• Time For Your Surgical Shine Job - Turbine Debuts Four New Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Mediabooks

    Posted Wed Mar 22, 2023 at 09:00 AM PDT by
    Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 3-Disc Mediabook Turbine Medien

    If you missed out on the massive Pitch Black: Director's Cut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set, Turbine slims things down with four new limited edition three-disc Mediabook sets.

    While some folks love the big giant Ultimate Editions loaded with swag, posters, and 180-page books, they're understandably not for everyone... and can be a bit expensive. German label Turbine Medien is taking the opportunity to offer a slick alternative for fans of Vin Diesel and David Towhy's sci-fi/horror opus with four unique limited edition three-disc Mediabooks.

    You're going to pick up the same three discs as the Ultimate Edition we reviewed last year but without all of the extra posters, ID cards, lobby cards, iron-on patch, core sample card, or the 180-page book. Being a Mediabook release, there is still a 28-page book (in German) included but it obviously won't be as expansive as what was included in the Ultimate Edition sets. However, you will still get the same great Dolby Vision transfer, the excellent Atmos audio mix, and over six hours of recent and archival bonus content. Compared to Arrow's release, the only thing you don't get is the Theatrical Cut, but I mean, come on... who watches the Theatrical Cut of Pitch Black when the Director's Cut is so much better anyway?

    Here are your four Mediabook cover options:

    Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
    Black Cover (666 Units)

    Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
    Green Cover (666 Units)

    Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
    Red Cover (333 Units)

    Pitch Black: Director's Cut - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Mediabook
    Japan Artwork (333 Units)

    Here are all of the gory disc details:

    3-Disc Mediabook-Edition:
    Director's Cut on UHD and Blu-ray with complete dubbing and world-exclusive sound in Dolby Atmos. UHD with HDR and Dolby Vision.
    Bonus Blu-ray with mostly world-exclusive interviews, the TV prequel INTO PITCH BLACK, the animated film RIDDICK: KRIEGER DER DARKNSTERNIS and much more. 6 hours of features, including two audio comments, with optional subtitles in German and English.
    28-page book section on the history of the film by Christoph N. Kellerbach.

    Technical specifications:
    Language / sound: German Dolby Atmos, English Dolby Atmos, German DTS 2.0, English DTS 2.0
    Bildformat: 2,35:1 (2160p24) 4K Ultra-HD mit HDR / Dolby Vision, 2,35:1 (1080p24 Full HD)
    Subtitles: German, English
    Running time: 112 minutes

    Bonus Material:

    • New, mostly world exclusive interviews (HD, approx. 3 hours):
    • David Twohy (Regie, approx. 24 min.)
    • Keith David (Imam actor, approx. 27 min.)
    • David Eggby (Camera, approx. 15 Min.)
    • Peter Chiang (F/X, ca. 28 Min.)
    • Ken Wheat (Story-Autor, ca. 15 Min.)
    • John Cox (Monster-Animation, ca. 19 Min.)
    • Brian Murray (Storyboards, ca. 26 Min.)
    • David Melvin (TV-Prequel-Regie, ca. 15 Min.)
    • The Bridge to RIDDICK - CHRONICLES OF A WARRIOR (SD, approx. 80 min.):
    • RIDDICK: WARRIORS OF DARKNESS aka DARK FURY - The Animation (approx. 35 min.)
    • Pre-Animation (ca. 33 Min.)
    • The Creator - Peter Chung (approx. 5 min.)
    • INTO THE LIGHT (ca. 5 Min.)
    • The structure of the plot (approx. 2 min.)


    Universal Archive (SD, over 2 hours):

    • Director's introduction (approx. 2 min.)
    • INTO PITCH BLACK - TV-Prequel (ca. 45 Min.)
    • Storyboard film comparison (approx. 4 min.)
    • SLAM CITY - Animation-Internet-Clip (ca. 8 Min.)
    • Behind the scenes I + II (approx. 18 + 12 min.)
    • Making-of I + II (ca. 9 Min.)
    • John's hunting log (approx. 7 min.)
    • Visual encyclopedia (approx. 2 min.)
    • Computer game promotion (approx. 2 min.)
    • Promotion Parties (approx. 21 Min.)

    All bonus material with optional German & English subtitles

    Each of these slick-looking Mediabooks are now up for pre-order - and you won't have to get sent to a slammer with no light and 20 menthol Kools to get them!

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