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.
August 28th, 2016
Lee and Daniel return for the last episode before jumping into their first look at Spaghetti Westerns on the podcast with two 1990s sci-fi films. First up is the Keanu Reeves cyberpunk action film "Johnny Mnemonic" (1995) and then it's the gung-ho space marine satire "Starship Troopers" (1997). They touch on how dated 1990s films seem today; Reeves as an actor, and just how much storage space there might actually be in his brain; space Nazis; and they often drift off into talk about how much they love Dina Meyer, who stars in both films.
"Johnny Mnemonic" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113481/combined
"Starship Troopers" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120201/combined
Featured music: "Memory Johnny" by Black Rain & "Klendathu Drop" by Basil Poledouris.
August 10th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are taking a couple-episode break before jumping in to what will be an extensive Spaghetti Western series. For this episode they are joined by their friend, fellow podcaster, musician, and published writer Kit Power, who suggested the two films for review this time: "Tommy" (1975) & "Parents" (1989). Because this was recorded a bit later in the week and way much earlier in the day than what Lee and Dan are used to, the whisky hits them much harder. They fully blame Kit for this, BTW. At any rate, the conversation goes deep in to both films, and a lot of both fun and serious issues are brought up. This might be one of the best of all time for the podcast when it's all said and done, even if there's a few audio glitches here and there (sorry for that, but it's nowhere near un-listenable). Also covered: listener comments & what they've watched as of late, and Kit get's to answer the One Actor's Filmography desert island question.
"Tommy" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073812/combined
"Parents" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098068/combined
Kit Power can be found in these places:
Watching Robocop With Kit Power Podcast: http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/
Ginger Nuts of Horror: http://www.gingernutsofhorror.com/index.html
His band The Disciples of Gonzo on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/disciplesofgonzo
Featured music: "I'm Free" by The Who & "Cerezo Rosa" by Perez Prado.
June 21st, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel end their sci-fi break by looking at two big action/sci-fi sequels from 1990, "Robocop 2" and "Predator 2". Their long lost co-host Paul finally returns for the "Predator 2" portion of the podcast. Also covered: listener comments and what they've been watching as of late.
"Robocop 2": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100502/combined
Featured music: "Rico Suave" by Gerardo.
June 6th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back for their second-to-last entry into their sci-fi break before getting back into the sex comedy groove. This time out they review James Gunn's horror/sci-fi comedy "Slither", from 2006. Before they get to that they converse about the differences between American and Canadian junk food, answer listener questions, and talk about what they've watched as of late.
Slither IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439815/combined
"2001: A Space Odyssey - Discerning Themes through Score and Imagery": http://undergroundresearchinitiative.blogspot.ca/2013/07/2001-space-odyssey-evoking-theme-by.html
Pex Lives start of their look at Westerns: http://pexlives.libsyn.com/32-the-gunfighters-or-prey-to-every-clich-ridden-convention-of-the-american-west
Daniel and Shana at Eruditorum Press: http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/author/daniel/
Featured Music: "The Meat" by Deadbolt & "Baby, I Love You" by The Yahoos.
May 9th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back for the first episode of a three episode sci-fi break before moving on to continue their sex comedy series they started last year. Since they'll be jumping right back into tits and other adult low brow content, they decided to get really damn high brow and look at what is considered one of the greatest films ever made... and it's not-so-loved sequel. In this episode they look at Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" from 1968, and then Peter Hyams' 1984 sequel "2010: The Year We Make Contact". A lot of the conversation revolves around comparing the books to the films; Lee and Daniel's personal connections to the films and their source material; how the sequel stacks up to the original film; and how dated these films feel in the post 2010 world of today. There is no pretense here about covering every aspect of the films, as there's already been far too much written and said about just the production of "2001" alone. Lee and Daniel do try to touch on every aspect of both films to some degree, but the conversation is far more casual than it is scholarly.
"2001: A Space Odyssey": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/combined
"2010: The Year We Make Contact": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086837/combined
Zero Gravity Toilet Instructions: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/aso/zeroGtoilet.html
"Also sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss; "Lux Aeterna" by Gyorgy Ligeti; "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss; and "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre, performed by the IBM 7094 computer.
February 14th, 2016
This is it, TMBDOS has finally made it to fifty official episodes, and now it's time for Lee, Daniel and Paul to tackle the film that provided this humble bit of audio nonsense its name and mascot. Yes, George A. Romero's zombie classic "Dawn of the Dead" is reviewed in exhausting detail, peppering in some music clips and sound bites for good measure. Sadly Paul could not join in on the recording during the planned Friday night, so after covering the film on that night, Lee and Daniel came back on Saturday night to continue the conversation with Paul. As a native of Pennsylvania, Paul has some unique insights about the production and what the film means to the local area and the people there to this day. Also covered: the film "Mystery Road" from 2013, that Daniel had recommended in last week's episode, which essentially turns into a mini review of its own. If you've got 2 hours and 43 minutes to kill, this episode might be for you. (Note: Due to the addition of musical cues, the actual conversation does not start until about seven minutes into the podcast).
Featured Music: "L'alba Dei Morti Vivent", "Zombi", "Safari" by Goblin; "Cause I'm a Man" by The Pretty Things; and "The Gonk" from the De Wolfe Music Libary.
January 25th, 2016
This week Lee and Daniel take a look at two interesting horror gems from the early 1970s. First off it's the fifth film in the Hammer Dracula cycle, 1970's "Taste the Blood of Dracula", directed by Peter Sasdy. Then they look at a film that has more than a little in common with John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "Who Goes There?" (better known by most from its other big screen adaptations "The Thing from Another World" and "John Carpenter's The Thing"). The film in question is the lesser known Spanish Hammer-like production, "Horror Express" from 1972, directed by Eugenio Martín. Also covered: what the hosts have watched in the last little while.
Featured Music: "End Titles" by John Cacavas.
January 18th, 2016
Lee, Daniel, and Paul are back for another visit with the films of Jess Franco as they take a look at 1971's erotic revenge film "She Killed in Ecstasy" and the much-abused sexed-up gothic horror "A Virgin Among the Living Dead", from 1973. Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.
"Una Vergine Tra I Morti Viventi – Sequence 22" by Bruno Nicolai & "Kamasutra" by Manfred Hubler & Siegfred Schwab.
January 4th, 2016
Lee and Daniel are back for the first episode of 2016 to run through the best stuff they watched for the first time in 2015 -- as well as a few stinkers and let-downs. Also covered: what they've watched in the last week or so and another round of the Movie God game.
Featured Music: "Vicious Rat" & "Tequila Sunrise (OST version)" by Le Matos.
December 28th, 2015
Lee and Daniel are joined this week by Lee's friend from the online beer reviewing community on YouTube, Hugh, better known as the Beerzerker. This time out they are taking a look at John Boorman's 1974 sci-fi film "Zardoz", starring a half-naked Sean Connery. They dig deep under the layers of Connery's red diaper to explore the various themes and ideas the film is really dealing with, once you get past some of the visuals, that have sadly overshadowed the film thanks to the pseudo-MST3K crowd out there. Also covered: listener comments and what they've been watching as of late, featuring Lee's thoughts on "The Hateful Eight" screener that was recently leaked.
Featured Music: "Zardoz (Beethoven Opus 92)" by Zzebra.
December 21st, 2015
This week Lee and Daniel are joined by Dan's wife Shana and their mutual friend Ryan to discuss two selections from the filmography of Mel Brooks. It seems to be the norm with this podcast to somewhat avoid the obvious films from any given director, and that theme is continued here as the start and end (so far) of the second half of Brooks' directing career are covered here in 1981's "History of the World: Part I", and "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" from 1995. What the hosts have been watching is also covered, but it focuses mostly on TV shows this time around. They also dive into a couple of listener comments.
Featured Music: "It's Good to be the King Rap Parts 1 & 2" by Mel Brooks.
December 10th, 2015
A little late this week, but worth it: Lee, Daniel and Paul take a look at Jess Franco's 1971 erotic art house horror film "Vampyros Lesbos". They also do the usual and talk about what they've watched as of late and play a pretty fun round of Movie God.
Featured Music: "The Lions and the Cucumber" by Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab.