Only deleted footage I've ever seen that should've been left in was in "Army of Darkness", where a couple of scenes with really important plot-points were removed because there wasn't any action or comedy and the distributors wanted the movie under 90 minutes. They actually preferred a wacky film with a plot that made no damn sense over a slighty-less-wacky film with a reasonable story.
Anyway, I got the new Star Wars DVD's mainly because Lucas has said he'll never re-release the originals and because if I wait any longer, he'll likely just screw 'em up even worse (1, 2).
Haven't watched 'em yet. I was rather surprised my boxed set didn't come with the obligatory booklet of coupons and hideously tacky trinkets, like I got with my LOTR DVD's. Mebbe I just got a bad box.
Actually got to see a movie yesterday, as we got a sitter for Maggie. Since I've now gotta budget my movie-watching more wisely than before and I've grown very tired of the lack of creativity and story in the latest computer-enhanced-action-superhero-whatever movies, Shelly and I saw "Hero". Cool film.