Dune

Dune

DVD - 2005
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Publisher: Willowdale, ON : Universal Pictures, c2005
ISBN: 9780783255378
0783255373
Branch Call Number: DVD Science fiction / Dune 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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Candona
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.

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TheeAvebury
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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mammothhawk229e
Sep 26, 2017

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

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skwilliamscpa
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.

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patch666
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

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VonHafenstaaad
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.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
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.

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RDCIII
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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ClarkHarveyRoth
Feb 02, 2016

David Lynch had a famously horrible time making this film, & Frank Herbert purists will only ever find things to gripe about, but if you feel like a cool, bizarre, uplifting hero story in outer space, you could do a heck of a lot worse. If you're an electronic music fan you'll enjoy how abundantly the soundtrack has been sampled. The battle scenes, the worms, the child witch dancing triumphantly with the dagger...I've seen it enough times now I just watch it to spend some time in that world occasionally, you know, & it's neat-o. Love it. CR

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