Just finished syncing this up to my "Special Edition" Star Wars copy (the only original version I have is on VHS and I currently do not have a functioning VCR). Actually it worked pretty well because you guys did mention a lot about the SE changes. No matter how many times I see the SE version, the original is still what I see in my head.
I grew up on Star Wars and saw this first movie in the theater with my grandmother when I was 4 years old and I still remember going, but don't remember anything about being there. Empire and Return I remember much better - I still have the Emperor's Elite Guard figure and hang card that I bought coming out of RotJ with my dad since they were my favorite new character design from the movie (and the Imperial Shuttle is still my favorite ship).
In 4th or 5th grade my friend's father was the first person I knew with a VCR and he had purchased Star Wars (for what I think was over $100 back in the early eighties) and we watched it all the time.
Great job on the commentary - A lot of fun discussion and it was the first time I heard of RetCon - but I'm well aware of the concept, especially in the Star Wars universe.
One note from the SE- R5-D4 (the red robot in the Uncle Owen/Jawa scene) is still shown parked next to Artoo in the one shot even though he had moved forward to be purchased. I remember picking this oversight out when I was a kid - I guess Lucas was too busy with chicken-footed dewbacks and getting Han to step on Jabba's tail to fix this one.
Really enjoying watching these movies again with you guys in my ears.