Pitch Black: SE?

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  1. Harminder

    Harminder Second Unit

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    With the "Chronicles of Riddick" coming out this Summer and the current Pitch Black DVD now out of print, will Universal be releasing an SE version of the movie in time for the sequel?
     
  2. Kami

    Kami Screenwriter

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    Seems plausible, though I'm not in a huge hurry to buy one unless there is major improvements. I consider the current release to have a damn fine transfer and audio!
     
  3. Rob T

    Rob T Screenwriter

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    I love the unrated disc. There would need to be significant improvements for me to buy it again.
     
  4. MikeFR

    MikeFR Supporting Actor

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    I'd only buy it if there was an extended raveworld event.
     
  5. Jake Johnson

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    Im hoping that there will be one. Im sure they will do one to help promote riddick. I hope they have both cuts on it if they do.
     
  6. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    For an OOP title, there sure seems to be an endless supply of both the Unrated and Rated versions at B&M and online retailers. There are also a couple hundred copies being traded on eBay monthly for well below retail.

    Not only that, but both these versions are the Special Edition variety already:

    OAR (anamorphic)
    5.1 DTS
    5.1 DD
    Two Commentary Tracks: Director David Twohy and Actors Vin Diesel and Cole Hauser; David Twohy and Producer Tom Engelman and Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Chiang.
    Featurette on the Making-Of Pitch Black
    Raveworld Pitch Black Event
    Theatrical Trailers

    I can't imagine them adding anything except for a trailer and promo material for 'Chronicles of Riddick'. Considering how poorly Vin Disel's and David Twohy's recent films have performed at the box office they are going to need all the help they can get to insure a large opening weekend attendance.
     
  7. Kevin M

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. KyleC

    KyleC Supporting Actor

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    Are there major differences between the Unrated and Rated?
     
  9. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    This is Universal, which never passes up an opportunity to cross-promote when it can. Chances are very good that it will repackage Pitch Black in some way. I hope it includes Into Pitch Black this time.
     
  10. Harminder

    Harminder Second Unit

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    After reading all the posts and what the extras are for the current Unrated version of Pitch Black, I went ahead and got the current version, since the current version has everything I want in a DVD anyways (especially that awesome DTS track).

    There were only 2 left at Best Buy. One of them had the plastic wrap ripped 1/2 off and the other had bits of it ripped off. I had to settle for the latter and after opening it, there were no problems with the case itself. Thanks everyone for your input and feedback. [​IMG]
     
  11. GeorgeRF

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    Would deleted scenes help sell copies of a special edition? Here's a question I asked Vin Diesel in an online chat, and his reply. Your guess is as good as mine (and apparently his!) as to how much was filmed but not included in the movie.

    me: Hi, loved your performance in Pitch Black. Did you film any scenes that didn't make it into the movie? What did we miss?

    VinDiesel: Good question
    VinDiesel: There are a few scenes that didn't make it in
    VinDiesel: Right now you have me stumped
    VinDiesel: I can't remember which ones
    VinDiesel: I'm so sorry
    VinDiesel: When you do a film with cgi so much changes
    VinDiesel: so very seldom do directors cut scenes that have FX
    VinDiesel: So we didn't lose much
    VinDiesel: Maybe some different edits
    VinDiesel: Or budget didn't let us overshoot
    VinDiesel: GA

    (I'm sure he meant "our budget," but I didn't want to edit what he said in the chat. In case "GA" isn't familiar, it's a signal to the moderator to go ahead with the next question.)
     
  12. Philip Verdieck

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    Either that or he was annoyed, and really meant "Go Away" [​IMG]
     
  13. Kevin Phillips

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    (Hi everyone. First time posting to this forum)

    Pitch Black has been on my wish-list for a while. After reading this thread, with no definitive release date for an SE, I went ahead and picked it up at Best Buy while its still easy to get.
     
  14. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    There's always a copy or two of Pitch Black at my local used dvd store. This must have been one of the first dvds I bought, and I don't think I'd bother double dipping in the future, as the sound and PQ is already excellent.
     
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    Great disk, one of the best Sci-Fi/Horror flicks to date. And you gotta love Riddick's bad a$$ attitude and killer eyes!!
     
  16. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Love this movie myself. But what will a SE add to the existing unrated version. Sound is great, especially DTS. I guess they can show a little more about those birds and give us more information about them. But not much else I think.
     
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    I would repurchase if they just removed the raveworld event.
     
  18. Kevin M

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    Welcome to the Forum, Kevin.
     
  19. Dustin Harrison

    Dustin Harrison Stunt Coordinator

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    Just picked up a copy at CC for $19 and change. That's a better pice than I could find on line.

    One of my sci-fi favs I must say.
     
  20. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    I have no reason to upgrade as the current disc (I have the unrated) is fantastic- not including the wretched Raveworld event of course. Universal would be wise to focus on other stuff in their vault which have yet to see release than to rerelease a recent film such as this one.

    However, Universal did that with 'The Fast and The Furious'.....coincidentally another Vin Diesel film.....hmmm. [​IMG]
     

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