David Lynch’s "Dune" will be released in 4K Blu-ray in August

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When Dennis Villeneuve’s "Dune" debuts on HBO Max later this year, it won’t be the first film based on Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking science fiction novel. That's it, this distinction belongs to David Lynch's 1984 film of the same name. Dune is a critical business failure. It failed to recover its $40 million box office budget, and critics like Roger Ebert hated it. But despite all its shortcomings, the film has built a fanatical following over the years. On August 31st, Arrow Films will re-release Lynch’s "worst" 4K Blu-ray movie in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Arrow Films

As pointed out by Slashfilm, Arrow will provide Dune in standard and deluxe formats. The latter comes with an extra disc and a steel case. No matter which method you choose, you will get extra content, such as folded posters and postcard-sized lobby cards. As for the movie itself, it is a 4K restoration of the original camera film, while supporting Dolby Vision and HDR10. You can listen to the original audio in uncompressed stereo or DTS-HD-say what you think of the rest of the movie, the Toto soundtrack is still beating. New special features include audio commentary tracks by film historian Paul M. Sammon and Projection Booth podcast host Mike White. Unfortunately, Arrow did not seem to persuade Lynch to record commentary tracks-the director kept his distance from the project shortly after it was released. However, the company said that the list of special features may change from now to release. Dune is now accepting reservations for £25.

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