Jack, I stand behind you 110% on this. I want everything that was on that laserdisc release put into the Blu-ray Special Edition, placed back into the film itself. This includes the overture, intermission and entr'acte. Those aspects of the presentation were INCREDIBLE. However, I suspect it's going to be impossible to get it done. Whether Peter Hunt personally signed off on the changes to the original laserdisc release is irrelevant today. I think the director has very strong opinions about what he does and doesn't want put back into a "kitchen sink" version no matter how much the fans demand it all. It's his film. He has a right to do with it as he pleases. I just wish that he were capable of opening himself up to realize how much the fans really enjoyed that laserdisc release. I am with you in feeling that if he is allowing a version to be seen in the home, then why not give the fans the version they fell in love with in the late 90s. ...but again, it all comes down to this film belonging to the director, and it is his to do what he wishes.