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TMBDOS! Episode 148: The Best (and Worst) First-Time Watches of 2018.

January 7th, 2019
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2018 has come and gone and Lee and Daniel sit down to indulge in too much drink and a whole heap of movie nerd love for the best first-time watches for them in 2018. Both came up with some pretty varied lists. Their worst first-time watches, Daniel's recent viewings, and the list from one of the listeners is also covered in this big episode. Be a winner like most of these films are and listen in, won't you? HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Daniel's Worst:
-"Bright" (2017) - David Ayer
-"The Ghost Galleon" (1974) - Amando de Ossorio
-"The Incredibles 2" (2018) - Brad Bird

Daniel's Best:
-"BlacKkKlansman" (2018) - Spike Lee
-"Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" (1974) - Brian Clemens
-"Carnal Knowledge" (1971) - Mike Nichols
-"Death Line" (1972) - Gary Sherman
-"Five Guns West" (1955) - Roger Corman
-"Ganja & Hess" (1973) - Bill Gunn
-"Ocean's Eight" (2018) - Gary Ross
-"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018) - Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman
-"The Swinger" (1966) - George Sidney
-"The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) - Orson Welles

Lee's Worst:
-"Passengers" (2016) - Morten Tyldum
-"First We Take Brooklyn" (2018) - Danny A. Abeckaser
-"The Mummy" (2017) - Alex Kurtzman
-"Batman Ninja" (2018) - Junpei Mizusaki
-"Braven" (2018) - Lin Oeding
-"Day of the Dead: Bloodline" (2018) - Hèctor Hernández

Lee's Honourable Mentions:
-"The Swinger" (1966) - George Sidney
-"Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) - Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
-"My Friend Dahmer" (2017) - Marc Meyers
-"Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) - Taika Waititi
-"Calibre" (2018) - Matt Palmer
-"Creep 2" (2017) - Patrick Brice
-"Street Smart" (1987) - Jerry Schatzberg
-"Carnal Knowledge" (1971) - Mike Nichols
-"Small Town Crime" (2017) - Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
-"Cam" (2018) - Daniel Goldhaber
-"T2 Trainspotting" (2017) - Danny Boyle

Lee's Best:
-"Remember" (2015) - Atom Egoyan
-"Wind River" (2017) - Taylor Sheridan
-"The Bullet Train" (1975) - Jun’ya Satô
-"You Were Never Really Here" (2017) - Lynne Ramsay
-"Written on the Wind" (1956) - Douglas Sirk
-"The Queens (1966)" - Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Luciano Salce
-"Creep (2014)" - Patrick Brice
-"Venus in Furs" (1969) - Jesús Franco
-"Breakheart Pass" (1975) - Tom Gries
-"The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) - Orson Welles
-"F for Fake" (1973) - Orson Welles
-"Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man" (1976) - Ruggero Deodato
-"Truck Turner" (1974) - Jonathan Kaplan
-"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018) - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
-"Mandy" (2018) - Panos Cosmatos

Featured Music: "Congratulations" by The Rolling Stones; "The Swinger" by Ann-Margret; "You've Got To Learn To Let It Go" by Sam Waymon; and "Ta-ra-ta-ta (Fumo Blu)" by Mina.

TMBDOS! Episode 147: “Die Hard” (1988).

December 30th, 2018
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It's the last official episode of 2018 and Lee is joined by the returning Paul, and guest host Greg. This time out they are talking about a little Christmas film called "Die Hard" (1988), directed by John McTiernan. Is it a Christmas film? How does it stack up to the other films in the series? What are the hosts favourite Christmas movies? All of this is covered along with what the hosts have watched lately, a nudity report, and listener comments are also covered.

"Die Hard" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Ode to Joy ('Die Hard' Version)" by Michael Kamen & "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC.  

TMBDOS! Episode 146: “The Transporter” (2002).

December 17th, 2018
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The same crew as last week comes back to talk about another action film. Lee, Daniel, Scott and Greg (again with his nudity report in tow) discuss 2002's "The Transporter" and how it works as both an action film and as a kick-off as a franchise for Jason Statham. The hosts also talk about what they've watched as of late.

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Featured Music: "Interrogation with Inspector" by Stanley Clarke & "Fighting Man" by D.J. Pone & Drixxxe.

TMBDOS! Episode 145: “The Rundown” (2003).

December 9th, 2018
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In this episode Daniel continues to program the movies we review, thus this week we really go out of our wheelhouse and check out a more modern action film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "The Rundown" (2003). Greg makes a return from the last episode as a special guest host, and Lee's friend and fellow podcaster, Scott Summerton, makes his first appearance as a guest host on the show. So, of course, he gets to play the Movie God Game! Listener comments are also covered.

The Rundown IMDB

Check out Scott's Guilty Pleasues Cinema at these places:

YouTube
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Check out the wrestling podcast Scott and Lee are a part of, Jobber Radio

Featured Music: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" by Johnny Cash & "Get Ur Freak On" by Missy Elliot.

TMBDOS! Episode 144: “Commando” (1985) & “The Running Man” (1987).

December 3rd, 2018
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Lee and Daniel are joined this week by two special guests. Podcaster, and past guest, Gary Hill comes on along with long-time listener and friend of Lee's, Greg Bielawski. In this episode they dig into two films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger from his peak period: "Commando" (1985), and "The Running Man" (1987). Muscles, one-liners, over-the-top action and body counts are pondered by the hosts. Also, Greg gets to play the Movie God Game, and the hosts talk about what they've watched as of late. Feeling dead tired? Why not listen to the show and let off some steam?

"Commando" IMDB

"The Running Man" IMDB

Find Gary Hill on these fine podcasts:

Cinema Beef
Sloppy Seconds
Two Drink Minimum Commentaries

Check out Gary's Fleas & Flicks Charity Auction

Featured Music: "Don't Distrub My Friend" by James Horner, "Commando" by The Ramones & "Intro/Bakersfield" by Harold Faltermeyer.

TMBDOS! Episode 143: “F for Fake” (1974).

November 26th, 2018
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Welcome back to TMBDOS - They Must Be Decorated On Sight! Yes, It's your hosts Lee, Daniel and special guest Jack Graham giving you the best podcast on decorations of all types. Expect tips, tricks, and news about decoration innovations for all occasions. This week the hosts cover the history of Victorian Christmas decorations.

Actually, that was all a lie. The hosts are really here to talk about the late period Orson Welles film "F For Fake" (1974). Daniel and Jack are both big Welles nerds and they dominate the conversation this week as they gush over how brilliant it all is, while Lee sits in the middle trying to sort out his thoughts and trying to avoid being the receptacle for this Welles appreciation bukkake. What the hosts have watched as of late is also covered.

"F for Fake" IMDB

Find Jack Graham in these places:

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Featured Music: "Lie to Me" by Tom Waits & "Orson's Theme" by the Michel Legrand Orchestra.

TMBDOS! Episode 142: “The Other Side of the Wind” (2018).

November 19th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel talk about Orson Welles' long-unfinished and unreleased film "The Other Side of the Wind" (2018), which is now available on Netflix. There's just so much to dig into here that the hosts do their best to balance talk about its long and complicated history with talk about if it's any good. A listener comment is read and the hosts also mention the passing of William Goldman.

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Featured Music: "Music to Watch Girls By" by Tony Hatch & "Fruit & Icebergs" by Blue Cheer.

TMBDOS! Episode 141: “The Last Wave” (1977).

November 13th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel try to keep their heads above water while exploring Dream-time in Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" (1977). Can they make sense of what the film is trying to say about the relationships between colonial powers and decimated native populations, especially those found in Australia? Does the movie even know what it's trying to do? The hosts also respond to listener comments and play an interesting variation of the Movie God Game.

"The Last Wave" IMDB

Interview with Peter Weir about "The Last Wave"

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Featured Music: "Driving Home" & "The Descent" by Charles Wain.

TMBDOS! Episode 140: “Then I Took an Arrow to the Knee”.

November 5th, 2018
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Originally Lee and Daniel were going to cover "The Last Wave", but Lee sustained a real life knee injury that prevented his prep-work. So the hosts decided to record an informal chat about what they've been watching as of late, and opened up to the listeners for some questions, which they answer on the second half of the show. There's lots of random asides and a bare minimum of editing in this one, which is essentially just an extended version of the usual opening bit of TMBDOS!. If you can't get past "umms", "ahhhs", "like" and big pauses, then it's best you skip it altogether.

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Featured Music: Excerpt from the score for "The Cheerleaders" by The Honeyboys & "Wounded Knee" by Primus.

TMBDOS! Episode 139: “The Ghost Galleon” (1974) & “Night of the Seagulls” (1975).

October 22nd, 2018
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Lee and Daniel finish their look at the Amando de Ossorio Blind Dead films with 1974's "The Ghost Galleon" & 1975's "Night of the Seagulls". Is "Ghost Galleon" really the worst of the Blind Dead films? If so, is it any good at all? Did Ossorio mange to perfect the formula with "Seagulls"? How would the hosts remake the Blind Dead films if they had the chance? All of this and more in this episode!

"The Ghost Galleon" IMDB 

"Night of the Seagulls" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Ghost Galleon" by Iron Dogs; excerpts from the score for "The Night of the Seagulls" by Antón García Abril; and "Night of the Seagulls" by Cathedral.

Cinema Psyops/TMBDOS! Crossover: “Mansion of the Living Dead” (1982).

October 22nd, 2018
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For the first time in TMBDOS! history one of our guest apperances on another podcast makes it onto the TMBDOS! feed. That's because Cort and Matt of Cinema Psyops invited the whole crew over to help them talk about Jess Franco's "Mansion of the Living Dead" (1982). Lee, Daniel and Paul help them ponder if this really has anything to do with the Blind Dead films, or is it just a well-paid vacation for Franco as he films his future wife, Lina Romay, having tons of lesbian sex? Can the hosts stop making crude sex jokes about sexual fetishes? All we know for sure is that this crossover episode of CINEMA PSYOPS MUST BE DESTROYED ON SIGHT!

"Mansion of the Living Dead" IMDB 

Cinema Psyops Podcast 

TMBDOS! Episode 138: “Tombs of the Blind Dead” (1972) & “Return of the Evil Dead” (1973).

October 15th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel are joined by the fantastic Cort Psyops of the Cinema Psyops and Obsessive Cinema Discourse podcasts to tackle the first two entries into Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead series "Tombs of the Blind Dead" (1972) & "Return of the Evil Dead" (1973). This is the first part of a collab with Cinema Psyops, as some or all of the TMBDOS! crew will in turn join Cort and his co-host Matt on Cinema Psyops to check out the Blind Dead rip-off film from Jess Franco, "Mansion of the Living Dead" (1982). TMBDOS! will cover the final two entries of the Blind Dead series in the next episode.

As well as just talking the films, in this episode the hosts discuss porn parody, facism, and how to remake the Blind Dead films. Cort also gets to play the Movie God game, which leads to possible tension between Dan and Cort when we discover that Quentin Tarantino might be movie Hitler. Listener comments and what Cort has watched as of late are also covered.

Check out Cort's podcasts:

Cinema Psyops

Obsessive Cinema Discourse

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Featured Music: excerpts from the score for "Tombs..." by Antón García Abril.

TMBDOS! Episode 136: “Dead & Buried” (1981).

October 1st, 2018
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Lee is joined by the host of one of the best horror movie podcasts out there (as well as a plethroa of other quality horror and non-horror podcasts) Duncan McLeish, host of The Podcast Under the Stairs. Together they tackle Gary Sherman's "Dead & Buried" from 1981. A video nasty in the UK, and hamstrung by the decisions the producers made behind the scenes, the film had little chance of success when first released. The hosts dive in and decide if it's best forgotten or if it's a classic that more people should seek out. Also, a pre-recorded mini-review from Paul is spliced in, and Duncan plays a round of the Movie God Game, which may very well have taken years off his life!

"Dead & Buried" IMDB

Check out Duncan at:

The Podcast Under the Stairs 

Duncan and Bo Come Correct 

Featured Music: "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra, and "Main Theme" by Joe Renzetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 134: “Let sleeping Corpses Lie” (1974).

September 17th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel have a slightly shorter than usual chat about Jorge Grau's 1974 zombie film "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" (AKA: about a million other titles). The homages and departures from Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" are discussed. Were the many title changes an attempt to repackage a terrible film or is this a hidden gem? Lee also talks briefly about what he's watched as of late.

"Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" IMDB

Featured Music: "Drowned Guthrie" & "John Dalton Street" by Giuliano Sorgini.

TMBDOS! Episode 133: The Karnstein Trilogy.

September 11th, 2018
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What's better than three Hammer films about vampires? Why three Hammer films about lesbian vampires of course! In this episode Lee and Daniel are joined by their friend and fellow podcaster, Gary Hill, of the Cinema Beef podcast, to tackle two films in the so-called Karnstein trilogy. Together the three talk about "The Vampire Lovers" (1970) and "Twins of Evil" (1971). After that it's just Lee and Daniel left to cover "Lust for a Vampire" (1971). Lengthy asides about IMDB users and how films were watched back when these were released are had. This episode is big, bloody, and full of massive boobs (and some really lovely knockers are talked about as well). What's not to like?

Check out Gary's great podcasts:

Cinema Beef

Sloppy Seconds

Two Drink Minimum Commentaries

Find out about Gary's latest Fleas and Flicks Charity Auction here.

"The Vampire Lovers" IMDB

"Lust for a Vampire" IMDB

"Twins of Evil" IMDB

Featured Music: "The Man in Black"; "The Crucifix Repels Karnstein"; "Twins of Evil Opening Credits"; "Strange Love"; and "Lust for a Vampire Titles" by Harry Robinson.

TMBDOS! Episode 131: “Countess Dracula” (1971).

August 20th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel are back this week to talk about yet another vampire film - well, it's vampire-like anyway. This week it's Hammer's "Countess Dracula" (1971), directed by Peter Sasdy and starring the lovely and, in a couple of instances, nude Ingrid Pitt. How close does this story, based on the real life "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Bathory, stick to the known facts? Does it go far enough? What's with all the romance stuff and funny hats? The hosts also talk about what they've watched as of late and discuss how they'd remake this film, and who they'd cast and hire as director. Drop your blood-sokaed sponges, towel off, and take a listen.

"Countess Dracula" IMDB

Featured Music: "Countess Dracula - Opening Credits" & excerpt from the score by Harry Robinson; and "An Execution" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

TMBDOS! Episode 128: “Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter” (1974).

July 16th, 2018
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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" IMDB

Featured Music: "Vampire Hunters Start Work"; "Bar Confrontation"; and "Captain Kronos Theme" by Laurie Johnson.

TMBDOS! Episode 126: “Count Dracula” (1970).

July 2nd, 2018
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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 125: “Venus in Furs” (1969).

June 25th, 2018
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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 119: “The Fast and the Furious” (1955), “Five Guns West” (1955) & “Written on the Wind” (1956).

April 16th, 2018
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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.