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January 14, 2014 DVD and Blu-ray: 'Riddick' with Vin Diesel and Karl Urban

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From writer and director David Twohy, creator of The Chronicles of Riddick film series, comes its third installment Riddick. It is an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure for the groundbreaking saga that includes Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life titular role of Riddick that made him a global superstar and heads up an internationally acclaimed cast that features Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, WWE superstar Dave Bautista, Noah Danby, Danny Blanco Hall, Bokeem Woodbine, Matt Nable, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Neil Napier, Nolan Gerard Funk and two-time Grammy Award nominee Keri Lynn Hilson.

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Five years after The Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick is a dangerous fugitive left for dead on a sun-scorched planet inhabited by alien predators more lethal than any human he has ever encountered. His only hope for escape is to activate an emergency beacon that will bring mercenaries who are after his head for their trophy. The first ship arrives carrying a violent and lethal group who will do anything to collect their bounty; the second ship is led by a man from Riddick’s past who seeks answers from him about his son’s fate. With a deadly storm approaching, Riddick must quickly defeat the mercenaries and steal one of the ships to get off the godforsaken planet before time runs out for everyone.

The DVD and Blu-ray special features include “Riddick: Blindsided,” the motion comic prequel to Riddick that fills in the gap since 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick, and two featurettes. In “Vin’s Riddick,” Vin Diesel, his co-stars and the entire filmmaking team provide an inside look at the superstar’s passion for everything from the film’s production and development to his intensive physical training, as well as just what makes Diesel ideal for the role of the indestructible Richard B. Riddick. And in “Meet The Mercs,” this featurette spotlights the dynamic supporting cast of Riddick and the characters they portray (from Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff to Jordi Mollà, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, and Nolan Gerard Funk) -- exploring what the actors bring to their roles, as well as the weapons and clothing styles that define them to enhance this heart-stopping thriller.

Exclusive to Blu-ray is an unrated director’s cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending. Also it includes additional bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters. In the short film “The Twohy Touch,” writer and director David Twohy explains the development of Riddick, the third feature film in his high-concept sci-fi series. Interviews and on-set footage detail Twohy’s vision and inspiration, as well as the creative collaboration between the filmmaker and star Vin Diesel that takes the cult franchise to a new level. In “Riddickian Tech,” The filmmakers, including Riddick‘s amazing effects team, talk about the extraordinary technologies used to create Riddick’s eye-popping sci-fi elements, from the practical effects to the green screen wonders that made it possible to bring this high-intensity, futuristic thriller to the big screen. And in “The World Of Riddick,” key members of the filmmaking team, including director David Twohy, production designer Joseph C. Nemec III and director of photography David Eggby talk about the inspiration and influences behind the film’s vivid and unique visuals and savage predators.

Also releasing on the same day is Riddick: The Complete Collection that includes all three movies in the hit franchise: Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick plus The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury from Emmy Award-Winning animator, Peter Chung.

Cast:

  • Vin Diesel as Riddick
  • Jordi Mollà as Santana
  • Matthew Nable as Boss Johns
  • Katee Sackhoff as Dahl
  • Dave Batista as Diaz
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Moss
  • Raoul Trujillo as Lockspur
  • Conrad Pla as Vargas
  • Nolan Gerard Funk as Luna
  • Danny Blanco Hall as Falco
  • Noah Danby as Nuñez
  • Neil Napier as Rubio
  • Karl Urban as Vaako
  • Alex Branson as Lex Branman
  • Andreas Apergis as Krone
  • Keri Hilson as Santana's Prisoner

DVD Special Features:

  • Vin’s Riddick - Vin Diesel, his co-stars and the entire filmmaking team provide an inside look at the superstar’s passion for everything from the film’s production and development to his intensive physical training, as well as just what makes Diesel ideal for the role of the indestructible Richard B. Riddick.
  • Meet The Mercs - From Karl Urban and Katee Sackhoff to Jordi Mollà, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, and Nolan Gerard Funk, this featurette spotlights the dynamic supporting cast of Riddick and the characters they portray, exploring what the actors bring to their roles, as well as the weapons and clothing styles that define them to enhance this heart-stopping thriller.
  • Riddick: Blindsided - A motion comic prequel to Riddick that fills in the gap since 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick.

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Unrated Director’s Cut (also includes theatrical version)
  • Alternate Ending
  • The Twohy Touch - In this short film, writer and director David Twohy explains the development of Riddick, the third feature film in his high-concept sci-fi series. Interviews and on-set footage detail Twohy’s vision and inspiration, as well as the creative collaboration between the filmmaker and star Vin Diesel that takes the cult franchise to a new level.
  • Riddickian Tech - The filmmakers, including Riddick‘s amazing effects team, talk about the extraordinary technologies used to create Riddick’s eye-popping sci-fi elements, from the practical effects to the green screen wonders that made it possible to bring this high-intensity, futuristic thriller to the big screen.
  • The World Of Riddick - Key members of the filmmaking team, including director David Twohy, production designer Joseph C. Nemec III and director of photography David Eggby talk about the inspiration and influences behind the film’s vivid and unique visuals and savage predators.

Exclusives:

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Czech Republic
Release Date: January 22, 2014

France
Release Date: January 18, 2014

United Kingdom
Release Date: January 13, 2014

  • HMV - Riddick Blu-ray SteelBook.

Best Prices:

DVD - $17.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $18.99 at Best Buy, $19.96 at Walmart.com

Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, $23.96 at Walmart.com

Riddick: The Complete Collection DVD - $27.99 at Best Buy, $34.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com

Riddick: The Complete Collection Blu-ray (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $34.99 at Best Buy, $39.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, $39.99 at Target

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