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Children of Dune 

Unrated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Susan Sarandon, who plays Princess Wensicia Corrino, is nearly 30 years older than Julie Cox, who plays her sister Princess Irulan. In the books, however, Irulan is the older of the two sisters. Sarandon agreed to take the role because she was a huge fan of Herbert's "Dune" novels. See more »

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Jessica's eyes are no longer blue-within-blue, the eyes of the ibad, in Children of Dune, as they were in Dune. Despite the fact she has spent the last several decades on Caladan it is impossible for the eyes to switch back to their normal shade once they have turned. See more »

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Ghanima: He runs and runs and runs. And when he's exhausted himself, he returns to me, puts his head in my lap and asks me to help him find a way to die.
Farad'n Corrino: But why does he want to die?
Ghanima: To save himself from the sacrifices he must make, sacrifices for the future of us all
Farad'n Corrino: Then there is a place for me in this future?
Ghanima: Your blood was spared the day Leto came back to me.
Farad'n Corrino: What of our marriage then?
Ghanima: [Ghani turns around] As my mother was not wife, you shall never be husband.
Farad'n Corrino: Politics.
Ghanima: Politics. But in time, there my be ...
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #33.11 (2005) See more »

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Much Better...
19 March 2003 | by kdryanSee all my reviews

Now this is more like it! While the Sci-Fi version of 'Dune' was much better than the pathetic 1984 David Lynch version, I felt it still suffered from the 'gotta be way out there' syndrome. It was decent, but badly directed and overacted (witness the Guild Reps doing Tai Chi when they talk). Overall it was fair but not really notable.

This version is fantastic however. For me, this is what Sci-Fi should be all about. They took two of Herbert's books (Dune Messiah, Children of Dune) and combined them into a mini-series that actually takes the material seriously and doesn't try to hard to be different. I thought Leto was excellently done, Alia even better, Ghanima a little less than I expected. The effects were good, but I thought the story was actually the driving force for a change.

All in all a great effort. Now let's see if they do 'God-Emporer of Dune'


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Release Date:

16 March 2003 (USA) 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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