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Pitch Black

"Pitch Black" is similar to many space travelers versus deadly creatures` movies except it is well written, genuinely suspenseful and has more twists than a contortionist. A space cargo ship, housing a lot of travelers and one very cold prisoner, crashes on a deserted planet. When the planet falls under a long solar eclipse, creatures that only come out at night have a field day. The crew is forced to team up with the vicious prisoner Riddock, played Vin Diesel, and all hell breaks loose. This movie is so beautifully shot and so well done that I had to wonder how anyone could have missed it, let alone not like it. Radha Mitchell doesn't get the credit she deserves as the tough leader by default. Bravo to David Twohy for his masterful direction and to David Eggby for cinematography that made my jaw drop.

1999 1hr. 52 mins. Rated R

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