Dune (Blu-ray) (1984)

  • Web Code: M2176120
  • Release Date: 04-27-2010
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PG-13 (MPAA)

Overview

The story behind the adaptation of Frank Herbert's massive, seminal science fiction novel DUNE is a well-known one, spanning 20 years and involving directors as diverse as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ridley Scott, before the job fell to David Lynch. DUNE tells a story set far in the future, in the year 10191, where factions war over control of the substance named "spice." The clan Atreides currently produces the spice, found on the planet Arrakis, but they are plotted against by the Harkonnens. After a stunning betrayal, it is revealed that Paul Atreides, heir to the clan, is actually the prophesized savior of the Fremen, who are native people of Arrakis. DUNE is famously an enormous, expensive production that was critically lambasted and ended up a financial flop. In part to recoup their losses, Universal Studio edited a longer edition of the film to be shown on television, but director Lynch disavowed this version. But in subsequent years the film has been reappraised and reappreciated, and the extended version has been coveted by fans worldwide. Both the original and longer cut of the film are available together in DUNE: EXTENDED EDITION.
DUNE seemed to generally baffle audiences and critics when it was released. And rightfully so, as the finished version of the film condenses much of the detail in the novel so necessary to understanding the action in the movie. The result is one of the most brilliant failures in motion picture history. Lynch crams in so many visual ideas and gets the feel of the book so well that viewers don't want to admit to themselves that after the halfway point, the film seems to zip through the action so quickly that it's impossible to get all of what is going on. Still, it looks so amazing that it has certainly earned its somewhat fanatical cult following.
Theatrical Release Date 1984
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
PG-13 (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    120
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Note: Deleted Scenes
    Designing Dune
    Dune FX
    Dune Models & Miniatures
    Dune Wardrobe Design
    D-Box Motion Enabled

    Widescreen - 2.35
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
    Theatrical release: December 14, 1984.

    Filmed on location in California and Mexico.

    The credited name attributed to director David Lynch on the televison versions is "Judas Booth."

    Lynch turned down an offer from George Lucas to direct RETURN OF THE JEDI in order to collaborate with Dino De Laurentiis on DUNE.

    Directors Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ridley Scott also tried to adapt Herbert's novel to the screen.
  • Release Date
    04/27/10
  • Theatrical Release
    1984
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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