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 25th, 2017
The whole gang is back (well, eventually) to take a look at the classic horror film "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre", in honour of the recent death of director Tobe Hooper. A general talk about all aspects of the film and its importance in film history are discussed at length, as well as Hooper's legacy. Also, several recent listener comments are addressed.
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" IMDB
Featured Music: "Chain Saw" by The Ramones & "Fool for a Blonde" by Roger Bartlett. Opening narration from the film read by John Larroquette.
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.
August 13th, 2017
Lee and Paul are back to check out another H.P. Lovecraft-inspired film. This time it's the fairly obscure "The Resurrected" (1991). Although this is a shorter than usual episode, the hosts go over how close the film does or does not stick to the source material , "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", and Lee has added some clips of him reading short excerpts from the story.
"The Resurrected" IMDB
Featured Music: "Back From the Dead" by the Adverts; "Ain't No Grave" by Johnny Cash & "You Only Live Twice" by Nancy Sinatra.
August 7th, 2017
Lee and Paul are here (but not really sober) this week to kick off a run of episodes looking at H. P. Lovecraft-inspired films. In this episode they check out the somewhat overlooked "Necronomicon" (1993). Does this horror anthology manage to live up to the lofty term "Lovecraftian"? Regardless, is it any good? Also covered: what they've watched as of late and/or purchased, and Paul SINGS for your entertainment. Yes, that's right.
Featured Music: "Die, Die My Darling" by the Misfits and "Because The Dawn/Blood Theme" by Daniel Licht.
January 16th, 2017
Finally sitting down to do an episode that was planned months beforehand, Lee and Paul chat about John Russo's "Midnight" (1982) & Joseph Ellison's "Don't Go in the House" (1979). Paul also chats a bit about his time attending the 2016 Living Dead Weekend and the people he talked to at the event, including Russo himself. This one is pretty loose and lacking fucks, as both hosts are drunk, but it's generally a pretty fun conversation, and they do try to review the films. What more can you ask for on a free podcast? NOTHING! That's what.
"Don't Go in the House" IMDB
The Living Dead Weekend
The Living Dead Museum
Featured Music: "Midnight" by Quintessence & "Fire" by Arthur Brown.
December 30th, 2016
The year of 2016 is over, so time to talk about what movies the hosts liked best! Like in previous best-of episodes, Lee and Daniel come together to talk about the best films they've watched for the first time in the year, not strictly just films from that year. Lee failed to realise that he had a top eleven instead of a top ten. Daniel also has a short list of performances he enjoyed from first-time watches this past year. This is a very casual and lightly edited episode, not quite up to our usual shitty standards, but the conversation is quite fun. TMBDOS! wishes all of our listeners a happy new year. Stay safe. Be good. Well, not too good, but you get our drift.
Lee's Best of 2016:
"I Am Thor"
"I Am Not a Serial Killer"
"To Live and Die in L.A."
"Hell or High Water"
"We Are still Here"
"Bad Day at Black Rock"
"The Long Goodbye"
Daniel's Best of 2016:
"The Hateful Eight"
"Gas Pump Girls"
"The Big Sleep"
"Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
"Four of the Apocalypse"
"Nosferatu the Vampyre"
Featured Music: "Princes of the Universe" by Queen.
December 19th, 2016
What echos the Christmas/Holiday season better than "Q - The Winged Serpent" (1982)? If there's anything more fitting, Lee and Daniel don't want to know about it. Yes, this week they tackle Larry Cohen's low-budget throw-back to the great 1950s monster films, discuss what they've watched as of late, and respond to an abundance of listener feedback.
"Q - The Winged Serpent" IMDB
Featured Music: "Witchdoctor's Revenge" & "Q Main Title" by Robert O. Ragland.
December 12th, 2016
This week Paul returns to join Lee in a quick and fairly casual chat about "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" (1982) and "Night of the Creeps" (1986). That's right, it's Tom Atkins times two this week. What they've watched as of late and listener comments are also covered. It should be noted that the audio quality isn't great this time out. Lee had his mic turned up in the Google+ Hangout they recorded in by mistake, so Paul comes in a bit low in the mix. Apologies in advance.
"Halloween III: Season of the Witch" IMDB
"Night of the Creeps" IMDB
Featured Music: "Chariots of Pumpkins" & "Silver Shamrock Commercial" by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth; "Bongo Rock" by Preston Epps; and "The Stroll" by The Diamonds.
November 14th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back and are joined by special guest host Gary Hill, the prolific podcaster of Cinema Beef fame, to take a look at the Louis Gossett Jr.-helmed four-film "Iron Eagle" franchise. How much booty shakin' Louis Gossett Jr. talk can they cram into one episode? Tune in to find out! Also, Gary plays the THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE... FILMOGRAPHY game, and the hosts talk about what they've watched, and cover listener comments.
"Iron Eagle" IMDB
"Iron Eagle 2" IMDB
"Aces: Iron Eagle 3" IMDB
"Iron Eagle on the Attack" IMDB
Daniel's commentary for "Terminator 2" with Kit Power
Daniel's episode of Oi! Spaceman "Discussing Trumpism"
Gary Hill can be found at:
Cinema Beer on Facebook
Cinema Beef on Twitter
Two Drink Minimum Commentaries
Sloppy Seconds Podcast
Featured Music: "Gimmie Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group and "Road of the Gypsy" by Adrenalin.
October 22nd, 2016
To cap off the official episodes for October of 2016 Lee and Daniel are joined by their friend Jack Graham of Shabogan Graffiti to discuss, in-depth, both the original 1922 silent vampire classic "Nosferatu", directed by F.W. Murnau, as well as the 1979 remake, directed by Werner Herzog. Just how German expressionist is the original anyway? What version of the original should one seek out? Is the remake an improvement on the original? How many bad vampire puns can the hosts make before even they get tired of it? Tune in to have these questions answered and to hear about what they've watched as of late; cover listener comments; and for a brief announcement on the schedule of the podcast going forward after this month.
Featured Music: "Nosferatu (Main Theme)" by Hans Erdmann; "Nosferatu - Overture - Omens of Nosferatu" by James Bernard; "Brüder Des Schattens" & "To a Little Way" by Popol Vuh; and "Zinskaro" by Vokal Ansambl Gordela.
October 17th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are joined this week by their friend and fellow podcaster James Murphy from the excellent Pex Lives podcast to cover the somewhat over-looked Amicus classic "The Skull" (1965), as well as one of the most beloved Vincent Price films, "Theatre of Blood" (1973). Some small tangents pop up and the hosts also cover listener comments and what they've watched as of late.
Featured Music: "Theatre of Blood" by Michael J. Lewis.
September 26th, 2016
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back to tackle one of the greatest films in the Spaghetti Western genre (and one of the most depressing), in Sergio Corbucci's "The Great Silence". Listener comments and what they've watched as of late are also briefly touched upon in this briefer than usual episode. Make no mistake, however: a lot is discussed in regards to the film itself.
"The Great Silence" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063032/combined
Featured Music: "Barbara e Tagliente" & "Il Grande Silenzio (Restless)" by Ennio Morricone.