I saw spicedivers edit last night and I can honestly say I understand the film better than i ever had previously.
I still think there is a bit of room for some further improvement but It is very well done.
here are some notes about the edit that are fairly sparce.
On the opening narration when princess irulian fades away then fades back in again something was obviously meant to fill the gap footage wise.
missing shots of guild navigator ship landing.
it is quite a while before I noticed anything else until the Harkonan attack Arrakis.
I liked the removal of internal dialogue some more should be removed if possible.
The attack on Arrakis Base and aftermath are very mixed up. Duke Leto Paul Jessica and Huey scenes should come after the Battle… The give away is the Baron talking about sending a reconassince craft before the Harkonan ship has crashed. This part needs more re-structuring re-arranging but amongst the overall re-structure that has been done was excellent this remains the part that needs attention.
During the Battle laser bolts are missing.
During the fremen attack on spice production some of the weirding module shouts lack audio effects for the voice.
This is the best version I have seen yet though and it is a fascinating version and it’s very close to being finished.
I feel it needs a small bit more editing but it’s not like this edit fixes the story I would say about 90%
Some improved special effects would also improve some parts or observing errors such as craft launch from Caladan but the planet is grey not blue.
Look at this lobby card to see what it should look more like as it’s not so much the spacial effects but it looks totally wrong.