Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Communion



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
Communion (1989)
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DATE REVIEWED: May 4, 2016


TITLE: Communion


FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 39 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 19 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4750.1 miles


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Synopsis: A father and husband is kidnaped and given an anal probe by space aliens (seriously).


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Concept In Relation To The Viewer: Aliens have advanced medical techniques that give them a whole readout on other life forms with one simple (round, long) device.  Brilliant!


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Pros & Cons: I did not know what to think before seeing this film, only that it would be different, with Christopher Walken and aliens.  Little did I know how different it was.  This is ‘Close Encounters of the Sinister Kind’ with a twist.  


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If you ever want to know where South Park got the idea for Cartman’s anal probe, this is it.  It takes up a good portion of the film (and Walken doesn’t seem to mind it either).  The film takes what is essentially and 30 to 45 minute story and stretches it to an hour and a half.  


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Based on the credits, the whole concept, screenplay and production are from one person who wanted this film to follow up his best selling book of the same name.  The film is from that genre in the 70s and 80s that went from evil aliens attacking us to evil aliens infiltrating and probing us as though they were dissecting an animal.




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.