Watch Three Cut of Dune Combining all Known Footage. Dune: The Complete Saga combines the theatrical cut, extended TV cut, and the deleted scenes found in the numerous home format incarnations of the film into one film. The total run time of this fan-made film is three hours and three minutes and eight seconds. I have not watched this entire cut yet, I will today, but I am looking forward to seeing certain deleted scenes in the film (not as an extra).
Dune: The Complete Saga‘s creator Michael Warren, on the film version he has created:
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.
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.
Having read the book and its sequels by Frank Herbert, David Lynch’s film is by no means a faithful translation (e.g. wearing black Stil suits when the majority of the environment you exist in is brown is idiotic, especially when your goal is blending in and not being detected). For that, look to the first season of Game of Thrones or The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Dune is not a great film. What Dune was (and is) is brave and bold. What Dune does is supplement parts of the book (not the entire book) its based on well (like American Psycho).
Even with the deleted scenes reintegrated, there is a huge amount of material not covered in the film, plot points that would have made the film far better (but the same is true for the last two seasons of Game of Thrones). It’s the price a narrative pays, most of the time, when being translated from the novel page to the big screen.
Dune stars Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Virginia Madsen, Silvana Mangano, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Siân Phillips, and Jürgen Prochnow.
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