I’m not sure if this has been posted in the past, but a while ago I noticed something quite odd in Panzer Dragoon Zwei’s “teaser” FMV - the FMV that plays right at the start of the game, before you reach the title screen.
Towards the end of this FMV, the screen flicks and fades between several clips of other FMVs from the game. Now of course this is done quite a lot in Panzer Dragoon FMVs, particularly in the vision / flashback sequences in PDZ and PDS; it achieves effects like the following, where we see clips from different FMVs overlayed onto one another:
While playing this FMV on my PC though, I’ve found something odd: if you pause the film while it’s fading through these different clips, you can see extremely brief clips of FMVs that don’t appear in the game at all; for example, this:
An Imperial battleship flying over a cloudscape, while an explosion goes off on its deck. Straight afterwards, there’s another odd clip:
The body and tail of the Episode 4 boss (Rand-Doula) dart across the screen, but of course he doesn’t appear in any FMVs either.
The last two brief images I found aren’t so strange, but I’ll post them for completeness: straight after the Rand-Doula clip you can see a fuzzy silhouette of Shelcoof, and then finally there’s an artsy-looking image of Lundi walking up the steps in his village, where four Lundis are superimposed onto the same frame:
It’s the first two clips (the battleship and Rand-Doula) that strike me as most interesting, though. They appear and disappear on-screen so fast that it’s almost impossible to see them with the naked eye, so it’d seem strange if Team Andromeda created them just to include them here: the battleship clip in particular looks like a lot of work must have gone into it. I’ve got some suspicions of my own, but what are your thoughts on this?
(Oh, and has this in fact been pointed out before?)