Dune: Part 2 Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE: PART TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Dune: Part 2 is now available for viewers to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD–alternatively, one can buy and rent digitally. The film will start streaming May 21 on Max.

What follows is my review from the theatrical release:

Dune: Part 2 is the next chapter in the Dune saga as filmmaker Denis Villeneuve brings his vision of the Frank Herbert novel to the screen.

To borrow a line from Anakin Skywalker: “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.”

It’s such a classic line and comes to mind upon seeing a Dune movie on the big screen. Arrakis is a sand planet so I’m not going to miss an opportunity to use the line. That being said, I wonder if Academy voters will remember this film during awards season. Or awards voters in general. It’s one thing for a January film festival selection to stay with you but those films generally get a release a few months later. That’s not the case here. Granted, Black Panther earned a Best Picture nomination but Marvel also did a major push for it. Will Dune: Part 2 at least get the same love in categories such as sound? We’ll just have to wait and see.

I need to talk about something. How is it that nobody in this film ever complains about the sand getting everywhere? You’d think someone would have to clean out their shoes or something due to the sand! Oh, well. I digress.

I have more to say about the film below the picture. If you wish to go into the film without knowing anything about it, this is where you should stop reading until after you see the film.

A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE: PART TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE: PART TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Audiences reunite with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), Chani (Zendaya), Bene Gesserit Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Stilgar (Javier Bardem), and the Fremen as Villeneuve takes us on the second part of Paul’s journey. Their journeys are different and there are certainly disagreements. Regardless, Paul is dead set on getting revenge against the Harkonnen for his father’s death. He just won’t do it at any cost. He sees visions of the future and they impact his every move. It’s only once Paul sees the bigger picture that he knows what he must do. After all, the inevitable Dune: Part 3 depends on what Paul decides to do. Yes, this film ends on a cliff-hanger. As for who will survive long enough to be in the next sequel, you’ll just have to wait and see.

Villeneuve reteams with a number of Oscar winners on his team. This certainly isn’t surprising. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? I fully expect many of them to repeat as Oscar nominees for their work. The film is every bit as epic as the first film although its 2 hour, 46 minute run time feels every minute of it. In fairness, the press screening was at 11 AM and there was at least one restroom break. Lunchtime screenings can do that but keep that in mind when it comes to beverages. Anyway, there’s more action and visuals. It really feels bigger in every way.

Dune: Part 2 is an epic experience on the big screen.

Bonus Features

Dune: Part Two Premium Digital Ownership:  

  • Filmbooks: House Corrino
  • Filmbooks: The Reverand Mother
  • Filmbooks: Water
  • Filmbooks: Lisan-al-Gaib
  • An Ensemble for the Ages
  • Chakobsa Training
  • Creating the Fremen World
  • Finding the Worlds of Dune
  • Buzz Around the New “Thopter”
  • Worm-Riding
  • Becoming Feyd
  • A New Set of Threads
  • Deeper into the Desert: The Sounds of the Dune
  • Inside Dune: The Spice Harvester Attack
  • Inside Dune: Gurney Hallaeck’s Revenge
  • Inside Dune: The Fight for the Imperial Throne

Dune: Part Two 4K UHD and Blu-ray:  

  • Chakobsa Training
  • Creating the Fremen World
  • Finding the Worlds of Dune
  • Buzz Around the New “Thopter”
  • Worm-Riding
  • Becoming Feyd
  • A New Set of Threads
  • Deeper into the Desert: The Sounds of the Dune

DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve
SCREENWRITERS: Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts
CAST: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, with Stellan Skarsgård, with Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem

Warner Bros. released Dune: Part 2 in theaters on March 1, 2024.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.