it has been 14 years since I watched Video Girl Ai. It was of course on VHS and probably fansubbed.
Recently I felt like rewatching it and was able to track down a torrent for the R2 iso of disc1 and disc2. I think I remember it well enough that I don't need subtitles, although a timed script would be nice.
Now that I think about it, this might be the first anime that made me cry like a baby.