Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that they will release the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune — which chronicles cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempt to make a movie out of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune — as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack and digitally on July 8th.
In 1975, director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, The Holy Mountain) started work on his version of Dune, which was to star Orson Welles, David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Jodorowsky’s twelve-year-old son. It was also going to feature art direction and designs by H.R. Giger (Alien) and comic book artist Jean Moebius Giraud, as well as music by Pink Floyd. But while Jodorowsky was able to complete storyboards for his ambitious film, it never got any further, and was ultimately abandoned.
Now, through interviews with Jodorowsky, Giger, and others, director Frank Pavich (N.Y.H.C.) chronicles the making and unmaking of this potential sci-fi epic.
Along with the film, the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Jodorowsky’s Dune will also include deleted scenes.
Unfortunately, the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack isn’t currently listed on Amazon, and the press release didn’t list a price. Sorry.