This featurette runs seventeen minutes with fourteen of those minutes
being deleted scenes. The other three minutes are an introduction by
Raffaella De Laurentiis as she explains that some people "think" that
there's a four hour director's cut by David Lynch that he turned in
only to have Dino De Laurentiis take scissors to it and edit it down to
the 137 minute film that hit theaters. Throughout the three minutes De
Laurentiis explains that there is no such cut and that they had to trim
certain scenes in order to make the movie make sense. Strange that most
critics didn't think the movie made sense after it was edited down.
Either way, I'm sure fans of DUNE will enjoy seeing the deleted
footage, although at the same time I'm going to guess that most fans
would have preferred to have these scenes back in the film. In all
honesty, I was more interested in hearing De Laurentiis talk about
Lynch and it's really too bad that they couldn't get the director on
here to discuss what he actually did turn in.
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