I don't know, I kinda like the Redux version because there are smatterings of extra scenes throughout the film, not just in the big portions that you pointed out. Like extra scenes during the Ride of the Valkyries helicopter raid on the village that I thought were cool. I can't name any of them off the top of my head, but I know that there were extra bits in that segment and in plenty of other ones. The Playboy bunny scene was great for a couple of good reasons, mainly Colleen Camp's exposed tits, which were excellent back then!
Yeah, the French villa scene was long and boring, but if you can understand that dude's dialogue then there is a lot about it that is also fascinating, and makes sense when you consider the history of Vietnam before the Americans arrived. I liked Francis Ford Coppola's vision for the movie; 1970s drugs were much cooler than the poison that they have today.