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Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury

Riddick is flying in his space ship when he gets captured by bounty hunters that are on the lookout to find the hardest killers in the universe to make some sort of living statues of them and Riddick is their latest prey. After a first fight with aliens however, Riddick manages to escape and while the whole ships is alerted to capture him, he’s making his way to the central command to grab a ship and get back on his way…

Sound and Vision:
Both the sound and image are nice and especially the surround speakers get their piece of the action. The animation isn’t really like in Manga movies but does try to make a bridge between American comic style and Japanese anime. Nice

Extras:
– Making Dark Fury: Bridging the gap between Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick: feature that gives some backstory on Dark Fury but also gives a lot of info on The Chronicles of Riddick
– Peter Chung – Into the Mind of the Animator
– A View into the Light
– Dark Fury Animation: Making Of the graphics for the animation movie
– Van Helsing animation movie trailer
– Vivendi Game trailers

Conclusion:
To my surprise, this wasn’t a full movie. After about half an hour, the end credits appeared already and I sat in my chair next to my wife, hoping that something more would come. After all, this animation movie is supposed to make the bridge between Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick but I hardly felt like I had more information than before watching Dark Fury. In fact, I had more questions than before… On the other hand, the extras on the DVD are definitely worth checking out as they DO give more information about both Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick. It’s like the extras are the main part of the DVD and the animation movie is the additional feature 🙂

Good stuff if you really want to know all about Riddick but if you’re not a fan you won’t miss much by letting this one pass by. I only hope none of the extras from this DVD will appear on the DVD of Chronicles of Riddick as that would definitely be a letdown…

Our Score:
6.0

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