Coupon
Dune
- Kyle Maclachlan

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.  Read more...

 
DVD
  • Retail Price: $12.98
  • $10.38
    (Save 20%)
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 9.34

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Dune - Kyle Maclachlan
 
 
 
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.

Cast List

Toto - AMERICAN ROCK GROUP
José Ferrer - Oscar-winning Puerto Rican Actor, CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Jose Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron - Oscar-winning Puerto Rican Actor, CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Linda Hunt - American Actress, THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (1983)
David Lynch - American director
Marty Paich - Composer, DUNE (1984)
Francesca Annis - British Actress
Kyle MacLachlan - American actor, SEX AND THE CITY, TWIN PEAKS
Sean Young - American Actress
Max Von Sydow - Swedish actor, director, THE EXORCIST
Max von Sydow - Swedish actor, director, THE EXORCIST
Brian Eno - British Composer/Producer
Freddie Francis - Oscar winning director of photography, GLORY
Ken Barnett - Oscar winning director of photography, GLORY
Dean Stockwell - American Actor
Antony Gibbs - British Editor, TOM JONES (1963), RONIN (1998), ROLLERBALL
Tony Gibbs - British Editor, TOM JONES (1963), RONIN (1998), ROLLERBALL
Bob Ringwood - Costume Designer, EXCALIBUR (1981)
Pierluigi Basile - Production Designer, THE CAVE (2005)
Pier Lugi Basile - Production Designer, THE CAVE (2005)
Daniel Lanois - Music Composer/Producer
Anthony Masters
Sting - Rock musician
Gordon Sumner - Rock musician
Virginia Madsen - American actress, SIDEWAYS
Jack Nance - frequent collaborator of David Lynch; Henry in "Eraserhead"
John Nance - frequent collaborator of David Lynch; Henry in "Eraserhead"
Alan Splet - SOUND EDITOR
Freddie Jones - British Character Actor
Richard Jordan - American Actor
Everett McGill - Twin Peaks - "Big Ed" Hurley, of Big Ed's Gas Farm
Leonardo Cimino
Brad Dourif - American Actor
Silvana Mangano - Italian Actress,, ULYSSES (1954), DEATH IN VENICE (1971)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 137
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192018428
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2002

Related Categories:
Movies > Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Big Battles
Fantasy
Psychic Forces
Science-Fiction
Epic
Recommended
Disturbing
Surreal
Desert
Space Opera
Theatrical Release

 
Movie Reviews

More Details

Synopsis:
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.

Notes:
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.

Reviews:
"...Imaginative....Visually unique and teeming with incident....There's just about always something going on for the senses to appreciate....[The] cast is also first-rate..." - 12/05/1984 Variety

 
Customer Reviews