David Lynch Climbs Dune Again

By Garth Franklin Wednesday March 30th 2005 02:45AM

1984's "Dune" by Director David Lynch to this day remains a hallmark of the sci-fi genre even though the film has gone through numerous cuts without the director's consent. His approved theatrical version to this day however remains heavily criticised for its truncated feel. As a result al sorts of different versions exist on DVD or video, and talk on an "Extended Edition" scheduled to hit May this year drew little excitement.

That's about to change though. The Digital Bits has done some digging with their sources at Universal and have learned the real reason behind their delay of the "Dune: Extended Edition" DVD (it's currently unscheduled) is that after years of saying he would never revisit "Dune", at the 11th hour director David Lynch decided that he wanted to be involved in the new DVD after all. This means that when it's eventually released, not only is the DVD going to include the original theatrical version of the film... it will include a brand new "director's extended cut" edited by Lynch himself.

Thanks to 'Bill'