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David Lynch's now-cult-classic 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi series evidenced the vast challenges of adapting the unadaptable in gloriously ambitious, utterly inimitable style.

David Lynch

Set in the distant future world of Arrakis, the home of an invaluable spice for which wars are waged, Dune follows Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) in the dynastic, sprawling battle for control of the planet, as House Atreides takes on House Harkonnens, led by the formidable Baron Vladimir (Kenneth McMillan).

Though much-derided upon initial release – even by Lynch himself – Dune has seen an affectionate reappraisal over time.

This is not only due to its madcap, surreal twist on the sci-fi genre on an enormous, blockbuster scale (with then-groundbreaking visual effects work), but also thanks to its unlikely, suitably eclectic cast, comprising Lynch veteran Kyle MacLachlan in the leading role alongside the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart and Sting.

Experience the first cinematic foray to the world of Arrakis in the lead up to Denis Villeneuve’s hugely anticipated, star-studded reimagining this October; Dune is a one-of-a-kind time capsule of the 80s cinematic zeitgeist.


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