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

June 18th, 2018
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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

Buy Kit Power's books here

Read Kit's non-fiction here

Listen to Watching Robocop with Kit Power podcast here

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

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

June 4th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Playlist:

--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
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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.