Dark Fury

Director: Peter Chung
Starring: Vin Diesel
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2004
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I hope the trend toward filling in plot gaps between movies with anime continues. Anamatrix gets deserved credit for lining up many of the best animators in the business to create a series of compelling shorts. Dark Fury picks up the trend, bridging the gap between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. Peter Chung, best known as the animator responsible for Aeon Flux, delivers his fluid techo-violent style, giving Riddick the same looming presence found in Vin Diesel’s live-action version. Characters, including Riddick, are voiced by the movie stars, keeping the entire production artistically consistent. The story is a creepy encounter with a psychotic intergalactic bounty hunter collecting killers as art. At 35 minutes, the animated story is complete, but I still want more. Extras on the DVD include behind the scenes material and some sneak peaks at Chronicles stuff.