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5.0 out of 5 stars
David Lynch's Lost Classic, 27 Jan. 2004
Many consider Dune to be the black sheep among Lynch's films, including the man himself. Nothing could be further from the truth. Dune is a fine science fiction film, with an unique perspective on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel. It take the basic ideas from the novel, and expands by adding Lynch's dream-like imagery to create a dark and sinister spectacle, adding to Herbert's political and geologically based universe. It goes places that few mainstream science fiction films go, drawing comparisons with other classic late 70's and early 80's films such as Ridley Scott's Alien and Blade Runner films. The soundtrack by Toto and Brian Eno furthers the film distinct mood, combining lush orchestral symphonies with early Pink Floyd styled guitar pieces. More than any other David Lynch film, this movie can instantly take you on a otherworldly journey. This new DVD version contains the remastered film, presented in anamorphic widescreen for the first time. Highly recommended. Trip away!