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TMBDOS! Episode 216: “The Invisible Man” (1933).

September 14th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are pleased to welcome their friend James Murphy back to the podcast to talk about a classic of both written and filmed sci-fi/horror, with the James Whale-directed "The Invisible Man" (1933), based on the story by H.G. Wells. Things talked about include wacky magical science in the story and real life; how the invisible man spends a long time just running around hanging invisible dong; Whale trying to move away from "Frankenstein"; the use of comedy in the film; Claude Rains great performance; and the amazing special effects that still work to this day. Lee and James also briefly talk about what they've watched as of late.

"The Invisible Man" IMDB 

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Featured Music: "My Eyes Have Seen You" by The Doors & "I Can See Through You" by Episode Six.

TMBDOS! Episode 215: “Baby Face” (1933).

September 7th, 2020

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This week Lee and Daniel are still in 1933, and they decided to sleep their way to the top with bad girl Barbara Stanwyck, in the Alfred E. Green-directed "Baby Face" (1933). Does this pre-code bad-girl-having-sex-picture actually push any boundaries even for its time? Is that John Wayne in a bit part? How is this film comparable with sex comedies and softcore films from the last thirty years? How would the hosts have made this film? Lee also talks briefly about what he's watched as of late.

"Baby Face" IMDB

Featured Music: "Baby Face" by Little Richard & "Femme Fatale" by The Velvet Underground and Nico.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 38: AIP Beach Party Series Part 1.

September 1st, 2020

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In part one of a two-part series, Lee is going to surf through the music of the AIP Beach Party films. In this installment he's picking the soundtrack stuff he liked the most from the seven "official" films that make up the series. In part two he'll cover the spin-off films and some of the Les Baxter score work.

"Beach Party" (1963):

--Beach Party & Don't Stop Now --Frankie Avalon
--Swingin' and a-Surfin' & Secret Surfin' Spot --Dick Dale & the Del-Tones
--Promise Me Anything (Give Me Love) & Treat Him Nicely --Annette Funicello

"Muscle Beach Party" (1964):

--Running Wild --Frankie Avalon
--Muscle Bustle --Donna Loren
--Surfer's Holiday --Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello & Dick Dale
--Happy Street --Stevie Wonder

"Bikini Beach" (1964):

--Record Run & Bikini Drag --The Pyramids
--Love's a Secret Weapon --Donna Loren
--Gotcha Where I Wantcha --The Exciters
--This Time It's Love & Bikini Beach --Annette Funicello
--Because You're You --Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon
--Dance and Shout --Stevie Wonder

"Pajama Party" (1964):

--Pajama Party & Stuffed Animal --Annette Funicello
--Among the Young --Donna Loren
--Where Did I Go Wrong --Dorothy Lamour
--There Has to Be a Reason --Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk

"Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965):

--Beach Blanket Bingo --Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon
--It Only Hurts When I Cry (Beach Blanket Bingo Version); It Only Hurts When I Cry (Studio Version) & New Love --Donna Loren
-- Follow Your Leader --Harvey Lembeck
-- Cycle Set --Dona Loren & The Hondells

"How to Stuff A Wild Bikini" (1965):

--How to Stuff a Wild Bikini --The Wild Bikini Chorus
--Give Her Lovin' --The Kingsmen
--Better Be Ready --Annette Funicello
--The Boy Dext Door --Harvey Lembeck

"The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" (1966):

--Geronimo --Nancy Sinatra and The Bobby Fuller Four
--Stand Up and Fight --Piccola Pupa
--Don't Try to Fight It Baby --Quinn O'Hara

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 214: “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” (1933).

August 31st, 2020

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This week Lee is joined by two of the hosts of the fantastic Grindbin Podcast, Mike Wood & Bobby Trippett, to talk about what many consider to be Fritz Lang's last masterpiece, "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (1933). The hosts dive into the thinly veiled central themes of the film, where Lang throws a harsh critical eye on the corruption of the police and government in his day, and how that can (and did) lead to the rise of fascism, not only back then, but in the present day. Also talked about: the touches of German expressionism in the film; Lang's use of sound and visuals to bridge between scenes and distort what the viewer is experiencing; if "proto-noir" is really a useful term at this point in film history; if Fritz Lang did AIP Beach party films; and so much more. Also, a listener comment is responded to; Lee and Mike talk about what they've watched as of late; and Mike & Bobby get to play a round of The Movie God Game.

"The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" IMDB 

Check out The Grindbin Podcast here 

Featured Music: "I'm Your Puppet" by James & Bobby Purify & "Total Control" by The Motels.

TMBDOS! Episode 213: “Deluge” (1933).

August 24th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel arrive in 1933 to witness the end of civilization as we know it, when the world is destroyed by the forces of nature in the Felix E. Feist-directed disaster movie "Deluge". Much of the conversation revolves around the tense opening of the film and the fantastic special effects the film pulls off on a very modest budget for the time. Then, as the film takes a turn from out in left field, so does the conversation, as we substitute mass destruction for a tale of rampant misogyny in a brave new world where women are rare. Also covered: what Lee has watched as of late.

"Deluge" IMDB 

Featured Music: "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today" by Tom Waits & "Baby, I'm Yours" by ‪Barbara Lewis.

Cape Sh!t Episode 11: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015).

August 24th, 2020

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Lee, Daniel, Kerry and Greg return to give their opinions on the 11th film in the MCU, and the second installment of the Avengers series. In this fast and loose episode, pretty much the full range of opinions are given up in this conversation, as the hosts ponder Hulk and Black Widow almost fucking; Tony Stark yet again creating the main villain; Hawkeye having a family; and just how many people would have really died in the various over-the-top CGI action scenes.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" IMDB 

TMBDOS! Episode 212: “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang” (1932).

August 17th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are still locked up in 1932, but after watching "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang", they are planning their daring escape to 1933. Much of the conversation revolves around the true events that led to the book that this film is based upon, and how a post WW1 America has helped shape the oppressive and inhumane conditions in Southern chain gangs and prison in general. Further conversation touches on pre-code fun; proto-noir; and Lee talks about what he's watched as of late. Come break some rocks in the hot sun with the hosts.

"I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke & "Work Song" by Nina Simone.

TMBDOS! Episode 211: “White Zombie” & “The Old Dark House” (1932).

August 10th, 2020

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Although a week late, and slightly foggy in remembering some specific details about the films, Lee and Daniel return to check out some Universal horror from 1932. First up it's the Victor Halperin-directed "White Zombie", starring Bela Lugosi, and then they move on to "The Old Dark House", directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff. Slavery and the true horror of traditional zombies; voodoo drugs; strange facial hair; fancy cinematography out of nowhere; early parody of Gothic horror traditions; and James Whale going full-on with subtext are just a few of the things mentioned in this episode. Also covered: listener comments & what the hosts have watched as of late.

"White Zombie" IMDB 

"The Old Dark House" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Voodoo Walking" by Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers; "Zombie Jamboree" by Harry Belafonte; and "Haunted House" by Issac Rother & The Phantoms.

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS EPISODE 37: PASTA COWBOY MUSIC PART 3 - RIP MR. MORRICONE.

July 28th, 2020

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Rest in peace, Mr. Morricone.

Check out Duncan McLeish's tribute to Morricone here

--Titles from "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964)
--Watch Chimes from "For a Few Dollars More" (1965)
--The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
--Farewell To Cheyenne from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)
--A Fistful of Dynamite from "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
--The Cruel from "The Hellbenders" (1967)
--An Indian Story (Healing The Wound) from "Navajo Joe" (1966)
--Guitar Nocturne from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967)
--The Penguin from "Companeros" (1970)
--Main Title from "Two Mules for Sister Sara" (1970)
--The Chase from "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964)
--Jokes on the Side from "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
--Main Title from "My Name is Nobody" (1973)
--Vivacious Bamba (Titles) from "The Mercenary" (1968)
--A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (Titles) from "A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof" (1968)
--Main Titles (The Hunt) from "The Big Gundown" (1966)
--A Silhouette of Doom from "Navajo Joe" (1966)
--Face to Face (Titles) from "Face to Face" (1967)
--The Bullfight from "The Big Gundown" (1966)
--Counter-Revolution from "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
--Final Duel from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)
--The Arena from "The Mercenary" (1968)
--Mystic and Severe from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967)
--Chased! from "A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof" (1968)
--The Ecstacy of Gold from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
--Passages in Time from "The Great Silence" (1968)
--Before the Assault from "The Hellbenders" (1967)
--The Last Trupet from "Buddy Goes West" (1981)
--Death Rides a Horse from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967)
--Navajo Joe (Main Title) from "Navajo Joe" (1966)
--Let's Go and Kill, Companions (Titles) from "Companeros" (1970)
--The Great Silence (Restless) from "The Great Silence" (1968)
--The Trio from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
--Finale from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 210: “Freaks” (1932).

July 19th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel let their freaks off the leash this week as they cover Tod Browning's "Freaks" from 1932. Some of the topics brought up: is the film a horror film?; does it exploit the actual freaks who performed in the film?; who are the real freaks?; the background of some of the performers; early anti-eugenic stances just before the Nazis came to power in Germany; how this film ruined Tod Browning's career; and if a remake would be possible. Also, Lee uses the soundboard software he bought and plays a live .mp3 listener comment. The hosts respond to other listener comments and talk about what they have watched as of late. Get your freak on!

If you would like to submit an audio message, send your .mp3 here: houglyreviews@gmail.com

"Freaks" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Pinhead" by The Ramones; "Circus" & "Lucky Day (Overture)" by Tom Waits.

TMBDOS! Episode 209: “The Black Camel” & “The Front Page” (1931).

July 13th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel have made their way back to the 1930s this week. This time out they look at two films from 1931; one of which holds up really well and another that doesn't at all. Between the witty and energetic script and camera moves of "The Front Page" and the slow, plodding mystery of "The Black Camel", they'll let you guess which is which. Things talked about: RIP Ennio Morricone; how Charlie Chan was considered progressive on Asian stereotypes in its day; yellow face; the real man behind Charlie Chan; a bit of the history of Hawaii; Lucy Liu; fancy camera moves in 1931; a mother-fucker with a banjo; taking shits and having drinks in a movie; listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.

"The Black Camel" IMDB 

"The Front Page" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Uheuhene" by Sol Hoopii; "Na Lei O Hawaii" by Alfred Apaka; and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by Joan Edwards.

TMBDOS! Episode 208: “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai” (1999).

July 6th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are back this week to walk the path to enlightenment and talk about Jim Jarmusch's "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999). Much talk of bullshit codes of honour is had. Also covered: communication without having a common language; sad gangsters watching cartoons; Lee's theory about a slightly hidden subplot in the film; and why are so many homeless people living on the top of buildings in this film? Listener comments are also read. Now, sit back, un-screw that drain-pipe, and take aim.

"Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" IMDB

Featured Music: "Samurai Theme" by The RZA & "Armagideon Time" by Willie Williams.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 36: Pasta Cowboy Music Part 2 - In the Shadow of Morricone.

July 1st, 2020

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Lee is back with some lesser known misfits, outright strangers - and, of course, a few well-known - selections from Cowboy Pasta scores that are not from Ennio Morricone. Lee also reads some comments from someone whose work has been featured on a past episode of BotT! There's probably too much talking on this one. Sorry about that.

--Djurado Seq. 9 from "Djurado" (1966) --Gianni Ferrio
--Seq. 2 from "Colt in the Hand of the Devil" (1967) --Gian Piero Reverberi
--Sandstorm from "Requiem for a Gringo" (1968) --Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
--Crying from "A Hole In The Forehead" (1968) --Roberto Pregadio & Walter Rizzati
--Seven Men from "Seven Winchesters for a Massacre" (1967) --Francesco de Masi
--Main Titles from "A Stranger in Paso Bravo" (1968) --Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
--Titles (Alternate Version) from "If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death" (1968) --Piero Piccioni
--Travel from "A Train for Durango" (1968) --Carlo Rustichelli
--Main Titles from "The Night of the Serpent" (1969) --Riz Ortolani
--Heads or Tails from "Heads or Tails" (1969) --Carlo Savina
--Main Titles from "Sabata" (1969) --Marcello Giombini
--Seq. 7 from "Have a Good Funeral, My Friend ... Sartana Will Pay" (1970) --Bruno Nicolai
--Blindman's Arrival from "Blindman" (1971) --Stelvio Cipriani
--Main Titles from "Bullet for a Stranger" (1971) --Bruno Nicolai
--Main Titles from "Black Killer" (1971) --Daniele Patucchi
--My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" (1973) --Bruno Nicolai

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 207: “Lone Star” (1996).

June 29th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel continue to insist that their picks for 1990s movies were not intentionally made in relation to current events. That being said, this week it's John Sayles "Lone Star" (1996), which is a tale of race relations, bad cops, and hidden secrets in a small border town between Mexico and the USA. Fathers and sons; racism even within cultures; police corruption; and the bullshit of the Cold Winter Theory are just a few of the thing talked about, along with the brilliant performances and Sayles flashback techniques. Listener comments are also covered.

"Lone Star" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Down on the Rio Grande" by Johnny Rodríguez & "Blue and Lonesome" by Little Walter.

Cape Sh!t Episode 10: “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014).

June 24th, 2020

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Daniel, Lee, Kerry and Greg have a fun chat about a really fun MCU film, "Guardians of the Galaxy" from 2014. The hosts spend a lot of time just talking about their favourite moments in this first real look into the outer space side of the MCU, and discuss how this snarky action-comedy manages to softball pitch the viewer a shit ton of world building and main plot threads for future films in the series.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone.

TMBDOS! Episode 206: “Strange Days” (1995).

June 22nd, 2020

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Lee (who is half in the bag as this starts) and Daniel are back to look at a 1990s favourite of theirs, that being Kathryn Bigelow's "Strange Days" (1995). The hosts talk a lot about how well the sci-fi and noir elements are melded here, and the various plot threads, and if this film holds up over-all, or if it's firmly dated at this point. Other topics include Juliette Lewis being sexy; how the film does or does not confront police corruption and racism head-on; the way rape is presented in the context of the film; and other actors who were considered for the lead role. The hosts also mention what they've watched recently and respond to listener comments.

"Strange Days" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Hardly Wait" by Juliette Lewis & "No White Clouds" by Strange Fruit.

TMBDOS! Intermission #27: “Fuckin’ Up”.

June 15th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel intended to record a regular episode on "Strange Days" (1995), but technology conspired against them long enough that they decided to give up and just record an intermission, where you'll get to hear a bit of their fumbling with tech live, and then they move into a very casual chat about some tv and movies they've been watching, among other things. It's essentially just what happens off-air when they record every week, so don't expect too much.

Featured Music: Excerpt from the score for "Confessions of a Sex Maniac" (1974) & "Fuckin' Up" by Neil Young.

TMBDOS! Episode 205: “Q & A” (1990).

June 8th, 2020

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This week Lee and Daniel look at Sidney Lumet's "Q & A" (1990). Does this lengthy film manage to properly explore the issues of systematic racism and corruption within police forces, or does it badly drop the ball? Does Nick Nolte's fantastic performance elevate or overshadow the material. And yes, a bit of discussion about the current 2020 riots and clashes with police is had. It was kind of unavoidable. Also: listener comments and what Daniel has been watching lately.

"Q & A" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" by Tiny Tim & "The Hit" by Ruben Blades.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 35: Pasta Cowboy Music Part 1 - A Fist Full of Vocals.

May 31st, 2020

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Even if someone has never watched an Italian Western, there's at least a good chance they've heard the soundtrack or score from one. While Lee has featured some tracks from Italian Westerns before on the show, he's never done a dedicated look at the genre. This will be part one of three shows attempting to cover the scope of music that came from the Italian Westerns. Episode one is focused on selections that have vocalists on the tracks singing a song of some sort (note: the typical chorus of unintelligible chanting found on many Italian Western scores does not count in this case). As mentioned before, in some cases, you'll encounter a track that has been featured on a previous episode, but the majority of these shows will be featuring new material. Also, although he states on the episode that he was trying to keep this episode within the usual confines of an hour runtime, he quickly discovered the folly of that, as there is too much great music to play. Expect all of the episodes in this series to be as long as they have to be.

--A Gringo Like Me from "Gunfight at Red Sands" (1963) --Ennio Morricone w/Peter Tevis
--The Return of Ringo from "The Return of Ringo" (1965) --Ennio Morricone w/Maurizio Graf
--A Lone and Angry Man from "A Coffin for the Sheriff" (1965) --Francesco De Masi w/Peter Tevis
--Ya Me Voy from "A Bullet for the General" (1966) --Luis Bacalov w/Ramon Mereles
--Texas, Adios from "Texas, Adios" (1966) --Anton Garcia Abril w/Don Powell
--Django from "Django" (1966) --Luis Bacalov w/Rocky Roberts
--For a Gunshot from "Little Rita of the West" (1967) --Roberto Gigli w/Rita Pavone
--Who Is The Man? from "A Taste of Death" (1968) --Francesco De Masi; Alessandro Alessandroni & Giulia De Mutiis w/Raoul Lovecchio
--Just A Coward from "And Now... Make Your Peace with God" (1968) --Franco Bixio w/Mary Usuah
--A Man Alone from "Time and Place for Killing" (1968) --Francesco De Masi w/Raoul Lovecchio
--Rocks, Blood And Sand from "And God Said to Cain" (1969) --Carlo Savina w/Don Powell
--Maya from "No Room to Die" (1969) --Vasco & Mancuso w/Franco Morselli
--Vamos A Matar Compañeros (#4) from "Companeros" (1970) --Ennio Morricone
--A King For A Day from "Sartana in the Valley of Death" (1970) --Augusto Martelli
--Trinity: Titles from "They Call Me Trinity" (1970) --Franco Micalizzi & Harold Stott w/Annibale Giannarelli
--They Called Him King from "His Name was King" (1971) --Luis Bacalov w/Ann Collin & Edda Dell’Orso
--I'm Not Your Pony from "Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead" (1971) --Mario Migliardi w/Ann Collin
--Can Be Done from "It Can Be Done Amigo" (1972) --Luis Bacalov w/Rocky Roberts
--Let it Rain, Let it Pour from "Ben and Charlie" (1972) --Gianni Ferrio w/Stefan Grossmann
--Blue Eggs and Ham from "Halleluja to Vera Cruz" (1973) --Luis Bacalov
--Keoma from "Keoma" (1976) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis w/Sybil & Guy

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 204: “The Sea Wolves” (1980).

May 25th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel steal an old piece of shit boat and go on a mission around India this week, covering "The Sea Wolves" (1980). What does this WWII men-on-a-mission film, full of over-the-hill actors, have to offer to the genre if anything? How closely does it stick to the real-life events it's based upon? Is Roger Moore a better Bond here then in the official Bond series? Or is he just a horny serial killer? All of this and more, including what the hosts have watched recently is covered.

"The Sea Wolves" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Enemy Beneath the Waves" & "Warsaw Concerto" by Roy Budd.

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