Dune had initially premiered on HBO Max on October 2021. However, you might be surprised to know that the recent Oscar nominee for Best Picture isn’t available on HBO Max anymore. The streaming service, which WarnerMedia owns, has removed the film from its library.
Dune(1984): Where to watch online?
Right now, Dune is available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV Plus. As per recent updates, Dune will be back on HBO Max at 3 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 10.
An HBO Max subscription is the only way to watch Dune online once it is back on the platform since HBO Max hasn’t launched an official free trial for customers.
So, if you want to know more about Dune, the next section is for you.
Dune(1984): Cast and Storyline
Director: David Lynch
Dune is a 1984 American epic science fiction film directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name.
The film has star studded cast comprising Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, Virginia Madsen as Lady Jessica, and Francesca Annis as Reverend Mother Mohiam. It was filmed at the Churubusco Studios in Mexico City and in the Mojave Desert, California.
Top All Star Cast:
The Baron’s Doctor
Piter De Vries
Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV
Reverend Mother Ramallo
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam
Duke Leto Atreides
Paul L. Smith
The Beast Rabban
In the distant year of 10191, Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV rules supreme over all the planets in the known Universe and the most precious commodity is a substance called “MELANGE” that is said to have life-extending, consciousness-expanding, and even “folding space” abilities; allowing you to travel to any place in the galaxy in the blink of an eye.
The spice “MELANGE” is said to exist only on the desert planet of Arrakis, where the FREMEN people have a prophecy about a man who will lead them to absolute liberty.
Arrakis, a “dangerous desert planet”, is also known as DUNE. A confidential report from the “GUILD” discusses some circumstances and strategies that might jeopardize the production of “SPICE,” which requires four planets: ARRAKIS, CALADAN, GIEDI PRIME, and KAITAIN, a world at least visually comparable to Earth and house of the Emperor.
To carry out these plans, the “GUILD” employs a third-stage navigator to KAITAIN. He requests information from the Emperor and demands that he execute Paul Atreides, son of the Duke Leto Atreides of CALADAN.
Dune (1984) was met with mixed reviews on release but has come to be more highly acclaimed over time; it was nominated for two Academy Awards and is now widely regarded as one of Lynch’s finest works, as well as an essential piece of science fiction cinema.
Dune: Part One (2021)
The top-selling novels in the Dune series are as fascinating and perplexing as a desert’s shifting sands. As a result, it makes perfect sense that the new film adaptation by director Denis Villeneuve is both genuinely satisfying and frustrating at the same time.
The 2021 Dune film was praised for its visuals, scale, and ambition by critics; it has earned $400 million worldwide with a production cost of $165 million.
Hollywood’s long and arduous journey to bring Frank Herbert’s Dune to the big screen is finally realized in all its glory. The cast is stellar, and the effects are mind-blowing, but it’s Villeneuve’s dedication to the source material that makes this one of the most faithful science fiction adaptations of all time. So much care has been put into every frame that even the most die-hard Dune fans will be impressed.
Where to watch Dune 2021? Well, as mentioned earlier, you can stream the movie on Amazon Prime (PVOD) or Apple TV and if you can wait till March 10, 2022, then it should be back on HBO Max. Do let me know in the comments if it is otherwise.
Dune: Part Two (2023)
A year after the events of Dune: Part One, House Atreides is on the brink of civil war. Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), now Emperor of the Known Universe, must find a way to restore order and keep the empire from fracturing. But with enemies on all sides, it’s going to be a long and challenging road.
Universal has announced that Dune: Part Two will hit theatres in October 2023. According to Denis Villeneuve, the movie will be a “Dune prequel, not a sequel.”
Dune is already Warner Bros.’s most successful pandemic-era release, so the studio has confirmed that they are officially moving forward with Part Two in 2023 – which is excellent news because Part One would have been a disappointing cinematic experience if the sequel never arrived. It has been filmed in Hungary and Jordan.
What is HBO Max?
HBO Max is a streaming service that offers on-demand access to many TV programs and top Max films.
How to watch Dune on HBO Max Hulu?
Dune will be available on the HBO Max app and Hulu on March 10, 2022. You can sign up for a subscription through your TV provider or purchase a monthly subscription. For that, you need to add HBO Max to Hulu first. Currently, you can also stream Dune on different streaming services, such as Amazon and Apple TV.
What is the advantage of HBO Max add on for Hulu?
For $14.99 a month, Hulu’s HBO Max Add-on gives you access to HBO Max originals, exclusives, and plenty of fan-favourites on the HBO Max app. You can also watch previously aired classic HBO shows and movies on the Hulu service.
How much does it Cost to watch Dune on HBO Max?
HBO Max costs $14.99 a month without advertising, but you must have the ad-free streaming plan to see Dune on its release date (you’ll need the ad-free streaming plan to watch it on launch day). And no, you won’t be charged an additional fee to view the movie.
What is the purpose of Dune by Frank Herbert?
Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, first published in 1965. Set in the distant future, the novel tells the story of a planet called Arrakis, which is the only source of the spice melange, a drug that extends life and enhances consciousness. The story explores the complex social and political relationships between the planets of a galactic empire, emphasizing their interactions and their effects on the development of Herbert’s fictional Universe.
The novel was adapted into a 1984 film by David Lynch, who directed a sequel in 2000. In 2003, Frank Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson wrote Dune: House Atreides, a prequel to the original novel.
Frank Herbert wrote five sequels, and the first two were adapted into television mini-series.
Dune is one of the most popular science fiction novels of all time and has been nominated for multiple awards. So, it would be wise first to read the novel and then watch the movie. And this is only the beginning. It was a dream of the director to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune and I am sure Legendary and Warner Bros will bring more such exciting Sci-fi movies in the future as HBO Max content.
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