I know - somewhat depressing isn't it when you consider that far lesser films get treated much better... I am also tired of hearing the argument, "but they're HIS films, he can do what he likes with them".
Uggh! I hate that too! It is so asinine. That's the argument of sycophants who are incapable of formulating a good justification as to why he's the only "major" director who refuses to release multiple versions of his films, including the original version.
What amazes me is the fact that Star Wars is the ONLY case in popular films where the originals are not available (thank you very little, George), but these Blu-rays are still going to shatter records when released. The whole "vote with you wallet" thing just doesn't apply here. I for one am going to keep watching the AVCHD's I got from originaltrilogy.com members (before I was banned, they're a touchy bunch over there). My only interest in this set is the OT bonus materials, which I will get to borrow from a friend in September.
What was your name over there? Usually the only people who are banned there are major trolls and those who try to sell bootlegs. You don't sound like you fall into either category. The rest usually leave voluntarily....in tears.
I know that "voting with your wallet" won't have much
effect, but it's still what I'm going to do. Like you, I'll borrow or rent the discs to see the deleted OT scenes.