You are, of course, correct Robert. The Franco version of DQ is now, for better or for worse, part of Wellsian history; an irrevocable element in the Wellsian Saga, as it were; a saga in which failure, dashed hopes, betrayal, arrogance, animus, and good old fashioned incompetence play as profound a role in the narrative as brilliance, talent, success, loyalty, triumph, and glory. Nothing should be suppressed. If someone finds the uncut Ambersons tomorrow, do we destroy the release version, the viewing of which reduced old Orson to tears? Do we boycott the release of a new TOE disc because it contains the shortened studio cut? What about the incomprehensible public domain print of Mr. Arkadin? Or the trimmed and redubbed Macbeth? Beatrice's Othello was the first version of that masterpiece that I was able to see, and it took my breath away. We may quibble over details, but Orson's vision and technique are so powerful that they completely transcend the trims, butcheries, and other offenses to art and artist. For years, the awful American Arkadin was the only version available to me, so it holds a special place in my heart. I'll take it all, the good, the bad, and the horrific, because its part of who Orson was, and is. Bring it on!