Friday, September 16, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Love at Stake


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 09/14/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 28 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5199 miles

SYNOPSIS: A witch passes through Salem Massachusetts and unravels the local judges plans to seize peasant land by accusing them of witchcraft.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: A long skit, full of inside jokes and sexual innuendo.

PROS AND CONS:  I did not expect much from this film, but what I got was enjoyable if not a bit on the farce-like side. It walks the line between lunacy and reality, just barely.

The producers did put a lot of thought into this film.  The locations, the costumes and the cast don’t look cheap, although they are far from lavish.  The acting is a bit over-the-top and the plot borders on silly.

What comes through more than anything else is the subtle comedy and sight gags that abound in the work.  From an old woman playing the harpsichord and singing about her ‘pussy’, to three young girls doing a Paula Abdul dance number while singing about how much they love Satin.  It made me laugh.



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.