"Director Steven Soderbergh has become a bit of a recut/remix artist, re-editing several classic films..." More like a bit of an arrogant, egotistical recut/remix whore. He, of such trashy grinds as MAGIC MIKE, FULL FRONTAL and let's not forget the seemingly endless OCEANS nn franchise, thought Mr. Kubrick's word needed his helping hand. Please. SS should have done everyone a favor and taken heed to his inner voice which told him to "be afraid to touch 2001." Yes, be VERY afraid. But I guess hubris and ego made that impossible.
It is one thing to do this kind of thing for film course to show students how to do things incorrectly, cutting where the master didn't cut...interspersing images to make ambiguity "clearer" for an audience where the master required the audience to bring their own imagination to the work, but just to drop this in the public purview as if somehow another "version" of the film is now there alongside Kubrick's work simply borders on artistic felony. He should be locked in a room for a few years and be forced to watch FULL FRONTAL 5 times a day.
If Soderbergh enjoys dabbling in his multi-million dollar digital home editing studio with the privileged access he seems to have to master elements of the classics and mucking around with them -- fine; let him do it to his hearts content, but I would ask that he spare the rest of us and keep the resultant abortions to himself, OK, if he must, play them in his multi-million dollar home theatre for his sycophant groupie friends so they can all stroke his inflated ego, but LEAVE US OUT OF IT....please.