Dune [Special Edition Director's Cut] [3 Discs]


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The Sci-Fi Channel's first miniseries production adapts Frank Herbert's esteemed futuristic novel Dune into a six-hour epic. When House Atreides lead by the noble Duke Leto Atreides (Academy award-winner William Hurt) gains control of the universe's most powerful commodity -- Spice -- rival House Harkonnen begins plotting their revenge. As a result, Duke Atreides' mistress (Saskia Reeves), a magical Bene Gesserit witch, and their son Paul (Alec Newman) must flee into the dangerous, worm-infested dunes where they find help from an ancient civilization that engages in guerilla warfare. As the political agenda of the reigning emperor unfolds, Paul is enlightened about his powers in the world and those of the mysterious Navigators of Spacing Guild. The series is written and directed by John Harrison who had considerable help from an award-winning production team including three-time Academy award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, Apocalypse Now). ~ Jessica Frost, Rovi

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Release Date
Aspect Ratio
1.77:1  -- Alternate Wide-Screen (16x9)
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
4 hours, 25 minutes
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Surround
  • USA & territories, Canada
  • English
Video Features
  • ccDirector's cut with over 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage
  • DTS Digital Surround Sound
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
  • Newly remastered 16:9 widescreen version
  • 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround
  • Audio commentary by the production team: John Harrison, Ernest Farino, Harry Miller, Greg Nicotero, Tim McHugh, Willis McNelly
  • "The Lure of Spice" featurette: Willis McNelly, author of the Dune Encyclopedia, gives insightful perspective on "Dune" and his longtime friend Frank Herbert
  • "The Color Wheel": lessons of life and light with master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
  • "Walking & Talking With John Harrison": exclusive interview with the writer/director of Frank Herbert's "Dune"
  • "Defining the Messiah": talks with religious scholars, such as Rabbi Mordachi Finely, Elaine Pagels, Munir Shaikh, and Jungian psychologist Gabrielle Bodo
  • "Science Future/Science Fiction Roundtable": distinguished science fiction writers Harlan Ellison, Octavia Butler, Michael Cassutt, and director John Harrison discuss with award-winning inventor Ray Kurzweil the emerging technological paradigm shift and the moral issues that surround it, moderated by Arthur Cover
  • "The Cinematographic Ideation of Frank Herbert's Dune": an essay by Vittorio Storaro
  • Photo gallery including stills and sketches from the film
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Cast and crew information
Number of Discs

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