The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
For all of those reasons, Twohy was wise to tap Peter Chung to direct this half-hour installment in the Riddick series. He may have been swayed by Chung's Matriculated segment of The Animatrix, but Dark Fury actually has more in common with Æon Flux, his 1991 short (and, a few years later, series) with the same salient features as the Twohyverse. His particular style also suits the plot: immediately after their escape from the planet in Pitch Black, Riddick, the imam and the young girl Jack are captured by Chillingsworth, a woman who is obsessed with the act of killing. Although she keeps a collection of the known universe's worst killers (kept in a near-death stasis and posed as statuary), she wants to keep Riddick alive as the crown jewel. Naturally, he has other plans.
The four characters that are also in the live-action films are voiced by the films' actors, providing a certain aural continuity. Vin Diesel's performance is, oddly enough, the weakest. Like someone overcompensating for speaking too quickly, Riddick's laconic delivery becomes too measured, sliding from cool to bored to half-asleep. It's a shame, because like Keith David (who plays the imam), his voice is rich enough to be a character unto itself.
What's Good: Peter Chung.
What's Bad: If you need stories with more meat, look elsewhere.
DVD Features: Making-of featurette; complete animatic; interview with Peter Chung; preview featurette for The Chronicles of Riddick; French and Spanish subtitles; closed captioning.