Good to know it hasn’t been given up on. I’d guess it would be better to “remaster” Version 1 as close as possible to the original edits, for people who don’t care about the plot changes, and then focus on Version 2, which is an even more interesting and ambitious project but also quite possible given there was an old edit that completely removed Harry from the movies.
So were these ever restored? They seemed great edits and it’s sad to lose them to time 😦
I just found out about this and seems amazing! Definitely using this for a future series rewatch. Can I have the link?