Mid-90's and earlier AMVs?

The roughly mid-90's and earlier (generally pre-Toonami, pre-anime boom) era of anime & manga fandom: early cons, clubs, tape trading, Nth Generation VHS fansubs, old magazines & fanzines, fandubs, ancient merchandise, rec.arts.anime, and more!
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Mid-90's and earlier AMVs?

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William Chow posted one of his from an Arctic Animation AMV collection a few months back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UzDRzHbYeA

Would be considered a deep-cut AMV today, since St. Michael's Academy isn't a well-known anime. Was it well-known back then?

Anyone else have any favorite VHS-era AMVs?
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I've always found this to be one of my favorites from the older era of AMV's. Nothing fancy but letting T'Pau do the work for Revenge Road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drkpZsJgaE

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The end of the VHS era was my flash in the pan of paying attention to AMVs, though it was mostly between 1998 and 2002.

Usually I gravitated to the comedy category (and of course I can't seem to find any of my favorites online any longer). Stuff like Harsh Mistress Television's mmmbop video, or Englebert Humperdink's Lesbian Seagull set to shots of Sailors Uranus and Neptune.

Probably my favorites outside of the parody genre are either Lee "Lostboy" Thompson's Rhythm Generation and Odorikuru Mamboleo but those are early 2000s and when AMVs were moving towards more digital productions and away from tapes and CDs.
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ELO's Twilight / Time Stranger

The guy that did the subtitle and the music video has a channel w/ some others. You can imagine what a treat something like that film subtitled w/ the vid was back in those days. Weird conversing with him in the comments some 25 years later.

I need to watch this flick again.

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Very nice! I didn't realize that re-mastering other people's old AMVs using high-quality footage was a thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmV6fkz3Lc
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gaijinpunch wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:37 am
ELO's Twilight / Time Stranger

The guy that did the subtitle and the music video has a channel w/ some others. You can imagine what a treat something like that film subtitled w/ the vid was back in those days. Weird conversing with him in the comments some 25 years later.

I need to watch this flick again.
I have ingrained ELO's Twilight so closely with the Daicon IV film (and parodies like the Densha Otoko TV series) that it's hard for me to see that song with anything else :lol: But that's a great video.
mbanu wrote:Very nice! I didn't realize that re-mastering other people's old AMVs using high-quality footage was a thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmV6fkz3Lc
I know a few creators I talked to in the early 2000s talked about re-making some of their own videos with new DVD masters when they had less than stellar VHS sources. But I don't think, at that time, it was accordance to fan-etiquette to do the same with someone else's video. Maybe the etiquette has changed!
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Drew_Sutton wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:28 am
I have ingrained ELO's Twilight so closely with the Daicon IV film (and parodies like the Densha Otoko TV series) that it's hard for me to see that song with anything else :lol: But that's a great video.
Agreed, even though I technically saw this first! In fact it was one of my first VHS tapes, which I got at a minicon, daisy chaining my VCR.

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Daisy chaining VCRs at cons (or at all, really) are not days I miss.
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These are incredible! Planning an old school AMV night for my anime club so if anyone has any others, do share :)

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