Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Versions== [[Image:Dune Cover front.jpg|200px|thumb|DVD cover for ''Dune'']] [[Image:Dune1984Extended.jpg|200px|thumb|2006 Extended Edition DVD cover]] Despite initial failure, the movie has achieved a respectable cult status of which at least three other versions outside the original theatrical cut have been released. In grand total, five versions of ''Dune'' are known. ===Theatrical Cut=== ;1984 ~ 137 minutes Released worldwide in 1984, it was edited by 37 seconds in the UK to pass PG rating. Though this 137-minute version was not David Lynch's intended cut, it is the only director-approved version and the only official version he ever made of the film for release. It is widely available on both VHS and DVD. In 2006 it was remastered for a special DVD release, and as of late 2006 has been released on HD-DVD with many of the special features seen on other disks. ===Alan Smithee Version=== ;1988 ~ 189 minutes The less-seen 189-minute "Alan Smithee" version is a cult favorite on its own. Alan Smithee was a psyeudonym used by directors who did not wish to be associated with a film they directed. In this case, Lynch felt that he did not have creative control. Prepared originally for syndicated television (and later seen on basic cable television networks) for a two-night broadcast, it was prepared without either participation or authorization by David Lynch. The missing footage includes a painted montage at the prologue, and several scenes reinserted, including the "little-maker" essence-of-spice scene. The television version was edited in a seemingly haphazard way (for example, certain shots were repeated throughout the film to create the impression that new footage had been added). Lynch objected to these edits and had his name removed from the credits of this print (which were replaced by "Alan Smithee" and ''"''Judas Booth"). This version was initially only released on laserdisc in Japan, but has also been found as a poorly recorded VHS on the bootleg market.<ref>[http://www.arrakis.co.uk/extended.html ''Dune'' Movies and Videos ~ Arrakis.co.uk]</ref> It is now available worldwide on DVD. ===Channel 2 Version=== ;1992 ~ 180 minutes KTVU, a San Francisco, CA Fox affiliate, pieced together a hybrid edit of the two previous versions for broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is essentially the television version with all the violence of the theatrical version reincorporated into the film, along with many of the "fabricated" shots objected to by Lynch removed. An Extended Edition DVD version was released in Europe in November 2005. It includes, among its many extra features, an extended version of the film, credited to Alan Smithee, which is 177 minutes long. The booklet explains that this version was created for an American television channel, and is most likely the aforementioned Channel 2 Version. Neither the video nor the audio was remastered, exhibiting a poor television-like quality. Although the cover states that the soundtrack is in mono sound, it is, in fact, in stereo. ===Extended Edition=== ;2006 ~ 177 minutes An Extended Edition was released by Universal Home Entertainment in the US on DVD on January 31, 2006. The DVD contains both Lynch's 137-minute theatrical cut and a 177-minute edit of the Alan Smithee television version (the latter being presented for the first time in its original anamorphic aspect ratio). It also features a documentary on the production design and special effects, as well as a supplementary section of outtakes and scenes not included in any previous version of the film, including an alternate ending. ===The Workprint Version=== ;Not released ~ Approximately four hours An assembly of all footage after the completion of principal photography was shown to the crew in Mexico, as well as to Frank Herbert. Contrary to popular fan rumors, it was by no means the Director's Cut of the film. This workprint version is the basis of such rumors, but there was never a four-hour cut of the movie in its complete form. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Dune Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Dune_(1984_film)"