The unofficial director's cut of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal.
It is common knowledge amongst Dark Crystal fans that the released version of the film wasn't the original film that Jim Henson made. However, the "director's cut" of the film has yet to surface in any official form. There's is a workprint retrieved by a test screening attendant that's in very poor quality, and then there's a reconstruction created by Christopher Orgeron that does use higher quality footage. However, it is somewhat incomplete, as there are several scenes in the workprint that aren't in the reconstruction. Most likely due to the fact that higher quality footage of certain scenes have yet to surface.
This version was found on Veoh.com and the creator has yet to be identified. It is arguably the most accurate reconstruction of the director's cut we have.
June 30, 2022 Subject:
I wonder about the sound quality
July 21, 2021 Subject:
The Dark Crystal - Director's Cut Restored
This fanedit is from December 2013, and is sometimes referred to as the "Director's Cut Restored." The other edit linked in the description, The Darker Crystal, coincidentally released just three months earlier (September). Their goals only differed in that the latter aimed to avoid using any workprint footage.
Internet Archive's preservation of the original YouTube upload is higher quality than the Veoh post, at 720p https://web.archive.org/web/20131207003804/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVKdqvpLb-s
You may have to switch web browsers in order to download the file. When the JW Player embed loads, you can use Inspect Element to reach the raw video file, enabling you to download it. That raw video file url looks like it expires, so I can't actually give you a direct link.