Dave Kehr, my favorite movie reviewer of all time, says, "If this 1984 film really cost $60 million, producer Dino De Laurentiis deserves to be hailed as the greatest patron of the avant-garde cinema since the Vicomte de Noailles financed Bunuel's L'age d'or."
Even after seeing Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks, I never could get over associating him in this role in Dune. I've tried to get people to watch this movie and enjoy the David Lynch treatment. Very few have been able to comply.
Perhaps it's because they were such fans of the Herbert books and do not feel justice has been done. Perhaps it's the squished zits on the face of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Kenneth McMillan). Perhaps it's Sting. I don't know.
But I do know that Lynch's treatment of the beasts that warp space will never leave my mind.