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The long-awaited film version of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction epic, Dune, explodes on the screen with dazzling special effects, unforgettable images and powerful performances. The saga of intergalactic warrior Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) and his messianic rise to leadership features an all-star cast, including Jose Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Oscar-winner Linda Hunt and rock legend, Sting. This monumental Dino DeLaurentiis presentation is directed by David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Eraserhead), with photography by Academy Award-winner Freddie Francis, music by Grammy-winner Toto, and incredible monster creation by E.T.'s Carlo Rambaldi. Visit an unbelievable world beyond and space, and experience the ultimate adventure that goes beyond the imagination.
Even more than most of David Lynch's deliberately bizarre and idiosyncratic movies, Dune is a "love-it-or-hate-it" affair. An ambitious, epic, utterly mind-boggling--and, let's admit it, all-out weird--adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, Dune remains one of the most controversial films in the director's exceedingly provocative career. The story (if Dune can be said to have just one story) is complex and convoluted in the epic tradition; it has something to do with political intrigue and a planet that is home to a precious spice and gigantic sand worms. Think Shakespeare's Henry IV with a dash of Tremors, and set in another galaxy. But despite plenty of strangely whispered voice-overs that explain the characters' thoughts (and endlessly detailed exposition), storytelling is not really among the film's strong points. There are, however, a lot of memorably fantastic/grotesque images, an extraordinary cast, and a soundtrack featuring Toto. I told you it was weird. Among the stars are Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, Sting, Kenneth McMillan, Patrick Stewart, Sean Young, and Linda Hunt. The DVD contains the original release version; a shorter version cut for television has been disowned by Lynch, who insisted his name be replaced by that famous Hollywood pseudonym "Alan Smithee." --Jim Emerson
In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Michael Timms
Enjoyable to watch. Deviated from the book quite a bit. The mini series did better job of following the book.Published 4 days ago by Celin A
As much as I want to like this, I can't. Very slow paced without the tension needed to keep viewers engaged. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jordan Matthews
Just as exciting as I remember. I couldn't wait to watch. I give it 5 stars.Published 8 days ago by Joel Dory
Havn't read the book but I can confidently tell you that Dune's popularity and "greatness" is not derived from the filmPublished 8 days ago by Reid Alonzo-Schluchter
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|Is this the full version?||
This is BOTH, David Lynch's Theatrical Release AND the revamped Alan Smithee cut
Dec 21, 2007 by Eric Pregosin | See all 14 posts
|languages and subtitles||
Anyone please? I'm also interested on knowing if Portuguese subtitles are available. Tks!
Mar 16, 2011 by Tiago Santos | See all 2 posts
|Region Free or A?||
Not an answer but same question. Did you find an answer?
May 24, 2011 by Harry Apokides | See all 2 posts
Looks like just the theatrical (Lynchian) version is on this bluray
Sep 4, 2010 by Quexos | See all 2 posts
|Dune on Blu-ray 4/27/10||
It's the theatre David Lynch version, not the after the fact extended Smithee "remix". There are like 15 minutes of sloppy dusty 480p deleted scenes.
It plays very choppy on my Playstation3. Unacceptable. Maybe there is very recent hardware update that would help, I dunno.
Apr 30, 2010 by General Disarray (®_0) | See all 10 posts
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