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 Post subject: Re: Dune (1984)
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2018, 01:56 
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Sounds like a good childhood Tasuke :thumbup:

I have to say that the Blu Ray that is out for Dune is not the greatest. Many of the scenes look like they have dirt or grime smeared over the lens, which may have been intended, not sure. Plus the music, especially during the intro, pops in and out with a hiss, particularly on the right rear channel. Made me think my speaker was going bad.
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 Post subject: Re: Dune (1984)
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2018, 20:42 
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My introduction to Dune was several years ago , I was at a used book store and decided to pick up Dune Messiah, I chose it not knowing it was the sequel and more for the reason I was on the road traveling cross country and didn't want to lug too many huge books around, and chose it for size mainly. I did enjoy that book but never took the time to read the original.

So when I saw the film later on, having read that book but not the original I could relate somewhat though not entirely. I recognized some of the characters like Paul, Duncan etc. I had some grasp on the whole thing but not totally, having not read the first book it was still pretty obvious to me the story-line had been cut down significantly, that being said it didn't bother me that much since pretty much every other film adaptation does the same thing.

As far as a film in itself I do think it deserves more credit than it gets, As a sci-fi film and also a Lynch film, I think the combining of the styles Lynch used with the space sci-fi genre put a lot of people off, but has an originality for sure, plus it was a career starter for a lot of actors.

My original viewing the film was actually the pan & scan disc from my very first lot of LDs I bought, just recently I pick up a copy of the widescreen release and really enjoyed it, as others have said it's a solid transfer and lets face it, I think the film will have a dirty look to it no matter what.

Also I agree on the comments on the audio, The AC-3 track is pretty killer and makes it a worthwhile pickup for that alone.
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 Post subject: Re: Dune (1984)
PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 03:29 
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je280 wrote:
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So to switch gears to talk about some Dune LD releases. How does the transfer of the theatrical cut on Dune: Movie + TV (1984) [PILF-7297] compare to the transfer on Dune (1984) [43153]?


The image (& sound) quality is much better on the last release of DUNE on the LD format 43153 - a very good transfer. Apparently was announced as a THX disc but not mentioned on the cover - more details on the "additional information" on the disc page listing.

The Japanese release on PILF-7297 is packaged as a really nice box set but the image quality is on the feature (in my opinion) rather soft to say the least.


Just ordered Dune (1984) [43153]. I wonder how this LD transfer and sound compare to the widescreen 1998 DVD release (one of my first DVDs). Given the time frame, I would imagine pretty similar.

Also, it appears the Dune film is actually going to be two films: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/03/denis- ... 201937538/
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 Post subject: Re: Dune (1984)
PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 04:07 
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While I hate reboots this really needs one.
I just started reading the first novel, about half way through the index, can't wait to get into the actual novel and hope it won't drag on too long with the 400 pages.
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PostPosted: 11 Mar 2018, 06:23 
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rein-o wrote:
While I hate reboots this really needs one.
I just started reading the first novel, about half way through the index, can't wait to get into the actual novel and hope it won't drag on too long with the 400 pages.



rein-o, enjoy the original Dune novel.... Gateway to an incredible epic tale spanning centuries in the far future.

(beginning of the story takes place in the year 10,191) ....

Herbert was turned down by a number of publishers before finding a company to publish.....
He had the first three installments and most of God Emperor of Dune mapped out before finding his publisher .....

Highly recommended read for all fans of sci-fi !
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 Post subject: Re: Dune (1984)
PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 17:34 
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Just finished reading the novel, it was a little long in some areas that could have been trimmed, but in my recent years I think everything needs the fat trimmed in books and films.

Don't know if I will take on any more of the series, but the first one was a good read and very interesting.
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