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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 16 March 2016 (France)
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The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself
Amanda Lear ... Herself
... Himself
Chris Foss ... Himself
Christian Vander ... Himself
... Himself
Diane O'Bannon ... Herself
... Himself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself
... Himself
Jean-Paul Gibon ... Himself
Jean-Pierre Vignau ... Himself
Michel Seydoux ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself


The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

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The greatest science fiction movie never made



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual images and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 March 2016 (France)  »

Also Known As:

'Дюн' на Ходоровски  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,018, 23 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$646,512, 25 July 2014
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1.78 : 1
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The most influential film never actually made?
13 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

If you love movies and/or eccentric characters, you simply must see "Jodorowsky's Dune." It's one of the best documentaries about the (un)making of a film I've ever seen. It's a terrific documentary and a thoroughly fascinating character study.

It covers the story of a feature film that Alejandro Jodorowsky never made. He came close to making an adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Dune, before David Lynch did it in the 1980s. Jodorowsky was a very successful cult film director during the '70s and made films like El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Santa Sangre. When you listen to Jodorowsky talk for this length of time, you come to understand how he got his films made: he simply hypnotized people! ;-)

Although it was never actually made, Jodorowsky's sci-fi film went on to influence later sci-fi movies like "Alien," "Blade Runner," and even "Star Wars." And it also opened the door for the film careers of people like Dan O'Bannon, Jean Giraud, and H.R. Giger, who later worked on Ridley Scott's "Alien."

"Jodorowsky's Dune" gets a big thumbs up from me! I highly recommend this documentary!

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