The original “Hokies” video contains the most sliced-and-diced footage ever seen in a Kari Sweets release. Skipping ahead by fading one clip into another clip is called a crossfade, and there are a whopping 44 crossfades in “Hokies”: 20 for the first swimsuit, and 24 for the pink nightie. At a run-time of just 4:53, that’s a lot of skipping ahead, which is probably the real reason the “Hokies” video contains two outfits. The Virginia Tech swimsuit doesn’t have any visual connection with the pink nightie Kari wears in the second part – it’s not exactly “Hokies” lingerie. So what seems to have happened is Kari tried on a few pieces of fan-purchased wardrobe in the same location, and when it came time to edit these down, what survived after cutting it up was too short to stand alone as a video for each outfit, so two outfits were jammed together to make one nice update. The UC remaster is now 15 minutes long, a full three times longer than the original version.
The audio recorded by the camcorder’s microphone was messy. Dealing with the raw tape, it’s obvious why there was public domain instrumental rock inserted over it originally. There’s lots of posing direction, local radio ads, a test of the emergency broadcast system, white noise from fans kicking in the warehouse, and nearby trucks unloading. It became a bit of an undertaking to try and salvage the raw track. Kari’s talking was restored, the white noise was somewhat cleaned up, and much of Felix’s posing instructions were nixed. It’s not perfect now, but the spectral frequency display no longer looks like the surface of the sun.
Which pic is the sound profile, and which is the sun’s profile?
WHAT DID WE FIND?
There were numerous reasons this video was so heavily censored, and it features slips of different kinds. First, there are nip slips as Kari juggles in and out of a handbra. Then with the panties off, the nightgown is very sheer, giving tantalizing views from behind. I think this is what fans for hoping for, so I believe this remaster delivers.