Here’s How to Watch Dune From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Here’s How to Watch <em>Dune</em> From the Comfort of Your Own Home

The most anticipated movie of the year has arrived. On October 22, Dune is set to take over our lives. And we’re not mad about it.

Based on Frank Herbert’s acclaimed series of the same name, Dune is a complex science-fiction tale about a boy named Paul who fulfills a prophecy and rises through the ranks of a small but mighty group of warriors. That’s the vague, simple way of explaining a large and winding plot that takes place over the course of six books and 18 prequels.

But the film will only cover (part of) the first book in the series, so no need to have a full primer of everything the novels go over. It’s hard enough to do a decent film adaptation of the first book, as David Lynch’s 1984 version clearly demonstrates. There are a lot of unfamiliar terms and plotlines that intersect, and it’s recommended if you’re approaching the books for the first time, you grab a copy with a glossary in the back.

Like Game of Thrones, though, you don’t need to read through all the texts to enjoy the movie. Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, and Oscar Isaac. And that’s just some of the cast. With any luck, the film will be only the start of a new science-fiction universe, with a movie franchise and a television series both to potentially look forward to.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. If you’re interested in heading to Arrakis and watching the first movie, you have two options: stream it, or head on out to the theaters.

Here’s how to stream and watch Dune.

How to watch Dune

First things first, you can see it in theaters when it comes out on October 21. And for a blockbuster like this, you may even prefer to see it on the big screen.

But for anyone who wants to stream from the comfort of their own home for any reason, HBO Max is the place to see Dune. And anyone who’s a subscriber will get a treat: Dune will be available on October 21 at 6pm EST, around the same time that Thursday night previews for the movie begin (the movie is technically out on October 22, but the Thursday night unofficial debut has become commonplace in recent years).

Stream It Here

How Long Is Dune?

You’ll have to strap in for two hours and 35 minutes.

Have any more questions?

Check out our explainer for anyone who wants to read the books, and read any other information about the movie.

Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.

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