Well, I 'fell for it' -- the ol' New Line marketing ploy that there was so much grief over. I bought the TC when it came out in August, and I bought the EE on Tuesday. Was I suckered? Absolutely not. As it turns out, owning both versions has been WELL worth it. For one, I was able to completely get my money's worth out the TC that even if I never pop it in again it's paid for itself (in entertainment value). But more importantly, I've now got two distinctly different versions of the film. The TC is not obsolete. It has it's place. It's a different film. Has anyone else seen both Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now Redux? Those two films are completely different. I liken the TC vs. EE to be about 70% as distinct from one another as the original Apocalypse and the Redux. Not a waste of money. ...granted, the technology was there to squeeze both versions onto the same discs, sharing the data on common scenes and skipping over different ones. Why don't they ever seem to do this?!? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE?