August 18, 2019
A major improvement of an already very enjoyable film.
This review is focused only on the extended edition of the first film. I loved the theatrical cut, and remember hearing something about reshoots - but didn't know just how different the TC was from the original. And now, thanks to Bobson's edit, I know what I've been missing all these years. I like the "new" (=original) narrative very much, and highly recommend watching it.
The edit is not perfect. While the editing is technically perfect (as always), there is a significant drop in quality as a result of using the PAL DVD source. It did not hurt my enjoyment, but it is a flaw in the edit.