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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (Sci-Fi TV Miniseries) (Two-Disc DVD Set)
Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
Sci-Fi TV Miniseries
Actors: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice, Daniela Amavia, James McAvoy
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
UR     2003     4hr 26min

Conspiracies abound in Children of Dune, Sci-Fi Channel's praiseworthy miniseries sequel to Frank Herbert's Dune, loyally adapted from the Herbert novels Dune Messiah and Children of Dune by John Harrison, who passed direc...  more »

     

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Actors: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice, Daniela Amavia, James McAvoy
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Creators: Artur Reinhart, David R. Kappes, John Harrison, Michael D. Messina, Richard P. Rubinstein, Frank Herbert
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Dune, Miniseries
Studio: Artisan Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Miniseries
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Original Release Date: 03/16/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 03/16/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 4hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Dune movies are tough
Daniel Warner | 06/28/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I am a Dune fan/freak. I have even recorded several of the books for the blind. Frank Herbert is my favorite author and God Emperor is my favorite of the series. However, when the new hard cover of Children of Dune came out recently, I read it and realized I had forgotten the depth and wealth contained therein. A gift of Amazon.com allowed me to chance upon the TV miniseries and I went for it greedily. I got what I expected. A sincere attempt to capture the essence of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune that has the same limitations of the two original Dune movies. The books cannot be represented well on TV. The dialogue, frequently used to convey the story, was stilted, limited, even mechanical at times. The story is too grand, the written characters too well defined, the language too precise, too elegant, to be conveyed in summarization attempts in dialogue. Having said that, the movie (as was said by Frank Herbert of the original Dune movie) is the best that could be done at the time even with the compromises necessary to meet budget and time constraints. I am glad I got it, I will watch it again to register the specifics more attentively. I didn't dislike the movie, just wished for a more fulfilling experience."