Monday, May 29, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Avengers '67 Vol 11


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/26/2017


FORMAT: VHS

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 52 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 11.7 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6792.9 miles

SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)

28 October 1967
You Have Just Been Murdered – Millionaires are being blackmailed into paying a mystery enemy not to murder them, as he repeatedly demonstrates how vulnerable to assassination they are.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Campy-ness, X-Files and James Bond all rolled into one (and the obligatory fight scene with Emma Peel in a skin tight suit).

PROS AND CONS: I really shouldn’t like this show but I do.  I found myself laughing at this episode more than anything else, because what was once ‘cool’ is bordering on farce.

However, this whole series has to be taken rather tongue-in-cheek.  In this outing, old lady assassins use knitting needles to kill their victims.  Not really very believable.  

This show got better with age as they continued to refine it and take it in new directions.  The first show in the series would be hardly recognizable compared to the last.


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.