David Lynch may have disowned it, but his 1984 take on Frank Herbert’s Dune has gone on to become a cult classic. So much so that it’s heading to 4K Ultra HD.
The release will be rather luxurious, too, featuring one 4K Ultra HD disc and one standard Blu-ray.
The 4K disc promises a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, complete with Dolby Vision and 5.1 sound, and will come inside limited edition packaging with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dániel Taylor. Inside this box there’ll also be a 60-page book, a double-sided poster and six postcards.
Features-wise, the 4K disc will give us two new audio commentaries, one by film historian Paul M. Sammon, the other by Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast; 2003 doco Impressions of Dune; 2005 featurettes Designing Dune, Dune FX, Dune Models & Miniatures and Dune Costumes; 1983 featurette Destination Dune; 11 deleted scenes; theatrical trailers and TV spots plus a bunch of galleries.
The standard Blu-ray will house The Sleeper Must Awaken: Making Dune, which is a new feature-length documentary; new featurettes Beyond Imagination: Merchandising Dune and Prophecy Fulfilled: Scoring Dune; a new interview with makeup effects artist Giannetto de Rossi and a selection of archive interviews.
There’s no word on an Australian release as yet, but if fans make enough noise then hopefully that will change.