Pitch Black ★★★ 2000 (R)
Scary scifier with some familiar elements. Freak meteor storm causes a spaceship to make a crash landing on an unknown planet with three suns and apparently no life. Hah! In this version of “they only come out at night,” the survivors discover that very nasty hunting creatures attack after dark—and the planet is in for a total eclipse. Diesel gives a hardass performance as a convicted murderer who has nothing to lose. Shot in Queensland, Australia. 108m/C VHS, DVD, UMD, HD DVD . Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, John Moore, Simon Burke, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith; D: David N. Twohy, Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat; W: David N. Twohy; C: David Eggby; M: Graeme Revell.