In the distant future, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and his parents Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) and Leto (Oscar Isaac) are entrusted by the Emperor with the task of administering the planet Dune. Even though Arrakis, aka Dune, appears to be just a gigantic desert haunted by giant worms, the planet has a capital value. It is indeed here and here only that we find the Spice, an essential resource for space travel. The planet was previously robbed by an opposing family of the Atreides led by the ruthless and devious Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgard). Leto fears a trap in this transfer of power: he will unfortunately be right. A deadly threat hangs over the whole Atreides family, especially Paul, the heir to the house, visited by strange prophetic visions.
A public and critical success
Dune, adaptation of the eponymous novel by Frank Herbert, a long-cursed film project, then poorly imaged in 1984 by the talented David Lynch, has therefore been brought to the screen again by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, First Contact, Sicario).
Led by unconventional visual and narrative ambitions, Dune 2021 was a resounding success both publicly ($ 393 million at the global box office) and critically. To the point that Warner has validated the filming of a second part of the story, to come in 2023.
Dolby Atmos for everyone
To better reproduce the exceptional sets and framing of Denis Villeneuve's epic (especially the Imax scenes), what better than a 4K UHD disc for a captivating Home Cinema session? To better support this film event, the Warner has also put the small dishes in the big ones with multiple editions including five various and varied 4K outputs (table below).
The 4K and Blu-Ray editions will indeed be flanked by a line of bonuses. No less than 16 modules to present the different families, explore the main scenes (attack of the harvester, assault on Arrakeen, the capital of Dune), the sets as well as the accessories (see screenshot below). Or the preparatory drawings, the design of the vehicles, the costumes as well as the very impressive sound work of the film. On the latter subject, the film in 4K will be offered in English Dolby Atmos AND finally in French. We look forward ? We can't wait!