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‘Dune Part Two’ director Denis Villeneuve will not release deleted scenes

Director Denis Villeneuve explained why he is not keen on releasing deleted scenes in the Blu-Ray release

By Web Desk
March 05, 2024
‘Dune Part Two’ director Denis Villeneuve will not release deleted scenes
‘Dune Part Two’ director Denis Villeneuve will not release deleted scenes

Director Denis Villeneuve delivered some bad news to fans of the Dune franchise regarding the deleted scenes.

Villeneuve told the Collider that Dune: Part Two, which is nearly three hours long, will not have any deleted scenes featured in the Blu-Ray release of the film, when he was quizzed about it.

“I’m a strong believer that when it’s not in the movie, it’s dead,” the director told the outlet. “Sometimes I remove shots and I say, ‘I cannot believe I’m cutting this out. I feel like a samurai opening my gut.”

“It’s painful, so I cannot go back after that and create a Frankenstein and try to reanimate things that I killed,” Villeneuve said of snipping scenes from the film.

“It’s too painful. When it’s dead, it’s dead, and it’s dead for a reason. But yes, it is a painful project, but it is my job,” he continued. “The movie prevails. I’m very severe in the editing room. I’m not thinking about my ego, I’m thinking about the movie … I kill darlings, and it’s painful for me.”

“I’ve made movies in my life that were 75 minutes, and this one is two hours, 45 [minutes], I think, something like that,” Villeneuve added. 

“It’s not the runtime, it’s about the storytelling, and I felt that I wanted to create a momentum. I wanted an energy in the movie that I was looking for that excited me, and I thought that was the perfect runtime … You can be bored by a five-minute movie.”