Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 1998
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library DVD DVD Dune
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Braddock Carnegie Library DVD DVD DUNE
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CLP - East Liberty AV DVD Dune
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Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD Dune
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Dune
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection DVD Dune
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Call Number  DVD Dune
Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual CLA DVD DUN
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Movies DVD DUNE
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Northland Public Library Audio Video Sci/Fi DUNE (1984) (DVD)
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Robinson Library DVD DVD DUNE
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual DVD SCI DUNE (1984)
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David Lynch wades through dark waters in his adaptation of Frank Herbert's cult science fiction novel. In condensing Herbert's rambling and complex book by eliminating characters and compacting events, Lynch succeeds in rendering the story incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with the novel and making the film look like a sketchy greatest hits collection of the book for Herbert fans. The story takes place in the year 10,191. The universe is governed through a system of feudal rule, presided over by Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV (José Ferrer), who appears to take his marching orders from something that resembles a talking vagina. In the kingdom are two rival houses -- the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. Each house is trying to gain dominion over the universe, but that dominion can only be gained by the house that controls the Spice, a special substance that permits the folding of time. The Spice is only available on the desert world of Arrakis, or Dune. Shaddam, tired of the feuding between the two houses, permits the Atreides to take over the Spice production on Dune, while secretly working with the Harkonnens to launch a sneak attack on the Atreides and destroy them. The leader of the Atreides is Duke Leto (Jürgen Prochnow), who rules with the help of his concubine Jessica (Francesca Annis) and son Paul (Kyle MacLachlan). The rival Harkonnens are headed by the pus-oozing degenerate Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Kenneth McMillan, in a thoroughly through-the-roof performance) and his two unsavory nephews, Rabban (Paul L. Smith) and Feyd (Sting). When his father is murdered by the Harkonnens, Paul escapes to Dune, where he is greeted by the Fremen (the desert dwellers on Dune who prepare the Spice) as the messiah foretold in Fremen legend. Paul assumes the mantle of messiah and leads the Fremen in a revolt that topples the balance of power in the universe. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
Spectacular sci-fi phenomenon set in the year 10,000.
Additional Information
Series Dune series
Books 7 and 8 written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
#1 - Dune
#2 - Dune messiah
#3 - Children of Dune
#4 - God Emperor of Dune
#5 - Heretics of Dune
#6 - Chapterhouse: Dune
#7 - Hunters of Dune
#8 - Sandworms of Dune
Subjects Herbert, Frank -- Film adaptations.
Dune (Imaginary place) -- Drama.
Space flight -- Drama.
Revolutions -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Science fiction films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :Universal Home Video,1998
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Dune.
Contributors Lynch, David, 1946-
DeLaurentiis, Raffaella.
MacLachlan, Kyle, 1959-
Ferrer, José, 1912-1992.
Sydow, Max von, 1929-2020
Hunt, Linda, 1945-
Sting (Musician)
Herbert, Frank. Dune.
Toto (Musical group)
Dino de Laurentiis Corporation.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Kyle MacLachlan, José Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Linda Hunt, Sting.
Other Contributors Editor, Antony Gibbs ; special effects, Kit West, Barry Nolan, Albert Whitlock ; creatures created by Carlo Rambaldi ; music, Toto ; costume design, Bob Ringwood ; production design, Anthony Masters ; director of photography, Freddie Francis.
Audience Rated: PG-13.
Language English
In English, Spanish, or French with optional subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Based on the novel by Frank Herbert.
System Details DVD; single layer; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Description 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780783226064
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