Dune

Dune

DVD - 1998
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SUMMARY: MacLachlan is Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto, who struggles with the native inhabitants of the dry planet Arrakis (Dune) to overthrow the terrible Baron Barkonnen and his family and control the special product of the planet, a mind-altering spice produced by giant sand worms.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1998.
ISBN: 9780783226064
0783226063
Branch Call Number: DVD Dune
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 17 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Chinderixx
Jul 16, 2019

If you want to watch this movie, be prepared to feel traumatized afterwards. Seriously, it's that weird. I couldn't tell whether I was watching a science-fiction or horror film. This is because while the adaption follows the book somewhat closely, David Lynch added things into the movie that weren't necessary and that were just REALLY freaky. Just watch every scene with the Baron and you'll understand why. The violence in this movie was pretty intense, and I'm actually surprised that this movie isn't rated "R" because of all the blood and gore.
Some other things to point out is that line delivery in this film is really deadpan, and if you have never read "Dune," you'll have no idea what's going on because there's not a whole lot of explanation. I had to pause the movie every five minutes to stop and tell the person watching this with me what was happening. Some other key points of the story were glossed over or skipped entirely and this just made the ending really confusing. Another con was that Sting was really underused in this movie.
Anyways, I will say that I did like Dune's cast and soundtrack. I think this movie had the perfect cast, and I really liked the guy who played Paul! And of course, who would miss an opportunity to put Patrick Stewart in a movie? It was also kind of cool to see Sting (though again, he was totally underused). Toto also didn't do too bad for the soundtrack, and I really like the Dune Main Title.
So, in all, I guess I can see why this is a "cult" classic. But if you want to spare yourself from having nightmares for a few days, don't watch this. I hope I never have to see this film again.

LPL_KatieF Jun 16, 2019

I love this movie. Don't get me wrong - it's bad. But, I think, a great kind of bad. Wacky costumes, overdrawn acting, and sloppy special effects all have a certain charm here. I watched this right after I finished reading Dune for the first time, and I think I was able to enjoy it as much as I did because the story was still fresh in my mind.

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anonymouswe
May 24, 2019

What a great movie! This is a sci-fi fantasy epic about two great houses (societies) within a Universal Empire fighting for control of the most important commodity in the universe. It is the story of a suppressed people enduring in hiding as they build the strength of their community, but longing for the opportunity to gain their freedom. It is the story of power and greed and what that drives entire peoples to do. It is the story of seeing your opportunity to do something greater for all peoples, and not just for your own gain. The film is well-paced. The main actors perform well. The spiritual themes in this movie about sacrifice for the greater good, faith in ones role, standing up for the oppressed are meaningful. This movie is from the early 80s, there are ways it holds up really well, and some ways it appears and feels dated. Overall, still a very fun, inspiring sci-fi fantasy epic. (If you don't like sci-fi fantasy, you're going to think it is weird - note of warning)

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arapahoe_0
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.

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KendahlCS
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.

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VonHafenstaaad
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.

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lindy919
Oct 15, 2018

Roger Ebert's "Worst Movie of 1984"

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Ky68RasK
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!

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messala2
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.

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wulfgar1224
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.

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Chinderixx
Jul 16, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Many brief but weird images.

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Chinderixx
Jul 16, 2019

Violence: Fight or killing scenes with blood and gore.

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Chinderixx
Jul 16, 2019

Coarse Language: Brief Mild Language.

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Chinderixx
Jul 16, 2019

Sexual Content: One character is sexually assaulted. Some brief nudity.

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"Father, the sleeper has awakened"

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Jul 16, 2019

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