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Warner Bros brings director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune to 4K UHD Blu-ray in a transfer that is as rich and dense as the film itself.



Dune (2021)



Released: 22 Oct 2021
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 155 min




Director: Denis Villeneuve
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama



Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya
Writer(s): Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth



Plot: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.



IMDB rating: 8.2
MetaScore: 74





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Studio: Warner Brothers
Distributed By: N/A...

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Great review. Thanks. I was hoping to see some of the deleted scenes, but apparently DV wants to make it the director's cut and nothing else. Fair enough.
 

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Thanks for the review, Todd! I'm looking forward to seeing this again without the inherent limitations of streaming.
 

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Any movie that requires someone to provide "cliff notes" has failed in the most fundamental manner.
"Failed in the most fundamental manner?" Please. Just because Todd welcomed the input from his wife doesn't mean that "cliff notes" are necessary here. I didn't need any such assistance and thought this film was wonderful. Did you?
 

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"Failed in the most fundamental manner?" Please. Just because Todd welcomed the input from his wife doesn't mean that "cliff notes" are necessary here. I didn't need any such assistance and thought this film was wonderful. Did you?
I haven't been able to.see it yet but I read the book years ago, so I should be able.to follow it. He said that he never read the book and that the film was difficult to follow; however, the "cliff notes" his wife, who has read the book, made it easier to follow.

My reasoning to say that a film that requires that is fundamentally flawed because a person who hasn't read the book should not need someone who has to explain what is going on.
 

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Street date is tomorrow, so it shouldn’t be in stores today.
That would explain it. Gained a day there somewhere. 😴

I'll check again tomorrow. Has there been any announcement on what streaming service might get it? I'm thinking it might end up on Crave in Canada.
 

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I'll be picking up the 3D version at some point. I've never read the book or watched any of the prior adaptations, so we'll see if I'm completely lost.
 

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I didn't need any such assistance and thought this film was wonderful. Did you?

I have neither read the books nor watched any of the previous Dune adaptations. I went to this because I like Denis Villeneuve’s other movies.

I am sure that pre-existing fans of the source material appreciated more small specific details than I did. Of course fans are going to appreciate it on a different level than newcomers. If you have a deep attachment to something, you simply come at it from a different perspective. But I did not have any problem following the basic story at all and I enjoyed the movie very much.

I look forward to seeing it again on disc.
 

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I'll be picking up the 3D version at some point. I've never read the book or watched any of the prior adaptations, so we'll see if I'm completely lost.
Is there going to be a 3D release? I don't *know* why the hell they don't put the 3D version as a combo with the 4K version. It annoys me having to look at buying two separate editions of the same film.

Edit: bloody phone touch keypads.
 

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Well, if I manage to score a copy then I'll see tomorrow what kind of success he has in telling the story. It will be the first blind buy disc in moths if I manage to get one.
 

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Is there going to be a 3D release? I don't *know* why the hell they don't put the 3D version as a combo with the 4K version. It annoys me having to look at buying two separate editions of the same film.

Edit: bloody phone touch keypads.
Yes. This is the Amazon link, but it's being offered by most online retailers. Not likely to be found in-store though some have said these recent Warner 3D's have been found in stores in Canada.

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Yes. This is the Amazon link, but it's being offered by most online retailers. Not likely to be found in-store though some have said these recent Warner 3D's have been found in stores in Canada.

Amazon product

I looked at the Canadian Amazon and Best Buy sites. Nothing listed for the 3D versions on those sites that I could find. Looks like it is a US release only.
 

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There's also a 3D Steelbook in Germany:

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Great review. Thanks. I was hoping to see some of the deleted scenes, but apparently DV wants to make it the director's cut and nothing else. Fair enough.

This is only half a movie. He might want to put the deleted scenes into Part Two.
 

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I guess a most fundamental failure can still be one of the best movies of the year. I had no problem following it, though like any decent story, it should achieve more understanding with future viewings. No doubt Part 2 will also add to Part 1. I did read the novel, but that was almost 40 years ago. I virtually never get movies on release date, but I'm getting this one.
 

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I had never read the book and found the movie relatively easy to follow. And I enjoyed it so much I actually purchased the novel and am now starting it with the goal of finishing before the second movie comes out (I just don’t have the free reading time I used to).

I know some criticism was levied at the “filmed in dig then output to film then scanned back to dig” workflow and how that inevitably results in a resolution loss. All I can say is that on my fairly modest 65” LG C1 OLED from 9’ away, it looks fantastic. Obviously those with much better and larger viewing devices may see the resultant loss in fidelity, but with my equipment and viewing distance this ranks alongside the best 4K releases to my eyes.
 

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Great review. Thanks. I was hoping to see some of the deleted scenes, but apparently DV wants to make it the director's cut and nothing else. Fair enough.

Oooh! Hope he really gets to do a director's cut disc release, especially if it comes w/ IMAX VAR!


I had never read the book and found the movie relatively easy to follow. And I enjoyed it so much I actually purchased the novel and am now starting it with the goal of finishing before the second movie comes out (I just don’t have the free reading time I used to).

I know some criticism was levied at the “filmed in dig then output to film then scanned back to dig” workflow and how that inevitably results in a resolution loss. All I can say is that on my fairly modest 65” LG C1 OLED from 9’ away, it looks fantastic. Obviously those with much better and larger viewing devices may see the resultant loss in fidelity, but with my equipment and viewing distance this ranks alongside the best 4K releases to my eyes.

The bigger IMAX presentations could probably have used a sharper look (at least sometimes) me thinks... but then again, maybe the softer look does suit what he's going for more, particularly the dreamy quality for the "vision" scenes/moments...

On my 120" screen (from 10-11ft distance), the HBO Max (purportedly) 4K stream look fine enough... though definitely didn't look 4K sharp. Looked more like average-ish 1080p sharpness/resolution... but then again, it was just an HBO Max stream... though that's also roughly how it appeared on the giant (100x75ft) IMAX screen in uptown Manhattan...

I also never read the book nor even seen previous incarnations before seeing this and had no real problem following it -- I did finally see the '84 Lynch version/mess afterward and will probably never see that again...

I'd say it's really no harder to follow and appreciate than say Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring IMHO -- and I was definitely a fan of LotR long before seeing that... although I'd also say some fans might dislike this Dune much like they might of PJ's LotR trilogy...

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