I’m glad JJ shed some light on things and let us know to not be expecting the unaltered versions on this 4K release, but I sure wish someone would elaborate on the " for reasons he just doesn’t understand, it isn’t possible."
How can that be anything other than Lucas? Is it some legality involved in the sale of Lucasfilm? Some sort of agreement to honor his wishes? They aren’t oblivious to the situation. Just tell us like it is and be done with it.