Watch The Most Complete Version Of Dune Right Now
David Lynch’s film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s award-winning science fiction novel, Dune, never got the proper love it deserved. In fact, Lynch was so displeased with the studio’s edits he distanced himself from the project and swore to never give final cut privileges to producers again.
Since there, several versions of the film have surfaced, some even with Lynch’s name replaced by the infamous Alan Smithee moniker, in which directors don’t want to have any association with the film they made.
We don’t know whether or not this three-hour version—made up of the theatrical cut, extended television cut, and deleted scenes by uber-fan Michael Warren—would get Lynch’s seal of approval, so I guess you’ll have to be the judge. As reported by Indiewire (who got their news from SFSignal), this isn’t the first time said cut has surfaced, but it now boasts “pristine” sound and video quality.
If you’re craving even more Dune, or want to know what another Dune could’ve been like, definitely check out Jodorowsky’s Dune, a brilliant documentary that follows cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s doomed quest to make his completely bonkers film version of Herbert’s novel.
Take a bathroom break, pop some corn, and watch the most definitive version of David Lynch’s Dune below: