Universal Home Video have announced that a previously unseen director’s cut of the sci-fi action movie Riddick will be released on DVD and in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on January 14. This version of the movie will also be available through digital services on December 17.
Along with the longer version of the movie, which includes an alternate ending, both versions will also include “Vin’s Riddick,” a featurette on the character and the man who plays him; “The Mercs,” a featurette on, well, the mercs in the movie; and “Riddick: Blindsided,” a motion comic that details what the character of Riddick has been up to since the previous movie, 2004’s The Chronicles Of Riddick.
In addition, the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will add “The Twohy Touch,” a short film in which writer/director David Twohy discusses the making of the movie; “Riccickian Tech,” a featurette on the technology used to create the movie’s special effects; and “The World Of Riddick,” a featurette on the design of the movie’s locations and creatures.
In addition, there will also be a boxed set that will include Riddick, 2000’s Pitch Black, The Chronicles Of Riddick, and the 2004 animated short The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, which picks up where Pitch Black left off. However, Universal didn’t say what extras would be included, how much it would be, or when it would be out, though given how these things usually work, it’s probably a safe bet that it will be released the same time as Riddick.