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RIDDICK Headed to Your Home Entertainment With Lots of Special Bonus Features

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Whether you saw it in theaters of not, you’ll never have gotten the full experience of Riddick, directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel, until you’ve obtained and watched it in your home entertainment center. Here are all the details in the official press release below.

VIN DIESEL RETURNS AS THE MOST WANTED MAN IN THE UNIVERSE IN A STUNNING NEW CHAPTER OF THE EXPLOSIVE SCI-FI ADVENTURE FRANCHISE

RIDDICK

BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGTAL HD DECEMBER 17, 2013

NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT WITH ALTERNATE ENDING COMING TO BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK INCLUDING BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ JANUARY 14, 2014

ALSO AVAILABLE: RIDDICK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION INCLUDING RIDDICK, PITCH BLACK AND THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK PLUS THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DARK FURY

“One Hell of a Thrill Ride.”—Joel D. Amos, MOVIEFANATIC.COM

Universal City, California, November 12, 2013— Vin Diesel returns to the larger-than-life role that made him a global superstar as Riddick blasts its way onto Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ on January 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013. The third feature film installment of the blockbuster series returns to its hardcore action roots with an all-new, no-holds-barred adventure from writer and director David Twohy, creator of the hit franchise.

Debuting an Unrated Director’s Cut with even more intense, heart-pounding sequences not shown in theaters and an alternate ending, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes bonus features that reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets of the heart-stopping thriller’s incredible cast, uniquely talented crew and cutthroat characters. In addition, Riddick will be available in a new collection that includes all three movies in the groundbreaking franchise: Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick plus The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury from Emmy Award-Winning animator, Peter Chung (“Æon Flux”).

In an electrifying return to his signature role, Diesel heads up an internationally acclaimed cast that includes Karl Urban (Star Trek franchise), Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), Jordi Mollà (Columbiana), WWE superstar Dave Bautista (upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy), Noah Danby (“Defiance”), Danny Blanco Hall (Immortals), Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall), Matt Nable (Killer Elite), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto), Conrad Pla (Immortals), Neil Napier (White House Down), Nolan Gerard Funk (“Aliens in America”) and two-time Grammy Award nominee Keri Lynn Hilson.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.

DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more.

Bonus Features Exclusively on Blu-rayTM

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.

Bonus Features on Blu-rayTM and DVD

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.

SYNOPSIS

Global action-superstar Vin Diesel reprises his breakthrough role in Riddick, the much-anticipated new chapter in the epic adventures of the most wanted man in the universe. The all-new thriller finds the title character trapped on a sun-scorched planet and pursued by ruthless bounty hunters eager to collect the reward for Riddick’s capture—dead or alive. Savage alien creatures, expansive desert landscapes, monster storms, jet hogs and an arsenal of futuristic weaponry make this the most exhilarating episode to date in writer and director David Twohy’s breathtaking series of futuristic blockbusters.

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackoff, Karl Urban, Dave Bautista, N, Bokeem Woodbine, Matt Nable, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Karl Urban as Vaako
Directed by: David Twohy
Screenplay by: David Twohy
Based on Characters Created By: Jim Wheat & Ken Wheat
Producers: Vin Diesel, Ted Field
Executive Producers: Samantha Vincent, Mike Drake, George Zakk
Director of Photography: David Eggby, ACS
Production Designer: Joseph Nemec III
Editor: Tracy Adams
Costume Designer: Simonetta Mariano
Original Music By: Graeme Revell

TECHNICAL INFORMATION –BLU-RAY™

Street Date: January 14, 2014
Copyright: 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61125056 (US)
Running Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes/2 hours, 7 minutes (Unrated)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for strong violence, language and some sexual content and nudity/Unrated
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS DD 2.0 (English); Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD

Street Date: January 14, 2014
Copyright: 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61124928 (US)
Running Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: R for strong violence, language and some sexual content and nudity/Unrated
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1/DVS DD; Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Riddick starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Nolan Gerard Funk, Noah Danby, Jordi Molla, and Bokeem Woodbine will be available on Digital HD December 17, 2013, and on Blu-ray and DVD on January 14, 2014.

You can preorder your copy of Riddick from Amazon now – here’s the link:


Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)

Director: David Twohy
Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban
Rating: R (Restricted)

Vin Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick in the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga. A dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy, Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless.  Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.  The only way off is for him to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.  With time running out and a deadly storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.  Also starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Dave Bautista (WWE). Experience the Riddick Unrated Director’s Cut with an alternate ending!
List Price: $29.98 USD
New From: $12.98 USD In Stock
Used from: $9.34 USD In Stock

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