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Info Wanted: Is there a way to see the Prequels in their original theatrical version?
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31-Dec-2019, 1:30 PM

yotsuya said:

The Phantom Menace is available from 3 sources. There is the Japanese LD and two European broadcasts. The original cut of Attack of the Clones only exists as an in theater bootleg recording. Though the DVD is probably very close to the digital version of the film that originally came out in a few theaters during the original release. Revenge of the Sith is virtually unatlered from the original. The Blu-Ray/Disney+ version has some added detail to the roofs on Kashyyk, and some added Clone Trooper background dialog when they appear over Obi-wan and Grevious’s head. The DVD/HDTV Broadcast is the even closer… only a cut instead of the original wipe between Anakin crawling and Obi-wan and Threepio in the cockpit of Padme’s ship (the wipe was restored for the Blu-ray).

The 35 mm release of Attack of the clones has three noticeable differences. 1st, when Obi-wan catches Anakin’s saber, there are more speeders in the background. When Padme talks to Anakin about his attack on the Sand People, they recut the scene for the DVD version and added some additional dialog. And in one scene, there are more sparks added to Jango’s jetpack. It is not definite that any of these changes were or were not made to the digital theatrical print, but they are definitively changed between the 35 mm film prints that nearly everyone saw and the DVD. According to Rick McCallum, there are more differences, but they have not been documented.

But The Phantom Menace is the most edited with the additions to the Pod Race and the speeder ride on Coruscant.

Where can I download these versions?