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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

RELEASE UPDATE: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE Will Debut on Blu-ray Combo July 8th

 
Maybe it's all for the best (and I assure you that is a BIG maybe) that we are going to watch a documentary about the near-making of an epic movie rather than watching the epic movie itself. WHAT AM I SAYING? We would love to be watching Alejandro Jodorowsky's actual vision of the Frank Herbert adaptation of Dune, but the ill fated attempt to produce the movie itself sounds just as fascinating. From what I know and have seen about Jodorowsky, a behind the scenes look at the crafting of his vision for any movie would be intriguing, but throw in the Science Fiction legacy to end all legacy's, Dune, and a treat is in store for fans of both Science Fiction and the-man-who-would-make-Dune. As a fan of the original David Lynch adaptation I was even more curious to step into the adapation. Alas, it is not to be, but the documents of the journey that was almost to be exists.

That's what you're going to be getting July 8th when Sony brings for the latest Blu-ray Combo pack from one of the most talked about filmmakers of any generation. His surreal and often complex visual art is challenging to say the least. This documentary promises a look inside the mind of madness and mystery.

We will be reviewing this title shortly. Stay tuned. Hopefully I won't need therapy after this one.

Full release notes below:

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

Debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack*& Digital July 8

CULVER CITY, Calif. (June 10, 2014) – An official selection at the 2013 Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and AFI Film Festivals, the critically acclaimed JODOROWSKY’S DUNE will debut July 8on Blu-ray Combo Pack* and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. As an auteur whose midnight movie classics, El Topo and The Holy Mountain, captivated enthusiastic audiences, cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky set his sights on his most ambitious project yet – a feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s futuristic best-seller, “Dune.” Although his dreams were never realized, the story of Jodorowsky’s “Dune” has placed him at the vanguard of international cinema.

In making the Sony Pictures Classics’ JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, Jodorowsky granted director Frank Pavich unprecedented access to his production materials on the ill-fated project, including the extraordinary hard-bound book of meticulous story boards, which Jodorowsky used as a “calling card” to pitch his film to Hollywood studios. Jodorowsky also provided candid and comprehensive interviews about his ambitious screenplay, and his global search for a stellar cast and crew to bring his vision to the screen. Special features on the Blu-ray Combo Pack for JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, winner of the Audience Award and Best Documentary at the 2013 Fantastic Fest,include more than 45 minutes of deleted scenes. 

*Combo Pack includes Blu-ray and DVD

Synopsis

In 1975, Alejandro Jodorowsky began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12-year-old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.

Through interviews with legends and luminaries including H.R. Giger (artist, Alien), Gary Kurtz (producer, Star Wars: Episodes IV and V) and Nicholas Winding Refn (director, Drive), and an intimate and honest conversation with Jodorowsky, director Frank Pavich’s film finally unearths the full saga of “The Greatest Science Fiction Movie Never Made.”

Special Features Include:

· Deleted Scenes

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE has a running time of 90 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some violent and sexual images and drug content.

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