Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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It is the year 10191. Arrakis is a desert planet, which contains the only source of 'Melange, ' which is necessary for space travel. Two rival families, the Atreides and the Harkonnens, fight to control of the mining operations. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated by the evil Baron Harkonnen, his son Paul and Leto's wife, Lady Jessica, flee deep into the desert and are befriended by natives of Arrakis. Paul learns that he has special powers and can see into the future. Paul unites the natives and forms a army of warriors, leading them into battle against Baron Harkonnen and the corrupt Emperor Padishah Shaddam IV.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2010]
ISBN: 9786313517206
Branch Call Number: BLURAY DUNE 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray Disc (137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 24, 2018

The best thing about "Dune"? It's a David Lynch film. The worst thing about "Dune"? It's a David Lynch film. It's the only film in his canon in which there is very little of his personal stamp, and he has called it his only failure. The movie is a mess. They may have been going for a sci-fi fantasy in the mode of "Star Wars," but it feels like an expensive Roger Corman production. There are some cool visuals and many Lynch regulars (Also, Sting!), but also an incoherent story line, a Toto soundtrack, and giant worms. The documentary "Jordowosky's Dune" about an earlier attempt to film Frank Herbert's cult novel by madman director Alejandro Jordorowsky is worth watching. There's soon to be a new version from the director of the last "Blade Runner."

Nov 29, 2017

For the most part pretty terrible acting. The story is highly fragmented and doesn't really hang together unless you have read the book. Even then there's been enough changes in the movie version that it really, really doesn't hang together and the changes are adding insult to injury. It's not even like the special effects are all that great. This is the kind of story that's just asking for a three movie remake along the lines of The Hobbit, and like The Hobbit you don't mention the a first movie version ever existed. I guess the only good things I can say are there are a few actors who somehow emerged unscathed and went on to become famous in other ventures (e.g., Patrick Stewart). You can also add this to the list of steampunk movies in terms of set and prop design, but it's not worth watching for that.

Sep 27, 2017

This movie isn't entirely successful- even at the time of it's release some of it was henky, and now some of the effects have aged horribly. However, there are parts of the film that DO work- very well, and this is what it makes it worth watching. The film is a different beast from the book by Frank Herbert ( which you should read ), and is superior to the lukewarm TV series.

Sep 26, 2017

A hot mess of a film. Too long & too surreal for when I watch as a kid.

Sep 14, 2017

LibraryLoungeLizard - read the book and the movie makes a LOT more sense... The movie did NOT do the book justice

Did not enjoy this movie at all, but truly LOVE sci-fi and we are such BIG sci-fi fans, so maybe should give this a 2nd chance? The story was confusing, laughable special effects even for 80's standards, some pizza face dude flying around, and long and boring. The wife and I fell asleep.

Jul 08, 2017

Classic !!!!!! 420~ Amazing set design, music and acting. Bizarre ?? Yes !!! Incomprehensible ?? Very much so !!! that is what makes it truly unique> A stoner classic $$$$ Me and my friends have been watching this since the 8th grade and know every line of dialogue and music cure . Watch many times over and over and be hypnotized and stupefied into a grotesque existential state of mental decay ~666

Apr 13, 2017

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.

Oct 09, 2016

Yes, folks - You know you're really in big trouble when the film's opening narration (setting up the story) is completely incomprehensible!

This $47 million, Sci-Fi fiasco, based on Frank Herbert's famous novels, is set in the year 10,991. Dune's production required that 80 elaborate sets be built on 16 massive sound stages.

To be as fair as I possibly can be with this film - It is quite visually imaginative at times. Yes, that it is. But, unfortunately, it's a movie-adventure that's utterly joyless and totally oppressive - not to mention l-o-n-g.

Upon its initial release in 1984, Dune bombed (big time) at the box office. Not one, single movie-critic gave it a favorable review. Director David Lynch immediately distanced himself from the movie, stating publicly that pressures from both the producers and the financiers restrained his artistic control and denied him the final cut.

All-In-All - Dune really is a mess. It's an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion into the murkier realms of one of the most confusing screenplays of all time.

Feb 06, 2016

After waiting for this movie to come out and seeing the trailers, it was a vast disappointment. The worst part was the editing. The tv series was far superior.

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