Just re-watched Terminator 2 to pick some flavour to go watch T4 and damn...that movie really was amazing for its time!
And for the first time in my life i saw the special edition which contains deleted scenes i've never seen, that got me really mind blown lol
I have the Special Edition VHS tape... which i bought on August 29, 1997. :-0
I thought the special edition rocked... the extra details about setting arnie's chip to "learn" and the T1000 starting to malfunction rocked. Though I found the second Miles Dyson scene in the middle to be pointless... duplicated the existing scene and slowed the movie down too much.
I always meant to edit together a special edition that didn't have that scene.
Talking of J Cameron special editions... i remember searching madly for the (VHS) Aliens special edition. I loved Aliens, but in the days before the internet it was impossible to find. I spotted it in a shop for about $60 one time.
I read all about all the missing scenes on the (early) internet and dreamed of seeing them.
When i finally got to watch it i hated it. The new scenes totally messed up the pacing of the movie, looked cheap, gave away the aliens and newt way too early, and generally were awful. the only relatively cool thing added was the smartgun scene... and that wasn't mindblowing.
I guess longer special editions aren't ALWAYS better... just special.