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The 1984 "Dune" film by David Lynch is said to have multiple cuts, many of which add back deleted scenes that weren't in the theatrical release. Altogether, I think the "complete" film would be something like 4.5 hours long. I've attempted to find something comparing the different versions available - both on DVD and online/streaming - but I've had limited success. According to the wikipedia article I'm linking to, there has been an "extended cut" released on DVD but nothing official and/or endorsed by Lynch.

What is the most "complete" cut of Lynch's 1984 Dune film that is available?

  • Repeat after me there was no dune 1984 film. It never existed. – Garret Gang Oct 19 '17 at 12:43
  • @GarretGang - I liked it. Most of the casting is terrific, with several characters looking exactly as described in the novel, and many of the scenes are almost straight from the book. The mini-series was great, too, but neither one got everything right. – Omegacron Oct 19 '17 at 18:53
  • @Omegacron - "as described in the book" - funny, don't remember reading about baron Harkonnen pullig out heart plugs and flying around the cavernous room in every direction... I'd go with Garret on this one: there is no such movie. – AcePL Oct 23 '17 at 13:37
  • @AcePL - I said several characters, I didn't say any of them were Harkonnens. Regardless, the question is not about which version we each prefer. – Omegacron Oct 24 '17 at 14:13

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