Apocalypse West 2006-2008

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Vid Collection
Title: Apocalypse West 2006-2008
Vidder(s): Apocalypse West
Date: 2006-2008
Format: DVD
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Apocalypse West 2006-2008 is a compilation of vids edited by members of the Apocalypse West vidding collective. The compilation contains 16 vids by five vidders and was released at Vividcon in 2008. It is very similar to the songtape collections offered in the 1980s and 1990s.

Contents

  • Opening Credits – I Love The Whole World
  • I Quit – Hepburn
  • Staying Alive – The Bee-Gees
  • Wonder Boy – Tenacious D
  • I Like The Way (You Move) – Bodyrockers
  • That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
  • Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
  • Real World – Matchbox 20
  • Ever The Same – Rob Thomas
  • Men In Black – Will Smith
  • My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne
  • Female Friend – Stuart Davis
  • Amen – Jewel
  • One Boy – from Bye-Bye Birdie
  • Just Another Day – Oingo Boingo
  • Closing Credits

Review

[Review of one of the vids]: "Men In Black; vidder: Apocalypse West (Dianne); fandom: Torchwood; summary: They're your first, last, and only line of defense against the worst scum of the universe.

Watching this in Premieres, I had to get past my attachment to an SG-1 vid made to the same song, so I wasn't giving this as much attention as I should have, and came away feeling basically neutral about it.

More braced for it at home, I watched again and really liked this. Torchwood is a pretty damn fun choice for Men in Black, and I grinned at a lot of the choices Dianne made here (cricket! hee.), and winced at wincey spots (Gwen and Rhys on "they make you forget" -- ouch. True, and ouch, and a lovely choice to show that Gwen really is a Man in Black at this point.).

I had a few minor quibbles, like the Dr. Who footage (I know why it was there, but it still threw me out of the vid for a second), and a couple of the clip choices toward the very end of the vid that didn't seem to match the song or emotional tone as well as the rest did, although I liked the final shot a lot. Mostly, though, I just enjoyed the heck out of this." [1]

References

  1. ~flummery, VVC 2007: Disc One, dated November 17, 2007.