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ROBOTECH: THE UNTOLD STORY
2003 Fan Remix Edition
Believe it or not, this was Village Video Anime's very
first fanedit. Yup, you heard us. It was a private
thing (until now), done back in 2003 for a Robotech fan
friend of ours. He had just gotten his hands on a bad
VHS bootleg of the Robotech movie, and wanted to see if
we could improve it for him. "Sure, why not?" we said
at the time ... and thus began a very long and rather
interesting trip for us in the ways of the fanedit. So
why release it now, after all this time? Well, we had
thought it lost until we stumbled across our master
backup in an old box of discs. Also, we don't want it
getting lost to disc rot like what happened to our
fanedit movie version of STAR BLAZERS: THE BOLAR WARS.
It will stay alive practically forever on the Internet,
where many a Robotech fan still enjoys the show.
Rather than take the Robotech movie "straight," given
its unique history and the way it ultimately turned out,
we decided right away to make several changes. We tried
to put as much of the "girl stuff" back in that Cannon
made Carl Macek cut out. Most of this came from the old
Streamline Video release of MEGAZONE 23 PART 1 - the OAV
on which the Robotech movie is based. Some of the voice
actors were even the same, B.D.'s in particular, and that
helped a lot. We also changed the opening of the movie
to be more consistent with the series proper, as well as
adding both a text intro and epilogue to make the story
more easy to follow. Additional footage to make up for
changed or edited scenes was mined from MEGAZONE 23
PART 2 (both the Japanese original and English special
editions), SOUTHERN CROSS (from VCD), and the first
episode of DIRTY PAIR.
We apologize in advance for the rather poor quality of
this video, when compared to our more recent efforts.
Back then, we were still playing with SVHS and VCD, and
we did our video rips with a capture card. This fanedit
suffers as a result. Perhaps we'll remake it someday,
given sufficient fan interest.
Oh, there's also some music videos, a restored Toy Fair
promo video, and some Carl Macek interview clips included.