15th Anniversary & Video Release

Old school fans will tell you they had to learn their parts while standing in the back of the theater every weekend for months, or watch a 16th generation copy of the Japanese subtitled video... while walking uphill, both ways, in the snow.

The video release in 1990 was a huge deal.  A lot of fans worried it would kill the shadow casts - that people wouldn't come out to see it every weekend if they could watch it at home.  True fans knew - it didn't even compare.  It just meant better opportunities to research costume and prop details!

This is the article that ran in the Houston Chronicle.  And check out that sticker price of $89!  That was equal to about 5 tanks of gas in 1990.