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Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto, along with the native inhabitants of the planet Arrakis (Dune), struggle to overthrow the terrible Baron Harkonnen and his family to control the mind-altering spice produced by giant sand worms of Arrakis.
Uniform Title: Dune (Motion picture)
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1998
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 17 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Widescreen
Credits: Creatures created by Carlo Rambaldi ; music by Toto ; costume design, Bob Ringwood ; production design, Anthony Masters ; director of photography, Freddie Francis.
Performers: Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Linda Hunt, Sting, Sian Phillips, Silvana Mangano, Dean Stockwell, Patrick Stewart, Francesca Annis, Freddie Jones, Jurgen Prochnow.
Audience: Rated: PG-13
Language Note: English (5.1 surround) or French (Dolby surround) dialogue; Spanish subtitles; captioned subtitles
ISBN: 9780783226064
UPC: 025192018428
Call Number: DVD D


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Mar 10, 2019

Like someone else said, it's totally weird for the sake of weird in a classic David Lynch kind of way, which if he wasn't dealing with such a meaty story with infinite detail already might be fine. As it is it's much too hard to follow.

Feb 22, 2019

When I watched the movie, Dune, in a theater shortly after its release, my overall impression was that it was weird for the sake of weirdness. Supposedly, Frank Herbert was pleased with it and thought it followed his book more closely than other attempts. If that was true, the others must have been truly awful. OPL used to have a copy of the miniseries, Frank Herbert's Dune. It follows the book very closely and, in my opinion, far surpasses the older movie.

Nov 29, 2018

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 15, 2018

Roger Ebert's "Worst Movie of 1984"

Aug 20, 2018

What an awful movie. Reading the production notes, you see that a lot of,dedication and effort went into it. Pity the results were so meager!

Aug 17, 2018

Sometimes I think the obvious( that one might feel adrift in the film reality of Dune, ) is the point. There's a kind of symphonic ( stay with me ) structure to the whole thing that craps out in the finale. Mesmerizing and soul killing at the same time. Loved the Guild Masters and any movie with Jose Ferrer talking to to Guild Masters....., well.

Aug 17, 2018

This was a tough movie to watch. The plot was convoluted and the movie had many weird characters and parts to it. There was a strange boiled- face floating man, too many psychics to count, a weird little girl with a strange voice, and a planet full of odd blue-eyed people. The special effects especially when the characters were riding the worms were terrible. This is a movie that I was ready to give up on and wish that I had. My advice is that if you are considering watching this movie, please don't.

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.

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