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TMBDOS! Episode 177: “The Spider Woman” (1943) & “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” (1970).

September 16th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are joined this week by their friend Jack Graham, making his return to the podcast to help them tackle more Sherlock Holmes adaptations. First up it's another Basil Rathbone film, with 1943's "The Spider Woman". Then they look at one of, if not the first, Holmes film to really take a much different look at the character, with Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1970). Holmes' sexuality; racism and propaganda in the Rathbone films; bald Christopher Lee; and the Loch Ness Monster are just a few of the things talked about in this episode. Listener comments are also covered.

Find Jack Graham's work here.

The Spider Woman IMDB 

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes IMDB 

Featured Music: "Moving Out"; "Castles of Scotland; and "Main Titles/221B Baker Street" by Miklos Rozsa.

TMBDOS! Episode 176: “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1939) & “The Pearl of Death” (1944).

September 8th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel start an extended series looking into film adaptations of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. First up, they check out two examples from the 14-film series, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, that one could argue really captured the imagination of the general movie-going public and cemented Holmes and his stories as a solid well to keep going back to for film adaptation ever since. The two films are "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1939) & "The Pearl of Death" (1944). There's talk of Holmes being a dickhead; the smashing of fine china; Rondo Hatton; the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix; and listener comments are responded to.

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" IMDB 

"The Pearl of Death" IMDB 

Catch Lee's appearance on the Movie Melt podcast, covering "Psycho Pike". 

Featured Music: "Lieder Ohne Worte" by Felix Mendelssohn & "Caprice for Solo Violin, Op. 1 No. 24" by Niccolò Paganini.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 27: Canadian Horror Part 3 - A Titanic Tundra Trauma Playlist.

August 30th, 2019

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Part three of Lee's look into Canadian-made - or at least shot-in-Canada - horror is here. There's a lot more tracks and background info on the musicians and the films than in the previous two shows, and Lee has tried to better span the scope of Canadian horror, from the early days to more modern times, from low budget to much larger productions. Lee thinks this big list is pretty good, and he hopes you do too.

Playlist:

--The Gate – Main Title from "The Gate" (1987) --Michael Hoenig & J. Peter Robinson
--No Pleasure from "The Gate" (1987) --Eva Everything
--End Theme from "Cannibal Girls" (1973) --Doug Riley
--The Prophouse Revelation from "Curtains" (1983) --Paul Zaza
--Main Theme from "Prom Night II" (1987) --Paul Zaza
--Main Theme from "Seizure!" (1974) --Lee Gagnon
--Main Title from "Splice" (2009) --Cyrille Aufort
--Stathis Enters from "The Fly" (1986) --Howard Shore
--Tv or not Tv from "Videodrome" (1983) --Howard Shore
--End Theme from "Pin" (1988) --Peter Manning Robinson
--Happy Birthday to Me from "Happy Birthday to Me" (1981) --Syreeta
--Wrong Door from "Cube" (1997) --Mark Korven
--I Am The Witch Mercy from "The Witch" (2015) --Mark Korven
--Midnite Man from "Zombie Nightmare" (1986) --Pantera
--Phantom from "The Editor" (2014) --Vercetti Technicolor
--Music Box Theme (Extended Version) from "The Changeling" (1980) --Howard Blake, Ken Wannberg & Rick Wilkins

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 175: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008).

August 26th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel finish off this latest round of sex comedies with "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008). How does this Judd Apatow-produced film stack up to his other comedies he's been involved in? Can Lee, after drinking far too much during an earlier podcast, be able to stick to his format, form coherent thoughts, and manage to even remember what the title of the film is? Daniel, at least keeps on track in this one. Listener comments, and what the hosts have been watching as of late, also get mentioned.

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" IMDB 

Featured Music: "You Can't Break a Heart and Have It" by Frank Black & "Dracula's Lament" by Jason Segel.

Cape Sh!t Episode 5: “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011).

August 19th, 2019

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Daniel, Lee, Kerry, Greg, and Greg's better half, Agnes, talk about "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011). How does it rank with the rest of the MCU? Is it a good origin story and set-up for "The Avengers"? Does it tackle WW2 and the Nazis with any level of depth? Does it really have to? Plenty is covered in a short time on this one.

"Captain America: The First Avenger" IMDB

End music: Cover of Alan Silvestri's "Star Spangled Man" by Ryan Stickney.

TMBDOS! Episode 174: “Pinball Summer” (1980).

August 12th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are back to tackle yet another sex comedy. This time it's another low-rent Canadian production, "Pinball Summer", from 1980. A themed sex comedy, much like "Joysticks", does it manage to deliver on its premise of arcade-based entertainment? Does it give us enough T&A on top of that? If not, how would Lee, as much more sleazy producer, sex this stuff up? Is the film even worth watching at all? Short shorts; bare male asses; pranking rich people; and not bothering with an ending are all things that are talked about in what might be one of the show's most off-the-rails episodes, as what the hosts have watched, and listener comments, instantly turn into a shit show before they even get to the film review.

"Pinball Summer" IMDB 

Check out Lee's latest appearance on Cinema Beef 

Featured Music: "Voyeur's Motel" & "Pinball Summer" by Jay Boivin & Germain Gauthier

TMBDOS! Episode 173: “California Dreaming” (1979).

August 5th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel take a trip to California to check out the jazz scene and discover the proper volleyball moves that will help them feel up young beach bunnies in "California Dreaming" (1979). Living in cars for a month; surfing; being understanding of your Aryan lunkhead boyfriend; and Seymour Cassel being far too into his daughter's sex life are just some of the things talked about in this far deeper-than-expected sex comedy. Listener comments and some initial thoughts on "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" are also talked about.

"California Dreaming" IMDB

Featured Music: "Come on and Get Ready" by Henry Small & "California Dreaming" by America.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 26: Canadian Horror Part 2 - Rough and Rare.

July 31st, 2019

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Lee is back to dive into part two of this three-part dive into the music from Canadian-made horror. This time out there's a focus on the early and the obscure. A lot of time was spent trying to source the music (some sources sounds a bit crappy), so the background info is a bit lighter in this episode.

Playlist:

--Sequence 1 from "The Mask" (1961) --Myron Schaeffer
--Water Bug from "Playgirl Killer" (1967) --Neil Sedaka
--La Diable est Parmi Nous from "Possession of Virginia" (1972) --Francois Cousineau
--Song of Solomon from "The Pyx" (1973) --Karen Black
--Suite from "The Corpse Eaters" (1974) --Unknown
--Suite from "Shivers" (1975) --Howard Shore
--Interrogating Kim from "Scanners" (1981) --Howard Shore

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 172: “The First Turn-On!!” (1983).

July 29th, 2019

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The whole crew is on board for the podcast's long-overdue return to sex comedies. Up first it's the last of Troma studio's initial four sex comedy releases in 1983's "The First Turn-On!!". This sex comedy, formatted as an anthology film, has a lot to mull over. The hosts talk about how this might have been the first true Troma film, the gross-out gags, and the surprising positive attitudes towards sex given its genre and when it was made. Where's the rape? Is it so cleverly dumb that anything "offensive" just isn't? Would the hosts eat food stored in a cave? Why is Lee angry about the soundtrack? What can Paul tell us about a circle jerk involving a cracker? All of this and more (as well as listener comments) are covered.

The First Turn-On!! IMDB

Featured Music: "Tears and Synthesizers" by The Modern Thinkers & "Come Back to Me" by Shrapnel.

TMBDOS! Episode 171: “1990: The Bronx Warriors” (1982) & “Escape from the Bronx” (1983).

July 22nd, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are joined by guest host Greg to peek again into the future. This time it's a window into the Bronx of both 1990 and 2000, as depicted in Enzo G. Castellari's "1990: The Bronx Warriors" (1982) & "Escape from the Bronx" (1983). This episode has talk about weird gangs; great villains who meet underwhelming ends; non-stop action; George Eastman; the weird posture, acting, and eventual vanishing of Mark Gregory; gentrification and ethnic cleansing; ideas for a possible third film; and which film is ultimately better. Listener comments and what the hosts have watched are also talked about.

"1990: The Bronx Warriors" IMDB

"Escape from the Bronx" IMDB

Featured Music: "Escape Sequence 3" by Francesco De Masi; "Bronx 1990" by Walter Rizzati; and "Escape Sequence 1" by Francesco De Masi.

TMBDOS! Episode 170: “Conquest” (1983).

July 15th, 2019

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In the wake of films like 1982's "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Beastmaster", Italian cinema did its thing and started making cheap rip-offs. Lucio Fulci unleashed his version of one of these with 1983's "Conquest".

Lee, Daniel and Paul have come together in this episode in an epic quest to figure out just what the hell the film is actually about (when we can clearly see what's happening on-screen). One of them loves it, one of them likes it, and one of them was really, really confused and bored by it. Be warned, there's a lot of padding of the run time with listener comments, what we've watched, and strange asides such as Dr. Pimple Popper of all damn things.

"Conquest" IMDB

Featured Music: "Main Theme"; "The Capture" & "Night Creatures" by Claudio Simonetti.

Cape Sh!t Episode 4: “Thor” (2011).

July 13th, 2019

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Daniel and Lee are joined once again by their friend Kerry to tackle the first Marvel film about the god of thunder himself, "Thor", from 2011. Is it unfairly overlooked? In general, where does it sit in the MCU? Why does Lee have questions about Asgard and Stan Lee's inability to pick up Thor's hammer during his cameo? All of this and more are explored.

"Thor" IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800369/reference

TMBDOS! Episode 169: “The New Barbarians” (1983).

July 8th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel go all the way into the future! That's right, they are checking out what 2019 is going to look like with Enzo G. Castellari's "The New Barbarians" (1983). Slow dune buggies, massive shoulder pads, and even bigger hair are all discussed. Let's not forget the exploding bodies, annoying fucking genius kid, and the fact that hair spray is the most abundant resource in the post-apocalyptic future. Fred Williamson? George Eastman? How can you go wrong? Prepare for the initiation!

"The New Barbarians" IMDB

Featured Music: "Riding Killers" & "Nuke is Over" by Claudio Simonetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 168: “Baba Yaga” (1973).

July 1st, 2019

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Lee, Daniel & Paul check out some sexy Euro horror this time out with 1973's "Baba Yaga". This Italian horror is based on a popular and long-running Italian comic book series, but does it connect at all to the Eastern European mythical being that it take its name from? Does this film have enough horror in it, or is it just a bunch of lesbianism, nudity, and BDSM, with strange Nazi imagery sprinkled in? Are the hosts going to complain either way? Joe Biden? Don't worry, it doesn't get political. Listener comments are also covered.

"Baba Yaga" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Slogan" & "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 25: Canadian Horror Part 1 - Suites to the Sweet.

June 30th, 2019

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This month Lee is taking the first part of a multi-part dive into Canadian horror films. Of course, many horror (and other genre) films were made in Canada over the years in order to take advantage of the tax shelter incentives, so not everything on this episode can be considered entirely Canadian, but often Canadians filled most of the major creative roles in the films to be featured here and future installments, thus they get a pass.

But wait, there's more! This first part is going to focus on horror suites, so although you're getting fewer films and tracks featured here overall than you would in a regular BotT episode, you're still getting just as much music. Suites to the sweet!

Playlist:

--Silent Night & Evil Night from "Black Christmas" (1974) --Carl Zittrer
--The Shape of Rage from "The Brood" (1979) --Howard Shore
--Bleeding Hearts Still Beating Suite from "My Bloody Valentine" (1981) --Paul Zaza

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 167: “StageFright” (1987).

June 24th, 2019

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Lee, Daniel, and returning special guest Greg take a look at Michele Soavi's feature length debut, the visually-striking slasher film "StageFright" (1987). Does this late entry into both the giallo and slasher genres manages to stand out from the pack, or is it another victim of both genre's decline? What the hosts have watched and listener comments are also covered.

"StageFright" (IMDB)

Check out Greg's YouTube page here for beer-related content 

Featured Music: "Ballade for Corinne" & "Aquarius" by Stefano Mainetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 166: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018).

June 10th, 2019

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Finishing off their latest series on Westerns, Lee and Daniel tackle the Coen brothers' western anthology film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018). Did they manage to pull off another classic, or does this film fall short of their greater works? The six segments; their individual themes, tone, style, and the performances from the actors in each are discussed. At the end the hosts rank the segments and give their overall final thoughts on the film as a whole, and talk a bit about it being a Netflix-only thing. Also covered: A listener comment and what Lee has watched as of late.

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" IMDB

Featured Music: "Cool Water" by Bob Nolan (performed by Tim Blake Nelson); "Carefree Drifter" by David Rawlings & Gillian Welch; "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch (performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson); & "The Book" by Carter Burwell.

CAPE SH!T Episode 3: “Iron Man 2″ (2010).

June 6th, 2019

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Daniel and Lee are joined by their friends Greg and Kerry to talk about "Iron Man 2" (2010). Is it any good? Even if it is, does it matter in the big picture of the MCU? Did Mickey Rourke try too hard for this film? How fucking hot is Scarlett Johansson even before the Black Widow costume? All of this and more is talked about in this episode.

"Iron Man 2" IMDB

Check out Kerry's YouTube channel here.

Check out Greg's YouTube channel here.

TMBDOS! Episode 165: “Soldier Blue” (1970).

June 3rd, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel tackle a film that's two films in one. They look at Ralph Nelson's "Soldier Blue" (1970), which is both a romantic comedy and, in parts, a horror-filled rape and gore-fest, using the 1864 real life massacre at a Native American village at Sand Creek to criticize America's imperialist ambitions both then and in Vietnam, and in general. How does the film manage to balance both of these things, if at all? Would either said part of this film make for a great film on their own? Blue balls? Candice Bergen's lovely ass? Donald Pleasence in a great little supporting role? How can the hosts keep cracking jokes when the subject matter gets so grim? Listener comments are also covered.

"Soldier Blue" IMDB

Featured Music: "Fields of Green and Skies of Blue" by Roy Budd & "Soldier Blue" by Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 24: 1980s Punksploitation.

May 28th, 2019

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Punksploitation! Is it a thing? Lee says it is, because he'll be damned if he's going to manage to re-record a new show from scratch before the month is over. Lee spins some of his favourite cuts from film soundtracks that (mostly) in some way use punk rockers, punk music, or some sort of other punk aesthetic in the film.

Playlist:

--Out of Luck from "Out of the Blue" (1980) --The Pointed Sticks
--Something Else from "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" (1980) --Sex Pistols
--Liars Beware from "Blank Generation" (1980) --Richard Hell & The Voidoids
--Ain't Got No Sense from "Class of 1984" (1982) --Teenage Head
--It Takes a Worried Man from "Human Highway" (1982) --Devo
--Sister Darkness from "Burst City" (1982) --Battle Rockers
--No God from "Suburbia" (1983) --The Germs
--Wash Away from "Suburbia" (1983) --T.S.O.L.
--When the Shit Hits the Fan from "Repo Man" (1984) --The Circle Jerks
--Let's Have a War from "Repo Man" (1984) --Fear
--Eyes Without a Face from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --The Flesheaters
--Take a Walk from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --Tall Boys
--Partytime (Zombie Version) from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --45 Grave
--Love Kills from "Sid and Nancy" (1986) --Joe Strummer
--Taxi to Heaven from "Sid and Nancy" (1986) --Pray for Rain
--Urban Struggle from "Dudes" (1987) --The Vandals

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.