Denis Villeneuve proves he’s the one to take on the impossible task of successfully adapting Dune for the big screen. After a successful theatrical/streaming debut, Warner Bros. is giving fans a few different ways to pick up this new sci-fi classic. For those still rocking a 3-D television or have a compatible projector – this trip to Arrakis makes a fitting 3-D Blu-ray debut. Depth may not always be impressive, but it delivers when it counts, and while not an Atmos mix, the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track is still a beast to be reckoned with. The 4K is still the best overall A/V experience, but this disc stands tall.
Another world of epic storytelling, all-star casting and franchise potential has landed at a theater near you. Thanks to director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Frank Herbert’s sci-fi touchstone is on the big screen yet again, and in a stunning update. Which, of course, includes a 3D conversion released out into the wild. But is this third dimensional effort so good you feel like you could ruffle Timothée Chalamet’s hair? Well, that’s basically asking, “To 3D or Not To 3D?,” so let’s get to questioning, shall we?
The usual warning before we get too deep in the sand: if you want to see what we thought of Dune as a movie, you’re in the wrong place. Eric Eisenberg’s official review is available to answer your questions on that particular subject. But from this point on, we’re going to sift through the 3D conversion of Dune and see whether the spice is worth the hype.