They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!


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

August 20th, 2018


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 130: “Death Line” (1972).

August 13th, 2018


Lee and Daniel take a trip deep underground to feast their eyes on "Death Line", AKA: "Raw Meat", from 1972, directed by Gary Sherman. Being a film that was buried for many years, the hosts dig into the deeper-than-expected social commentary and the brilliant performances, as well as the vivid gore & make up effects work. What the hosts have watched lately is also covered. Come on in and listen - just make sure you mind the doors!

"Death Line" IMDB

Featured Music: "Death Line (Main Theme)" by Wil Malone & "Going Underground" by The Jam.

TMBDOS! Episode 129: “Ganja & Hess” (1973).

August 6th, 2018


Lee and Daniel tackle a film they don't think was made for white boys like themselves. This time out it's "Ganja & Hess" (1973), directed by Bill Gunn. Is this Black vampire film just a "Blackula" rip-off or is it so much more? Why was it not more of a box office success? How much Black donkey dick is in it? What do they think about using bathwater for something other than washing oneself? A listener comment is also covered.

"Ganja & Hess" IMDB

Featured Music: "Intro"; "Bongili Work Song #1"; and "You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Studio Version) by Sam Waymon.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 15: The End of the World (As We Know It).

July 31st, 2018


Lee is back after missing a month. This time out he's spinning tracks from films about dystopian futures and post-apocalyptic scenerios... two situations that don't seem too far off these days.


--Bronx 1990 from "1990: The Bronx Warriors" (1982) -- Walter Rizzati
--Escape Sequence 1 from "Escape from the Bronx" (1983) -- Francesco De Masi
--Main Title from "Escape from New York" (1981) -- John Carpenter
--Central Service (The Office) from "Brazil" (1985) -- Michael Kamen
--Brazil from "Brazil" (1985) -- Geoff & Maria Muldaur
--Resse Dreams of Future War from "The Terminator" (1984) -- Brad Fiedel
--Main Title from "The Terminator" (1984) -- Brad Fiedel
--Rock Shop from "Robocop" (1987) -- Basil Poledouris
--Main Title from "Planet of the Apes" (1968) -- Jerry Goldsmith
--Theme from "The Omega Man" (1971) -- Ron Grainer
--Surprise Party from "The Omega Man" (1971) -- Ron Grainer
--Coming to L.A. from "They Live" (1988) -- John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
--The Marauder's Massacre from "The Road Warrior" (1981) -- Brian May
--Santa Maria from "Raiders of Atlantis" (1983) -- Oliver Onions
--Main Theme from "The Running Man" (1987) -- Mark Ayres
--Tequila Sunrise from "Turbo Kid" (2015) -- Le Matos

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

TMBDOS! Intermission #23: Solo in the Summer.

July 27th, 2018


Lee is flying solo for an intermission episode. He runs down what's coming up on the podcast; what he's been up to on other podcasts; what he purchased in a recent Barnes & Noble Criterion sale; and brief reviews of some recent watches.

Catch Lee on Short Bus Cinema

Films Reviewd:
"Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison" (2017)
"Mercury Rising" (1998)
"Big Legend" (2018)
"Escape Plan 2: Hades" (2018)
"Calibre" (2018)

Featured Music: "Into the Cave" & "Citta Violenta (#2)" by Ennio Morricone; "Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott.

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

July 16th, 2018


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 127: “The Loreley’s Grasp” (1973).

July 9th, 2018


This episode Lee has two separate conversations with Daniel and Paul about Amando de Ossorio's "The Loreley's Grasp" (1973). Is it just a cheesy monster film with bad effects? Is it a sex comedy? Is it a masterful blend of those two genres, along with German mythology? Or is it just a big mess? What's up with the hero's tight pants? Why is Billy Connolly in this? All of this and more, including a listener comment, is covered.

"The Loreley's Grasp" IMDB

Featured Music: A clip from the score by Antón García Abril & "The Lorelei" by Jack Jones.

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

July 2nd, 2018


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


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 124: “Viva Las Vegas” (1964) & “Carnal Knowledge” (1971).

June 18th, 2018


Lee and Daniel are back to cap off this run of the sex comedy series, this time with their friend and returning special guest Kit Power, who suggested the films they cover in this episode. We get to see more of the on-screen talents of Ann-Margret in the flashy Elvis film "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) & in the deep-but-depressing "Carnal Knowledge" (1971). Was Elvis a good actor, or did Ann-Margret steal his thunder? Can two people have six or seven dates in one day? Is a mash-up of "Viva Las Vegas" and "Death Race 2000" a good idea? Are there any easy answers to how to help the deeply flawed characters in "Carnal Knowledge"? How does Jack Nicholson fuck, and would we sleep with him? Also: what we've watched as of late and some REALLY terrible Elvis impersonation.

"Viva Las Vegas" IMDB

"Carnal Knowledge" IMDB

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Featured Music: "C'mon Everybody" & "Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley.

TMBDOS! Episode 123: “Flesh Gordon” (1974) & “Flesh Gordon 2″ (1990).

June 4th, 2018


The sex comedy series continues. The whole gang is back together to tackle two well-known porn parodies that came out long before the recent porn parody fad of the last few years. They cover 1974's "Flesh Gordon", as well as its sequel from 1990, "Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders". Inbetween their own terrible jokes and wild tangents, Lee, Daniel and Paul consider the level of humour in both films, the production value of the films, the festishes on display, and how offensive one ten minute sequence is on almost every level (hint: it involves shit... walking, talking shit). They also cover what they've all watched and/or purchased as of late.

"Flesh Gordon" IMDB

"Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders" IMDB

Featured music: "Stuck On You Baby" by The Groovaholics & "The All American Hero" by Terrea Smith.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 14: TMBDOS! Grab Bag.

June 1st, 2018


TMBDOS! Grab Bag. That's right, Lee got lazy this month and selected various tracks that have appeared on official episodes of TMBDOS! Actually, Lee just got swamped with real lif enonsense, so this was the best he could do on short notice. All said and done, he thinks this is a pretty solid playlist.

--Take a Chance from "Rebus" (1969) -- Luis Bacalov; Vocals by Ann-margret (episode 90)
--Maga Magò from "The Queens" (1966) -- Armando Trovajoli; Vocals by Titti Bianchi (episode 122)
--In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" (1973) -- Ennio Morricone (episode 88)
--Zinskaro from "Nosferatu" (1979) -- Vocal Ansambl Gordela (episode 79)
--A Flower's All You Need from "Night Train Murders" (1975) -- Ennio Morricone; Vocals by Demis Roussos (episode 77)
--Stridulum Theme from "Stridulum" (1979) -- Franco Micalizzi (episode 61)
--Any Day Now from "Inherent Vice" (2014) -- Chuck Jackson (episode 59)
--Theme From The Friends Of Eddie Coyle from "The Friends Of Eddie Coyle" (1973) -- Dave Grusin (episode 57)
--Theme From The Conversation from "The Conversaion" (1974) -- David Shire (episode 53)
--'Cause I'm A Man from "Dawn of the Dead" (1978) -- The Pretty Things (episode 50)
--The Lions and the Cucumber from "Vampyros Lesbos" (1971) -- Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab (episode 43)
--Metropolis from "Nightmare City" (1980) -- Stelvio Cipriani (episode 40)
--Tenebre (Main Theme) from "Tenebre" (1982) -- Goblin (episode 37)
--Hardbodies (Theme) from "Hardbodies" (1984) -- Krak (episode 66)
--Why Can't I Touch It? from "The Party Animal" (1984) -- The Buzzcocks (episode 23)

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

TMBDOS! Episode 122: “The Queens” (1966) & “Recruits” (1986).

May 21st, 2018


Lee and Daniel continue their look at sex comedies, again trying out something old and something more "modern". This time out it's the Italian anthology sex comedy "The Queens" (1966), featuring four beautiful ladies of the period, and then they take another trip to Canada to take a look at the "Police Academy" rip-off "Recurits" (1986). Lee also talks about two films he recently watched.

"The Queens" IMDB 

"Recruits" IMDB

Featured Music: "Le Fate Shake" by Armando Trovajoli, "Maga Magò" by Armando Trovajoli & Titti Bianchi, and "Recruits (Ride Hard, Live Free)" by Thor.

TMBDOS! Episode 121: “The Swinger” (1966) & “Screwballs” (1983).

May 14th, 2018


We're back for more sex comedies this episode with Lee and Daniel. This week the hosts drool over the silly and charming "The Swinger" (1966), featuring the beautiful Ann Margret. Then they go to T & A High School to see some boobs in "Screwballs" (1983).

A great sequence from "The Swinger"

"The Swinger" IMDB

"Screwballs" IMDB

Featured Music: "The Swinger" by Ann Margret, "Shake that Thing" & "This Heart's on Fire" by Johnny Dee Fury.

TMBDOS! Episode 120: “Beach Party” (1963) & “Joysticks” (1983).

May 8th, 2018


After almost two years of going in other directions, Lee and Daniel bring the podcast back to their sex comedy series. Starting off they look at what might be the prototype for the teen beach movie in 1963's "Beach Party", and then they jump twenty years ahead to look at one of the most obvious dick joke flms ever made with 1983's "Joysticks". Listener comments are also covered.

"Beach Party" IMDB

"Joysticks" IMDB

Catch Lee on a recent episode of Cinema Psyops

Featured Music: "Beach Party" by Frankie Avalon; "Surfin and A-Swinging" by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, and "Joysticks" by Ray Knehnetsky.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 13: Favourite Westerns Part 3.

May 1st, 2018


Lee is back with the third and final (for now) part of his list of selections from his favourite soundtracks/scores from Westerns. If you've guessed that there's a ton of Italian tracks in here, you'd be quite correct, but Lee still managed to sneak in a few North American entries he remembered.


--Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin from "High Noon" (1953) -- Tex Ritter
--The Cowboys from "Tombstone" (1993) -- Bruce Broughton
--Johnny Guitar from "Johnny Guitar" (1954) -- Peggy Lee & Victor Young
--Nel Cimitero Di Tucson from "Viva Django" (1968) -- Gianfranco Reverberi & Gian-Piero Reverberi
--You'd Better Smile from "Viva Django" (1968) -- Gianfranco Reverberi & Gian-Piero Reverberi
--Hot Lands from "Silver Saddle" (1978) -- Franco Bixio, Vince Tempera & Fabio Frizzi
--Main Titles from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967) -- Ennio Morricone
--The Ecstacy of Gold from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" (1968) -- Ennio Morricone
--Rather Lovely Thing from "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2007) -- Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
--Four Doomed Men Ride Out from "Bone Tomahawk" (2015) -- Jeff Herriott & S.Craig Zahler
--Johnny's Theme from "Blood at Sundown" (1966) -- Felice Di Stefano & Michele Lacerenza
--Sycamore Trails from "If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death" (1968) -- Piero Piccioni
--Ballad of a Gunman from "Ballad of a Gunman" (1967) -- Marcello Giombini
--There Won't Be Many Coming Home from "The Fastest Guitar Alive" (1967) -- Roy Orbison

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

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

April 16th, 2018


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


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.


--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


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


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.