Pitch Black

2000 UR 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD

Pitch Black

2000 UR 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD
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After crash-landing on a desolate planet, a pilot and her passengers, one of whom is a convicted killer, must find a way to survive in a hostile environment while fending off a race of carnivorous aliens that has begun to stalk them.
Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, Simon Burke, Les Chantery, John Moore
David Twohy
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
UR - UR -
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Pitch Black is the sci-fi action movie that spawned Vin Diesel's "Riddick" franchise. This first movie, however, is mostly about characters working together to survive a greater threat. It features strong sci-fi violence, with creature attacks, blood splatters, shooting, fighting, and death. Language is also very strong, with many uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole." One character keeps a stash of fancy liquor, another smokes cigars, and a third is addicted to painkillers. Sex isn't much of an issue, though two of the female characters are dressed in skimpy/sexy outfits. Overall, older teens should be OK, especially given the movie's admirable themes.

Sexual Content

Not an issue, though two female characters wear somewhat revealing clothing.


The movie features very strong sci-fi violence, creature attacks, and gore. Several characters die, including main characters. There's a huge spaceship crash. We see splatters of blood. Characters are shot, stabbed, and slashed. Characters fight and argue with one another.


Language includes several uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t," "hell," "ass," "dick," "motherf----r," "a--hole," "Goddamn," "piss," and "God" as an exclamation.

Social Behavior

Teamwork rules the day in this movie. Whenever characters don't cooperate, or think mainly of themselves, they end up as beastie chow. Characters that work together, for the most part, manage to beat the odds. (There are exceptions, however, even to this rule.)


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One of the characters is a liquor connoisseur. He has several bottles on hand that he's constantly sipping from and trying to protect (he ends up donating them as flammable illumination devices). Characters also smoke cigars, and one character is shown to be addicted to a painkiller, the result of a bad injury.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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