About the intent only the film makers can give definitive answers. Fact is that both versions can serve a purpose. And it's not unheard of that someone changes his mind as well concerning some points, years after the original was made. Especially if new technical means become available. I simply don't agree that the transfer as a whole is botched. There are some shots where it would be interesting to hear Coppola comment why he went this way and not that way. But overall this version works well for me. My only complaint is that my current projector has still not the black level I would like to have watching this transfer. To be watched again for sure with uncompressed sound and deeper blacks, sometime in the future.