The home video release of AOTC is across the board (on DVD/VHS/VCD), identical to the digital theatrical release on a visual level, as aforementioned. However, the initial home video release changes a few audio cues, the most notable being Padme’s “Yes” being changed to a more natural “Uh-huh” after falling out of the Republic Gunship.
Hmm. You’re suggesting that the “to be angry is to be human” segment was present in the digital theatrical release? Is there any evidence of this?
Hm. You might be onto something there.
I’m going to do some research and see if it’s possible, that’s something I’d definitely love to do.
The biggest challenge I imagine would be cleaning the audio to insert into the mix without sounding off. Centropy’s SVCD is currently the best source for the theatrical AOTC, but the exported 2.0 audio initially captured using a camcorder isn’t exactly Dolby 5.1 quality.
I have about a dozen bootlegs of the theatrical AOTC on VCD and DVD but none of them match the quality of the official home release DVD/HDTV broadcast, obviously.
We have the theatrical audio DTS CDs, though. The SVCD would not be required.
The problem comes back to things like the “to be angry” scene. I think it’s quite a stretch to assume it is identical between the DVD and digital theatrical. I can see the logic of thinking perhaps the two versions of the film were visually the same, with the audio changed changed - based on the fact that we know the robohand shot is the same in both. And that it’s very unlikely that the widely mocked “Yes” line went by unnoticed as “uh huh” in some theaters. But the “to be angry” portion is an audio and visual change, of course.
Undoing that change will require some frames from before and after the newly inserted scene, that were removed from the original theatrical version.
I would also say that there’s a decent chance that the deleted speeder was the same between DVD/digital theatrical. Seems like it could be a late stage, purely visual change as with the hand. But the bottom line is that there’s no way to recreate the digital version other than to make a number of assumptions (ones that conveniently make it actually feasible to construct. 😃 ).