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by davemerrill
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Anime on CD?

There are probably home video industry statistics that would include anime titles, but I don't know of any anime-specific database. Which would be pretty amazing to see, actually. I know a lot of Japanese anime was released aimed at the children's video market in the early 1980s - the FHE releases ...
by davemerrill
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo

I overlooked so many of those releases myself, they were just background noise. At some point I said to myself, hey, I should really start trying to buy these things when I see them in the thrift stores and flea markets, and now I have The Blinkins and The Brave Frog and Maple Town and Superbook and...
by davemerrill
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo

there were a whole slew of cheap VHS tapes of licensed, public domain and/or otherwise unclear copyrighted material filling the bins at K-Mart and (name another dead retailer) back in the mid to late 1980s, and a lot of anime titles got released that way. 8-man, the compilation film for the Zuizo Ei...
by davemerrill
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo

that American Video Presents also released the "Magnos the Robot" and that weird dub of Angie Girl retitled "The Casebook Of Charlotte Holmes." I once saw all three of those for rent in a video rental that was open for about a week before it closed and became a rent-to-own appliance store, but I onl...
by davemerrill
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo
Replies: 6
Views: 92

VHS releases of anime before AnimEigo

There were many anime titles released on VHS in the United States prior to AnimEigo releasing "Madox 01", which is pretty much the first uncut, subtitled release of an anime title aimed at the anime fan market. Over in another thread Fireminer asked if there was any resource or listing of all the VH...
by davemerrill
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Anime on CD?

I have a few anime titles - Slow Step, Plawres Sanshiro - released on VCD format that I picked up in various Chinese-community stores in the Toronto area. I have absolutely no idea if these were legal releases or not. I can remember seeing informercials for a Spanish-language VCD package - the play...
by davemerrill
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anime on CD?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Anime on CD?

I have a few anime titles - Slow Step, Plawres Sanshiro - released on VCD format that I picked up in various Chinese-community stores in the Toronto area. I have absolutely no idea if these were legal releases or not. I can remember seeing informercials for a Spanish-language VCD package - the playe...
by davemerrill
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

Yup. When I lived in WA, I grew up with Seattle having what was known as "flesh alley" downtown--most of it's all gone now, and a lot of it had to do with both the internet becoming a thing and the general gentrification of the area. The marquee of The Lusty Lady (a 24 hour adult shop and strip sho...
by davemerrill
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did Hentai made its way to America?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: How did Hentai made its way to America?

Over the past decade I've spent a fair amount of time driving between Toronto and Atlanta, and there are still plenty of "adult stores" in rural parts of the interstate highway system in Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, etc. I imagine it's a business model that still works in ...
by davemerrill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: 1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: 1987 catalog of dreams and VHS tapes

Laser discs were always a little cheaper than VHS, even domestically. I have absolutely no idea why. A deliberate move to try to spur sales of laser disc players? LDs cheaper to manufacture than VHS tapes? It's a mystery.