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Dune [1984] (1 disc)

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Director:David Lynch
Writer:David Lynch
Composer:Toto
Length:137 minutes
(2 hours 17 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:63%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Paul Atreides arrives at planet Arrakis with his father to take over spice production. He is immediately caught up in a sordid tale of intrigue and betrayal, eventually emerging as the Fremmen messiah.


Reaction: Not for everyone. It can be hard to follow if you haven't read the book. But even so, there are aspects that simply don't work for me. It's a classic, but not a great one.


Personal Rating: 4/10


Highlights
"I WILL kill him!"

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David Lynch => Director / Writer / Spice worker (uncredited)
Toto => Composer
Frank Herbert => Novel
Alicia Witt => Alia (as Alicia Roanne Witt)
Brad Dourif => Piter De Vries
Dean Stockwell => Doctor Wellington Yueh
Everett McGill => Stilgar
Francesca Annis => Lady Jessica
Freddie Jones => Thufir Hawat
Honorato Magaloni => Otheym (as Honorato Magalone)
Jack Nance => Nefud
José Ferrer => Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Jürgen Prochnow => Duke Leto Atreides
Kenneth McMillan => Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Kyle MacLachlan => Paul Atreides
Leonardo Cimino => The Baron's Doctor
Linda Hunt => Shadout Mapes
Max von Sydow => Doctor Kynes
Patrick Stewart => Gurney Halleck
Paul L. Smith => The Beast Rabban (as Paul Smith)
Richard Jordan => Duncan Idaho
Sean Young => Chani
Siân Phillips => Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam (as Sian Phillips)
Silvana Mangano => Reverend Mother Ramallo
Sting => Feyd Rautha
Virginia Madsen => Princess Irulan

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