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Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:18 pm
by HumanMedia
Sorry if its been mentioned already but Dune is being released on Blu-ray in France next month: http://tinyurl.com/28fylw

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:27 pm
by Annie
Oh thanks! I love the picture--I want it for my birthday in April.
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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:16 am
by HumanMedia
The Blu-ray shipped today in France (despite Amazon saying they will not ship for 3 weeks). It is confirmed to be Region free (Region ABC).

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:30 am
by Annie
Thanks for the news! I can't wait!

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:19 am
by Pete Martell
I wish that Dune original cut,extended cut and Lynch's cut issued on a Blu-Ray set like Blade Runner's ones! :oops:

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:11 pm
by Annie
But David only claims his cut, if even that. I think it's a shame that he had such a horrible experience making the movie, because I love it. And I'm a Frank Herbert lover!

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:14 am
by HumanMedia
Ok I think Im going to have to order the blu-ray...

Comparison pics:
http://web12.dvd2web.de/hd_dune/hd_dune.htm

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:35 pm
by Annie
Oh, wow! Let us know how it is! :D

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:46 pm
by Pete Martell
HumanMedia wrote:Ok I think Im going to have to order the blu-ray...

Comparison pics:
http://web12.dvd2web.de/hd_dune/hd_dune.htm

How does it look to you?

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:45 pm
by Annie
That link doesn't look right. I have the regular "special edition" of DUNE with both the Lynch version and the Smithee version and some extras. I thought the Blu-ray was supposed to have more.

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:26 pm
by Pete Martell
No,the Blu-Ray has only a few extras.From what i've heard,the image surpasses all the previous releases of the film (although it's not fabulous).

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:34 pm
by moviemaker
Here is what the Blu-Ray of Dune contains:

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FEATURES
Anamorphic (16:9 1080p Hi-Def) Widescreen (2.35:1) Version [THEATRICAL VERSION]
English DTS HD Master 5.1, English 2.0 Dolby Digital & French DTS HD Master 5.1 Audio Options
Optional French subtitles
The Adaptation:
- The Adapted Novel (8:34 [French language])
- An Unadaptable Novel (9:27 [French language])
- Gallery Of Preparatory Drawings (15 / 1:15)
Turning:
- "Destination Dune" - featurette (6:58)
- Gallery Photographs (28 / 2:20)
David Lynch:
- Interview [1985] (8:23)
- Filmography - French text (1 page)
Cut Scenes:
- Gallery Photographs (7 / 35 Secs" [French captions])
Promotion:
- Teaser Trailer (1:33)
- Gallery Of Posters (15 / 1:15 [French captioned])
- Gallery Of The Derived Products (23 / 1:54)

PLEASE NOTE THE EXTRAS ARE IN STANDARD PAL DEFINITION (576/50i) AND MAY NOT PLAY IN REGION A BLU-RAY PLAYERS. THIS DOES NOT EFFECT THE MOVIE ITSELF WHICH WILL PLAY IN ANY BLU-RAY PLAYER SINCE THE DISC IS ALL REGION


NOTE: But I would wait! Supposedly Universal is coming out with a Blu-Ray version in 2009 for the 25th Anniversary of DUNE! That's the rumor anyway...

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:56 pm
by moviemaker
Here is is just released in Germany:

Dune - Der Wüstenplanet [Blu-ray + Bonus DVD, im Digipak] [Blu-ray]

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Format: Box-Set
Sprache: Deutsch (PCM Stereo), Englisch (DTS 5.1), Englisch (PCM Stereo)
Region: Region 2
Bildseitenformat: 16:9
FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren
Studio: SUNFILM Entertainment
DVD-Erscheinungstermin: 5. Dezember 2008
Produktionsjahr: 1984
Spieldauer: 135 Minuten
Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: (238 Kundenrezensionen)
DVD Features:
Making of
Fotogalerie
Cast & Crew
Biografien
Drehbuch
Kochen mit Spice
Dune-Lexikon
Stammbaum
Dune Themenpark

Apparently the reviews are not good for this German release. They say the quality of the Blu-Ray image is pretty bad. Transferred from a VHS copy, etc...


But I think it is safe to say we'll see it here in the U.S. soon enough!

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:34 pm
by Annie
moviemaker wrote:
NOTE: But I would wait! Supposedly Universal is coming out with a Blu-Ray version in 2009 for the 25th Anniversary of DUNE! That's the rumor anyway...


Cool--where did you hear that rumor? The official Dune board doesn't follow such things. Do you know the actual anniversary date?

Re: Dune on Blu-ray

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:14 am
by moviemaker
I don't. It was on one of those cinephile Blu-Ray sites. Sorry I never remember the sites...for instance where the Steve Lukather info comes from, have no idea. I just gather it all like a sieve and then spill it out, little by little.