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Dune 

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A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.
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Complete series cast summary:
William Hurt ...  Duke Leto Atreides 3 episodes, 2000
Alec Newman ...  Muad'Dib / ... 3 episodes, 2000
Saskia Reeves ...  Lady Jessica Atreides 3 episodes, 2000
P.H. Moriarty ...  Gurney Halleck 3 episodes, 2000
Ian McNeice ...  Baron Vladimir Harkonnen 3 episodes, 2000
Matt Keeslar ...  Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen 3 episodes, 2000
László I. Kish ...  Glossu Rabban 3 episodes, 2000
Giancarlo Giannini ...  Padishah - Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV 3 episodes, 2000
Julie Cox ...  Princess Irulan Corrino 3 episodes, 2000
Uwe Ochsenknecht ...  Stilgar 3 episodes, 2000
Zuzana Geislerová ...  Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam 3 episodes, 2000
Philip Lenkowsky ...  Guild Agent 3 episodes, 2000
Laura Burton ...  Alia Atreides 3 episodes, 2000
Pavel Vokoun Pavel Vokoun ...  Guard 3 episodes, 2000
James Watson ...  Duncan Idaho 2 episodes, 2000
Miroslav Táborský ...  Count Hasimir Fenring 2 episodes, 2000
Barbora Kodetová ...  Chani 2 episodes, 2000
Jakob Schwarz ...  Otheym 2 episodes, 2000
Karel Dobrý ...  Dr. Pardot Kynes / ... 2 episodes, 2000
Pavel Cajzl Pavel Cajzl ...  Sardauker Captain 2 episodes, 2000
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In the 11th millennium, Shaddam IV, ruler of the Galactic Empire, rids himself of his competitor Duke Leto Atreides by giving him control of the desert planet Dune also called Arrakis; fully aware that its present owner, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, will not give it up without a fight. The reason is that Arrakis is the source of the valuable spice, a substance produced by enormous and dangerous sandworms, which bestows special mental qualities on anyone who consumes it. A short while later Harkonnen does indeed succeed in ambushing and massacring Leto and his men. Leto's mistress Lady Jessica, who is a member of the clairvoyant order of Bene Gesserit, manages to escape into the desert with her son Paul, and after a long and dangerous march they finally encounter the Fremen, the long suppressed desert tribe of Arrakis. Impressed by Paul's clairvoyant abilities, tribal prince Stilgar takes in the fugitives. Very soon the Fremen are convinced that Paul is their long-prophesied redeemer, and... Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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USA | Canada | Germany | Italy

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English | Italian

Release Date:

3 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frank Herbert's Dune See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts) | (Entire series) | (Entire series) | (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Paul and Chani's infant son was not in Dune (1984), See more »

Goofs

The computer generated "'thopters" have fans on the back wings to make them fly. The actual close-up models are missing these fans. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Fear is the mind killer. I will face my fear and it will pass through me and when it is gone there will be nothing only I will remain.
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Alternate Versions

DVD Director's Cut adds scenes to the US television release:
  • Aboard the Heighliner, Hawat explains to Paul why he doesn't trust the Bene Gesserit
  • Yueh talks to Jessica about his wife's disapperance, foreshadowing and explaining his betrayal.
  • Paul finds Kynes in the arboretum, who suggests to Paul that Arrakis' ecology can be changed.
  • Extended banquet scene: Paul storms off from the banquet table in a huff over something Irulan said, with additional creepy dialogue from the Guild representative.
  • Just before the Harkonnen/Sardaukar raid, Jessica and Leto have a conversation in his office
  • Harkonnen gloats to Jessica about his plans for her and Paul.
  • Extended scene of Harkonnen gloating over Leto: Leto mumbles "the tooth" before using the poison gas cap.
  • Harkonnen has a nightmare about Paul before Feyd wakes him up and informs him about Kynes' survival.
  • During Harkonnen's gloating over Kynes, Feyd spits some water.
  • Irulan orders Farrah to Giedi Prime to soften up Feyd so she can find out what really happened to Paul.
  • Additional Fremen nudity in the Cave of Riches when they're stripping their stillsuits; Chani feels self-conscious when Paul is staring at her and covers her bare breasts
  • Farrah is on Feyd's arm when he goes to see Harkonnen about Rabban's senseless slaughtering of Fremen
  • Fenring has to convince Shaddam that it's a good idea for Irulan to go to Giedi Prime
  • Chani and Jessica have a conversation before Ramallo arrives.
  • Fenring and Harkonnen talk about Kynes' whereabouts and Harkonnen architecture after watching Feyd practice for his 100th gladiator bout.
  • Additional nudity for Feyd's post-bout bath; after Irulan gets Feyd to talk about Paul and Jessica, she lets Farrah step in to continue the seduction, but Fenring notices Irulan after she slips out.
  • Some nudity from the dancing Fremen woman during the sietch tau orgy sequence
  • Chani's arrival at Cave of Riches, with Jessica and Leto II waving from a balcony
  • After Paul orders Chani to go off to safety with Leto II, he watches them depart and puts on her sayyadina necklace
  • Irulan and an Imperial functionary talk about who Muad'dib really is
  • The arrival of Harkonnen and Feyd at the Imperial Palace
  • The Fedaykin bring Paul to a building filled with Harkonnen prisoners and a Guild representative
  • Stilgar explains proper wormriding technique to Paul.
  • Exterior shot of two starfighters swooping through the Heighliner fleet over Arrakis to give an idea of the ships' immense size
  • Paul sees Leto's ghost after putting his skull in its shrine.
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It was great to see a six hour treatment but...
12 June 2001 | by cajunboySee all my reviews

I know that everyone has problems with David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune, but after seeing the television version that adds some scenes, it's grown on me. I never understood why until I saw the new SciFi Channel miniseries. It was the acting. They had little to work with, but they were fascinating. The new miniseries gives the book a much more proper story treatment, but the acting falls short. My best example is the Paul-Feyd contrast. Although, Kyle McLachlan seemed too old to me, he and Sting made excellent opposites in the Lynch version. The two actors cast in the miniseries looked so much alike and were both so wooden to me that it took me half the movie to be able to easily tell when Feyd appeared. As has been mentioned in other comments, the rest of the cast is good, but the 1984 version just had such a great cast that the acting is tough to beat.

I wish that the 1984 cast had the miniseries treatment to work with and it would have been grand. Perhaps after several viewings the acting in the miniseries will grow on me. All in all, it's nice to see more of the book's depth filmed.


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