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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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 12: Favourite Westerns Part 2.

March 31st, 2018
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Lee is back with part 2 of his list of selections from his favourite western's soundtracks/scores. This time it's pretty much all Italian westerns. He had so much fun going down this rabbit hole that he's decided there will be a part 3 next month.

Playlist:

--Theme from The Magnificent Seven from "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) -- Elmer Bernstein
--Django from "Django" (1966) -- Luis Bacalov /w Rocky Roberts
--Durango from "Django Strikes Again" (1987) -- Gianfranco Plenizio
--Ehi Amico... C'è Sabata. Hai Chiuso! from "Sabata" (1969) -- Marcello Giombini
--Banjo (Single Version) from "Sabata" (1969) -- Marcello Giombini
--Wolf from "Mannaja" (1977) -- Guido and Maurizio De Angelis /w Guy
--Main Title from "Joe Kidd" (1972) -- Lalo Schifrin
--El Deguello from "Rio Bravo" (1959) -- Dimitri Tiomkin
--Il Triello (The Trio) from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (1966) -- Ennio Morricone
--Per un Colpo di Pistola from "Rita of the West" (1968) -- Gigli and Musy /w Rita Pavone
--Theme (Long Version) from "Dead Man" (1995) -- Neil Young
--Trinity (Titoli) from "They Call Me Trinity" (1970) -- Franco Micalizzi, Harold Stott /w David King/Annibale.

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Commentary #4: “Bright” (2017).

March 25th, 2018
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Although Lee and Daniel doubt anyone who has watched "Bright" (2017) would want to sit through it again, they decided to do a commentary track on it anyway. Spoilers: they are not fans. But don't worry - this is not just two hours of shitting on the film without any actual insight and discussion about why they don't like it... and there's some laughs as well. Alcohol and/or drugs are probably a good idea if you're going to take the dive into this film with us.

"Bright" IMDB

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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 11: Favourite Westerns Part 1.

March 2nd, 2018
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In this episode Lee decided to play some selections from his favourite westerns (part 2 coming next episode). Lee tried really, really hard not to let Italian westerns take over this first playlist. He really did.

Playlist:

--Hang 'Em High Theme from "Hang 'Em High" (1968) -- Dominic Frontiere
--Main Title from "High Plains Drifter" (1973) -- Dee Barton
--Claudia's Theme from "Unforgiven" (1992) -- Lennie Niehaus & Clint Eastwood
--Day of Anger from "Day of Anger" (1967) -- Riz Ortolani
--Sartana is Coming s.2 from "Light the Fuse... Sartana is Coming" (1970) -- Bruno Nicolai
--Keoma from "Keoma" (1976) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (vocals: Sybil and Guy)
--Happy Land from "The Proposition" (2005) -- Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
--Main Titles from "The Professionals" -- Maurice Jarre
--My Name is King from "His Name Was King" (1971) -- Luis Bacalov
--The Grand Duel (Parte Prima) from "The Grand Duel" (1972) -- Luis Bacalov
--Liberta from "The Mercenary" (1968) -- Ennio Morricone & Bruno Nicolai
--Vamos a Matar, Compañeros from "Compañeros" (1970) -- Ennio Morricone

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 10: The Hammer Scores of James Bernard.

January 31st, 2018
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This time out on Blood on the Tracks Lee found himself busy and hurting for a topic before the month came to a close. He happened to be watching "Taste the Blood of Dracula" and a subject for the episode came to mind: the Hammer scores of James Bernard. At times his pieces were big and bombastic, at other times subtle and creepy, and even flowery and romantic, thus he envoked both power and foreboding meanace, as well as heart to the classic films he scored. Due to time constraints and sourcing issues, the majority of this playlist will feature mostly the main title tracks of these films and suites that Lee didn't have a complete track listings for.

Playlist:

--"The Quatermass Xperiment" (1955)
--Excerpts from "X: The Unknown" (1956)
--"Quatermass 2" (1957)
--"The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957)
--Main Titles and The Legend of the Hound from "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959)
--Excerpts from "The Terror of the Tongs" (1961)
--Excerpts from "These Are the Damned", including Black Leather Rock (1962)
--"Kiss of the Vampire" (1963)
--"The Gorgon" (1964)
--"She" (1965)
--"Frankenstein Created Woman" (1967)
--"The Devil Rides Out" (1968)
--"Taste the Blood of Dracula" (1970)
--Finale and End Credits from "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell" (1974)
--"The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires" (1974)
--"The Horror of Dracula" (1958)

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

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 112: “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955).

January 8th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel kick off 2018 with the western/noir "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955), directed by John Sturges. The boundries Sturges pushes against with the material relative to the time the film was made are discussed, as well as just what an amazing collection of talent is shown on screen. Also covered: a listener comment (sort of) and a lengthy discussion about what they've watched as of late (the actual film review starts about a half hour into the episode).

Our next episode will be our best first time movie watches in 2017. Want to contribute? Email your list either via text or an attached .mp3 to houglyreviews@gmail.com ...or leave it on the wall of the They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Facebook group.

"Bad Day at Black Rock" IMDB

Featured Music: "Escape" and "Main Title" by André Previn.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 9: It’s Cold Outside.

December 31st, 2017
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The holiday season is here and it's getting bloody cold around these parts as winter finally sets in. At first Lee wanted to build a playlist around Christmas films, but he decided that was a bit too obvious and lame. After asking the TMBDOS! listeners what they wanted, he settled on movies set during the winter time that were not focused on the holidays. Although mostly focused on horror, there are some nice surprises here as well.

Playlist:

--Midnight, the Stars and You from "The Shining" (1980) -- Ray Noble and His Orchestra
--Buster's Last Stand from "Misery" (1990) -- Marc Shaiman
--Main Title from "Dreamcatcher" (2003) -- James Newton Howard
--Pennsylvania Polka from "Groundhog Day" (1993) -- Frank Yankovic
--The Bloody Fruits of Barrow from "30 Days of Night" (2007) -- Brian Reitzell
--Giving Up from "Let the Right One In" (2008) -- Johan Söderqvist
--Past, Present - Future? from "Runaway Train" (1985) -- Trevor Jones
--Main Title & Mr. Otis/Charlie One Eye/Buffalo Rampage from "The White Buffalo" (1977) -- John Barry
--Colqhoun's Story from "Ravenous" (1999) -- Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman
--The Moon + A Change of Heart from "A Simple Plan" (1998) -- Danny Elfman
--The Cemetery from "Batman Returns" (1992) -- Danny Elfman
--Fargo, North Dakota from "Fargo" (1996) -- Carter Burwell
--Humanity (Part 2) from "John Carpenter's The Thing" (1982) -- Ennio Morricone
--Passaggi Nel Tempo from "The Great Silence" (1968) -- Ennio Morricone

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

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

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.

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! Intermission #22: The More You Know.

December 12th, 2017
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Lee throws another intermission episode your way, this time just as purely a news update on what's been going on with TMBDOS! and what's coming soon to both finish up the end of the year and beyond.

The Podcast Under the Stairs Movie Club

City of the Dead Podcast

Featured Music: "Is this Real?" & "Telepathic Love" by The Wipers, and "Tequila Sunrise (OST version)" by Le Matos.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 8: Poliziotteschi.

November 30th, 2017
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Lee is back to dig into one of his favourite film genres of all time, especially when it come to soundtracks and scores: the Italian crime/Poliziotteschi film genre. Ultra violence, lurid sex, and all sorts of musical styles abound from these films, and Lee tried hard to trim down the playlist to some of his all-time favourite tracks. So load up your guns and take the law into your own hands as society breaks down around you, in corruption and violence. Can you come out the other end clean? Who cares when the music is this great? Note: at one point Lee credits "Death Proof" instead of "Death Wish" as an influence on the genre, and, of course, he butchers Italian pronounciations left and right. But you expected that, right?

Playlist:

--Prelude from "Caliber 9" (1972) -- Luis Bacalov & Osanna
--Montreal Non Stop from "Stateline Motel" (1973) -- Luis Bacalov
--Citta Violenta from "Violent City" (1970) -- Ennio Morricone
--Blue Song from "The Violent Professionals" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--And Life Goes On from "The Violent Professionals" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Gangster Story from "High Crime" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Labirinto from "Tony Arzenta" (1973) -- Gianni Ferrio
--Main Theme from "The Italian Connection" (1972) -- Armando Trovajoli
--Main Theme from "The Great Kidnapping" (1973) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--La Polizia Sta A Guardare Part 4 from "The Great Kidnapping" (1973) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--La Polizia Ringrazia from "Execution Squad" (1972) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--Un Ami from "Revolver" (1973) -- Ennio Morricone
--Main Titles from "The Heroin Busters" (1977) -- Goblin
--Goodbye My Friend from "Street Law" (1974) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.

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.

TMBDOS! Episode 108: “Aguirre: the Wrath of God” (1972).

November 13th, 2017
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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.

TMBDOS! Intermission #21: Halloween Double Feature Ideas.

October 31st, 2017
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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.