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DUNE [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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Dazzling special effects, unforgettable images and powerful performances highlight David Lynch’s stunning film version of Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction epic about an intergalactic warrior’s messianic rise. Starring Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Max von Sydow, Oscar winner Linda Hunt and Sting, Dune is the ultimate adventure experience 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I purchased the film (in VHS, DVD & now on Blu-ray) for the amazing sets, costumes and frame-by-frame delicious visuals, and for Shadout Mapes and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (and his doctor!).
Yes, a lot of the acting is now pretty cheesy and over dramatic, but for me, I would have paid the price of the film just for the mind blowing sets!
However, I finally decided to watch it with an inner thought of, "Well, can it really be THAT bad?" So I sat down to watch and from the first moments of Princess Irulan's narration was entranced. Sure, the movie is not perfect. The last third is rushed, and material had to be cut to get a reasonable length. But Lynch does NOT disappoint. The actors are great, the script is well-written, the look of the film is revolutionary, and the emotion of the book is transferred with Lynch's distinct subtlety and insight into human nature.
I honestly cannot see why this film gets so many bad reviews. It seems to me, which is typically the case, that most of these reviews are either from people who require a film adaptation to be a word-for-word interpretation of the book, or those who cannot identify with the depth of character and the complex subtext. To each her own.
A classic movie made so much better by the Blu-ray treatment!!
Lots of extras on BD-Live too.
The visual style in the David Lynch version is absolutely better than the "Frank Herbert's Dune".
The story shortcuts and some of the acting in the David Lynch v. are disappointing (Stilgar is stilted, Chani isn't enchanting, the Shadout Mapes is absolutely strange - as for Mentat Thufir Hawat ... what was _that_ all about?
Still, Gurney (Patrick Stewart), Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Jessica, the Baron and even Sting as Feyd and many more (and Irrulan is an absolute BABE!) are well chosen and played in their parts.
I don't recall the film "mood" in "Frank Herbert's Dune", but the hard rim lighting in the "Frank Herbert's Children of Dune" is horrendously bad and exaggerated. The lighting in David Lynch's Dune is great. Very moody and right.
All that to repeat: To do Dune justice, a 20 hour movie would be required. And David Lynch would still be a great choice for director.
This movie was a flop. A bomb. A disaster. It cost a great deal of money to make and it made almost nothing at the box office. This was due to a number of reasons. One, in the early eighties, science fiction was considered very uncool. So that any young dude in the early eighties worth his salt wouldn't be caught dead going to this movie. The other matter is that any of those young dudes who DID happen to wander into this movie probably had to wonder just what the hell was going on.
Dune is very challenging science fiction that almost might be considered the work of a genius. It is far more complex and interweaving than the plot for something like "Star Wars" for example. By that, I'm not saying that Star Wars was a bad movie, indeed, it was a very profitable one (unlike Dune). It is just that from my viewpoint, it is incredible that this movie was even created at all, considering the usual attitude of movie studios toward complex plots of any kind whatsoever. In fact, I would go so far as to venture the guess that this movie being a flop set a standard for one dimensional movie plot lines for years to come. A movie must make a profit, the dumber the movie, the bigger the profit.
Anyway, the point is this movie somehow, against all odds, WAS made. And the director, to add to the weirdness, was that master of weirdness (the weirding way?) himself, David Lynch. Lordy, this movie is a miracle against all odds.
The thing to keep in mind is that this movie didn't have an immediate impact when it was first released. However, slowly, over the years, it gained a massive cult following.Read more ›
This film has received most criticism for its distortion of the plot and poor character development. I don't mind this too much; it is an intertaining and grand film.
What bothers me is the recording format for this DVD. Resolution is compromised because it is letterboxed and is truly a waste to see on wide aspect televisions. Making it fit the screen compromises resolution quite a bit; this is why I only give it 3 stars, when as a film it deserves more. I wish Universal would release a dual layer edition with proper 16:9 screen support. Also, the transfer has poor contrast and has some artifacts.
Some of you may opt for the recent Sci-Fi channel mini-series. It does address this film's flaws but it can be an awful flog to sit through such a long production. The miniseries lacks the awe inspiring and unusual visual style of David Lynch's Dune; for this reason alone I recommend this title.
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This has all the makings of going beyond Star Wars and/or being more of a cult film beyond Blade Runner and Alien and such. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johnny Rocker
Product was fine physically. Movie is a little hard to stomach but enjoyable.Published 4 months ago by Mr. Jacob
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