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Pitch black

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Movie propaganda

Not afraid of the dark are you?

In the future, man has found a way to not only cross the stars but the galaxies as well. A large spacecraft is making the journey to New Mecca, one of the most distant galaxies on the map, when it's crippled in mid-flight. Junior pilot Carolyn Fry (Radha Mitchell), the only member of the flight crew to survive the accident, manages to pilot the ship to safety down on a barren alien planet scorched by perpetual sunlight. She and the six passengers - a teenage runaway, a husband-wife biologist team, a self-interested antiques dealer, a hunky cop and a dangerous killer form an uneasy alliance to help each other in order to find a way off-planet. But their surroundings prove to be far more mysterious than they thought, the land dotted by mysterious cone-shaped hills and life-less-ordinary vines and an abandoned human settlement whose citizens seem to have vanished without a trace.

Soon Carolyn, the cop and the prisoner (whose eyes are enhanced for low-light vision) make two terrifying discoveries. The first is that this planet isn't under permanent sunlight, its unusual orbit plunges it into complete darkness once every 60 years. The second - they are not alone on this planet and the deadly sources of those eerie clicking sounds have been waiting for the long night to emerge - and feed.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film science fiction adventure action horror

Persons of interest

  • Vin Diesel .... Richard B Riddick
  • Radha Mitchell .... Carolyn Fry
  • Cole Hauser .... William J Johns
  • Keith David .... Abu Al-Walid
  • Lewis Fitz-Gerald .... Paris P Ogilvie
  • Claudia Black .... Sharon "Shazza" Montgomery
  • Rhiana Griffith .... Jack/Jackie
  • John Moore .... John "Zeke" Ezekiel
  • Simon Burke .... Greg Owens
  • Les Chantery .... Suleiman
  • Sam Sari .... Hassan
  • Firass Dirani .... Ali
  • Jim Wheat .... Storywriter
  • Ken Wheat .... Storywriter
  • Jim Wheat .... Screenwriter
  • Ken Wheat .... Screenwriter
  • David N Twohy .... Screenwriter
  • David N Twohy .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Agent Keys

Theatrical report

A waste of time! Bloody Australian crap! The only reason I stayed to the end was to see if they all got killed: unfortunately, they didn't!

Pitch black did have a couple of good bits... particularly when a guy's head was bitten off: Cool! Plus, Vin has a damn fine body for ogling: that got the flick a couple of extra points on its own. But other than that... don't bother!

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Audio comentaries
  • Trailers
  • Production notes
  • DVD-ROM extras

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

108 minutes (1:48 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 8 November 2000
VHS rental: 8 November 2000
Diesel-powered hits 3-pack: 2 April 2003

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