Dune Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Dune the Movie

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Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi classic was previously made into a disappointing 1984 film by David Lynch. This miniseries more successfully combines visuals with character, although the complicated plot is still somewhat overwhelming. Duke Leto (Hurt) of the House of Atreides has been appointed by the Emperor to harvest and export Spice--the most prized commodity on the desert planet of Arrakis (or Dune). But a rival faction, led by Baron Harkonnen (McNeice), causes trouble for Atreides and his heir, Paul (Newman), who must look to Dune's native inhabitants for support.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 270 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sci Fi, Deserts, Family Ties, Royalty
Screenplay
John Harrison
Cast
Alec Newman, William Hurt, Saskia Reeves, Ian McNeice, P. H. Moriarty, Julie Cox, Matt Keeslar, Giancarlo Giannini, Barbara Kodetova, Robert Russell, Miljen Kreka Kljakovic
Cinematography
Vittorio Storaro, Harry B. Miller
Director
John Harrison
Music
Graeme Revell

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