Timed to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, David Lynch’s 1984 sci-fi epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is returning to cinemas.

Fathom Events will theatrically re-release the 137-minute theatrical cut of the feature on February 18th and 19th – two weeks before Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two” arrives in cinemas in March.

Lynch has effectively disowned the film for nearly three decades, a messy experimental rock space opera take on the property, which he didn’t have final cut on. Plenty more footage for the film exists, including a 177-minute TV version, with Lynch’s original intention to have a film that clocked in at over three hours.

More recently he’s softened up to the idea of revisiting it at some point, but admits its “not going to happen”.

The story unfolds in the year 10191, the spice melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis.

A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto’s son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice.

Sean Young, Francesca Annis, Jurgen Prochnow, Patrick Stewart, Jose Ferrer, Virginia Madsen, Sian Phillips, Max Von Sydow, Dean Stockwell, Linda Hunt, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Richard Jordan, Leonardo Cimino and Sting co-star.

Head over to FathomEvents for showtimes.

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