As you fans probably know by now, DUNE is about to be reissued on 4K and Blu Ray in two deluxe editions, one by Arrow, the other by Koch.
Depending on what frame of mind you come from, Arrow has opted not to include the Allen Smithee extended cut. But the one SE to look out for is the Koch edition, to be released only in Germany. That edition will include not one, but two extended editions.
I have been in touch with “DuneInfo”, one of the guys involved with the Koch set. The Koch version will include the Smithee cut for the first time in an HD format, plus another version whose details can’t be revealed at this time.
What has also not been revealed is whether or not the Koch set will be region free.
But here is what I can tell you…there is a new fan edit of DUNE that has just been completed. I have seen this edit, and compared to the other fan edits we’ve seen (Third Stage Edition, Spicediver, Michael Warren’s “complete saga”), this one is probably the first to bring together all known available legitimate footage David Lynch shot for the film (between all the video releases, the theatrical and Smithee cuts, and the outtakes) into one 185-minute edit. While this maintains the structure of the Spicediver “Redux” edit, all footage is there. I say this because all the other fan edits I have seen (some that claim to be complete) have material missing. This new edit is probably closer to the “final cut” David Lynch wanted but never had a chance to complete.
If you are interested in this new “anonymous Redux 2022” edit or if you have any questions, PM me.