which provides a link between Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick. Now, this is not new, as it's been released on its own, as well as in a couple of collections of the films. However...it's also not clear from the rather odd description -- "in 16:9 widescreen with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio" -- whether it'll be in SD (like all of its previous releases) or in HD. The audio description sounds like it would be HD, but the "16:9 widescreen" description of the video sounds like it's SD.
 
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I love all three films.
I wouldn't say I "love" Riddick, which seemed to me to be a virtual rehash of the first movie. But I sincerely loved Chronicles of Riddick, partly because it tried to be something other than a rehash of Pitch Black, but also because it's characters, design, and cinematography reminded me of a cross between 1970s Jack Kirby comics and graphic novels by the French writer/artist Philippe Druillet.
 
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According to Blu-ray dot com the audio will be 5.1. If true, this is very disappointing. The opening crash landing in atmos would be worth the price of admission alone.

BTW, autocorrect will not let me correctly spell the name of the website. It kept sticking in the hyphen. And it’s down to $20 on Amazon.

Never mind. Amazon lists “original 5.1” as a feature. Crap. This may have been a B movie release but it’s an A quality movie.
 

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While the link shows $50, the Amazon page it goes to lists it as a blu-ray for $20, and the image shows a 4K UHD cover art.

I'll be tempted by this one later. It was a clever little movie, and takes me back to the marvelous time of mid-budget scifi movies in the late '90s and early '00s.
 

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Will this movie benefit visually from 4K? It’s always had (intentionally) that washed-out look. I really want to buy this one but if I’m just getting what’s already on my currently blu ray, why spend even $20?
 

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Crickets...crickets...crickets....

Is there a compelling reason to buy this 4K release if I already the blu ray?
 

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I took a chance at $20, as I really like this film. Considering it's from a small media company in Arrow, I thought that was a very good price for a 4K version.
 
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