Monday, February 8, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '66 Vol. 1


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 02/08/2016


FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 45 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4091.3 miles

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SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)


1 January 1966
Rural villains hold the British government to ransom with a devastating new biological weapon; our heroes join the hunt.


8 January 1966
Steed adopts a disguise in order to investigate a shady hotel tycoon.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  The mysteries and conspiracies that surround us all.  When dealing with villains, it is best to have snappy dialogue that has lots of sexual innuendo with your smoking hot side kick.   

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PROS AND CONS:  The Avengers are what they are.  British television from the 1960s with all the accompanying mod and hip styles that were popular at the time.  While I loved Honor Blackman as Catherine Gale, Diana Rigg took the show to a whole different level.  

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What makes the series so interesting is the exact nature of the relationship between Steed and his current partner.  Are they lovers?, co-workers?, neighbors?  This question is never answered in any of the episodes, but it is ‘assumed’ that they are government agents and ‘assumed’ that their relationship is more than just professional.  

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So once a week the viewer was thrown into some bizarre plot line (and some were pretty bizarre) with these two quick witted and stylish Brits who inevitably solve the crime because, let's face it, in 1960s Europe all the criminal masterminds were not that bright.



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.