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Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?

 
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Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?

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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
i love Dune. there are alot of likeness's of this culture and times in the books.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
'Only women can drink of the potion, as no man has ever survived the visions it allows us' . . word .

And those electric violet eyes, trippy! A memorable flick, no doubt, the original's always the best !
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"We run things. Things nah run we."

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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Loved the movie, but read the books to really get an idea where we are!
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Sting was cool as the bad guy too!
Sting is just pretty much cool always huh...?
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I like the Spacing Guild alien who can fold time and space in its massive head

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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Read the books didn't see the 1985 flick but did see the little mini series.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I don't think 'spice' is like oil hiding
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
My Favorite Movie of All Time, Have two Different versions. read the books Including Dune Jihad.

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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
the mini series has a more coherent narrative
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Read the books didn't see the 1985 flick but did see the little mini series.
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Minni Series was just Ok to me.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
it sounds a lot like :

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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I tried watching the mini series didn't like it.
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"Only the water of life can free what can truely save us"
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I do!! I even bought the DVD a few years ago, will see it again sometime....

I have to ad that I have read the series of books, and they are great. they have a special place in my sci-fi collection, but the film had qualities that made it work. Lynch made his version of it, and some of the things he did with it were brilliant.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Didn't one of the Rothschild barons say that when he was getting filthy rich during the opium/heroin trade then wars ? Opium is a spice, ain't it ? No, no wait I'm thinking of marjoram-juana, I guess.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I got the dvd with the extra cartoon begining. It gives alot better background on the story.
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wanna a see a "live" feed of how many barrels of oil we are using right now?....check these out...also

[link to www.chestnutpetroleum.com]

[link to www.shaleoilfutures.com]
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I tried watching the mini series didn't like it.
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Don't watch the stinking mini-series....the original is 1000 times better!
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
They wuz fighting a jihad...."strength at the base of the pillar" = Al Qaeda....Atreides coat of arms looks like the Iraqi eagle...

weird huh?...lots of islamic influence in the movie...
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Read the books didn't see the 1985 flick but did see the little mini series.
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watch the 1985 DUNE! It's sooo much better!
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Given that it's a difficult story to translate to the screen, the '85 original has its appeal. The main theme music was exquisite, and Piter & Princess Irulan were both perfect. The SciFi Channel miniseries was better, but not by much.
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fear is the mind killer....
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
The movie was released theatrically in 1984.


# As of 2006, the Alan Smithee version has been released in a two disk set containing both the Lynch version and the extended version, however, many scene have been edited out once again. The heart Plug scene when the baron is introduced is not in the extended version anymore (it is still in the original) and Thufir's death scene is still missing. (Thufir's death scene is included as a deleted scene in the special features)

# Region 3 NTSC Korean DVD by Spectrum is the 189 minute television version. It comes on two discs and has English Dolby Digital Audio.

# When Dune was first released theatrically in the UK in 1984 it was cut by 37 seconds in order to obtain a "PG" rating, with the heart plug scene being heavily edited. However, the first video release and all releases of the film after the first video were uncut and have a "15" rating.

# A third version of "Dune", seen on KTVU in San Francisco in 1992, is the only one that edits together footage from both the theatrical and TV versions, putting back the violent scenes (such as the "heart sucking sequence") and theatrical versions of some scenes (such as Paul and Jessica running from a thumper). Also, Lynch's name is restored at the end (watch for the "Assistant to Mr. Lynch" credit).

# Contrary to popular rumors, no 6-hours long director's cut, ever existed. The only "director's cut" of the film was the one shown theatrically; Lynch never had a hand in any other version of Dune. Lynch's original intention was for Dune to have been about 3+ hours long. To that end, about 5 hours was shot.

This is also confirmed by author Frank Herbert wrote in the introduction to the book "Eye". It would be impossible for a 6-hour version to exist and even a 5-hour Dune would mean the inclusion of many scenes never intended for the final version (for reasons of redundancy, etc.). It is only necessary to read any of the final scripts for the film to realize that there was never any intention of making Dune more than 4 hours in length at the very most: the script for anything more just was never there.

# There are two theatrical versions available in Europe, the only two differences between being the short scene in which the Navigator can be seen "at work" folding space; and a very short clip showing the cheek of Duke Leto torn open.

# Region 2 DVD version, billed as 'TV extended version' is 180 minutes long and contains the extended intro and scenes. Lynch's name has again been removed and re-credited to Allen Smithee due to his objection to the extended intro.

# The region 2 DVD released by Castle, includes some footage not included in the original Alan Smithe version. One of these scenes, is when the Atreides family arrives on Arrakis. The freemen are watching them from a distance using a device that looks somewhat like binoculars.

# The Region 2 Castle DVD lists the sound as being MONO, and yet the soundtrack is quite clearly in full stereo. Sadly, the source material for this release is clearly from a videotape master with tiny sound dropouts and a slight picture degradation. It is also in 4:3 and cuts out many of the gorier scenes.

# Some video and DVD prints (for example, the Spanish release by Manga Films) have about 15 minutes of reversed footage, from the moment where Paul drinks the Water of Life, to his appearance in the court of the Emperor along with Gurney and Stilgar. Look how Gurney and Stilgar exchange positions in the opening shots of that final scene (on the top of the staircase).

# Theatrical version is 137 minutes long; TV version seen both in syndication and on most cable networks, prepared under protest from (and eventually disowned by) director David Lynch, is approx. 176 minutes long (minus commercials) and features outtakes, additional footage, test close-up shots of certain actors, and even fabricated (i.e. "cheated") footage (made up of repeated stock footage from certain points in the film to make it appear that footage had been added--one reason why Lynch took his name off the credits of the TV version).

The TV print credits Alan Smithee as director. Whereas the theatrical release features a brief introductory narration spoken by Princess Irulan, the TV version has a longer spoken introduction by an uncredited male narrator, with still paintings and drawings used to bring the viewer up to speed on the story. The TV version (which has been released on Japanese LaserDisc and overseas DVDs) has additional footage of the Fremen that lacks the blue color in their eyes, indicating that the scenes were cut before special f/x were added.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
I like both the movie version and tv miniseries version. The
book is awfully thick though. I always thought the spice was
cinammon or something.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Read the books didn't see the 1985 flick but did see the little mini series.
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Unless you really Really REALLY like Sting, don't ever watch that craptastic movie.

It was beyond horrible.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Sounds familiar alright.
It's an example of an hydraulic despotism.
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
The miniseries is an easier approach to this work than the earlier movie, IMHO. I remember watching the movie in a theater while stoned and didn't get it. You have to be totally sober or in the top 5% intelligence to get it. I was like wtf
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Re: Who likes the original 1985 movie "DUNE." - Fav. Quote: "He who controls the spice, controls the Universe!" - sound familiar?
Dune

fell asleep thru half of it





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