Originally Posted by Evil Q
B-b-but the original negatives were destroyed while making the Special Editions!
Most likely, the originals will only become available after dear George kicks the bucket; if at all.
I can wait 'til then. Time is on my side.
I don't they were really destroyed, I believe it's never been more than a rumor. The real problem is George is a douche who has a really hard time coming to terms with the general consensus that the less he had to do with a movie, the better everyone liked it. Seriously, the man has gone back and swapped adlibbed dialogue with what he originally had written in the script.