While Dune’s official release date in the United States is October 22, many theatres will premiere Denis Villenevue’s epic starting on the evening of October 21. Accordingly, the HBO Max release has been moved up a couple of hours to match, now arriving at 3 PM PDT on Thursday October 21.
The HBO Max release for Dune follows Warner Bros’ pattern of theatrical releases in 2021, with each of its films available on the streaming service for 31 days after premiering. This approach has been controversial for many of Warner Bros’ films, but especially for an epic like Dune.
The director himself has criticized the move in the lead up to the film’s premiere, saying that watching Dune on a home TV would be like driving a speedboat in your bathtub. Even Kyle MacLachlan, the star of David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation, has spoken out against the HBO Max release.
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