Dune The Reconstructed Workprint Edition

Dune The Reconstructed Workprint Edition

 
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Dune The Reconstructed Workprint Edition
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
137
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
178
Time Added:
41
Brief Synopsis:
The faneditor: I left David Lynch’s name in the credits, hoping this would not seem arrogant, but instead a genuine tribute by a fan, in hopes that this more closely matches the Extended Edition he would have created, if he’d only been given the chance back when he cared about the film. Mr. Lynch, if you’re reading, we do love your film, and will continue to wish for your true extended cut to see the light of day.
Intention:
This edit attempts to reconstruct David Lynch’s workprint better than the official EE. It removes most (if not all) of the offensive elements that led Lynch to remove his name from the EE. Erroneous FX shots are eliminated, and as much of the Theatrical Edition as possible is used for the sake of better sound and score. It also restores most of the deleted scenes that were not present in the EE but finally showed up as a supplement on the DVD. These are noticeably lower in quality, hence why I call this a “workprint” edition. They nonetheless add to the detailed, if convoluted plot that Sci-Fi fans know and love. At any rate, while some of the footage is sub-par in video quality, you don’t find yourself taken out of the moment when wrong ship fly's over the wrong planet in the middle of a scene.

I attempted to correct the missing Fremen eye colorations, but quickly realized I was in over my head, so only two shots have been fixed (those alone took a couple of hours rotoscoping by hand). Good luck spotting them! If anybody wishes to improve this fan edit by fixing all of these eye shots, please do.

I left David Lynch’s name in the credits, hoping this would not seem arrogant, but instead a genuine tribute by a fan, in hopes that this more closely matches the Extended Edition he would have created, if he’d only been given the chance back when he cared about the film. Mr. Lynch, if you’re reading, we do love your film, and will continue to wish for your true extended cut to see the light of day.
Cover art by Rikter (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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July 30, 2009

I am an extended edition buff and have a big collection of original ones and all the fanedits from here.
Many extended editions do not add anything to the movie, just add more useless scenes. I will rate the ones here.
Rating criteria: image quality, sound quality, 3x improvement, overall.
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Improvement: 5 of 10
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