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Dune extended edition street date.

GalacticaActual

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Morning all.

Just found this out. Hope it will keep all the dune fans (including myself) happy



Next up is a title that had been previously announced by Universal, but was then pulled for a time. David Lynch's Dune: Extended Edition will now officially street on 1/31/06 (SRP $27.98). The 2-disc set will include both the original theatrical version (137 minutes), plus an all-new "extended version" (177 minutes) in anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras are currently expected to include deleted scenes with introduction by Raffaella De Laurentiis, 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes (including Designing Dune, Special Effects, Models & Miniatures and Wardrobe Design), a gallery of production photos and production notes. We don't yet have official word from Universal as to whether or not Lynch himself participated (the title was originally delayed in the hopes that he would agree to be involved).

Dave.
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
:rolleyes: Shock, Horror.... I have never seen Dune. :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

the_pauley

Banned
Is it clear if the extended version is the (very naff) TV version, but this time in widescreen, or a new extended version made for this disc?
 

GalacticaActual

Well-known Member
Razor said:
:rolleyes: Shock, Horror.... I have never seen Dune. :eek: :eek: :eek:

Never seen dune, and you call your self a sci-fi fan? :D Razor my boy, I dont know what to say.
The film it self is loved by some and hated by many. The cinema version had a lot cut out of it which made an already complecated film even more dificult to follow. The extened eddition is alot better. Chronicals of riddick reminds me a lot of this movie in its style and production design. Well worth checking out mate. although make sure you are fully awake when you do. :D
 

GalacticaActual

Well-known Member
the_pauley said:
Is it clear if the extended version is the (very naff) TV version, but this time in widescreen, or a new extended version made for this disc?

Not sure mate. Still dont know if the director was/is involved in this version or not, if not ,then it is probably the tv extended cut, which I still think sheds a lot more light on the story than the standard version.
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
Dave-S said:
Never seen dune, and you call your self a sci-fi fan? :D Razor my boy, I dont know what to say.
The film it self is loved by some and hated by many. The cinema version had a lot cut out of it which made an already complecated film even more dificult to follow. The extened eddition is alot better. Chronicals of riddick reminds me a lot of this movie in its style and production design. Well worth checking out mate. although make sure you are fully awake when you do. :D

As a fellow Segal fan, you have talked me into it. I will grab a copy when this extended version hits the streets. :smashin:
 

inzaman

Moderator
or a new extended version made for this disc?
If its this then i will definitely buy it, if its the TV version then i am not interested.

If it was an extended version made specially for the disc you would have thought that there would have been more publicity about it before now.
 

the_pauley

Banned
Ditto - TV version is a prime example of "more is less" - I find it excruciating to watch. :thumbsdow
 

GalacticaActual

Well-known Member
inzaman said:
If its this then i will definitely buy it, if its the TV version then i am not interested.

If it was an extended version made specially for the disc you would have thought that there would have been more publicity about it before now.
Its possible that the delay was because the director wanted to change/supervise some changes to the existing extened cut. I suppose it depends on what was left on the cutting room floor that was not put in the TV version, and wether or not that cut stuff, is even worth watching. Not all deleted scenes from movies are worth putting back in (see Alien vs Preaditor for that) :D
 

anephric

Active Member
Lynch has got nothing to do with this now, by all accounts - I believe Universal have "remastered" the TV version but God knows what that means - they're listing it as 2.35:1 but that would mean a fairly major overhaul of the existing tv elements as I think they only exist in 1.33:1.

I can't see them correcting unfinished opticals, removing the god-awful looped Toto score that was whacked on EVERY SCENE so that there was never a moment's silence, reinserting the "trimmed for violence" scenes that were cut from the TV version etc.

Of course, I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised.
 

drunkenmaster

Novice Member
For a bit more info a here's a snippet from dvd compare

David Lynch shot far more film than eventually appeared in the 131 min (PAL) "Theatrical version", intending it to have been a four hour epic. The studio subsequently re-edited it as a TV mini series without Lynch´s approval, and thus his name was removed from the credits and replaced with the standard pseudonym "Alan Smithee". This "TV-version" runs app. 176 min (PAL). There are some other changes between the releases.

Check out: http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=720
 

Lion

Active Member
I've already got two versions and I absolutely refuse to buy another !!!

( how much is $27.98 in £s ? ;) )



and razor... shame on you !!!!!!
 

anephric

Active Member
The "intended" length of Lynch's cut is a source of much conjecture - people have bandied about 3,4 and 5-hour running times. I can't see him intending much more than a 3-hour cut, according to things Paul Sammon and the like have written.
 

the_pauley

Banned
Yes - I read an interview with Lynch that stated that the oft-touted 4 hour cut was a myth and wishful thinking on the fans' part. He said that there was hundreds of hours of footage shot, but as regards usable footage you'd be lucky to scrape a 3 hour version.
 

drunkenmaster

Novice Member
I have to agree with anephric and the pauley on this, three hours in theory should just about workable.
Everytime i buy a dvd, along comes a re-edited version or something similar. We all know that its purely monetary related most of the time.
One day, who knows even bollywood films may be around the two hour mark!!!!
 

Setenza

Novice Member
I've spent a fair amount of time perusing the net today, but can find little or no detail with regard to the contents of the extended version of Dune. Therefore, due to the conspicuous lack of information along with the lack of participation by Lynch himelf, I'd agree with the sentiment that all we're be getting on this release is a tarted up version of the extended TV print.

Now are you seriously telling me that the distributors have redited the material from source back into a print of the right ratio? That the unfinished FX's and optical shots have been completed? The poorly looped music that was added to the new material, has been removed and a new score revision has been made by Toto? Remember that the extended TV version although running longer had the violent content reduced for network screening. Has this been put back?

I think not. I'd love to be wrong, but I don't think so. My gut tells me this is a rippoff.
 

the_pauley

Banned
It's a "wait for the reviews" job, methinks.
 

BadAss

Banned
"This one-disc (DVD18) set presents both the Extended Version (177mins) and Original Theatrical Version (137mins) together in collectable Metal Snap Case packaging. The set is loaded with bonus material including Documentaries, Deleted Scenes and Much More!"

Sounds like its the TV edit.

Think I'll wait for the definitive HD version, if that ever comes out. I already own two copies of the Theatrical version but I still haven't seen the TV edit yet.
 

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anephric

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^ Universal are saying the TV version's "remastered" though, which is what everyone's conjecturing about. It could just mean a new transfer, or it could mean they've actually gone back in at an elemental level and cleaned it up/finished uncompleted opticals etc. I doubt it though. They're also saying it's 2.35:1, which the normal TV version could never be (for technical reasons) unless it's been remastered/reassembled from the ground up.
 

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