I love William Peterson (before he got CSI fat) and want to have his children (husband just slapped me). Anyway... I imported the R2 NTSC dvd release of the REAL theatrical cut (reviewed at DVD file recently) and just want to report that it is, in fact, the real deal. No more cut speeches or dialogue. It's the version we all have watched for years and it looks and sounds great. I sat down last weekend and compared it to the three R1 versions I have purchased (foolishly suckered into buying, each time thinking I was getting the real deal) and this is the complete theatrical edition. There is no reason to go for the Anchor Bay versions anymore. The transfer appears to be the same as the recent Anchor Bay version, minus some of the heavier edge enhancement. I'm not sure if the extra scenes were added separately somehow, but you cannot tell if they were. The inclusion of multiple soundtracks does appear to have caused some picture artifacting in a few spots, but it's nothing serious. The Japanese subtitles can be turned off. I imported this DVD for less than $35, far less than the norm for Japanese DVD's. I highly recommend it over the BS Anchor Bay ripoff versions.