Directed by John Harrison and photographed by Academy Award-winner Vittorio Storaro, this second adaptation of Frank Herbert's cult sci-fi novel is gorgeous and long enough that the sprawling story has room to spread out and breathe.
The time is the year 10191, in a galaxy far, far away. Feudal families answer to a hereditary emperor (Giancarlo Ginannini), and the fate of worlds rests on a spice-like substance called melange, which confers extraordinary power and is produced only on an inhospitable desert planet called Arrakis. The struggle to control melange production corrupts one noble family House Harkonnen and destroys another, House Atreides. ...