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TMBDOS! Episode 154: “The Black Klansman” (1966) & “…Tick…Tick…Tick…” (1970).

February 18th, 2019
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Lee and Daniel tackle two proto-blaxploitation films this week. First off it's well-known shlockster Ted V. Mikels' "The Black Klansman" (1966) and then they look at a far more well-made effort in Ralph Nelson's "...Tick...Tick...Tick..." (1970). They learn about rural racists, more details about the internal politics of the KKK, whiteface doing blackface doing whiteface, double hairpieces, terribly inappropriate theme songs, and the exalted cyclops! Also, going into listener comments, they discover that they are hipster bores. What they've watched as of late is also covered.

"The Black Klansman" IMDB 

"...Tick...Tick...Tick..." IMDB 

The Psychosemantic Podcast 

Featured Music: "The KKK Took My Baby Away" by The Ramones; "Theme from ...Tick...Tick...Tick..." by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers; and "The Black Klansman" by Tony Harris.

TMBDOS! Episode 153: “BlacKkKlansman” (2018).

February 11th, 2019
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Lee and Daniel check out Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated "based on a true story" drama "BlacKkKlansman" (2018). Just how true to life is it really? Does it tackle it's subject matter in an effective manner, or does the lighthearted tone undermine the serious race issues being talked about. Is it no more than just a slickly-made propaganda piece? This and more is pondered by the hosts, who also tackle more listener comments, as well as talking about what they've watched as of late.

"BlacKkKlansman" IMDB 

Daniel's podcast about Alt-Right and Nazi shitheels, "I Don't Speak German" 

Feature Music: "Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)" by Terence Blanchard & "Ball of Confusion" by The Temptations.

TMBDOS! Episode 152: “Coffy” (1973) & “Foxy Brown” (1974).

February 4th, 2019
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Lee and Daniel kick off a month looking at Blaxploitation films with two iconic Jack Hill-directed and Pam Grier-starring films: 1973's "Coffy" & 1974's "Foxy Brown". Grier as an actress and cinematic icon is mulled over. Pimps with moose knuckle, dyke bars, rape, racism & Sid Haig are also touched upon. On top of that there's an extended segment of responding to listener comments and a brief mention of what Daniel has been watching that leads into a rant about how shitty Netflix's interface is.

"Coffy" IMDB 

"Foxy Brown" IMDB 

Featured Music: "End of Sugarman" & "Exotic Dance" by Roy Ayers, and "Whatever You Do (Do it Good)" & "Theme of Foxy Brown" by Willie Hutch.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 20: Back in Blaxploitation.

January 31st, 2019
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Lee has finally returned back to a topic he first covered in episode 2: Blaxploitation. This episode and the next will cover a whole hell of a lot of music Lee couldn't fit into that first episode. Get ready to open your ears to cuts from films giving us some of the baddest motherfuckers and fine-ass ladies to ever grace the exploitation genre.

Playlist:

--Easin' In from "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973) -- Edwin Starr
--Good to the Last Drop & Blacula Strikes from "Blacula" (1972) -- Gene Page
--Theme from Shaft from "Shaft" (1971) -- Isacc Hayes
--Blowin' Your Mind from "Shaft's Big Score" (1972) -- Gordon Parks
--Shaft In Africa (Addis) from "Shaft In Africa" (1973) -- Johnny Pate
--Theme From Three Tough Guys from "Three Tough Guys" (1974) -- Isacc Hayes
--Mr. Jonathan from "Black Shampoo" (1976) -- Gerald Lee
--The Rumble from "Dolemite" (1975) -- Soul Rebellion Orchestra
--"T" Stands for Trouble from "Trouble Man" (1972) -- Marvin Gaye
--A Good Man is Gone from "Sheba Baby" (1975) -- Barbara Mason
--Keep On Movin' On from "Willie Dynamite" (1974) -- Martha Reeves
--Across 110th Street (Instrumental) from "Across 110th Street" (1972) -- J.J. Johnson
--Little Child Running Wild from "Super Fly" (1972) -- Curtis Mayfield

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 151: “The Battle of Algiers” (1966).

January 28th, 2019
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Lee and Daniel look at Gillo Pontecorvo's provocative film from 1966, "The Battle of Algiers". Imperialism, colonialism, racism, torture, terrorist tactics, and other light-hearted topics are touched upon. Yeah, this one gets political and depressing at times. The hosts also ponder how they'd want to be executed if given the choice. What the hosts have watched and a listener's comment are also covered.

The Battle of Algiers IMDB 

Featured Music:"June 1956, The People Revolt"; "Tortures" & "Theme of Ali" by Ennio Morricone & Gillo Pontecorvo.

TMBDOS! Episode 150: “The Apartment” (1960).

January 21st, 2019
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Lee and Daniel talk about Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" (1960). Is it just a fluffy comedy, or is there a darker edge to it than one might initially think? How would Lee remake this film? Who does iTunes have to fuck in an apartment for people to get their podcasts on their service? All of this and more, including listener comments and what Daniel has watched as of late, is covered.

"The Apartment" IMDB 

"Love & Sex on the Upper West Side: The Filming Locations of The Apartment"

Daniel's new podcast, "I Don't Speak German"

Featured Music: "Lonely Room" by Adolph Deutsch & "Madalena" by Ary Macedo and Ayrton Amorim (performed by Linda Batista).

TMBDOS! Episode 149: “Stray Dog” (1949).

January 15th, 2019
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Lee and Daniel are back to dip their toes into what they thought would be an "easy" Akira Kurosawa film to cover, in 1949's "Stray Dog". They were dead wrong. Along with that, there's an extended opening segment where as they respond to listener comments and talk about what they've watched as of late, the hosts cover such things as how the next generation needs to drink as much bourbon as possible, the current movie making model, and the difference between how films look on the big screen compared to the modern television screen. Jump to 00:39:12 if you want to get right to the actual film review.

"Stray Dog" IMDB

Check out Daniel's new podcast, I Don't Speak German.

Featured Music: "La Paloma Tango" by Sebastián de Iradier; "Rain Dogs" & "Bride of a Rain Dog" by Tom Waits.

TMBDOS! Episode 148: The Best (and Worst) First-Time Watches of 2018.

January 7th, 2019
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2018 has come and gone and Lee and Daniel sit down to indulge in too much drink and a whole heap of movie nerd love for the best first-time watches for them in 2018. Both came up with some pretty varied lists. Their worst first-time watches, Daniel's recent viewings, and the list from one of the listeners is also covered in this big episode. Be a winner like most of these films are and listen in, won't you? HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Daniel's Worst:
-"Bright" (2017) - David Ayer
-"The Ghost Galleon" (1974) - Amando de Ossorio
-"The Incredibles 2" (2018) - Brad Bird

Daniel's Best:
-"BlacKkKlansman" (2018) - Spike Lee
-"Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" (1974) - Brian Clemens
-"Carnal Knowledge" (1971) - Mike Nichols
-"Death Line" (1972) - Gary Sherman
-"Five Guns West" (1955) - Roger Corman
-"Ganja & Hess" (1973) - Bill Gunn
-"Ocean's Eight" (2018) - Gary Ross
-"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018) - Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman
-"The Swinger" (1966) - George Sidney
-"The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) - Orson Welles

Lee's Worst:
-"Passengers" (2016) - Morten Tyldum
-"First We Take Brooklyn" (2018) - Danny A. Abeckaser
-"The Mummy" (2017) - Alex Kurtzman
-"Batman Ninja" (2018) - Junpei Mizusaki
-"Braven" (2018) - Lin Oeding
-"Day of the Dead: Bloodline" (2018) - Hèctor Hernández

Lee's Honourable Mentions:
-"The Swinger" (1966) - George Sidney
-"Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) - Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
-"My Friend Dahmer" (2017) - Marc Meyers
-"Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) - Taika Waititi
-"Calibre" (2018) - Matt Palmer
-"Creep 2" (2017) - Patrick Brice
-"Street Smart" (1987) - Jerry Schatzberg
-"Carnal Knowledge" (1971) - Mike Nichols
-"Small Town Crime" (2017) - Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
-"Cam" (2018) - Daniel Goldhaber
-"T2 Trainspotting" (2017) - Danny Boyle

Lee's Best:
-"Remember" (2015) - Atom Egoyan
-"Wind River" (2017) - Taylor Sheridan
-"The Bullet Train" (1975) - Jun’ya Satô
-"You Were Never Really Here" (2017) - Lynne Ramsay
-"Written on the Wind" (1956) - Douglas Sirk
-"The Queens (1966)" - Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Luciano Salce
-"Creep (2014)" - Patrick Brice
-"Venus in Furs" (1969) - Jesús Franco
-"Breakheart Pass" (1975) - Tom Gries
-"The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) - Orson Welles
-"F for Fake" (1973) - Orson Welles
-"Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man" (1976) - Ruggero Deodato
-"Truck Turner" (1974) - Jonathan Kaplan
-"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018) - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
-"Mandy" (2018) - Panos Cosmatos

Featured Music: "Congratulations" by The Rolling Stones; "The Swinger" by Ann-Margret; "You've Got To Learn To Let It Go" by Sam Waymon; and "Ta-ra-ta-ta (Fumo Blu)" by Mina.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 19: 1980s Sword & Sorcery Films Part 2 (1985-’89).

December 31st, 2018
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Lee's back with part two of his look at the soundtracks and scores of 1980s Sword and Sorcery films, this time finishing off the second half of the 1980s where the genre both peaked and rapidly declined. 1980s pop music influences, sexploitation, overlooked animated gems, and Cannon film flops are all covered in this one.

Playlist:

--Theme from "Barbarian Queen" (1985) -- Chris Young
--Prologue, Hen Wen's Seeing & The Army Of The Dead from "The Black Cauldron" (1985) -- Elmer Bernstein
--Navarre And Marquet Duel & Main Title from "Ladyhawke" (1985) -- Andrew Powell
--Main Title, Temple Raid & End Credits from "Red Sonja" (1985) -- Ennio Morricone
--Darkness & Goblins from "Legend" (1985) -- Tangerine Dream
--Training Montage from "Highlander" (1986) -- Michael Kamen
--Princes of the Universe from "Highlander" (1986) -- Queen
--China's Arrival At Harem from "The Barbarians" (1987) -- Pino Donaggio
--It's Them/Centurion Attack from "Masters of the Universe" (1987) -- Bill Conti
--Willow's Theme from "Willow" -- James Horner (1988)

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

TMBDOS! Episode 147: “Die Hard” (1988).

December 30th, 2018
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It's the last official episode of 2018 and Lee is joined by the returning Paul, and guest host Greg. This time out they are talking about a little Christmas film called "Die Hard" (1988), directed by John McTiernan. Is it a Christmas film? How does it stack up to the other films in the series? What are the hosts favourite Christmas movies? All of this is covered along with what the hosts have watched lately, a nudity report, and listener comments are also covered.

"Die Hard" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Ode to Joy ('Die Hard' Version)" by Michael Kamen & "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC.  

TMBDOS! Episode 146: “The Transporter” (2002).

December 17th, 2018
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The same crew as last week comes back to talk about another action film. Lee, Daniel, Scott and Greg (again with his nudity report in tow) discuss 2002's "The Transporter" and how it works as both an action film and as a kick-off as a franchise for Jason Statham. The hosts also talk about what they've watched as of late.

The Transporter IMDB

Check out Scott's Guilty Pleasues Cinema at these places:

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Check out the wrestling podcast Scott and Lee are a part of, Jobber Radio

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Featured Music: "Interrogation with Inspector" by Stanley Clarke & "Fighting Man" by D.J. Pone & Drixxxe.

TMBDOS! Episode 145: “The Rundown” (2003).

December 9th, 2018
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In this episode Daniel continues to program the movies we review, thus this week we really go out of our wheelhouse and check out a more modern action film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "The Rundown" (2003). Greg makes a return from the last episode as a special guest host, and Lee's friend and fellow podcaster, Scott Summerton, makes his first appearance as a guest host on the show. So, of course, he gets to play the Movie God Game! Listener comments are also covered.

The Rundown IMDB

Check out Scott's Guilty Pleasues Cinema at these places:

YouTube
Twitch

Check out the wrestling podcast Scott and Lee are a part of, Jobber Radio

Featured Music: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" by Johnny Cash & "Get Ur Freak On" by Missy Elliot.

TMBDOS! Episode 144: “Commando” (1985) & “The Running Man” (1987).

December 3rd, 2018
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Lee and Daniel are joined this week by two special guests. Podcaster, and past guest, Gary Hill comes on along with long-time listener and friend of Lee's, Greg Bielawski. In this episode they dig into two films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger from his peak period: "Commando" (1985), and "The Running Man" (1987). Muscles, one-liners, over-the-top action and body counts are pondered by the hosts. Also, Greg gets to play the Movie God Game, and the hosts talk about what they've watched as of late. Feeling dead tired? Why not listen to the show and let off some steam?

"Commando" IMDB

"The Running Man" IMDB

Find Gary Hill on these fine podcasts:

Cinema Beef
Sloppy Seconds
Two Drink Minimum Commentaries

Check out Gary's Fleas & Flicks Charity Auction

Featured Music: "Don't Distrub My Friend" by James Horner, "Commando" by The Ramones & "Intro/Bakersfield" by Harold Faltermeyer.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 18: 1980s Sword & Sorcery Films Part 1 (1980-’84).

December 1st, 2018
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Blood on the Tracks is back after a break to continue the show's journey through the soundtracks and scores of films good or bad. This month Lee kicks off part one of a two-part look at music from 1980s Sword & Sorcery films. In part one he covers selections from films that were released between 1980 to 1984. Get out your loincloth, draw your sword, and start this aural quest with him!

Playlist:

--Hawk the Slayer & Voltan the Dark One from "Hawk the Slayer" (1980) -- Harry Robinson
--Medusa from "Clash of the Titans" (1980) -- Laurence Rosenthal
--Forest Romp/No Sorcerers, No Dragons/Maiden Sacrifice from "Dragonslayer" (1981) -- Alex North
--O Fortuna from "Excalibur" (1981) -- Carl Orff
--Lady of the Lake from "Excalibur" (1981) -- Trevor Jones
--Discovery/Transformation/Den and the Green Ball & Fighting from "Heavy Metal" (1981) -- Elmer Bernstein
--The Beastmaster from "The Beastmaster" (1982) -- Erich Kunzel
--Anvil of Crom, Theology - Civilization & Battle of the Mounds from "Conan the Barbarian" (1982) -- Basil Poledouris
--Castle Chase from "The Sword and the Sorcerer" (1982) -- David Whitaker
--Main Theme from "Conquest" (1983) -- Claudio Simonetti
--The Widow's Web from "Krull" (1983) -- James Horner

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

TMBDOS! Episode 143: “F for Fake” (1974).

November 26th, 2018
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Welcome back to TMBDOS - They Must Be Decorated On Sight! Yes, It's your hosts Lee, Daniel and special guest Jack Graham giving you the best podcast on decorations of all types. Expect tips, tricks, and news about decoration innovations for all occasions. This week the hosts cover the history of Victorian Christmas decorations.

Actually, that was all a lie. The hosts are really here to talk about the late period Orson Welles film "F For Fake" (1974). Daniel and Jack are both big Welles nerds and they dominate the conversation this week as they gush over how brilliant it all is, while Lee sits in the middle trying to sort out his thoughts and trying to avoid being the receptacle for this Welles appreciation bukkake. What the hosts have watched as of late is also covered.

"F for Fake" IMDB

Find Jack Graham in these places:

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Featured Music: "Lie to Me" by Tom Waits & "Orson's Theme" by the Michel Legrand Orchestra.

TMBDOS! Episode 142: “The Other Side of the Wind” (2018).

November 19th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel talk about Orson Welles' long-unfinished and unreleased film "The Other Side of the Wind" (2018), which is now available on Netflix. There's just so much to dig into here that the hosts do their best to balance talk about its long and complicated history with talk about if it's any good. A listener comment is read and the hosts also mention the passing of William Goldman.

The Other Side of the Wind IMDB

Featured Music: "Music to Watch Girls By" by Tony Hatch & "Fruit & Icebergs" by Blue Cheer.

TMBDOS! Episode 141: “The Last Wave” (1977).

November 13th, 2018
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Lee and Daniel try to keep their heads above water while exploring Dream-time in Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" (1977). Can they make sense of what the film is trying to say about the relationships between colonial powers and decimated native populations, especially those found in Australia? Does the movie even know what it's trying to do? The hosts also respond to listener comments and play an interesting variation of the Movie God Game.

"The Last Wave" IMDB

Interview with Peter Weir about "The Last Wave"

The Wrong With Authority Podcast

Featured Music: "Driving Home" & "The Descent" by Charles Wain.

TMBDOS! Episode 140: “Then I Took an Arrow to the Knee”.

November 5th, 2018
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Originally Lee and Daniel were going to cover "The Last Wave", but Lee sustained a real life knee injury that prevented his prep-work. So the hosts decided to record an informal chat about what they've been watching as of late, and opened up to the listeners for some questions, which they answer on the second half of the show. There's lots of random asides and a bare minimum of editing in this one, which is essentially just an extended version of the usual opening bit of TMBDOS!. If you can't get past "umms", "ahhhs", "like" and big pauses, then it's best you skip it altogether.

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Featured Music: Excerpt from the score for "The Cheerleaders" by The Honeyboys & "Wounded Knee" by Primus.

TMBDOS! RADIO: LEE VAN TEETH HALLOWEEN SHOW 2018.

October 31st, 2018
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Halloween, 2018, and the Wolfman is back, ready to give you a horror rock panic attack! Join Lee Van Teeth for another two hours of music and mania, in order to make your Halloween perfect for exposing the inner canine in ya!

Listening with earbuds not encouraged.

Playlist:

"I'm the Wolfman" -- Round Robin
"The Face Of Time" -- Plague
"Marble Orchard" -- The Graveyard Five
"Voodoobilly Man" -- Deadbolt
"Voodoo Moonshine" -- Deadbolt
"The Witch" -- The Rattles
"Season of the Witch" -- Donovan
"Am I Evil?" -- Diamondhead
"Ghouls Night Out" -- The Misfits
"Hollywood Babylon" -- The Misfits
"Return of the Fly" -- The Misfits
"Black Sabbath" -- Black Sabbath
"Black Sabbath" -- Coven
"London After Midnight" -- Gein and the Graverobbers
"I Was a Teenage Creature" -- Lord Luther
"Meet the Creeper" -- Destroy All Monsters
"Frankenstomp" -- Satan's Pilgrims
"The Mummy's Bracelet" -- Lee Ross
"My Daddy is a Vampire" -- The Meteors
"Victims of the Vampire" -- Slaughter and the Dogs
"Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon" -- The Cramps
"Billy the Monster" -- The Deviants
"Two Souls" -- The Grim Reepers
"Daemon Lover" -- Shocking Blue
"I Think of Demons" -- Roky Erickson
"Don't Shake Me Lucifer" -- Roky Erickson
"N.I.B." -- Black Sabbath

TMBDOS! Episode 139: “The Ghost Galleon” (1974) & “Night of the Seagulls” (1975).

October 22nd, 2018
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Lee and Daniel finish their look at the Amando de Ossorio Blind Dead films with 1974's "The Ghost Galleon" & 1975's "Night of the Seagulls". Is "Ghost Galleon" really the worst of the Blind Dead films? If so, is it any good at all? Did Ossorio mange to perfect the formula with "Seagulls"? How would the hosts remake the Blind Dead films if they had the chance? All of this and more in this episode!

"The Ghost Galleon" IMDB 

"Night of the Seagulls" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Ghost Galleon" by Iron Dogs; excerpts from the score for "The Night of the Seagulls" by Antón García Abril; and "Night of the Seagulls" by Cathedral.