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5.0 out of 5 stars A word about the restored print and widescreen..., 4 Dec 2007
This review is from: Dune -- Two-disc Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
I won't go into too much depth about the film and plot here, suffice to say this is a breathtaking but ultmately flawed Sci-Fi cult classic from an amazing director. Made on the cusp of change from live action sets and extras to CGI enhanced environments, this is one of the last of it's kind in it's sense of vast worlds, shots, sets and scale... It's a truly astonishing feat of filmamking which was cuelly rejected on it's release considering Lynch never had final cut.

In short, you can certainly see where all that money went...

...and how you can see it better than ever on this remastered DVD. The new print and accompanying audio are simply stunning. Picture is crisp, clear, stable and rich. But, best of all, this DVD is presented in anamorphic format, so the hideous, massive black letterboxing of the older PAL release is now gone and you can finally enjoy the film in it's full glory. My Sony TV has a 'zoom' mode too which gets rid of the (now tiny) remaining black bars for a simply gorgeous full-screen ride...

I compared my archaic PAL DVD from a few years ago with this new version last night and the difference is clear...

Even if you own this movie already (as I did) you owe it to yourself to enjoy it properly, and as we're unlikely to ever get Lynch's much mystiqued 3 or 4 hour directors cut, it's probably going to be the best (and only director approved) version of this troubled classic you'll ever see...
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