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  • Member: DaCoolGohan
  • Studio: Cryptic Aura Studios
  • Title: C'est la Vie
  • Premiered: 2007-07-23
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Smashing Pumpkins Doomsday Clock
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 13, AWA 13 Pro Contest (2007-09-21)
  • Comments: Remaster Comments:
    I've had the R2 of X the Movie for a while, so I decided I'd remaster it. The R2 is in anamorphic while the R1 is in letterbox. So its a little bit higher quality, the color is less washed out on the R2 and there is less pixelation and jagged edges and but after filtering it looks much better than the R1. Anyway its an improvement and the edits are all about the same except for a few ones I had to redo because the timecode is a few frames off on the R2 when matched to the R1.


    Original Comments:
    The idea for this video came to me right after I watched Transformers and got a copy of the OST. This was the first track on the OST as well as Smashing Pumpkins’ new Album. I had wanted to finish a full X AMV for a while now and this song seemed to fit the best for the Anime and seemed like the kind of song I could actually finish an X video to. There is quite a bit of lyrical synch in this video, some of which you may need to know about the actual anime to understand so here is a synopsis of the movie.

    At the millennial edge, the concluding battle for humanity’s future is staged. Kamui Shirou’s destiny has been decided as he returns to Tokyo to face his ultimate challenge. The Dragon of Heaven, defenders of the Earth, stand ready to protect the world from the Dragon of Earth, the seven angels of legend, who embrace the devastation of the planet to bring about its purification. Now Kamui must decide which side to fight for although he finds the idea utterly unappealing. It isn’t until realizing that his two childhood friends, Fuma and Kotori Monou, are in grievous peril that Kamui decides to step into his fated position in the climactic struggle of the Year of Destiny: 1999.

    The video follows Kamui’s struggle with his fate and his eventual acceptance of what he has to do. Throughout the anime he has to come to terms with the fact that his childhood friends are going to have to ultimately die and everyone he ever knew or loved will not survive the final battle. He fights against his fate and eventually accepts it and plays the role that he was destined to.



    Technical:
    Direct Link 1
    Video Codec: h.264 (Get VLC Media Player Here)
    Video Quality: 2424 kbps
    Audio Codec: Nero ACC
    Audio Quality: 44100Hz 191 kbps
    Resolution: 848x480 (Wide Screen)
    Frame Rate: 24 fps
    Length: 04:11
    File Size: 78.4 MB (or 80,372 KB or 82,301,152 bytes)

    Direct Link 2
    Video Codec: h.264 (Get VLC Media Player Here)
    Video Quality: 1600 kbps
    Audio Codec: Nero ACC
    Audio Quality: 44100Hz 127 kbps
    Resolution: 640x352 (Wide Screen)
    Frame Rate: 24 fps
    Length: 04:11
    File Size: 51.8 MB (or 53,104 KB or 54,379,061 bytes)

    Direct Link 3
    Video Codec: Xvid
    Video Quality: 2785 kbps
    Audio Codec: Lame MP3
    Audio Quality: 44100Hz 192 kbps
    Resolution: 640x360 (Wide Screen)
    Frame Rate: 24 fps
    Length: 04:11
    File Size: 89.2 MB (or 91,429 KB or 93,624,314 bytes)

    Local Link
    Video Codec: h.264 (Get VLC Media Player Here)
    Video Quality: 2424 kbps
    Audio Codec: Nero ACC
    Audio Quality: 44100Hz 191 kbps
    Resolution: 848x480 (Wide Screen)
    Frame Rate: 24 fps
    Length: 04:11
    File Size: 78.4 MB (or 80,372 KB or 82,301,152 bytes)



    Lyrics:
    Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday Clock

    Is everyone afraid?
    Is everyone ashamed?
    Their running towards their holes to find out
    Apocalyptic thieves
    Are lost amongst our dead
    A message to our friends, to get out

    There's wagers on this fear
    Ooh, ooh so clear
    Depends on what you'll pay to hear

    They're bound to kill us all
    In white-washed halls
    The jackals lick their paws

    Please don't stop
    It's lonely at the top
    These lonely days
    Will they ever stop?
    This doomsday clock
    Tickin' in my heart, not broken

    I love life everyday, each and every way
    Khafka would be proud to find out
    I'm certain of the end, it's the means that has me spooked
    It takes an unknown truth to get out
    I guess that I'm born free, c'est la vie
    I was meant to beg from my knees

    (chorus)
    Please don't stop
    It's lonely at the top
    These lonely days
    Will they ever stop?
    This doomsday clock
    Tickin' in my heart
    These lonely days, will they ever stop?

    Gotta dig in
    Gasmasks on
    Wait in the sunshine overhead
    If this is living, sakes alive
    Well then we can't win, no one survives

    Is everyone afraid?
    You should be ashamed
    Apocalyptic screams mean nothing to the dead
    Kiss your little son to know all there is
    C'mon, last call!
    You should want it all!

    (chorus)
    It's lonely at the top
    These lonely days, will they ever stop?
    This doomsday clock
    Tickin' in my heart
    These lonely days, will they ever stop?
    It's tickin' in my heart
    Is everyone afraid?

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