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DUNE: The Insanely Complete 3-Hour Fan Cut

You think you’re a fan of Dune? Michael Warren has you beat. He put together this massive super-cut of David Lynch’s cult-classic 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune comprised of footage from the original theatrical cut, the extended TV cut, and deleted scenes. This labor of fan love resulted in the following three-hour version. Originally done two years ago, an update earlier this year improved sound and video quality of the TV cut insertions.

Grab your spiced popcorn!

Oh…Bikini-Clad-Sting Alert at the 2h:11m:05s mark.

[via Poe TV]

ADDED BONUS: Michael Warren also put together a better trailer for the 1984 film:

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15 Comments on DUNE: The Insanely Complete 3-Hour Fan Cut

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // August 4, 2015 at 5:08 am //

    I do wonder about the legality of enterprises like this, though, even as I wonder if I can find the time to watch it 🙂

    • Gray area in terms of remix culture. Probably not technically legal, but much like the Star Wars Despecialized editions it sits happily in that space for people to appreciate.

  2. Moonbase_Alphan // August 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm //

    Can’t believe they decided to keep that weak F.K. Freas knock-off art from the TV cut. That was by far the worst aspect of that chop job. Otherwise, this looks impressive.

  3. I agree about that prologue. I think that this material is covered in a better way by Irulan’s introduction / voiceover rather than using that production art. I haven’t watched it all the way through yet but am curious if Warren fixed all the blue-within-blue eye shots. I’ve seen that in other fan edits and was completely impressed by the attention to detail.

  4. I couldn’t complain about a single piece. The art work at the beginning is great and I’ve missed it in the other versions. I’m not pretentious enough to mock a single part of this film, since it is unique in its entirety. In the imagination of the disgruntled David Lynch fanatic, an extraordinary version of this film exists. Unfortunately, that imaginary film isn’t real. The Dune that we have is a singular piece of art and I want to enjoy every second of it without complaint.

  5. We still need all the Fremen and Alia scenes added in that were filmed!

  6. Where can I buy a copy?

  7. Richard McMahan // August 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm //

    How can I buy a copy. It’s one of my all time favorite movies.

  8. I’ll probably watch it…in increments.

  9. The whole thing was brilliant! Thank you, Michael Warren! 😀

  10. Where did it go?

  11. I only got to watch half of it before it came down. So good!

    If there’s a live link down the road, please hook me up via twitter!

  12. ChickenInSpace // August 15, 2015 at 7:47 am //

    In an ideal world, this should only be taken down if there was an equivalent ready from the ‘owners’. Obviously fans want this and more so deliver and we’ll bloody pay.

  13. So… Kickstarter for a new dune movie?

  14. Decades ago I read all the Herbert novels that had been written and as I finished the last one, Chapterhouse came out. They are unsurpassed. The Lynch film was strange and confusing to my friends and though I had read the novels, disappointing. I don’t think the remix fixed much of anything. The first SciFi film was okay, but the costumes and some of the acting nearly killed it for me. Much better was the second film, Children of Dune. It was everything I imaginged a Dune film could be and the politics (the backbone of the story) were well handled, as was Alia’s posession. Alec was exceedinlgy brilliant and heartbreaking as Paul and who couldn’t love The Borg Queen as his mother and Professor X as his son in that go round! Plus the acting got so much better, as did the effects. I think the series is simply too complex for film. It does not have the fun a Star Wars does to balance out the serious side for the general population. Or at least any humour in the books was not translated well to the screen. Loved by the many fans, still it is “caviar to the general”.

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