Friday, February 24, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '64 - Vol5


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 02/24/2017

TITLE: The Avengers ‘64 Vol. 5

FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 50 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 11.5 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6315.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)  The Charmers: After a number of Soviet agents are murdered by an unknown third party, Steed and Cathy co-operate with their Russian counterparts to find the assassins.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: A bit campy this time around.  While it is tongue and cheek most of the way through, the superior acting and writing make it worth watching.

PROS AND CONS:  A gentlemen's game this espionage thing.  Here the east and west team up to help solve a mutual problem.

You know the cold war was never really like this, but they wanted us to think it was back in the day.  There are rules for civilized societies to play with and that includes spying.

True to form there is a rousing jazz soundtrack to go with the over the top fight scene at the end where Honor Blackman kicks ass.


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.