Never seen the original in its entirety.
The David Lynch DUNE gets a lot of hate and I'm not sure why. I think it had a troubled production and maybe the pace is to slow for some audiences. I don't think it.
Even the director hates it, but I think he hates the role of directing a big budget film and scaled back to his weird independent stuff.
It came out a year after Return of the Jedi. Star Wars (ANH) came out about 7 years prior to Dune.Oh do yourself a favor and go watch it. I haven't see it for a while now (about 10 years ago was the last time i think) but it just blows me away when I watch it. To think it was made around the same time as Star Wars is just crazy.