Riddick films go Blu
- Posted February 8th, 2009 at 11:34 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 15 Comments
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is slowly but surely bringing its redundant HD DVD catalog over to Sony's successful Blu-ray format. On March 31, Universal will release the Riddick films, Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, on Blu-ray with 1080p VC-1 video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks. These were highly regarded as two of the most technically impressive HD DVD releases, so hopefully their transition to Blu-ray will be up to snuff.
The special features, courtesy of Blu-ray.com, are below.
* U Control
o Picture in Picture
o Pitch Black Raw
* BD Live: Download Center - My Scenes Sharing
* Feature Commentary with Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser and Director David Twohy
* Feature Commentary with Director David Twohy, Producer Tom Engelman and Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Chiag
* An Introduction by David Twohy
* The Game Is On
* The Johns Chase Log
* The Making of Pitch Black
* Dark Fury: Advancing the Arc
* The Chronicles of Riddick Visual Encyclopedia
* A View into the Dark
Chronicles of Riddick
* Intro by David Twohy
* Feature Commentary with Writer-Director David Twohy and Actors Karl Urban and Alexa Davalos
* Virtual Guide to The Chronicles of Riddick
* Toombs Chase Log
* Virtual Effects Revealed
* Deleted Scenes
* Creation on New Mecca
* Riddick Rises
* Keep What You Kill
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- 6:58am EST - February 8th, 2009
These movies were ok....it's just nice to see Universal putting out movies finally
- 7:15am EST - February 8th, 2009
- 7:22am EST - February 8th, 2009
fear my tea cup!
- 7:26am EST - February 8th, 2009
lol Universal betting on the wrong horse back in the day. Wish you had gone blu earlier huh?
- 7:53am EST - February 8th, 2009
Pitch Black > Chronicles of Ridd!ck
Both fantastic films :D
- 8:09am EST - February 8th, 2009
HD DVD was the best before, Blu-Ray wasn't complete and lacking evrything, it wasn't because of Blu-ray some achivement like higher capacity that tip the balance but money who did it don't forget that. Toshiba have a mucher higher fiability than Sony could ever imagine or grab it. But still have some decent products.
- 9:14am EST - February 8th, 2009
#5 - Totally agree! These were real movies! Can never be created again !!
- 9:40am EST - February 8th, 2009
gotta luv the bluray format it is superior
- 11:44am EST - February 8th, 2009
I got both movies on Blu-ray a couple of days ago (UK version). They both look sweet.
- 2:43pm EST - February 8th, 2009
Lord of the rings please.
- 5:16pm EST - February 8th, 2009
Mmm, interesting. I dun know if I'll get this or not... as I own them both plus the anime movie in a box set on DVD. I love ridd!ck, but I'm not a fan of spending a big bunch of cash on movies I already own on DVD.
- 7:43pm EST - February 8th, 2009
I want Universal to bring out The Blues Brothers 1 & 2 on Blu-ray. Its Universal's mission from God.
- 9:34pm EST - February 8th, 2009
Hooray for Pitch Black. I'd buy it but it'd cost me as much as a Platinum game. Drop Blu Ray prices dang it.
- 2:22am EST - February 9th, 2009
Now all I'm waiting for now is Lord of the Rings and Saving Private Ryan on Blu.
- 6:05am EST - March 6th, 2009
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