They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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TMBDOS! Episode 241: ”Siege” (1983).

September 13th, 2021

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Lee is joined this episode by his friend and fellow podcaster Vaughn Kuhlmeier to chat about an underseen Canadian exploitation film, "Siege" (1983), directed by Paul Donovan. Set in, and shot on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Lee's home province), some Canadian history surrounding the premise for the film, and some silly East Coast-isms are pointed out by Lee. Police brutality and corruption come up as they talk about the differences between American and Canadian police, and the obvious influences of John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" on this film. Vaughn also covers what he's been watching recently. So sit back, fortify your home from Canadian fascists, crack open a bottle of smooth Hermit's wine, and listen-in.

"Siege" IMDB 

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Featured Music: Opening and Closing Themes by Drew King & Peter Jermyn.

TMBDOS! Episode 240: “The Beast of War” (1988).

August 30th, 2021

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Lee and Leah get lost in the vast desert that is the seemingly endless conflict in Afghanistan, as they look at a film that was requested a while back by a listener. This week it's 1988's "The Beast of War", directed by Kevin Reynolds. This bleak and unexpectedly serious tale of a Russian tank on the run from Afghani rebels, during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, contains very little to be light-hearted about. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch it. The hosts also talk about what they've watched recently.

"The Beast of War" IMDB 

Featured Music: An excerpt from the score by Mark Isham & "Trolleybus" by Kino.

TMBDOS! Episode 239: “Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon” (1942).

August 23rd, 2021

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Lee and Leah return this episode with a trip back to the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes series, taking a look at "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon" (1942), directed by Roy William Neill, picked to be covered by special guest host on this episode, Matt Anderson. Much of the conversation revolves around the otherwise straight-forward plot and the changes made to Holmes after Universal picked up the series from Fox. Is 1940s spy-smasher Holmes a total betrayal to the source material, or is it a cool tweaking of the character? Is Bruce's Dr. Watson unfairly shat upon? Does the series do Dr. Moriarty justice as well? What's with the size of British pound notes? Also, Matt gets to play the Movie God Game, and the hosts all talk about what they've watched as of late in a slightly longer episode than usual.

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"Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon" IMDB

Featured Music: "Rule Britannia" by Thomas Augustine Arne & "Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)" by Juventino Rosas.

Cape Sh!t Episode 15: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ (2017).

August 9th, 2021

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Lee, Kerry, Greg and Leah are finally back to talk more outer space super hero stuff with James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" (2017). This lively and sometimes argumentative discussion gets into some of the deeper psychology of family dynamics, in what's otherwise a silly action film full of daffy jokes.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Fox on the Run" by Sweet.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 47: The Atomic 1950s.

July 31st, 2021

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The Atomic age is upon Blood on the Tracks this month as all sorts of strange radiation-born monsters are invading the perfect utopia that was the 1950s *cough-cough*. Anyway, it was a great decade to be a sci-fi and horror fan, and it was a decade that produced a lot of great film scores. Lee curates a playlist that reflects some of the best examples of this fact, in his opinion.

--Main Title from "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (1953) --David Buttolph
--Main Title & Fury of Godzilla from "Godzilla" (1954) --Akira Ifukube
--Blasted Arachnid from "Tarantula" (1955) --Henry Mancini & Herman Stein
--Suite from "Beginning of the End" (1957) --Albert Glasser
--Orchestral Suite 8 from "The Amazing Colossal Man" (1957) --Albert Glasser
--Main Title from "Attack of the Crab Monsters" (1957) --Ronald Stein
--Homura Club - Background Music #1 from "The H-Man" (1958) --Masaru Satoh
--Main Titles & End Titles from "Fiend Without a Face" (1958) --Buxton Orr
--Suite from "The Atomic Submarine" (1959) -- Alexander Laszlo

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

TMBDOS! Episode 238: “Fly Me” (1973).

July 26th, 2021

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Lee, Leah and special guest Gary Hill join the mile high club this week as they talk about "Fly Me" (1973). This Roger Corman-produced off-shoot of his sexy nurses films features the directing talents of Cirio H. Santiago, Jonathan Demme, and Curtis Hanson; and along with a cast of often-naked beauties, it has bit parts by Dick Miller and Vic Diaz. How can it fail? Tune in to find out! Italian mothers; sex slavery; bad martial arts; bloody shoot-outs: this film has it all and more! The hosts also talk about what they've watched recently. So get your tickets and hop aboard TMBDOS! Airlines.

"Fly Me" IMDB 

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Featured Music: Excerpts from the score to "Fly Me" by Willie Arce & "Waitress in the Sky" by The Replacements.

TMBDOS! Episode 237: “Citizen Kane” (1941).

July 19th, 2021

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Lee and Leah find themselves with the daunting task of talking about "Citizen Kane" (1941) -- the film that put Orson Welles on the map, and is often hailed as the greatest film of all time. But is it any good? Does it hold up? Is it a case of style over substance? Do the hosts have anything new to say about this film? Maybe not, but join in anyway to hear their opinions; Lee get in a fight with a moth live on the recording; and what the hosts have watched to as of late.

"Citizen Kane" IMDB 

Featured Music: "The Glass Ball" & "Prelude" by Bernard Herrmann.

TMBDOS! Episode 236: “The Girl with the Pistol” (1968).

July 5th, 2021

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Lee and Leah are joined on this episode by special guest Daniel Segura, of the excellent Moustachioed Podcastio to talk about a film that deals with bride kidnapping and honour killings - and it's a swinging 1960s comedy! On this episode they cover the Monica Vitti-starring film "The Girl with the Pistol" (1968). Also, as Daniel is a first-time guest, he gets to play The Movie God Game. Can Lee stump two people in a row? The hosts also talk about what they've watched as of late. So gather up your lira, get a passport and a gun, and come with us to England for some sweet, sweet revenge.

"The Girl with the Pistol" IMDB 

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Featured Music: "La Ragazza Con La Pistola"; Shake Balera" & In Due" by Peppino De Luca.

TMBDOS! Intermission #34: “Promising Young Woman” (2020).

July 2nd, 2021

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Despite the subject matter, Lee & Leah try to keep in good spirits while having a pretty serious chat about a very different rape/revenge film, in Emerald Fennell's "Promising Young Woman" (2020).

"Promising Young Woman" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You, Baby" by Donna Missal.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 46: TMBDOS! Grab Bag 3 - The Grab-baggening.

June 30th, 2021

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It's been a busy summer so far for Lee, so he's half-assing it a bit on this episode and presenting another TMBDOS! grab bag episode, featuring soundtrack and score selections found on more recent episodes of the They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! podcast.

--Day of the Dead from "Day of the Dead" (1985) --John Harrison (Episode 200)
--Theme from Southern Comfort from "Southern Comfort" (1981) --Ry Cooder (Episode 201)
--Main Theme from "The Final Terror" (1983) --Susan Justin (Intermission 26)
--The Hit from "Q & A" (1990) --Ruban Blades (Episode 205)
--Hardly Wait from "Strange Days" (1995) --Juliette Lewis (Episode 206)
--Samurai Theme from "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999) --The RZA (Episode 208)
--Main Title from "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) --Franz Waxman (Episode 218)
--Main Theme from "Blood Song" (1982) --Robert J. Walsh (Intermission 28)
--End Credits from "Alligator" (1980) --Craig Hundley (Episode 222)
--Faster Pussycat! from "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (1965) --The Bostweeds (Episode 223)
--I Can't Turn You Loose from "C.C. & Company" (1970) --Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Ryders (Episode 224)
--Endless Sleep from "Multiple Maniacs" (1970) --Jody Reynolds (Intermission 30)
--Righteous Rocker #1 from "Knives Out!" (2019) --Larry Norman (Episode 227)
--Inscriptio from "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" (1972) --John Gale (Intermission 32)
--Bola from "The Act of Killing" (2012) --Ona Sutra (Episode 231)
--Les Damnes from "Jabberwocky" (1977) --Pierre Arvay (Episode 235)

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

TMBDOS! Episode 235: “Jabberwocky” (1977).

June 28th, 2021

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Lee, Leah, and special guest Vaughn Kuhlmeier of the excellent podcast Motion Picture Massacre attempt to slay the dragon that is Terry Gilliam's Monty Python-adjacent film "Jabberwocky" (1977). Not loved at its time of release, is this still a critical failure, or has its politics and social messages aged much better over the years? Is it funny? What did they get away with while still rated PG? Why is Steven Spielberg a fucking hack? Also: the hosts talk about what they have watched recently, and Vaughn plays a harrowing round of the Movie God Game! So take up your lances and charge at the monster with us!

"Jabberwocky" IMDB 

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Featured Music: "The Bankquet Pt.3 (Brandle De Brourgogne)" by Spencer Nakin & "Les Damnes" by Pierre Arvay.

TMBDOS! Episode 234: “Them!” (1954).

June 21st, 2021

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Lee, Leah, and the returning Daniel hang-out in the desert to get drunk and talk about giant ants, that are bent on spreading communism across the world. Or something. Yes, it's the Gordon Douglas-directed, 1954 atomic age monster movie classic "Them!". We talk about the thinly veiled themes in the film; the agency of female scientists in a 1950s sci-fi horror; educational films about ants; government, military, and local authorities actually working together like they should to solve issues; and way too much about formic acid. Leah and Daniel also talk about what they've watched as of late.

"Them!" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Main Title" & "Military Takes Over; Through The Tunnels" by Bronislau Kaper.

TMBDOS! Episode 233: “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006).

June 7th, 2021

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Lee and Leah are back this episode to talk about Guillermo del Toro's fantasy/horror/anti fascist film set in the post-Spanish Civil War era, "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006). Most of the talk revolves around what is or isn't real in the film and the central themes, as well as the amazing special effects and visuals. You might say the hosts really Faun over this one. Thank you, we're here all week. Try the veal. The hosts also cover what they've watched as of late.

"Pan's Labyrinth" IMDB

Featured Music: "Long, Long Time Ago" by Javier Navarrete; "Dance of the Satyrs" by Deamonia Nymphe; and "En los Jardines de Granada" by Rafael Medina.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 45: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis/Oliver Onions Part 3.

May 31st, 2021

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Lee is back in a super-sized episode, finishing off his look at the prolific contributions to film music from the talented duo of Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, AKA: Oliver Onions.

--Seq. 1 & Temi di Laura from "My Father's Wife" (1976)
--Main Theme from "Cop in Blue Jeans" (1976)
--Caccia All'uomo, Pt. 1 & Il Grande Racket, Pt. 1 from "The Big Racket" (1976)
--Nata Leri from "Due sul Pianerottolo" (1976) -- Vocals by Rita Pavone
--Main Theme from "Safari Express" (1976)
--The Shadow of the Killer from "Death Rage" (1976)
--Keoma (Harmonica) & Keoma from "Keoma" (1976) -- Vocals by Sybil & Guy
--Hombres Del Mar; Arrembaggio; Yara & from The Black Corsair (1976)
--Main Theme from "Mr. Robinson" (1976)
--Notti Romane from "Messalina, Messalina!" (1977)
--Wolf from "A Man Called Blade" (1977) -- Vocals by Cesare De Natale
--Main Titles from "Goodbye & Amen" (1977)
--Bulldozer from "Bulldozer" (1978)
--Brotherly Love from "Odds and Evens" (1978)
--Killer Fish (Instrumental) from "Killer Fish" (1979)
--Sheriff from "The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid" (1979)
--Main Theme "The Shark Hunter" (1979)
--Descent into the Abyss from "Alien 2: On Earth" (1979)
--Seq. 6 & Seq. 8 from "The Last Shark" (1981)
--Main Theme from "Banana Joe" (1982)
--Fantasy from "Bomber" (1982)
--Seq. 1 from "2019: After the Fall of New York" (1983)
--Main Theme from "A Blade in the Dark" (1983)
--Black Inferno from "The Raiders of Atlantis" (1983)
--The Final Battle from "Yor, the Hunter from the Future" (1983)

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

TMBDOS! Episode 232: “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952).

May 31st, 2021

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Lee, Leah, and returning special guest Gary Hill get their rain slickers and galoshes out to tackle "Singin' in the Rain" (1952), one of the best known and most well-loved of the big Hollywood musicals, featuring the talents of Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and a very young Debbie Reynolds. What Gary and Leah have watched as of late is also covered, and Lee reads an unusually long and informative YouTube comment.

"Singin' in the Rain" IMDB 

Check out Gary Hill at Cinema Beef

Featured Music: "Fit as a Fiddle" (Ready for Love) by Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor & "Singin' in the Rain" by Gene Kelly.

TMBDOS! Episode 231: “The Act of Killing” (2012).

May 24th, 2021

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Lee and Lady Leah have a conversation covering their thoughts on director Joshua Oppenheimer's 2012 documentary "The Act of Killing", which is about the surviving Indonesian death-squad leaders, who were responsible for the deaths of over one million people from 1964-65. A lot of it is just the shock and anger both hosts felt while watching the brazen boasting by these monsters, but they do get into Oppenheimer's unique and non-confrontational way he goes about opening these people up and showing what they truly are, with their own words and shallow justifications. It's not a fun film to talk about, but we think the discussion about it was quite good at least. Listener feedback and what Lady Leah has watched as of late are also covered.

"The Act of Killing" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Born Free" by John Barry and Don Black & "Bola" by Ona Sutra.

TMBDOS! Intermission #33: Lee Talks About Six New Films.

May 17th, 2021

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Lee is flying solo this time out to give you his thoughts on six recent films. He reviews "Nobody" (2021); "Justice Society: World War II" (2021); Jiu Jitsu" (2020); "Sator" (2019); "Fried Barry" (2020); and "In the Earth" (2021).

Featured Music: "Psychomania Front Titles" by John Cameron & "I Have Always Been Here Before" by Roky Erickson.

TMBDOS! Episode 230: “Watch Out, We’re Mad!” (1974).

May 10th, 2021

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Lee, Leah and Paul try their best to stay out of chases, races, fights, and beer and hotdog eating contests, as they talk about the 1974 Terrence Hill & Bud Spencer buddy comedy "Watch Out, We're Mad!". They also talk about what they've watched as of late and read an Apple Podcasts review. Come ride with us in our podcasting dune buggy.

"Watch Out, We're Mad!" IMDB 

Check out Lee's recent appearance on The Moustachioed Podcastio here

Featured Music: "Across the Fields" and "Dune Buggy" by Oliver Onions.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 44: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis/Oliver Onions Part 2.

April 26th, 2021

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Lee is back with the second part of his look into the scores and soundtrack work of the prolific brothers Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, AKA: Oliver Onions. In this episode he had his work cut out for him, as the brothers seemingly worked non-stop in the mid-to-late 1970s.

--Angels and Beans from "Even Angels Eat Beans" (1973)
--Main Titles from "Giovannona Long-Thigh" (1973)
--And Life Goes On from "The Violent Professionals" (1973)
--Freedom Rainbow from "Chino" (1973)
--Schoolroom Drug from "The Knock Out Cop" (1973)
--(I'm) Football Crazy from "Playing the Field" (1974)
--Dune Buggy from "Watch Out, We're Mad! (1974)
--Una Vita a Metà & ...MMM!?! from "The Beast" (1974)
--Main Titles; Goodbye My Friend & Driving All Around from "Street Law" (1974)
--Appostamento & Morto Di Giornata from "Flatfoot in Hong Kong" (1975)
--New Special Squad from "Violent City" (1975)

Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.

Cape Sh!t Episode 14: “Doctor Strange” (2016).

April 15th, 2021

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Lee, Greg, Kerry, and guest host Lady Leah talk about 2016's "Doctor Strange". Is it a good origin story? Does it matter much in the overall grand scheme of the MCU? Does it have a bad guy in it that's worth a damn? Is it okay that the Ancient One isn't Asian? All of this and more can be found in this crazy mirror dimension of an episode.

"Doctor Strange" IMDB

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