Dune (1984) – The Alternative Edition

 
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(Updated: October 13, 2013)
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9.7
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I've been a fan of Lynch's Dune my whole life. I can remember seeing commercials for it when it was first released and being totally taken with the visuals. I was too young to see it in theatres sadly, but a few years later I finally saw it on video. A strange, wonderful, creepy and somehow unbalanced film. Years after I first saw the film I finally read the book and came to understand how far the film had diverged from the source material.

SpiceDiver's edit is nothing short of revelatory. The new book structure, the incorporation of extended and deleted scenes bring the film more in line with the book. I loved it. As a fan of both the original film and the novel I have no hesitation in saying that that this is now my definitive version of the film. SpiceDiver has turned Dune from a cinematic oddity and turned it into a film worthy to carry the title Dune.

Well done sir.

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Thanks for reviewing my edit.

The version you watched is actually not this older version, but the more recent "Dune The Alternative Edition Redux" which is listed here: http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/412-dune-the-alternative-edition-redux

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(Updated: September 09, 2017)
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9.5
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This is Frank Herbert's Dune as is should have been released back in the 80s.

There is a bit of source material that isn't as well preserved as the rest of the available footage, yet its inclusion is most welcome as it helps the narrative greatly.

Perfectly edited and presented.

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