Well that's a bunch of silly things that are working together to annoy you.
First is me wanting headanis during cutscenes. If you go hud-disable-cutscene-except-messages in a normal fighter view, you get headanis. If you're in cutscene camera mode, you won't. I talked to SCP about it and no one could figure out why, and release time was getting closer. So I made a horrible "axemhack" where when a cutscene starts, I manually disable every gauge EXCEPT messages and talkinghead.
But then *somebody* added this ETS Retail Gauge, and that wasn't accounted for in the sexp because I had already released.
For JAD2.22 there is a fix of sorts. A game setting table now has the option to not to disable the hud in cutscenes, which allows disable-hud-except-cutscenes in cutscene mode.
I don't know why, but it just works.