I ended up buying the new Dune from amazon, only $12 for the blu-ray/DVD/digital version and it came in the mail today. Excited to watch it tonight!
Wow, I am stunned. This movie is incredible, one of the best I've seen in years.I'm waiting for Part Two and the box set. I still buy DVDs. My feet don't stick to the floor at home, I don't have to deal with idiots on cell phones, the popcorn's much cheaper, and I can turn the sound down if I want.
"In a world...."
As a fanatic I avoided all press reports of this movie and am glad I did. Had no expectations or preconceptions, just watched it with an open mind and it amazed me.
It was perfect, there was nothing I didn't like and nothing I thought important left out. It was real, unlike the stylized Lynch version. I could almost smell the spice and grit in the air. Wow.
Loved the thopters! The overall look and tone couldn't be better, I think Frank would be proud. Cinematic masterpiece.
And yes, it is great to watch it in my living room. I've got a surround system and the sound is fantastic but I especially like being able to pause for the bathroom and backtrack over things I want to see again.
With my hearing loss the captions help too, I've gone to movies where I could not make out dialog and that is just wasted money and two hours of frustration.
I'm watching the special features and they are explaining all the facts that are important to understanding this story, great idea for those who didn't read the books.