canaan wrote:The Hurt version was bad. Closer to the books in terms of political plot points, but it was drab as drab can be.
The DLynch version is silly good. Jodo's version would've been crazy. Some heavy hitters listed on the crew.
I forgot you are a big Dune fan. What's the deal with the different cuts for the Lynch version? I thought he pretty much dismissed himself from having anything to do with the movie, but didn't know if one cut was more faithful to what he wanted or not?
The theatrical cut was the only one that Lynch had a hand in. There were some, by todays standards, silly cuts made to the film to achieve a PG rating (The heart plug scene being one that was edited pretty severely).
Lynch was very ambiguous in regards to what he thought was the most faithful to the source material. He shot about 5 hours worth of film. Id imagine if he had carte blanche, it wouldve been a lot longer of a feature (about 4 hrs in length).
The Alan Smithee versions of the films are his pseudonym, because he didnt agree with some of the extensions that were placed in the version (extended intro, for one). His other objections were related to how they were edited for television and how some of the film was reversed. I have 5 or 6 versions of the film, some in DVD regions i cant even play without buying a region free dvd player. I remember being really excited for them when i purchased them. id imagine id rather have the money back at this time because they collect dust lol.