To date, the material has not been considered to be made into a film, or previous attempts have failed and were not entirely convincing. This changed in 2021, because “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve succeeds in what even masters like David Lynch once despaired of. It’s finally available on Amazon Prime Video in March.
Frank Herbert’s novel series previously considered impossible to film accurately. David Lynch first ventured into Dune in 1984. The result was then rather average (6.3 out of a maximum of 10 points on the IMDb), but still found many fans. The 2000 mini-series for TV was the second attempt, but it didn’t go any better.
Amazon Prime Video: Dune by Denis Villeneuve available in March
So what could you third attempt in 2021 expect? The result was all the more surprising and really good. Director Denis Villeneuve succeeds with his first of three planned Dune parts a real hit. Two years ago, the science fiction film convinced both the critics and the box office.
the story? A trailer says more than umpteen words:
It’s raining on the IMDb 8 out of 10 points, on Rotten Tomatoes 83 percent (professionals) and 90 percent (viewers). The film ended up being a financial success, grossing over $400 million worldwide. Not bad for such a rather heavy and demanding material. At the Oscars the following year, “Dune” was able to build on its success, because with 10 nominations and six trophies won, the film raked in the most awards in the end.
If you couldn’t see the film in the cinema back then, you now have the opportunity to do so on Amazon Prime Video. “Dune” is there from March 26, 2023 available within the streaming flat rate (view at Amazon Prime Video). In other words, all Amazon Prime members can watch the film at no extra charge. In our opinion, an absolute must.
To be continued in cinemas later this year
Good to know: The open ending is taken up in the second part of the film trilogy. “Dune: Part 2” as the previous working title should already in the cinemas on November 3, 2023 come. Until then, treat yourself to the first part on Amazon Prime Video – it’s worth it.