Just as all of the other posts state, this new, shorter cut is far inferior to the original. The pacing is all wrong, thus moving the film along so fast that it is over before it manages to get going, and the shuffling of scenes doesn't work either. Plus, I can't figure out what was wrong with the original length. I never felt the film to be bloated or the humor to be stretched thin. I thought it was an offbeat, fun little fantasy film whose humor owed a bit to Python, but also managed to stand on its own.
I would have preferred that both versions of the film be on the disc rather than only the new cut.
Too bad. I really did love this movie.