DUNE (1984) THE ALTERNATIVE EDITION - A FANEDIT BY SPICEDIVER
movie file: Dune_(1984)_The_Alternative_Edition_by_Spicediver.avi
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aspect ratio: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
audio codec: Dolby AC3
audio bitrate: 192kbps CBR
WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Director David Lynch's strange and visionary sci-fi epic is given a new lease of life with this unique fan-edit by Spicediver. Dune The Alternative Edition is a painstakingly created new cut that draws on the Theatrical Version (1984), the Extended Version (1988), various deleted scenes, and two versions of the original soundtrack album. Presented in 2.35 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound.
ORIGINAL RUNTIME: 137/177 minutes (NTSC)
NEW RUNTIME: 183 minutes (NTSC)
TIME TAKEN FOR THIS PROJECT: 8 months of planning, editing and revisions.
INTENTIONS FOR THIS FANEDIT:
Neither of the officially released versions of David Lynch's visually amazing 'Dune' are satisfactory. The Theatrical Version was gutted to the point of incomprehension by executive producer Dino De Laurentiis in his quest to make it a two hour edit. The easier-to-follow Extended Version with restored footage was so incompetently put together by MCA TV that Lynch removed his name from the writing and directing credits.
Broadly, my intention with the Alternative Edition is to improve storytelling and flow by preserving the best elements from both official versions of the film while also integrating some newly available deleted scenes. The Alternative Edition is based more on the Extended Version of 'Dune' than ADigitalMan's "Reconstructed Workprint" fanedit (eg. my version uses the male narrator) which makes mine a significantly different take on the film. I have used the 6th and 7th drafts of Lynch's original script as a guide but have also taken my own liberties with the material.
For more about my intentions and approach with this fanedit please visit: http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1546835/20903645/
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May the hand of god be with you...
SPICEDIVER, MAY 2008
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