VideoSift: Obscure Collective.

VideoSift's "collectives," or user-created groups of videos on a certain topic, are a great way to discover new (or old) neat video clips - this particular channel dedicated to finding obscure video clips is what the Interweb is all about.

Back in 1977, Meco released this disco-classic called "Star Wars and the Other Galactic Funk," which went platinum in the US.

Actually, it was the best-selling instrumental single ever in the history of music! (And now, several decades later, it belongs in the obscure channel of VideoSift ... ah, the irony.)

Link | Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk [wiki]

Here's a nice typography animation, called Typolution, by Olivier Beaudoin, with music by Ratatat. Very well done (a must see if you like typography)!

Link

I chose this particular clip by Yoshinori Sunahara, called Love Beat (Pan Am) for two reasons: pretty cool chillout beat and vintage clips of Pan Am (pan who? Look it up, young'un).

Link

In 1969, before he went on to work on the Muppets, Jim Henson produced and directed this short film (co-written by Muppet writer Jerry Juhl) about a man trapped in a cube.

'The Cube' is about the existential dilemma faced by a man who suddenly finds himself trapped inside an 8 foot by 8 foot cube. He can't get out, but apparently other people can come and go as they please through panels in the walls. This philosophical teleplay covers many themes such as, the nature of reality, individual versus scientific perception, self-reference, man’s relation to others and society, insanity, social projections, and race relations.

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Let's end with an obscure yet fantastically bizarre animation based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland by Czech surrealist film director Jan Švankmajer [wiki].

In this scene, Alice's socks come alive: Link

Obscure enough for ya?

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