I’m new to the forum but not new to this film. It’s one of my favorites, and I too have the VHS set and the German DVD (still severely edited, I’m afraid). I’m also curious if you’ve made any progress, and if so, will you be sharing? I went to the original link is private or has made inaccessible.
Best of success on your efforts. I would love to see it completed, and yet I do hope this film finds its way to its original form and gets a proper release one day.