November 30th, 2017
Lee is back to dig into one of his favourite film genres of all time, especially when it come to soundtracks and scores: the Italian crime/Poliziotteschi film genre. Ultra violence, lurid sex, and all sorts of musical styles abound from these films, and Lee tried hard to trim down the playlist to some of his all-time favourite tracks. So load up your guns and take the law into your own hands as society breaks down around you, in corruption and violence. Can you come out the other end clean? Who cares when the music is this great? Note: at one point Lee credits "Death Proof" instead of "Death Wish" as an influence on the genre, and, of course, he butchers Italian pronounciations left and right. But you expected that, right?
--Prelude from "Caliber 9" (1972) -- Luis Bacalov & Osanna
--Montreal Non Stop from "Stateline Motel" (1973) -- Luis Bacalov
--Citta Violenta from "Violent City" (1970) -- Ennio Morricone
--Blue Song from "The Violent Professionals" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--And Life Goes On from "The Violent Professionals" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Gangster Story from "High Crime" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Labirinto from "Tony Arzenta" (1973) -- Gianni Ferrio
--Main Theme from "The Italian Connection" (1972) -- Armando Trovajoli
--Main Theme from "The Great Kidnapping" (1973) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--La Polizia Sta A Guardare Part 4 from "The Great Kidnapping" (1973) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--La Polizia Ringrazia from "Execution Squad" (1972) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--Un Ami from "Revolver" (1973) -- Ennio Morricone
--Main Titles from "The Heroin Busters" (1977) -- Goblin
--Goodbye My Friend from "Street Law" (1974) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.
May 8th, 2017
Lee and Daniel get closer to the end of this extend look at crime films by checking out two more Poliziotteschi films. First-up, they look at the mostly forgotten slow-burn from Romolo Guerrieri, "The Police Serve the Citizens?" (1973). Then they check out the action-packed Enzo G. Castellari film, "The Heroin Busters" (1977). Much of the talk of the latter surrounds Fabio Testi's amazing wardrobe and how the British have sex. Also: does your motorcycle have airbags? You might wish it did after listening to this conversation. What they've watched as of late, and listener comments are also covered.
"The Police Serve the Citizens?" IMDB
"The Heroin Busters" IMDB
Featured Music: "Main Theme" from "The Police Serve the Citizens?" by Luis Bacalov & "Main Titles" from "The Heroin Busters" by Goblin.
February 12th, 2017
Lee and Daniel are back with two more poliziotteschi films, both directed by Sergio Sollima. First up is the Charles Bronson hit man film "Violent City" (1970) and then they talk about "Revolver" (1973), starring the interesting pairing of Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi. Along with some wild tangents and key music tracks from the Ennio Morricone scores for the films, they cover what they've watched as of late and some listener comments.
"Violent City" IMDB
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Featured Music: "Citta Violenta (#2)"; "Citta Violenta"; "In Un Altro Bar"; and "Un Amico" by Ennio Morricone.
January 30th, 2017
Lee and Daniel are back to kick-off an extended look at crime films. First off they check-out their first Poliziotteschi film, in Enzo G. Castellari's "Dirty Harry"/"Deathwish" mash-up "The Big Racket", from 1976, starring Fabio Testi. Also covered: listener comments; what they've watched as of late, and some brief thoughts on the deaths of Miguel Ferrer and John Hurt.
"The Big Racket" IMDB
Featured Music: Selections from the score by Guido De Angelis & Maurizio De Angelis.