Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Hunt For Red October



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


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DATE VIEWED: 12/23/2015




FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 15 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 28.1 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3744.7 miles


SYNOPSIS: A Russian submarine commander attempts to defect to the west along with his new super secret stealth submarine.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   High drama in the upper echelons of the government and military.  High seas drama in the genre of “Ice Station Zebra”.


PROS AND CONS: There are some things I can nit-pick about this film, but very few.  Some of the military protocol and stock footage is a bit off or out of date.


But that really does not matter in this film.  The basics; the cinematography, the acting, the score, the script are all better than average.  This film has exceptional pacing, so that the viewer never gets bored watching a scene and never wonders what the heck is going on.  You strap this film and enjoy the ride.




To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.