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Ever Since the World Ended (2001)

Adam Savage , David Driver , Joshua Atesh Litle and Calum Grant  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Adam Savage, David Driver, Mark Ruthier, Angie Theriot
  • Directors: Joshua Atesh Litle and Calum Grant
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bfs Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MV9OB8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,912 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ever Since the World Ended" on IMDb

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"...clever... fascinating... thought-provoking..." - The New York Times

WINNER - Best Film Award - London Sci-Fi Film Festival / WINNER - Best Feature Audience Award - San Francisco IndieFest / OFFICIAL SELECTION - Los Angeles Film Festival / OFFICIAL SELECTION - Seattle International Film Festival / OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lake Placid Film Forum / OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Raindance Film Festival

"... continually tickles the mind while leaving a heavy lump in the chest..." - Variety

The only thing to fear is people

San Francisco. Population: 186

Twelve years after a devastating plague has emptied the world of people, two San Francisco filmmakers traverse the nearly deserted city with a camera and a microphone. In a series of encounters and interviews with a ragtag handful of fellow survivors, they explore the harsh realities, the day-to-day challenges and the tough - sometimes shocking - choices facing everyday people struggling to build a community on a large and lonely planet.

Special Features: Extra Footage / Trailer

approx. 78 mins. col. WIDESCREEN

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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like, Wow Man! Pass a Cigarette March 19, 2008
This "documentary" has its good and insightful points, but ultimately it grows old halfway through. After the first 20 minutes "Ever Since The World Ended" feels more like a 60's hippie commune than a group of end of the world survivors. I imagine if you live in San Francisco this film will seem very real, but for those of us outside this culture it comes off as a group of 21st century hippies playing pretend.
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47 of 62 people found the following review helpful
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OK, I'll admit up front that I stopped watching this movie before it concluded. I stopped right about the point where the young woman announced she had decided she wanted to "parent" a child by herself and had publicly approached some male visitor to assist in her impregnation. That happened right after a lovely older woman wearing nail polish and lots of jewelry -- holding court in her perfectly-appointed hilltop home where she hosted communal "book club" type gatherings -- announced sternly that there would be "no guns at the table." (This sent a young woman who sported a sidearm scurrying off apologetically to remove her weapon before taking tea.)

To imagine that any of these scenarios would play out in any form after a plague has reduced the San Francisco area to a population of 186 is frankly absurd. To imagine that only those who are artists and free-thinkers would survive is absurd. Where are the hooligans? Where are the high school dropouts? Where are the minorities? (Was that chic Aleut-looking guy the only non-white who made it?) To imagine that a room-full of 20-somethings would listen raptly, jaws open, as the attire of French courtesans is explained to them by a volunteer teacher -- that, too, is absurd.

What were these people eating? Canned food left over at the Piggly Wiggly after 12 years? Who was cutting their perfect lawns? Where were they getting water? (There was a stab made at explaining that, but not a convincing one.) Where were the dogs and cats? The rotting cars? The rust, the dirt, the blight? We were given to understand that there was only one "not nice" guy alive, and he was basically only made that way by some weird type of PTSD from being a "care-giver" during the plague.

I realize science fiction does have the obvious fictional component. But it really does need to have some semblance of reality to work.

Save your money. This movie is just plain stupid.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just not a good movie at all June 3, 2008


Sorry, but this movie is just not that great. I know it's a low budget film, but that doesn't excuse the poor plot, unbelievable scenarios, and massive plot holes. the basic plot: a plague wipes out the world's population, leaving 186 people left in San Francisco. one issue: we hear so much about this plague, yet learn nothing about it. we aren't told a single bit about it's origin, initial outbreak, symptoms, how it spread across the world, or how it's spread (it's assumed it's not airborne, given the lack of face masks, but that's all we get). we don't know why some people were apparently immune (and why the majority of those people are white, fairly educated people. I counted 2 minorities in this whole film) or whether it affected the environment (there are mentions of wild dogs, and we see birds and fish). overall, we get zero information about this plague, other than the fact that it's deadly. even if this movie was less about a killer plague and more about the people that survive it, this info could have been worked in somehow, espcially since we get several interviews w/ a doctor

also lacking is info about the current situation. we hear over and over how there's only 186 people left in S.F. but get no info about the outside world. we don't learn how the rest of the country and world survive, what sort of political structure is left, or even if the crisis is really over (we're just left to assume the plague magically disappeared from the face of the Earth). also, everything is very, very clean. it's a bit unbelievable to see the streets completely devoid of trash, bodies, burned cars, scavengers, or other signs of an apocalypse.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This movie is awful. July 22, 2011
It's poorly filmed, poorly acted and full of pseudo-intellectual garbage.

The movie is filmed as a documentary, and as a documentary it's just plain bad. The whole thing is put together haphazardly. There's at least five separate storylines, none of which are very interesting, and are cut together in a weird way. There's no focus to the movie whatsoever. There's no beginning, middle or ending. It looks and feels like something a high school kid would put together for film class. The "post apocalyptic" scenes consist of being either out in the forest, or closeups of people in their nice clean house with the lights off and a candle burning.

The actors are obviously ad-libbing for most of the movie. You can see the internal dialog reflected in their eyes. They're not acting, they're sitting there talking. They're not present in the movie at all. Every character is clean, well groomed and coiffed.

Apparently, the only people to survive in San Francisco are artists, teachers, film makers, sculptors, hippies and one emotionally disturbed ex-fireman. The society they've created for themselves has no purpose and no direction. Everyone seems to be only looking out for themselves, and they don't even do that very well. How they've lived on their own for 12 years after the world ended is mind boggling.

The only redeeming quality in this movie is the engineer played by Adam Savage. His character seems to be the only one taking the end of the world seriously. He talks about what it is like and what is needed to survive in the world they currently live in. His character has plans for the future and realizes that eventually everyone will have to move out of the city and get back to living off the land and making simple tools in order to live. Most of the deleted scenes on the DVD are him talking about life in a post-apocalyptic world, and are just about the only thing worth watching on the entire DVD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Gary Woolsey
3.0 out of 5 stars A Different Perspective
The majority of post apocalyptic movies focus on violence in one form or another usually involving zombies or some type of crazed mutants. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ferdy
4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic Post-Apocalyptic Movie
I liked this movie a lot. I think it is about the most realistic post-apocalyptic film I have seen (The Road might be more realistic, but definitely much darker). Read more
Published 22 months ago by Joe Mack
4.0 out of 5 stars The movie gets 4 stars from me, but the audio does not sync...
I liked this film (and no, I'm not from the west coast,) but I wholly understand why many people don't. Read more
Published on April 28, 2012 by A. Bettik
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, yet culturally lop-sided
Disclaimer: I viewed this film as a streaming rental, and as such cannot comment on the audio or visual quality of the disc, nor any extras. Read more
Published on September 6, 2011 by Bryan Byrd
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting take
I just watched this film and enjoyed it. It is the story of a documentary made by the survivors of a flu pandemic that has wiped out most of the worlds population, leaving small... Read more
Published on April 24, 2011 by Carlo Barlo
4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Look at a Common Theme
Its funny how people find plot holes and such in this as if major blockbuster End-O-World flicks don't. For heaven's sake, its movie. Read more
Published on April 20, 2011 by Gregory Forest
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done
the opening credits turned me off a bit but the rest of teh story carries you along quite nicely. I was realy surprised with how engaging the format was and how entertaining it... Read more
Published on March 6, 2011 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Too unrealistic
I don't expect too much from low budget films, but some mistakes are just plain dumb to make.
Tiny things like nail polish ruined the feel of it being post-apocalyptic. Read more
Published on September 28, 2010 by V. laszlo
2.0 out of 5 stars Hey, at least one Mythbuster survived.
Ever Since the World ended is a fictional, video-diary/documentary set in post-apocalyptic San Francisco. Read more
Published on September 15, 2010 by T. Hunt
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