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.
Honestly, Jack, you are coming across as if you have some serious comprehension issues and your shots at Mr. Redman are uncalled for and unfounded.
Is it possible you do not understand what has been communicated here?
First, the studio that owns the film, not Mr. Redman or Twilight Time commissioned a new score for an extended cut of the film years ago. They did so because it was well known Mr. Peckinpah did not like the score that was used on the theatrical cut of the film and because when they chose to spend their time and their money on creating a new cut of the film that might better approximate what Sam Peckinpah might have preferred they also chose to spend time and money on a new score to replace the one Peckinpah never liked.
Nobody can say for certain if Peckinpah would have liked this new score or extended cut but those with some knowledge of the situation feel he probably would have liked it more than the theatrical release. You can debate the choice to create the extended cut and the choice to create the new score and you can of course offer your own opinion as to if the added scenes and new music add or detract from your viewing experience.
Mr. Redman has said as much in his comments here and has said that he felt it was important to have the original theatrical score remain part of any release of the film. Mr. Redman does not even seem to be disagreeing with your feelings but has politely attempted to explain the circumstances surrounding both the DVD release you keep referring to and this new blu-ray release.
The facts are that there are two versions of Major Dundee. The first is the theatrical cut of the film which, as probably anybody reading this with an interest in the film knows, Peckinpah was not happy with and was cut down to a shorter running time against his wishes. Despite the fact that Peckinpah did not like it because it is the theatrical cut of the film that the studio released and people saw in theaters it really should be part of a blu-ray release of Major Dundee.
This shorter version provides some context as to why Peckinpah was unhappy with the film and allows an audience today and audiences of the future to see what the studio did to the film he was attempting to create.
The second version of the film created by adding footage back into the film in an effort to restore in some way what Peckinpah was working towards and done after his death and so without his input was made to try to allow an audience to see something closer to what Peckinpah would have wanted. Peckinpah would have wanted to ditch the score used in the theatrical cut and it is well known he said as much. So with that in mind a new score was created at the expense of the studio and the gentleman that created the new score. This is not a perfect situation, obviously, because the director was no longer with us but fans of his work and the curious probably greatly enjoy the opportunity to see the film in a form that probably would have been more to Sam's liking. I can say that I am very happy that they went to the trouble and expense of creating this second version.
These two versions of the film, one created and released theatrically while Sam was alive that he was unhappy with and the second created after his death to attempt something he may have found closer to what he wanted, are the only two versions that really matter.
The dvd that allowed you to watch the extended version of the film with the score that Peckinpah did not like still exists and only exists because when they were creating the dvd they did not expect to release the theatrical cut of the film and felt that it would be a shame to lose the original soundtrack...so as a compromise to keep it from being lost to the mists of time they stuck it on the dvd as a special feature.
At the time of the dvd release I could see as a valid complaint that along with the new extended cut of the film they should have included the original theatrical release of the film...that would be preserving the history of the film and would have value. Releasing only this new extended cut would basically be ignoring the history of the film and also would give no context for people to judge what it was about the theatrical cut Peckinpah did not like.
What Twilight Time and Sony did was rectify this situation by presenting on blu-ray both the theatrical cut and the Peckinpah "inspired" extended cut. This now allows us to see the theatrical release intact and judge it against what was done in the creation of the extended cut.
The "third" way that you prefer to enjoy the film...running the original score with the extended cut using that feature from the dvd...could only be called a "fan boy" version because it neither represents what Peckinpah might have preferred nor what the studio chose to release. It serves no purpose in the history of the film and it exists on dvd only because nobody ever expected the theatrical release would see the light of day in a home format and so they threw it on as a special feature to preserve the music.
You can enjoy that version on dvd whenever you wish but there seems little reason to include it on the blu-ray extended cut of the film.