They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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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

Tombs of the Blind Dead IMDB

Return of the Evil Dead IMDB

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.

TMBDOS! Episode 118: “Alien Nation” (1988).

March 19th, 2018
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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 117: “Repo Man” (1984).

February 27th, 2018
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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

TMBDOS! Episode 116: “Short Circuit” (1986), “Short Circuit 2″ (1988) & “Hackers” (1995).

February 20th, 2018
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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

"Hackers" 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"

Daniel's Patreon

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.

TMBDOS! Episode 115: “Innerspace” (1987) & “Batteries Not Included” (1987).

February 5th, 2018
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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.

"Innerspace" IMDB 

"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.

TMBDOS! Episode 114: “Radioactive Dreams” (1985) & “Cherry 2000″ (1987).

January 22nd, 2018
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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 113: The Best Things We Watched in 2017.

January 15th, 2018
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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:

"Drive" (2011)
"I Am Not Your Negro" (2016)
"Kitten with a Whip" (1964)
"The LEGO Batman Movie" (2017)
"Re-Animator" (1985)
"Revolver" (1973)
"Sorcerer" (1977)
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (1974)
"Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)

Lee's Best of 2017:

Honourable Mentions:

"Cold Ground" (2017)
"Never Hike Alone" (2017)
"Who'll Stop the Rain" (1978)
"Arrival" (2016)
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" (2017)
"White Heat" (1949)
"The Autopsy of Jane Doe" (2016)
"The Ballad of Lefty Brown" (2017)

Main List:

"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.

TMBDOS! Episode 111: “Stagecoach” (1939).

December 25th, 2017
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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.

"Stagecoach" IMDB

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Featured Music: "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" by Gilbert Kalish & Jan De Gaetani & "The Trail to Mexico" by Pete Seeger.

TMBDOS! Episode 110: “High Noon” (1952) & “3:10 to Yuma” (1957).

December 18th, 2017
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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.

TMBDOS! Episode 109: “Sorcerer” (1977).

November 20th, 2017
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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.

"Sorcerer" IMDB

The Grindbin Podcast

Featured Music: "Search", "Creation", and "Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme)" by Tangerine Dream.