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.
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
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.
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.
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.