Dune 2000

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Dune ★★½ Frank Herbert's Dune 2000

Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi classic was previously made into a disappointing 1984 film by David Lynch. This miniseries more successfully combines visuals with character, although the complicated plot is still somewhat overwhelming. Duke Leto (Hurt) of the House of Atreides has been appointed by the Emperor to harvest and export Spice—the most prized commodity on the desert planet of Arrakis (or Dune). But a rival faction, led by Baron Harkon-nen (McNeice), causes trouble for Atreides and his heir, Paul (Newman), who must look to Dune's native inhabitants for support. 270m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc . Alec Newman, William Hurt, Saskia Reeves, Ian McNeice, P. H. Moriarty, Julie Cox, Matt Kees-lar, Giancarlo Giannini, Barbara Kodetova, Robert Russell, Miljen Kreka Kljakovic; D: John Harrison; W: John Harrison; C: Vittorio Storaro, Harry B. Miller III; M: Graeme Revell. CABLE