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Dune (1984)

Director: David Lynch Run Time: 137 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1984

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Sting, Francesca Annis, Max von Sydow, Sean Young, Virginia Madsen, José Ferrer

David Lynch brought Frank Herbert’s wildly popular science-fiction novel Dune to the big screen in 1984 and it’s been a trip-tastic go-to-movie ever since. Set in the year 10,191 when the universe is dependent on a spice called Melange that can extend life and can fold time, a Duke’s son (Kyle MacLachlan) leads the enslaved desert warriors on the spice-producing planet Arrakis in an epic battle with the evil Emperor. In the tradition of futuristic space worlds like Star Wars and The Matrix, Dune is about a young man deemed the messiah rising up and trying to make things better for the people. Time, space, telepathy, monsters, madness, love, and righteousness – long live the fighters!