Jodorowsky’s Dune goes straight to VOD in the UK
Staff Reporter | On 06, Jul 2015
Jodorowsky’s Dune has been released in the UK straight to VOD.
The documentary by Frank Pavich traces the history of director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel. Starring his own 12 year old son, alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean ‘Mœbius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s take on Frank
Herbert’s tale was poised to change cinema forever.
For two years, Jodo and his team of “spiritual warriors” worked night and day on the massive task of creating a fabulous world: over 3,000 storyboards, numerous paintings, incredible costumes, and an outrageous script. So why didn’t it happen?
Pavich traverses the globe to interview the cast and crew of the project, assembling one of cinema’s best not-making-of documentaries. Frank’s secret weapon is the book that the Alejandro and his team assembled to wow studios, which also gives the film colourful storyboards to animate – the closest we’ll ever come to seeing Dune as Jodo intended.
The documentary premiered in the UK at the 2013 London Film Festival, before screening once more at the Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year. The movie, though, has bypassed cinemas altogether and gone straight to digital – a fate shared by high-profile musical drama Beyond the Lights, which was released last week directly to VOD, despite being nominated for an Oscar, and The Spectacular Now last year.
You can now watch Jodorowsky’s Dune online on pay-per-view VOD platforms, including. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, blinkbox, Wuaki.tv, YouTube and Google Play. There is no word yet on a DVD release.
Watch the trailer below – or head this way to read our review.