It’s fair to say, that whatever you think of David Lynch’s adaptation of the classic novel, Dune is a film like no other.
While it’s far from perfect there was always something captivating about Lynch’s film.
A massive flop upon release, for some the most interesting thing about it is that Lynch turned down Return Of The Jedi to adapt Frank Herbert’s acclaimed book.
Now almost 30 years since its release, it’s been given a release on Blu Ray and the results are impressive to say the least.
Kyle McLachlan, in a very early role, leads a stellar cast including Patrick Stewart, Sean Young, Jurgen Prochnow, Virginia Madsen and Max Von Sydow.
The story is far from perfect, it’s still a jumbled mess in parts, but under Lynch’s hand it’s a glorious mess that deserves a second chance.
His haunting imagery, matched with an atmospheric score by Toto and Brian Eno, makes for a film that’s never less than diverting.
At times it’s inspired, other times it’s all over the place, but it’s never boring.
Dune demands to be seen to be believed just for the sheer scale of its ambition.
Genius is a word that is used too frequently but in Lynch’s case it is a perfect fit.
This is a maverick director making an art house space opera, something that is inconceivable these days.
As bonkers as it is brilliant, it’s the very definition of a cult classic.
Four out of five nerds