Temper of Revenge (Starsky & Hutch vid)

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Title: Temper of Revenge
Creator: Mary Van Deusen
Date: mid 1980s
Format: VCR
Music: "Temper of Revenge" by Julia Ecklar
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
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Temper of Revenge is a VCR era Starsky & Hutch songvid by Mary Van Deusen.

Reactions and Reviews

My initial reaction to this vid was “you’ve got to be kidding me.” Temper of Revenge is an over-the-top song about a vengeful knight seeking the murderers of his beloved brother-in-arms. While Sweet Revenge is an episode where emotions run high as a vengeful cop tracks down those responsible for the machine-gunning of his beloved partner.

All right, now the connection is obvious, especially as Hutch is known as the White Knight in the fandom. However, it’s the skill of this vidder which transforms the melodramatic tale of betrayed knights into the perfect theme for the last episode of Starsky & Hutch. On the artistic level, this vid merges and transforms its source materials into emotionally powerful Jungian archetypes. On the even more important 'kicks ass' level, this vid is a sinfully decadent indulgence in Dark!Hutch deliciousness, that’s even more fun when you abandon all shame and sing-along.

And hell, in a fandom where both gen and slashers celebrate the love between two cops, who can resist a vid which contains the lines: “my companion was made to be half of me. . . how can one un-partnered be whole?”

Go ahead and watch Hutch get medieval on Gunther’s ass. If nothing else, it will be a completely different experience. [1]


  1. ^ a 2007 rec on Crack Van by Elizabeth Helena, Crack Van; WebCite