MISSING SCENES: Roy Neary Turns Into Alien
Okay so I'm trying to understand why the original release of this film clearly shows Roy walk into the mother ship, and see all the aliens living on board, and then a shower of "energy" washes over him and he is turned into the short alien you see at the end of the movie. This is how we know what happened to Roy and why he was chosen. He becomes the first human to literally experience what it's like to be an alien.
And this whole sequence is MISSING from all subsequent releases of the movie! Why??? Did they think it was too confusing for audiences to understand?