R | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
The contacts that Vin Diesel wore to play Riddick were a prototype. After the first day of filming, when they tried to remove the contact lenses, they couldn't. Due to where they were filming, they had to have an optometrist flown in from the nearest town, three hours away. Diesel called the contacts hubcaps.
They say most of your brain shuts down in cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake. Transporting me with civilians. Sounded like 40, 40-plus. Heard an Arab voice. Some hoodoo holy man, probably on his way to...
The spirits bottles are supposed to provide light as spirits "burns rather well". However the flame produced by burning alcohol is blue and dim, far from the yellow smoky, kerosene-like flame displayed in the movie.
The persons and events in this production are fictitious. No similarity to actual persons or predators, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred.
Universal released an unrated Director's Cut, three minutes longer than the theatrical release.
$14,015,741 (USA) (20 February 2000)
$39,240,659 (USA) (5 July 2012)
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