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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.
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Series cast summary:
Alec Newman ...  Muad'Dib / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Julie Cox ...  Irulan Corrino-Atreides 3 episodes, 2003
Ian McNeice ...  Baron Vladimir Harkonnen 3 episodes, 2003
Steven Berkoff ...  Stilgar 3 episodes, 2003
Daniela Amavia ...  Alia Atreides 3 episodes, 2003
James McAvoy ...  Leto Atreides II 3 episodes, 2003
Susan Sarandon ...  Princess Wensicia Corrino 3 episodes, 2003
Edward Atterton ...  Duncan Idaho 3 episodes, 2003
P.H. Moriarty ...  Guerney Halleck / ... 3 episodes, 2003
Alice Krige ...  Lady Jessica Atreides 3 episodes, 2003
Jessica Brooks ...  Ghanima Atreides 2 episodes, 2003
Rik Young ...  Javid 2 episodes, 2003
Jonathan Bruun Jonathan Bruun ...  Farad'n Corrino 2 episodes, 2003
Karel Dobrý ...  Korba 2 episodes, 2003
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The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

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Born to rule an empire. Destined to tear it apart. See more »


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Germany | USA

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English | French

Release Date:

16 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(3 parts) | (2004) (cut) | (3 episodes) | (Entire series)

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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In the beginning of Part 2 (The Children), when we first see Leto, his eyes are completely normal. But when the camera turns back to him, his eyes have the bright blue tint from the spice. See more »

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Leto: I'm here, Father, as you knew I would be. We go forward; we go back. Don't be afraid. We're pre-born, my sister and I. Thanks to our mother and the spice... thanks to you! Yes, Father, it is me! Use my eyes, Father. Let me see for you.
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A Dune for everyone
21 January 2005 | by tributarystuSee all my reviews

After reading the first two of Frank Herbert's Dune books I had to wonder whether the story of the water forsaken planet still had some potential. Consequently, although I bought Children of Dune, I didn't get to read it to the end. And all the time I was thinking: why didn't anyone do a really cool movie about Dune, as it deserves? Obviously, the moment I laid eyes on "Children of Dune" (the mini-series this time) I felt a terrible urge to acquire it, despite being tempted by more reputed films. In the end, I didn't have any regrets.

That is because the film is not only easy to follow, as long as you've either read the first book (and a bit of the second) or seen the first part of the mini-series (which I haven't), but it's also visually delightful, doing some justice to Frank Herbert's saga. It does not bore but it does not truly have a mesmerizing effect either. Nevertheless it does keep you pretty glued to the chair/sofa for as long as it takes to see the outcome. Unfortunately "Children of Dune" goes along the path I assumed the books would: it simply loses its charm as it becomes a bit too foreseeable. This doesn't necessarily mean it's not worth its hours, but it means it's definitely not as enchanting as the first part of the Dune saga - where everything was still fresh and authentic, original and innovative.

All in all, as a fan, I can't say I've been displeased by the series. It's fun to watch as it delivers certain chills and thrills along the way - just that it's not really the uniqueness of Dune that conquers you, but the fine work behind and in front of the camera.


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