Dune - Special Edition Director's Cut (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
William Hurt
Giancarlo Giannini
Barbdra Kodetova
Ian McNeice
Alec Newman
Uwe Ochsenknecht
Movie Details
Genre Box Sets; Sci-Fi; Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director John Harrison
Writer John Harrison
Studio Artisan
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 4 hr 55 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Academy Award® winner William Hurt stars in Frank Herbert's four and a half hour Director's Cut which includes thirty minutes of never-before-seen footage of this science fiction classic.

In the distant future, the planet Dune is the only source of a mysterious spice that gives whomever controls it dominion over commerce and civilization. By way of an ancient prophecy, a young man realizes his destiny as Dune's messiah and leads a rebellion against the corrupt galactic empire and forever changes the balance of power. A spectacular version of this science fiction odyssey!
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Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.77:1 (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 012236125297
Release Date 2002
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Audio Commentary by the Dune production team: John Harrison, Ernest Farino, Harry Miller, Greg Nicotero, Tim McHugh

Willis McNelly on Dune Featurette - Willis McNelly author of the Dune encyclopedia gives insightful perspective on Dune and his long time friend Frank Herbert.

The Lure of Spice Featurette - A behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film.

The Color Wheel Featurette - Lessons of life and light with Master Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro

Walking and Talking with John Harrison

Exclusive Interview wit the Writer/Director of Frank Herbert's Dune

Defining The Messiah Featurette - Talks with religious scholars, such as Rabbi Mordachai Finely, Elaine Pagels, Munir Shaikh, and Jungian psychologist Gabrielle Bodo.

Science Future/Science Fiction Roundtable Featurette - Distinguished Science Fiction writers Harlan Ellison, Octavia Butler, Michael Casutt, and Director John Harrison discuss with award-winning inventor Ray Kurzwell the emerging technological paradigm shift and the moral issues that surround it, moderated by Arthur Cover.

The Cinematographic Ideation of Frank Herbert's Dune - essay by Vittorio Storaro

Photo Gallery Including Stills and Sketches from Film
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