The only problem though, and what unfortunately keeps this thing ongoing is that I have simply heard no credible explanation as to why Sony can on the one hand agree to do a restoration" of the compromised cut but somehow it's beyond their capacity to create a master of the extended cut with the original score. And now a further excuse is that those of us who simply want this for our *home* viewing experience must be denied it beacuse this isn't how its presented theatrically now. That would seem to imply that if Sony had been asked to provide the seamless branching offer during the whole delay period as opposed to going back and doing a restoration job on the other viersion of the film that is no longer satisfactory from a viewing standpoint, they could have easily done it but for the fact that Mr. Redman and company clearly do not like the idea of letting others see the extended cut with the original score.
What seems to be keeping this "thing" ongoing is you. You've made the same point in how many posts now? Seriously And Sony nor anyone else owes you any "credible" explanation for anything. What is or is not beyond their capacity is not known by you and frankly it's their business - they make those decisions and not you. They own the film. They own both cuts. For "purists" - well, a purist would not want to watch the extended cut because it was not done by Mr. Peckinpah - it is its own thing, whatever one thinks of it. For "purists" the theatrical cut with its original score is being offered here. Again, what Sony could have "easily" done or not done is their business - you have no idea what their decisions are based on, but the decisions reside with them and they owe no one any explanation about anything. Whatever Mr. Redman prefers or doesn't prefer, he is not running Sony and had they wanted to include a version of the extended cut with the Amfitheatrof they would have. They didn't. That's kind of the end of the story, isn't it? Is there really a need to have another three pages of posts about it? Nick has come here and explained - he didn't have to. Thank him for doing so, and I'd say it's time to move on. Just my two centimes.
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