August 13th, 2018
Lee and Daniel take a trip deep underground to feast their eyes on "Death Line", AKA: "Raw Meat", from 1972, directed by Gary Sherman. Being a film that was buried for many years, the hosts dig into the deeper-than-expected social commentary and the brilliant performances, as well as the vivid gore & make up effects work. What the hosts have watched lately is also covered. Come on in and listen - just make sure you mind the doors!
Death Line IMDB
Featured Music: "Death Line (Main Theme)" by Wil Malone & "Going Underground" by The Jam.
July 16th, 2018
The whole gang takes a look at a late Hammer Horror offering - one that was an attempt to breath some life into the quickly dying studio. The film in question is "Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" (1974); a film that's not your usual Hammer production. Is it different enough? Is it any good? How does it compare to previous Hammer vampire films? Did Paul once hit on Caroline Munro in real life? Is this really just a test run for "Highlander II: The Quickening"? All this, as well as listener comments are covered.
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) IMDB
Featured Music: "Vampire Hunters Start Work"; "Bar Confrontation"; and "Captain Kronos Theme" by Laurie Johnson.
July 2nd, 2018
The whole crews is on board to cover Jess Franco's adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" in 1970's "Count Dracula". How close is it to the source material? Are there any lesbian sex scenes in it? Can a giant boulder kill a horse? Christoper Lee with a mustache? All of this and more, as well as what the host's have watched as of late.
"Count Dracula" IMDB
Featured Music: "Allucinante" & "Processo" by Bruno Nicolai.
June 25th, 2018
Lee and Daniel are back to start off and extended look at horror films. First off they've decided to revisit their old friend Jess Franco for what might just be his most accomplished work, 1969's "Venus in Furs" (AKA: "Paroxismus"). Does this trippy, dream-like revenge from the grave story, pushed forward by an amazing psychedelic jazz score, manage to come together on a narrative level, or is it just a tangled, confused mess? The hosts also cover what they've watched as of late.
"Venus in Furs" IMDB
Check out Lee on a recent episode of Cinema Beef here.
Featured Music: Clip from the score by Manfred Mann, "Marco Polo" by Syd Dale, and "Venus in Furs" by Manfred Mann w/vocals from Barbara McNair.
April 16th, 2018
Lee and Daniel are back for a special episode of TMBDOS!. This time out they take a look at three films of the recently departed actress Mary Dorothy Maloney (January 29, 1924 – January 19, 2018), known best as Dorothy Malone. This is not a detailed look at her entire lengthy career, but more of a fan discovery for the hosts, as they watch two films she did when no longer under contract by the big studios. Those being the Roger Corman-produced "The Fast and Furious" (1955), and the first film Corman directed, "Five Guns West" (1955). After that they look at the film that won her an Oscar for best supporting actress in 1956's "Written on the Wind". Also, Daniel and Lee play at remaking "Written on the Wind" and cover a large amount of listener comments.
"The Fast and the Furious" IMDB
"Five Guns West" IMDB
"Written on the Wind" IMDB
Featured Music: "It's Written on the Wind" by The Four Aces.
March 19th, 2018
Lee and Daniel are back after a short two-week hiatus to tackle 1988's "Alien Nation". Does it hold up? Does it do a good job of getting across the points it's trying to make, or did it take the one season of television and five tv films to fully explore its concept? Why is James Caan part of Lee's sexual awakening? All of this is covered, listener comments, and what we've watched lately as well.
Alien Nation IMDB
Lee's latest DVD Purchases
Featured Music: "Flying Saucer Rock And Roll" by Billy Riley & "Scary Monsters" by David Bowie.
February 27th, 2018
It's more 1980s; it's more sci-fi, but with some punk rockers, a latino militant rebel group, Harry Dean Stanton, and lots of generic groceries! Yup, it's time for Lee and Daniel to check out Alex Cox's Repo Man from 1984. Lee starts off fairly intoxicated and just gets worse, but the conversation is as fun as hell. Listener comments and what the hosts have listened to are also covered.
"Repo Man" IMDB
Featured Music: "Repo Man" (instrumental version) by Iggy Pop; "Coup D'Etat" by The Circle Jerks; "Reel Ten" by The Plugz"; and "Repo Man" by Iggy Pop
February 20th, 2018
Lee and Daniel are back, continuing on their (mostly) 1980s sci-fi theme to cover 1986's "Short Circuit" and the sequel from 1988 "Short Circuit 2". Then they jump into the 1990s to phreak-out with the cult classic "Hackers" (1995). There's a surprising amount of talk about the background of the hacker culture, and a lot of asides about all three films, including Lee's take on what "Short Circuit 2" should have actually been about. What they've watched as of late and a larger than usual amount of listener comments are read and responded to in an already longer-than-usual episode.
"Short Circuit" IMDB
"Short Circuit 2" IMDB
Read "The Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Buy "Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution" by Steven Levy
Read about and watch "The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack"
Audio exerpt: live stand-up from Patton Oswalt's "Werewolves & Lollipops".
Featured Music: "Main Title" by David Shire; "Who's Johnny" by El deBarge; and "Voodoo People" by Prodigy.
February 5th, 2018
Continuing with a short series on mostly weird 1980s (and possibly some 1990s) sci-fi, Lee and Daniel tackle two more mainstream examples in "Innerspace" and "Batteries Not Included", both from 1987. Listener comments and what they've watched lately are also covered.
"Batteries Not Included" IMDB
Catch Lee and Daniel on the latest episode of the Badasses, Boobs and Bodycounts podcast here.
Featured Music: "Air Supply" by Jerry Goldsmith & "Hamburger Rhumba" by James Horner.
January 22nd, 2018
Lee and Daniel kick off a series looking at (mostly) 1980s sci-fi with two odd-ball entries into the genre, those being the obscure "Radioactive Dreams" (1985) and the cable tv staple "Cherry 2000" (1987). Listener comments and what they've watched as of late are also covered.
"Radioactive Dreams" IMDB
"Cherry 2000" IMDB
Featured Music: "The Barricades" by Basil Poledouris & "Guilty Pleasures" by Sue Saad.
January 15th, 2018
2017 is gone but Lee and Daniel's best first-time watches remain burnt into their brains. If you hate their "what we've watched lately" segments (and there's one of those before the actual best-of conversation starts around 33 minutes in), this is pretty much an extended one of those. You've been warned.
Dan's Best of 2017:
"I Am Not Your Negro" (2016)
"Kitten with a Whip" (1964)
"The LEGO Batman Movie" (2017)
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974)
"Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)
Lee's Best of 2017:
"Cold Ground" (2017)
"Never Hike Alone" (2017)
"Who'll Stop the Rain" (1978)
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" (2017)
"White Heat" (1949)
"The Autopsy of Jane Doe" (2016)
"The Ballad of Lefty Brown" (2017)
"The Last Detail" (1973)
"Night and the City" (1950)
"Under the Shadow" (2016)
"Gerald's Game" (2017)
"3:10 to Yuma" (1957)
"Hard Times" (1975)
"Cut and Run" (1985)
"Get Out" (2017)
"Brawl in Cell Block 99" (2017)
"Lake Mungo" (2008)
Featured Music: "The Movie" by Jim Morrison, "You're the Best Around" by Joe Esposito, and "Consolation Prizes" by Iggy Pop and James Williamson.
December 25th, 2017
Lee and Dan are continuing down the classic western film trail with what many consider to be the film that really breathed new life into, and also elevated the western genre from 'B' grade to 'A'. This episode it's John Ford's "Stagecoach" (1939). They talk about if it truly is a classic, how it made John Wayne a star, and the influences it had on films to come after it. Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
Note: there were some audio issues when this was recorded. Lee has managed to edit around most of them, but at times the conversation might feel a tad disjointed, and a few sports of audio break-up might be heard. Sadly, it's also about ten minutes shorter than it originally was.
Wrong With Authority Podcast's Consider the Reagan, Episode 1: "Back to the Future".
Featured Music: "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" by Gilbert Kalish & Jan De Gaetani & "The Trail to Mexico" by Pete Seeger.
December 18th, 2017
All three hosts are back for this episode to give what might be both their most interesting and insightful yet drunkenly chaotic episode of TMBDOS! Starting off a short series on classic westerns, Daniel, Paul, and Lee take a look at two early examples of revisionist westerns with "High Noon" (1953) & "3:10 to Yuma" (1957). Much of the discussion revolves around how similar the films are and which one is better. Of note, Daniel's reading on "High Noon" drastically changes Lee's opinions on the film. Listener comments are also covered. Saddle up, this one's a long and bumpy ride.
"High Noon" IMDB
"3:10 to Yuma" IMDB
City of the Dead Podcast
Wrong With Authority Podcast
Featured Music: "Ghost Riders in the Sky" by Deadbolt; "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin" by Tex Ritter, and "The 3:10 to Yuma" by Frankie Laine.
November 20th, 2017
This week the whole gang is back to take a look at William Friedkin's adaptation of "La Salaire de la Peur"/"The Wages of Fear", that being 1977's box office bomb "Sorcerer". Was it rightly dismissed back when it was released or did production problems and a little film called "Star Wars" kill the film's chances out of the gate? Also covered: listener comments and recent watches.
The Grindbin Podcast
Featured Music: "Search", "Creation", and "Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme)" by Tangerine Dream.
November 13th, 2017
Lee and Paul are taking a journey down the Amazon this week to tackle Werner Herzog's atmospheric masterpiece "Aguirre: the Wrath of God". Lee is drunk, Paul is sober, and Kinski is out of fucking control. Listener comments and what the hosts have purchased/watched lately is also briefly covered.
"Aguirre: the Wrath of God" IMDB
Featured Music: Incidental river music & "Aguirre 1" ("L'acrime di Rei") by Popol Vuh.
October 31st, 2017
Lee is back for Intermission #21. Originally he was going to review a couple of horror movies that everyone else and their dead relatives have already seen and talked about, but thinking better of it, instead he decided to take a look at upcoming horror releases for 2018, and give his off-the-cuff reactions to them. Then he ends off sorting through his horror film collection and giving 12 humble suggestions for double feature watches for this Halloween night.
Movie Web's list of upcoming horror films in 2018
The City of the Dead episode on "The Vault of Horror"
Two Drink Minimum Commentaries podcast "Night of the Creeps" episode
Featured Music: "Trioxin Theme" by The Angelas & "Walk in a Nightmare" by Syd Dale.
October 22nd, 2017
Lee and Paul continue their horror-filled October of 2017 by looking at the Bob Clark-directed classic "Deathdream" from 1974. The conversation revolves around how America started to change in the wake of the Vietnam war, and the changes in attitude society had towards returning soldiers in comparison to the vets of WWII. The hosts also talk about how effective or not all aspects of this low budget production come off. Some listener comments are also read.
Watch the video for Wax Fang's "Dawn of the Dead of the Night of the Hunter" here.
Featured Music: Excerpt from the score by Carl Zittrer; "Draft Resister" by Steppenwolf; "Billy's Dead" by Deadbolt; and "Dawn of the Dead of the Night of the Hunter" by Wax Fang.
September 7th, 2017
Lee and Daniel are back to finish-off this run of H.P. Lovecraft adaptations with a fairly in-depth discussion about Stuart Gordon's "Re-Animator" (1985). Also on deck are two short films: "The Call of Cthulhu" (2005) & "Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft" - the former being an adaptation of Lovecraft's story, done in the style of a 1920s-era silent film; the latter being both an adaptation of "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", as well as an exploration of Lovecraft's themes and general thoughts behind what he wrote and why. Of course, the usual talk of what the hosts have been watching as of late is also here.
"The Call of Cthulhu" IMDB
"Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft" IMDB
City of the Dead's episode on "Asylum"
Cinema Beef Podcast
Wrong With Authority's episode on "Martin" & "The Crazies"
The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Featured Music: "Main Title" ("The Call of Cthulhu") by Ben Holbrook & "Prologue/Main Title" ("Re-Animator") by Richard Band.
Featured dialogue excerpts from "Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft".
August 21st, 2017
Back for more Lovecraft-inspired weirdness this week, Lee and Daniel jump headfirst into the kinky, goo-covered Stuart Gordon adaptation "From Beyond" (1986). There's lots of conversation about how effectively the film adapts and branches out from the original source material, and if it manages to effectively balance the BDSM elements and special effects with Lovecraft's central themes. Lovecraft's own fears and thoughts on race and sexuality are also briefly talked about. Aside from that, some opening talk about what the hosts have watched is also included.
"From Beyond" IMDB
Slaughter Film's episode on "From Beyond"
Featured Music: "Main Title" by Richard Band.