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Dune (2000)

NOTE: This version is also known as "Frank Herbert's Dune." Only the "Special Edition" DVD has this commentary track.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/screenwriter John Harrison, second unit director/visual effects supervisor Ernest D. Farino, associate producer/editor Harry B. Miller III, special makeup and creature effects supervisor for KNB EFX Group Gregory Nicotero and Visual effects supervisor for Area 51 Tim McHugh Rating:6.2/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on January 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by pat00139
All the people are together, so I liked that a lot. One thing that surprised me a lot was they pretty much talk for the entire 5 hours. Thereís never more than about 45 seconds of dead air, and that doesnít happen too often. They keep it interesting, talking about, well, everything. I mean, there is 5 hours here, itís not like thereís a lack of time. Mr. Harrison talks about the differences between the book and the mini-series, what he tried to accomplish with some scenes, the actors, the sets, the backdrops, the cinematography, the effects, the Czech extras and anything else youíd care to hear about. He also talks about the fansí reception to some of the things left out of the book as well. The editor talks about editor stuff, and how he brought composer Graeme Revell to the attention of the director. The other three talk about the effects, of which there are many. They started the project, they said, with 240 effects shots in mind, but finished with close to 600. This track is always interesting and fairly laid back. Itís definitely worth a listen. They make you laugh, make you think about some of the ramifications of the religious and philosophical aspects and generally entertain you.