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is a project I have been slowly working on over the last few years with the goal of ultimately replacing many of the "outdated" special effects shots in David Lynch's 1984 version of Dune.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

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sean Young (Chani) - Super 8mm Behind The Scenes Footage

Just found this today! Cool stuff!
It is behind the scenes footage filmed by Sean Young of the cast and crew of Dune.
See her being cast in plaster for her stillsuit.
See Francesca Annis (Lady Jessica) flash her panties!
See Kenneth McMillan (Baron Harkonnen) without his fat suit
See Aldo Ray - originally cast as Gurney Halleck.
See everyone sitting around half in their stillsuits,
and more!

(Click the link above the video below to see the whole thing)



  1. cool, i had never seen this. thnx

  2. You're welcome - apparently she has about 30 more minutes of footage...

  3. Sasha,
    Loved Sean Young's film footage. Seeing a Raffaella De Laurentis was fun, I see her now and again on Giada's cooking show Everyday Italian. Giada is her niece, and Raffaella helps out with family recipes from time to time. Hard to believe 27 years have past.

    On a side note, I own a piece of Ron Miller production art. Maybe we can scan it and add the image to your collection here. It shows the Harkonnen cable car going over the green girdered cityscape.


  4. Hi Matt,
    That would be awesome if you could scan it or take a digital picture of it to post up here... the "Art Of Dune" book that was originally to feature much of this art was canceled before publication owing to the poor box office of the movie!