/r/ObscureMedia

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A relaxed place to share and discuss lesser known media: silent films, vintage exploitation flicks, finely aged TV, PSAs and other oddities.

Welcome to r/ObscureMedia :)

A relaxed place to share and discuss lesser known media: silent films, vintage exploitation flicks, finely aged TV, PSAs and other oddities.

Posting Guidelines

  • This is a content based sub: we want the goods and nothing else will suffice. Links to blogs or review/digest videos/pages are not welcome.

  • No posts consisting of a single image.

  • Short clips/edits from content are not allowed: we want full and complete content. If you wish to highlight a portion of content in a post please use the YouTube timestamps option while still linking to the full content. An example can be found here.

  • Include the release year in the post title: if not known, an educated guess of the decade will suffice.
    Acceptable year labels:
    (1985) or (1980)s
    The year must only contain 4 digits inside parentheses () using any other format or not including a (year) will result in deletion.

  • Please search before posting: nobody enjoys obvious re-posts.

Promotion/Spam


  • No promotion/spam allowed: this isn't the place to promote your music video or short film.

  • No politics or the like, starting arguments or making political comments will result in an instant ban. This is not the place, move on

  • Two postings per user in a 24hr period

  • No recently created content: in order to discourage promotion, most content created within the past ~5 years will be removed. This includes upscaled and remastered versions of vintage material. Blatant Spamming of new content will result in a ban.

  • No "channel spam'': repeatedly linking to a Youtube/etc. channel is not allowed. Exceptions may be made for users who have uploaded multiple appropriate items to a non-monetized channel. Contact the mods if this applies to you.

Commenting Guidelines

  • Be nice!: if you post a rudely condescending/attacking/generally dick-ish comment you will be banned with no prior warning.

  • No arguing about what is obscure enough to be posted: this should be left to the domain of the upvote/downvote and the moderators.

  • No memes, image macros, or reaction gifs.

  • Any comment containing a "spoiler" must be formatted:
    [This is a spoiler sentence.](/spoiler)
    The result is:
    This is a spoiler sentence.


  • A more complete overview can be found here.

One-click Filter By Decade

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1920-1929 1930-1939
1940-1949 1950-1959
1960-1969 1970-1979
1980-1989 1990-1999
2000-2009 2010-present

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The Hugga Bunch (1985)

1985 television film produced by Filmfair Communications.

Written by David Swift and directed by Gus Jekel, it earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects. Produced for US$1.4 million, it was the most expensive TV special ever produced at the time.

In the film, a girl travels through her mirror into HuggaLand to find a way to keep her grandmother, the only one who knows how to hug, young.

(Source: Wikipedia)

6 Comments
2024/06/23
04:10 UTC

40

Ad for the Mac And Me Hotline: 1-900-909-4Mac (1989)

7 Comments
2024/06/23
03:14 UTC

5

Most of all ::glitchart:: ::flash warning:: (2015)

1 Comment
2024/06/22
20:53 UTC

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"Newt" is a cancelled Pixar animated film written by Gary Rydstrom and Leslie Caveny. The film was originally scheduled to be released during the summer of (2012), but was ultimately cancelled due to having a similar plotline to Blue Sky Studios' animated film "Rio," which was released in 2011.

4 Comments
2024/06/22
18:45 UTC

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Época magazine - The Week (2000) - Award-winning 3 minute ad for a Brazilian weekly publication

1 Comment
2024/06/22
17:13 UTC

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Chad Goes to Community College (2009). Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager was a popular web series in the early days of YouTube, featuring Darth Vader's younger brother Chad attempting to help run a supermarket. In 2009, the creators were hired to make a sketch to promote the brand new sitcom Community.

8 Comments
2024/06/22
02:41 UTC

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Help! Trying to find an unused victory theme from super smash bros. (2014)

Hello Everybody,

I’ve been looking and searching for Villager from animal crossing’s victory theme from E3 2014. It was used in the smash-fest, invitational, and Nintendo Treehouse builds. I’ve reached out to Nintendo but they were no help. Sakurai isn’t accepting PMs or any questions. I can’t seem to find any of the music composers’ emails. Does anyone have any helpful tips, or some sort of information for this? I know this seems like a lot, but I am trying to get a raw audio file of it.

Timestamp: 15:48 for the YouTube video. The theme is faintly heard in the video.

1 Comment
2024/06/21
23:34 UTC

54

A (1985) Videodisc Of Newly Born Baby Animals From The Japanese Variety Show, TV Scramble

4 Comments
2024/06/21
18:34 UTC

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Newly restored Uncommon Ephemera: This undated (1970)s filmstrip from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recommends that government get out of the way of the progress of business and industry, lest other countries get a jump on us.

0 Comments
2024/06/21
16:29 UTC

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Icetv: The Cult S**t (2000)s: A one-and-done VH-1 special where Ice-T tells you about stuff he likes. Topics include GWAR, the women-in-prison film "Caged Heat," and infamous anime "Legend of the Overfiend"

10 Comments
2024/06/21
13:12 UTC

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The Brothers Love - Make It With You (1970)s ; yet another fantastic lounge band cover of Bread, one of my favs actually - this whole album is really something

1 Comment
2024/06/21
04:20 UTC

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An unreleased video for Pavement's "Summer Babe [Winter Version]" shot in (1992) but unseen until literally today. Directed by a teenager, shot on 16mm and Super8, and featuring an unfathomably young Stephen Malkmus.

15 Comments
2024/06/20
20:33 UTC

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Nintendo Game & Watch Video Game Ad (1984)

9 Comments
2024/06/20
04:03 UTC

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Wayne & Karen - Go Into All The World [US, Gospel] (1980)s ; this track is unlike anything else on the album, looks like they got sick of all the introspective folk and decided to get down and funky (nice drum break in the beginning for all the cratediggers out here)

1 Comment
2024/06/20
03:20 UTC

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Eating Crow - This Love (1997) A song off the unreleased EP by this short lived LA rock band featuring lead singer Joe Leste and bassist Kyle Kyle of the hair metal band Bang Tango.

0 Comments
2024/06/19
22:51 UTC

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Early (2000)s Cartoon Network commercial that was shown on Nickelodeon.

3 Comments
2024/06/19
21:32 UTC

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The permanent shutdown of Directv in Japan (2000)s

1 Comment
2024/06/19
17:06 UTC

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Trailer for CGI animated film adaption of arcade shooter "Xevious," released to Japanese theaters for a very short run in (2002). After the run was finished, the movie was never released again. It was based on the 1982 arcade game of the same name, as the game was celebrating its 20th anniversary.

5 Comments
2024/06/19
09:57 UTC

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Eclipse 1999 - In association with the Daily Mail, UK - Commemorative VHS tape (1999)

5 Comments
2024/06/18
15:40 UTC

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Coverage from Toronto's CFTO on opening night of Blues Brother 2000(1998)

0 Comments
2024/06/18
01:53 UTC

0

Anyone know where this is from? (2000)s

I know I probably isn’t an axe commercial but I still would like to know.

1 Comment
2024/06/18
00:49 UTC

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Timothy Wyllie Interview - On The Process Church of the Final Judgment (2009)

0 Comments
2024/06/17
20:01 UTC

40

The Move - Flowers In The Rain (1967)

4 Comments
2024/06/17
09:21 UTC

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(1986) Macron 1 Fantasy World. Saban Entertainment.

Another episode of the anime localization/amalgamation Macron 1, containing The Reflex by Duran Duran, and a cover of Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant.

1 Comment
2024/06/16
02:57 UTC

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Al Di Meola - Sequencer (1983) - When instrumental tracks used to have music videos

13 Comments
2024/06/15
23:38 UTC

11

Into the Heart of the CIA (1999)

0 Comments
2024/06/15
21:01 UTC

12

Another Egg and Chicken Movie (2009) [Otra Pelicula De Huevos Y Un Pollo] - English Subtitled

The second film in the Huevos franchise

4 Comments
2024/06/15
17:55 UTC

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