Shortly after publication in 1965, Dune was identified for potential film prospects and the rights to adapt the novel to film have been held by several producers since 1971. Attempts to make a film were made and it was considered to be "unfilmable" owing to its breadth of content. Because of the book's status among fans, any deviation from the original material without strong justification has the potential to harm the film's reputation.
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Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- 1 Hans ZimmerDream of Arrakis 3:09
- 2 Hans ZimmerHerald of the Change 5:01
- 3 Hans ZimmerBene Gesserit 3:54
- 4 Hans ZimmerGom Jabbar 2:00
- 5 Hans ZimmerThe One 2:31
- 6 Hans ZimmerLeaving Caladan 1:55
- 7 Hans ZimmerArrakeen 2:16
- 8 Hans ZimmerRipples in the Sand 5:15
- 9 Hans ZimmerVisions of Chani 4:27
- 10 Hans ZimmerNight on Arrakis 5:03
- 11 Hans ZimmerArmada 5:09
- 12 Hans ZimmerBurning Palms 4:04
- 13 Hans ZimmerStranded 0:59
- 14 Hans ZimmerBlood for Blood 2:29
- 15 Hans ZimmerThe Fall 2:32
- 16 Hans ZimmerHoly War 4:21
- 17 Hans ZimmerSanctuary 1:50
- 18 Hans ZimmerPremonition 3:30
- 19 Hans ZimmerOrnithopter 1:55
- 20 Hans ZimmerSandstorm 2:35
- 21 Hans ZimmerStillsuits 5:31
- 22 Hans ZimmerMy Road Leads into the Desert 3:52
|Runtime||2 hr 35 min|
|Budget||$165 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$402 027 830 September 15, 2021|
|USA||$108 327 830|
|Other countries||$293 700 000|
|Box Office – Budget||$237 027 830|
|first day||$17 500 000|
|first weekend||$41 011 174|
|Digital: World||December 3, 2021|
|Parental Advisory||Frightening & Intense Scenes, Violence & Gore|
|Production Companies|| |
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DescriptionA noble family becomes embroiled in a war for control over the galaxy’s most valuable asset while its heir becomes troubled by visions of a dark future.
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A chic film, grandiose, beautiful, you get a buzz in the cinema, but unfortunately the film ends, and as one of the heroines says, "This is just the beginning" Translated to English
Excellent screening. Actors hit 100%. The plot of the book has been carefully translated. There are some minor changes, but nothing more. The visuals are great as is the action. But I would like to see more original solutions. For those who have not read in places it will be difficult to understand the logic of the world. Mandatory viewing! Translated to English
it’s just impossible to resist when the movies have such a powerful soundtrack and beautiful visuals, give me more. (spit in 4DX top moment) Translated to English
Dune is just amazing! Visual, music – everything is at some unthinkable transcendental level. There are a couple of victorious Oscars, and even more! I didn’t read the book, so I absorbed every detail that the movie told. I’ll go again, and you go – we need a continuation. Translated to English
The film is good, the picture was beautiful and bewitching. I recommend watching in imax. Time flew by unnoticed Translated to English
for me, the film has become a kind of meditation, a lot of action, but there are enough static scenes with mesmerizing music. 2.5 hours flew by. Let’s hope part 2 doesn’t disappoint. Translated to English
Awesome movie! Even an ordinary cinema screen is not enough for such a large-scale epic spectacle. Gotta go to IMAX! Translated to English
A film with an amazing scale, a powerful soundtrack, cool actors, but … emotions after watching it are generally zero. And I don’t even know why. Is there a great book in my memory that I read for the sake of adaptation and which is much better, or do Villeneuve’s films do not emotionally hurt me? Translated to English
THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL MOVIE ADAPTATION OF A FRANK HERBERT WORK. EVERYTHING IS PERFECT HERE – FROM VISUAL AND SOUND TO ACTORS. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SECOND FILM. Translated to English
Great visuals and fast paced storytelling. Movies like this don’t come out very often, which is a shame. The acting game, in my opinion, let us down a little bit, so 8 out of 10 touched on the sequel, and the soundtrack is simply divine. Now all that’s left is to cross our fingers for the film to do well at the box office. Translated to English
Beautiful science fiction. Unfortunately, incomprehensible to people not familiar with books or previous films. It goes very well with the plot of the book. Perhaps the only negative is the timing of this epilogue of the trilogy. Translated to English
Villeneuve is handsome! So competently to do so that when you leave the cinema you already want to continue – not everyone can. Watch strictly in the cinema! Translated to English
Denis Villeneuve. The case when a great remake and the beginning of a new Villeneuve franchise. Cast is great. Great style and atmosphere, but how can we wait for the continuation?! I respect Lynch’s 1984 version. Translated to English
Yes, this is the beginning of a new era) I liked everything! I fell in love with this movie so much that when I left the theater I was already waiting for the sequel! Super! Translated to English
Wow))) This is not Marvel’s jumping jacks, but serious science fiction with a plot honed to the smallest detail Translated to English
People are divided into two parts: those who say that this is a real masterpiece, and those who believe that "Dune" is beautiful, but very boring. I’m from the second category 🤷 Translated to English
in nutshell : strange, bizarre, outlandish but interesting
The visual is chic, the sound is chic, but there are too many questions and misunderstandings in the plot, and in some places it is dragged out and boring. Alas and oh guys Translated to English
I liked the book more. It turned out that the film spent more time explaining the situation. Yes, and the scale of Villeneuve and Zimmer worked out at 200%. Oscar Izer and Rebecca Ferguson are great. Now I hope for the 2nd part and that in it Paul will piss me off less than in the book) Translated to English
The start of a big fantasy franchise to fight Star Wars. Everything seems to be fine, but this is the obvious beginning of the movie series – hence the protractedness. I will note the casts: both Chalamet, and Zendaya, Momoa look very good. When it comes out, part 2, I’ll look, but I won’t wait too long. Translated to English
The film is very long, scenes with short dialogues, but with long faces of chapters. heroes who are looking somewhere with a thoughtful expression. Well, why this excessive epic. If there were comfortable chairs in the cinema, I would fall asleep. Translated to English
Atmospheric, viscous, like caramel toffee, fantasy. And that’s just the tie. Beautiful visuals and music. Enjoyed until the last letter of the credits. Lots of great guys in the cast. Translated to English
A lot of beautiful sand, good actors, but the plot is three kopecks. Aesthetically pleasing to look at, but not necessarily Translated to English
Villeneuve was able, beautifully able. He competently imposed a measured pace on the events of the book, you believe everything, you empathize with everyone. The visuals are obviously just wow, but the sound design is top notch, give the Oscars to the guys there. This is only half of the plot, so the emotions from the "ending" are zero. Translated to English
Not bad, but drawn out, little explanation of the importance of any liquid for the Fremen, little overall explanation of the universe. I really didn’t like that a strong and courageous Bene Gesserite Jessica was turned into a whiny young lady. Hope the second part gets better. Translated to English