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New version of Dune

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by FoxyMulder, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. FoxyMulder

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    Seems David Lynch is finally involved.

    Oh man... have we got some GREAT news for you Dune fans today! We've done some digging with our sources at Universal, and we've learned the real reason behind their delay of the Dune: Extended Edition but then pulled "indefinitely" with no explanation given). Those of you who are familiar with the film know that there's a longer version that's been shown on TV, credited to director Alan Smithee (a pseudonym used by directors when they want to distance themselves from a project for whatever reason). Well get this... after years of saying he would never revisit Dune, at the 11th hour director David Lynch decided that he wanted to be involved in the new DVD after all. Which means that when it's eventually released, not only is the DVD going to include the original theatrical version of the film... it will include a brand new "director's extended cut" edited by Lynch himself! No kidding.


    good news :eek:)



     
  2. inzaman

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    Please let this happen, this would be excellent news :thumbsup:
     
  3. Lex

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    Where is the quote from Foxy?
     
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  5. Rambo John J

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    todays Digital Bits update tells a slightly different story...

    Next, we've followed up with our Universal sources and have now been told that director David Lynch's participation in the Dune: Extended Edition isn't a done deal yet. It IS the reason the title was delayed, but the details about Lynch's involvement are apparently still in discussion. So we're going to suggest that our previous post is best considered Rumor Mill-worthy for the time being, until things are more official. We've amended the earlier post accordingly. I don't want to get anyone's hopes too high, but I have to tell you mine are pretty well into the stratosphere at the moment. Let's all cross our fingers on this one, because Lynch's Dune ranks right up there with Ridley Scott's Blade Runner at the top of the list of films that most deserve revisiting by their directors on DVD. We'll keep you posted.

    ...but it's still hopeful :thumbsup:
     
  6. Setenza

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    I'll still hold on to my R2 double disc Sanctuary version, until this happens.
     
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    So this is not the Alan Smithee DVD re-done a bit? i didnt think much of that neither to be frank (!!). Ill hold on and keep watching the 2 fabulous mini-series versions which blow it out of the stratoshphere!.

    Regards

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    Lynch has now said its untrue so i guess it was an early april fools day joke
     
  9. inzaman

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    Nevermind i will just have to keep my R4 DTS version then.
     
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    There's still hope of a cleaned-up tv version, though, hopefully with the horrific soundtrack remastered...
     

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