Monday, February 13, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Last Days of WWII - The Spoils of War


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 02/10/2017


FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 44 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 9.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6251.1 miles

SYNOPSIS: Technology and art are salvaged from the ruins of Hitler’s Third Reich.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The real Monuments Men and just how twisted and demented the Nazi regime really was.

PROS AND CONS:  As war documentaries go, this is probably better than most.  Unlike most other videos of this genre, it is not just recycled combat footage from the war department.  There is actually some substance to this work.

The documentary is broken into three parts, the first being the recovery of stolen artwork of the Nazis.  The second the collection of advanced technology from German scientists.  Finally, a look at the holocaust and documenting its horror.
The level of detail here is good.  Many of the place names, persons involved and artifacts are documented in great detail.  Far from being the defeated enemy with a scorched earth policy, the allies found a Pandora’s Box of treasure that would affect the world for decades to come.


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.