I am not as upset as some people by the "Director-Decided-to-Put-Back-Scenes-He-Originally-Chose-To-Cut Cut", but I do agree that the theatrical is a tighter, stronger movie, and that the DC's extended second act constantly threatens to stop the film dead in its tracks.
I bought the flipper in a drugstore discount rack just so I could have the TC, so bravo for taking the effort to recreate it in HD.
Any possibility of including an isolated score? It's on the flipper DVD, but according to LDDB it's also on the analog left track of the movie-only CLV Pioneer disc. (It would probably be too much of a chore to edit the tracks from the CD that came with the LD box set to match the film music editing, and an isolated track would have to be partially utilized anyway since some tracks are missing from every single soundtrack release.)