Well, this took FAR longer than we had planned for it to take, but here it is; The original theatrical version of Mewtwo Strikes Back in all its fully hand-drawn glory. The reason why this took so long was that we really wanted to try and make it look as good as possible, so we managed to arrange for someone to do a brand new rip of the original LD for us, which due to a whole lot of technical trouble ended up taking months. It paid off though; I think I can safely say this is the best the theatrical cut has ever looked. It's... ALMOST on par with the DVD release, and given the source that's really all we could do. Probably the only way to get it better would be if someone managed to get a hold of an actual film reel from the movie's original theatrical run, or if OLM themselves would just give us the original cut on Blu-ray instead of insisting on ONLY giving us the altered version...
It really is appropriate that this movie's title is a reference to Star Wars because the situation with its original theatrical presentation is, like, EXACTLY the same.
Translation, Timing, Typesetting: Lord Starfish
Translation check: Xemnas
Quality check: Toa of Gallifrey, bluesun, Puto
Timing check: Akai
Raw provider: NikoLiberty