I couldn’t care less about “Lucas canon” and so should everyone, that’s my point.
But he clearly cares, and that’s my point. It’s fine to have an opinion on what’s the “best” version, but the OP came in with a clear request, and I responded accordingly. You can’t expect to just force everyone to have the same taste that you do.
Clearly? He’s looking for a fan edit. He said he didn’t want Disney stuff and to my knowledge 1997 is GL’s official version as well, so not sure what your problem is. If I was forcing my taste then I wouldn’t recommend any SE version at all, I haven’t seen those in over 10 years. So stop dissing others’ opinion if they differ from your own. Thank you.
George’s last official version was 2011, technically 2019 since he oversaw the very few changes to that as well. 2011 and 2019 Blus introduced very few new changes, they’re essentially just the 2004 versions with very small extra stuff, but amongst that extra stuff is the “NOOOOOoo” that the OP doesn’t want. 2004, on the other hand, introduced many many new things when compared to 1997, all approved by George, so Starkiller is correct in assuming it’s what the OP is looking for. They’re saying they want all George-approved SE changes minus the Nooooo, which is close enough to the 2004 versions that it’d be correct.
OP, I’d recommend schorman’s HDTV preservation as it’s the 2004 versions in 1080p.