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The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury [2004]

Director:Peter Chung
Writer:Brett Matthews
Composer:Christopher Mann
Machine Head
Tobias Enhus
Length:35 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Riddick and the other two survivors of the previous adventure are caught by a woman with a very twisted sense of artistic beauty.

Reaction: The animation is cool, but the story isn't particularly deep. This was largely created to help bridge the gap between Pitck Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Peter Chung => Director
Brett Matthews => Writer
Christopher Mann => Composer
Machine Head => Composer
Tobias Enhus => Composer
Andrew Philpot => Tech (as Andy Philpot) (voice)
Dwight Schultz => Skiff A.I. (voice)
Hedy Burress => Lab tech (as Hedy Burgess) (voice)
Julia Fletcher => Merc Squad Leader (voice)
Keith David => Abu 'Imam' al-Walid (voice)
Nick Chinlund => Toombs (voice)
Rhiana Griffith => Jack (voice)
Rick Gomez => Lead Merc (voice)
Roger Jackson => Junner (voice)
Sarge => Escort Merc (voice)
Tress MacNeille => Chillingsworth (voice)
Vin Diesel => Richard B. Riddick (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The short film reveals why Jack (Kyra), was mad with Riddick for leaving her; as mentioned by Imam in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). After Jack shoots and kills Antonia Chillingsworth, Imam expresses his concern with Riddick that Jack will become a cold-blooded killer like Riddick. Riddick decides to drop off both Jack and Imam and Helion Prime and retire himself to the UV system on Planet 6.
  • The purpose of the short film, was to bridge the five year gap between Pitch Black (2000), and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
  • Introduces the character of 'Toombs', a bounty hunter voiced by Nick Chinlund, who plays the character in person in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
  • Rhiana Griffiths returned to provide the voice of Jack. But did not return for The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), and the role was recast with Alexa Davalos.
  • Junner was modeled after Neo, the protagonist of ["The Matrix" trilogy].
  • It turns out the Kublai-Khan is not the only mercenary ship Riddick has been aboard. In the 2009 video game "The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena" which is a prequel to Pitch Black (2000), Riddick and Johns awake from suspended animation, only to find themselves aboard the gigantic mercenary vessel Dark Athena commanded by Gale Revas.
  • Released a week after The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).