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One of the best Science Fiction mini-series ever. It didn't have actors or the budget for special effects that the David Lynch film had, but it stayed true to the books. Mini series episodes = more time to tell the story in details too. I recommend the follow up "Children of Dune" as well.
It's a shame Sci Fi doesn't produce more mini series of this quality. I was never a huge fan of the David Lynch version, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. I would recommend it for fans of science fiction.
Bizarre costumes not withstanding this was the ultimate cinematic manifestation of Frank Herbert'sbooks....LOVED this one and Children of Dune....When I can find them I will purchase them to add to my permanent collection....
Better than the David Lynch original because it wasn't constrained to the time allotment of a normal movie (this was re-released as a mini-series). More loyal to the Herbert novels and more fun to watch. Better special effects to and no Asia as the soundtrack!
Finally a version of Dune that follows the book practically word for word!!! This is an awesome TV miniseries, i applaud the Sci-Fi channel for doing it RIGHT!!! If you have read the book and not seen this film i HIGHLY recommend that you see it, you will not be disappointed!!!
An all time favorite of mine. The story stole my heart when I watched the first eposide on the Sci-Fi channel. This is one I had to own and still do watch it unlike other movies I own. Remember Fear is the Mind Killer!
More accurate to the original story -- particular with respect to the Weirding Way. (Uh, George Lucas... where did you get the idea for the "Force", huh?) But two things basically sucked: the Still-Suits were lacking the original 1984 complexity/ believeability and the actors don't look the least bit Greek. (The Atreides House is supposed to be Greek in original... David Lynch had enough sense to type-cast according that aspect). Of course this one was a made for TV movie, so...
Beautiful looking but rather flat adaptation of Frank Herbert's book, this does have good performances (especially from the supporting players) but it just doesn't have the strange spark that Lynch's adaptation has (course, I'm sure that's because Lynch's came out when I was a kid more than anything else.)