Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '66 Vol2


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/17/2017

TITLE: The Avengers ‘66 Vol 2

FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 45 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 22.9 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6711.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)

15 January 1966
English tropical jungle harbours pompous professor, mad colonel, war-painted spy, and bioweapon against an African nation.
22 January 1966
An Emma impersonator and a string of murders puts Steed onto the trail of a villainous art dealer.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The shift between understated British cool, and surreal 1960s fantasy.  Meet the X-Files on acid.

PROS AND CONS:  (biased), I adore this series.  It shows the world in a time that millennials (and beyond) cannot never fully understand.  

This installment is the first of the series that has starred Diana Rigg.  The change from the previous seasons is pronounced; in cinematography, in story-line, and in eroticism, never mind the change to the iconic theme song.

These two episodes show the divergence in the series.  The first being a surreal / overacted espionage drama and the second being a bizarre farce with granny assassins who use knitting needles to kill.



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.