Dune (1984) - The Alternative Edition

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Dune (1984) - The Alternative Edition
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
137/177 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
183 minutes
Synopsis:
Please note! This early version of my ‘Dune’ fanedit has been superseded by the vastly different "Dune The Alternative Edition Redux" completed in 2012.
Intention:
This early Dune edit was based largely on the Extended Edition - including the male narrator and the added Prologue - and was my attempt to fix its many mistakes and improve narrative flow.
Release Information:
Digital
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
137/177 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
183 minutes
Synopsis:
Please note! This early version of my ‘Dune’ fanedit has been superseded by the vastly different "Dune The Alternative Edition Redux" completed in 2012.
Intention:
This early Dune edit was based largely on the Extended Edition - including the male narrator and the added Prologue - and was my attempt to fix its many mistakes and improve narrative flow.
Release Information:
Digital
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9.3
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A great experience and justifiably one of the all-time great fan-edits. Rescues David Lynch's vision of the novel from the trash bin of formerly terrible editing. I'm excited for the Villeneuve movie but now (and I never thought I'd say this) it looks like it'll have a hard time living up to the Lynch version.

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(Updated: May 19, 2021)
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I've allways wanted to like Dune but found the previous versions to be too incomprehensible. This fixed that. I loved the book structure and the additional scenes even when the audio and video was not always great really added to the story.

EDIT: I actualy watched the Redux version of this edit. Oops!

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(Updated: October 13, 2013)
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9.3
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I've been a fan of Lynch's Dune my whole life. I can remember seeing commercials for it when it was first released and being totally taken with the visuals. I was too young to see it in theatres sadly, but a few years later I finally saw it on video. A strange, wonderful, creepy and somehow unbalanced film. Years after I first saw the film I finally read the book and came to understand how far the film had diverged from the source material.

SpiceDiver's edit is nothing short of revelatory. The new book structure, the incorporation of extended and deleted scenes bring the film more in line with the book. I loved it. As a fan of both the original film and the novel I have no hesitation in saying that that this is now my definitive version of the film. SpiceDiver has turned Dune from a cinematic oddity and turned it into a film worthy to carry the title Dune.

Well done sir.

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Owner's reply October 13, 2013

Thanks for reviewing my edit.

The version you watched is actually not this older version, but the more recent "Dune The Alternative Edition Redux" which is listed here: http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/412-dune-the-alternative-edition-redux

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February 21, 2011

Sir this is a might fine piece of work and I commend you for it! Thank you so much for making this, it is spectacular!
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January 21, 2011

I liked this movie so much since childhood that I play it at least once or twice each months since 20 years ;) and I love what you did with the V.2 version!

Your edit gave me a much more complete experience, all these little so important details changed my perspective on many important key points of the story-line.

THANK YOU!
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July 9, 2010

At 3 hours I must admit my trepidation at sitting down and watching this one. But boy, am I glad I did. This Dune edit is a great piece work and a real lesson in the art of storytelling through editing.

I like the first 3 books although it was the original version of Lynch’s movie that actually got me into Dune. When I first saw it I liked a few elements like the creative art direction but I was pretty annoyed and confused and had to read the novel afterwards to understand what the hell was going on! I’ve watched the extended ‘TV’ edition on DVD a few times and I think its intriguing but I agree with Spicediver: what an amateur mess it is.

I really enjoyed the alternative edition. It’s extremely well thought out and technically very nicely edited and mixed. The extra deleted footage is rough, yes but the stuff that was chosen belongs there and there’s not too much of it. Another thing: only after watching this edit did I realize how much of the ‘voiced thoughts’ had been erased from the soundtrack. Then I had flashbacks: god, those voices were annoying weren’t they? So, great call there by the editor: it’s a device that belongs in the novel, not the movie!
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