WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Genre:Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 28 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Sylvana Mangano, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Sian Phillips, Jürgen Prochnow, Paul Smith, Patrick Stewart, Sting, Dean Stockwell, Max Von Sydow, Alicia Roanne Witt & Sean Young

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3
Sound Rating: 3.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 43153
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 137
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1984
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): David Lynch
(Screenplay/Written By): David Lynch
(Story): NA
(Music): Toto
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Anthony Masters
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): Bob Ringwood
(Editor): Antony Gibbs
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Rafaella De Laurentiis

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 2.35:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Stereo A
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on Frank Herbert’s legendary bestseller, Dune is the story of a mythic power struggle in a universe on the brink of chaos. The battle for control of a spice called “melange”—which expands consciousness, extends life and facilitates space travel—is pitted between two houses, the noble Atreides and the evil Harkonnens. The sole source of this substance is the desert planet Arrakis, a.k.a. Dune, where proud dwellers known as Fremen are subjugated and forced to mine the spice by the evil house of Harkonnen. But when the Atreides royal mistress, gives birth to a son—the prophesised ruler of Dune (Kyle MacLachlan)—the balance of power undergoes drastic change.

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LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): Yes
(Aggressive System Surround): Yes
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): No
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
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Superb Color Fidelity:
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