Alaxy, jedieric, Georgio and I watched this over at Jason Cudmore's last night. Most everything was really, really well done. Highlights were Alderaan exploding (Jesu Christo!) and the extra ships during the Battle of Yavin. Cantina was buys too.
Only major flaw was the lightsaber duel between Vader and Ben. The music didn't fit and made it seem like it should be super intense when it's just too old dudes having at it. Speeding them up and cutting it together the way he did reminded me of when the batmobile would come out of the batcave in the Adam West show in Fast Forward. Just looked weird.
Still, friggin' awesome cut. Recommended to everybody.
Turn the "Trivia" feature on in the Special Features. It will note all the added changes to this cut, so you don't spend every spare second staring at stuff trying to remember if it was like that before.
"Were those rocks like that before!? Yeah, No, Wait..Rewind..I dunno...Check the guide."
My favorite parts were the added emotions in the cantina and C3PO running out of Ben and Beru's hut to catch up to Luke. The R2D2 scene after getting the message from Leah looked like a million bucks, too. Also, when the camera pans around and you see a bajillion Tie fighters was fucking insane. It was like playing Rogue Squadron 2 or something.
I'd like to see a cut of the lightsaber duel with the classic music in the background. Its mostly just tones, but I think with the sped up cuts it might make it feel more frantic.
This makes me somewhat excited: “I plan on completing the whole saga. I haven't really made any plans for them yet apart from the fact that C-3PO won't be built by Anakin or even seen in the prequels until Revenge of the Sith, and Return of the Jedi will have a new ending,” he said.