The Chronicles of Riddick [Includes Digital Copy] [SteelBook] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2004]

STEELBOOK
$14.99
Cardmember Offers

Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (93 out of 99)

Special Features


  • Anatomy of a fight
  • Complete chronicles
  • Picture in picture
  • Chronicles compendium
  • Introduction by David Twohy
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by David Twohy
  • Keep what you kill
  • Virtual guide to The Chronicles Of Riddick
  • Toomb's chase log
  • Visual effects revealed
  • Creation of New Mecca
  • Riddick rises
  • Feature commentary with writer-director David Twohy and actors Karl Urban and Alexa Davalos

Synopsis


The Chronicles of Riddick
Vin Diesel returns as the nocturnally gifted antihero Riddick in this sequel to the 2000 cult item Pitch Black. Riddick, on the run from the law and evading mercenaries eager to claim the price on his head, seeks refuge on the planet of Helion, only to discover he's walked into a world in chaos. Helion has been seized by the Lord Marshall (Colm Feore), leader of the Necromongers, a race of bloodthirsty warriors determined to wipe out humanity throughout the universe. Aereon (Judi Dench), leader of Helion's "elementals," pleads with Riddick to join them in their fight for survival; Riddick agrees, hoping to fill out some of the blank chapters in his history along the way. As he plots his battle strategy against the Necromongers, Riddick becomes reacquainted with Kyra (Alexa Davalos), whom he knew as a girl but has since grown into a strong and beautiful woman eager to join him in the fight against the Lord Marshall. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Vin Diesel
    Vin Diesel - Richard B. Riddick
  • Colm Feore
    Colm Feore - Lord Marshal
  • Thandie Newton
    Thandie Newton - Dame Vaako
  • Judi Dench
    Judi Dench - Aereon
  • Karl Urban
    Karl Urban - Vaako



Overall customer rating

4.3
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What Sci-Fi Fantasies are Made Of

    Posted
    CJHansolo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Granted you may be like me,a consumer exhausted by hollywood media conglomerates shoving down your throats whom you are to spend your money for-a "Who's hot" if you will. Much is the case of The Chronicles of Riddick star Vin Diesel. Sadly for him and unfortunate for you, if this fits your view of him, but this film is grossly underrated. It is a truly well developed film. (As far as Sci-Fi's go) If you think back to some of the classic otherworldly Sci-Fi film's such as The Planet of the Apes, Aliens, Blade Runner, the Star Wars saga-all of these films take the audience to their world. A world full of their own genre, style, socialogy not alike to our own, yet not too far off either. (Granted some better than others) The film is full of rich characters, planetary races, war-mongers, and ethereal beings. It is a tapestry of classic fantasy noir. And out of the films I mentioned above TCOR mimics the mythos that the Star Wars saga holds. It represents the 'coming of age' or growing into 'destiny' that truly great fantasy films capture. I personally believe people have become too serious with themselves to allow themselves to immerse in the different worlds a film like this introduces. Keep in mind that I do believe that the film should have ventured for the 'R' rating and had left some of the more "intense" battle sequences, as the MPAA put it, in and pushed the Riddick universe to the limits. Unfortunately a PG-13 rating somewhat "hammed-up" the credibility of TCOR, but I do hope that the Unrated version on the DVD measures up to this potentially fantastic universe paving the way for perhaps the future 2 chapters in the Riddick chronology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie!!!

    Posted
    rhettb

    This movie is one of the truly great sequels of all time. Instead of just expanding upon the theme of Pitch Black, the director takes the audience along with Riddick in an entirely new direction. Riddick is the last, best hope for defeating the Necromongers. A pseudo undead army that is crusading across the galaxy either converting or killing all humans in their path. It feels kind of like Conan the Barbarian in outer space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie. A must have.

    Posted
    Jojo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Riddick series movie. This is the 2nd in the series. I enjoyed the first movie , but I can’t get enough of the second movie. I already own a Blu-ray of this movie but had to have the collector metal cover that had a digital copy which makes it easier to watch quickly without having to go though my collection of Blu-Rays & DVD

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, good to have in steel book

    Posted
    BlurayHunter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This Riddick movie is "classic" and in my opinion the best Riddick movie of the series. Already had a regular copy, but was nice to see it out in steelbook, although I am not biggest fan of the "comic book" designs, and great pricing. Especially if you don't yet own it, now is good time to get a cool steel book version!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What Happened?!

    Posted
    kevman79

    After being completely surprised at how well done the first film 'Pitch Black' was, I was very pumped to see this big-budget sequel. Sadly, this film had all the potential in the world to be a mega success, but instead turned out rather poorly. Some very good visuals, but otherwise disappointing. Note to buyers, this is the unrated director's cut that is slightly different than the theatrical version and adds in additional footage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a good Riddick movie, great steelbook price!

    Posted
    BlurayHunter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In my view, is still the best of the Riddick movies, is more real "sci-fi" with a lot of interesting ideas, and not just a "being chased around by monsters" movie. Not a super fan of the "comic strip" style steelbooks myself, but is still a cool steelbook and a super price right now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    ub3rn3rd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Here old acquaintances try to enlist Riddick's help in stopping a force known as the Necromongers. It is their sworn duty to purge the flawed life of our universe so that they can be born in perfection in the underverse. This time Riddick is faced with his past, unstoppable armies, weapons of mass destruction and possibly the fate of the whole world...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Steelbook

    Posted
    Fordman01
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Action · Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's ...

    I would recommend this to a friend



Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.