Robert Comsol wrote:
There'd be an easy solution available in the Blu-ray format to make almost everybody happy (i.e. seamless branching).
Theoretically you could have all different versions on one Blu-ray disc and simply choose the version of your preference in the main menu.
The lower resolution of the VFX in the DE must not necessarily be an issue, once we consider we have plenty of out-of-perfect-focus scenes
in the current HD theatrical version of TMP, too, which at times look like standard definition.
The solution of seamless branching is too feasible and too logical and too justified to get anybody's attention---except it's just easier to argue about what cut is better. Seamless branching is a winner for all camps but a lot of folks only want their camp to win.