So I apparently asked a buddy of mine to order me the Dune - Extended Edition DVD set from Amazon a while ago, but it was backordered, and I forgot about it. He stopped by today, and brought it.
So its a double sided DVD. One side has the original theatrical release, the other side has the 40 additional minute extended version. I just did a quick comparison of the one versus the other. I can see that they 'updated' a couple of things in the original version (the voice of the navigator creature), and I can also see much added 'story' in the extended edition, just in the first couple of chapters. They redid the prologue (more info, a cartoon drawing slideshow format, narrated by a man, not like by Virginia Madsen in the original).
In any case, I can't wait to watch the original movie, front to back... and then watch the extended edition to compare. This is gonna be a fun thing for me
Oh god, they better have added a lot of "good" in those extra 40 minutes, because that adaptation was awful.
The Sci-Fi channel version was much better, and much closer to the books.