Dune: The Complete Saga.

August 11, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More

Michael Warren has completed a master level re-cut of the classic Dune movie.

He says, “This version of David Lynch’s Dune (1984) integrates footage from the original Theatrical Cut, the Extended TV Cut, and deleted scenes to make the most complete version of the film as of 2012. I have done this as a labor of love to give fans of this under-appreciated gem an alternative version to the two flawed cuts currently available on the DVD.

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I only acted as a fan editor and did not originate the content of this movie. MCA Universal and its associated parent companies own all rights to this material. They have released a beautiful Blu-Ray and DVD of David Lynch’s classic movie, which I highly recommend you buy to demonstrate to the studio that there is market for this movie to be fully restored one day, ideally with a new master cut of the film to restore as much of the story as possible with the utmost attention to detail that I could never hope to match in this good-spirited fan effort.

Viewers will notice the footage from David Lynch’s Theatrical Cut is expertly edited, color corrected, and sound designed better than the far poorer extended TV Cut, which was originally created without the director’s authorization or oversight when the movie was prepared to air as a reconstructed mini-series for television in the late 1980’s.

For this reason, the elements culled from the extended TV cut are inferior, more poorly edited, not color corrected well, and are lacking certain basic special effects (such as the Fremen’s lack of blue eyes). The sound design was also of poorer quality in the TV cut, which was was particularly egregious since this film’s original sound editing and design were nominated for the Oscar.

If I had the resources, time, and equipment necessary to correct these issues in a thorough re-edit of the original material, then I would gladly do so. And I would offer my services to MCA Universal free of charge to help see the project come to fruition.”

Dune: The Complete Saga from Michael Warren on Vimeo.

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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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  1. avatar Stu says:

    There are already extended fanedits that also include colour correction, rotoscoping of the fremen / guild navigator eyes, etc. The two most highly regarded edits at this point are Dune : Third Stage Edition (by PhineasG) and Spicediver’s Dune : Alternative Edition Redux (his third and final edit).

    I’m not sure what this version would be giving the viewer as it does not include all the corrections that have been one in those two fanedits (my personal preference is the Third Stage Edition).

    I’m sure this was fun to do, but I’m not sure why, given it does not correct issues that have already been dealt with in other edits.

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