Welcome to the Dune Special Edition Project

This is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.
The project initially began as an endeavor to build a "proper" ornithopter - one with flapping wings, that neither the movie or the mini-series managed to achieve. However, with the advent of the "fan-edit" the scope of the project has expanded with the goal of updating the effects in all those places in the movie where I feel things could be significantly "improved."
Although I am currently working on this by Myself, it's a large undertaking and if there is anyone interested in helping this project along, feel free to contact Me - We might actually be able to get this project completed with a few more skilled and enthusiastic people!

Sasha Burrow

If you are curious about My professional work, I have been working as a VFX artist (Among other things) at The Asylum for the past 6 years, including visual effects on all 4 Sharknado films (Mainly stuff blowing up!).

DUNE Special Edition: Showreel March 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DUNE - BluRay

For those of you who are interested, the original theatrical version of Dune (including the horrible extended edition and a bunch of extras previously available on the last DVD release and the failed HD-DVD format) is coming to Blu-Ray on the 27th April 2010.
In fact I think it will just be a "port" of the HD-DVD version (The quality of which was apparently really good) with no new features... but who knows.
You can find it on Amazon here.


  1. I've read there' lots of new extra's on the Blu-ray version !!!

  2. The only "new" thing I see listed in the specs is "D-Box" support and they've changed to DTS-HD sound and apparently dropped the picture gallery.

  3. Just need to get Myself a bluray player/ripper so I can do this project in HD!!! :)

  4. This is what I seen listed online

    Deleted Scenes with Introduction by Raffaella De Laurentiis
    Designing Dune
    Special Effects
    Models & Miniatures
    Wardrobe Design
    Photograph Gallery
    Production Notes

  5. Hi Andrew,

    Yep, that's the same list of features as on the previous HD-DVD and DVD releases.
    (I have the HD-DVD version but nothing to play it with)
    The only new features are the DTS-HD soundtrack and D-Box support (Which apparently is something you connect to a special chair that makes it vibrate/shudder in time with the events of the movie)