Oh god... Now they are saying that 23 minutes will be cut from AOTC or whatever just to make it work with IMAX. I'm sorry but that's extremely lame. I will not be driving up to Seattle twice to see that version of the movie, big or not. I'd rather have the entire film on my TV screen on DVD, thank you very much. Once time it will be worth seeing just to see how it's all done and for the novelty factor, but this is Star Wars. You don't cut out parts of the Bible randomly and make a new edition that fits into a huge coffee table book do you? No. You sure as to hell don't take a perfect film, i.e. any Star Wars film, and start cutting pieces out of it. Adding to it, yeah ok, that is awesome, but not removing MASSIVE parts of it. As I watched that film for like the 40th time, when I already had read the script and knew what was cut out, I just thought, "Wow, amazing they could fit so much story into only about two hours and fifteen minutes." There sure isn't any room for cutting anything. If anything, they should be adding a lot, but I like the running time of AOTC. It's not much longer than the other SW films, so if they tried to make it even longer it wouldn't feel like it fit quite as well. I can just see it now, entire parts of the battle on Geonosis will be cut, or the awesome chase at the start through Coruscant will be shortened or some other equally lame thing. I've seen the movie 53 times. I WILL notice if they take out even one second of film. It's just the way it goes with Star Wars, people notice. If I watched a pan and scan copy, I would certainly notice that 42% of my favorite movie has been hacked off. I'd rather have an intermission in the middle of the movie to change prints. Big deal. That wouldn't be a horrible thing. Yeah it would be MILDLY annoying but I think I could handle it given that it is IMAX, I mean come on, but cutting 23 minutes or whatever, no, that is not a good thing to do. Anyway, I don't think you can beat seeing AOTC in digital, plain and simple. IMAX isn't digital and it cannot compete with digital quality either. It's just taller, more like a TV screen, but since AOTC was filmed to be displayed in a far different aspect ratio, it doesn't seem to me that you'd get that much better experience seeing it in IMAX than seeing it in digital. Actually, I think it would be worse, personally. I've yet to see an IMAX theater that was quite as capable as the Cinerama in Seattle. The ones in Las Vegas (IMAX ones) are great, like at the Luxor, but I still think the power of the sound system at the Cinerama is much better and the image is superior too, except for the fact that you can play 3-D IMAX films at the Luxor, sure can't do that at the Cinerama, but the point is that AOTC is not 3-D... I just know that now when I am watching this thing in IMAX I am not going to be thinking at all, "WOW cool IMAX" or "Whoa I love AOTC," but, "Man I can't believe they cut that scene, and what is this? They took out this scene too? Why did they remove that?" Then 5 minutes will pass and something else will be missing and it'll bother me yet again. Call me anal, but I like my Star Wars movies to be their appropriate length. I don't mind Special Editions (I loved them, actually), but that's because I'm getting MORE bang for my buck, not less.