But is there a version that basically does the exact same thing as that 1971 restoration but restores the 1978 version as opposed to the 1971 release?
From what I remember, and what was established here in a few posts, the 1971 release is the same as the 1978 re-release. Am I mistaken?
No, they are slightly different: in the middle, the trial scenes are rearranged and there is an extended scene with SEN talking to the young boys… but that’s it.
Nothing like the “scandal” that George Lucas has alluded to in interviews.