They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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Blood on the Tracks Episode 16: The End of the World (As We Know It) Part 2.

August 31st, 2018

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The world was ending so damn much that it could not be contained in just one show, so here's part two of Lee's look at the soundtracks and scores of dystopian and post-apocalyptic films.

Playlist:

--The Fighter Centurions from "The Fighter Centurions 2072" (1986) -- Riz Ortolani
--Hands of Steel from "Hands of Steel" (1986) -- Claudio Simonetti
--Main Title/What's Wrong? from "THX 1138" (1971) -- Lalo Schifrin
--Source #2 from "THX 1138" (1971) -- Lalo Schifrin
--Everything Fades Into Mist from "1984" (1984) -- Eurythmics
--Playing With Fire from "Dead End Drive-In" (1986) -- Lisa Edwards
--Rid of Me from "Strange Days" (1995) -- Juliette Lewis
--Dolls Polyphony from "Akira" (1988) -- Geinoh Yamashirogumi
--Winds Over Neo-Tokyo from "Akira" (1988) -- Geinoh Yamashirogumi
--Making Of Cyborg from "Ghost in the Shell" (1995) -- Kenji Kawai
--Sleepy Shores from "Children of Men" (2006) -- Michael Price
--Suite from "2019: After the Fall of New York" (1983) -- Oliver Onions
--Black Inferno from "Raiders of Atlantis" (1983) -- Oliver Onions

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

TMBDOS! Episode 132: “Antropophagus” (1980) & “Absurd” (1981).

August 26th, 2018

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Lee and Paul decided to go way out into left field from what we've been covering as of late and check out the Joe D'Amato-directed, and George Eastman-written and starring slasher films "Antropophagus" (1980) & "Absurd" (1981). Do these noted members of the Video nasties list live up to their reputations? Are they any good? What lengths did Paul go to to first see these films? Is "Absurd" just a rip-off of "Halloween"? All this and more in this rather informal chat.

"Antropophagus" (1980) IMDB

"Absurd" (1981) IMDB

Featured Music: "Main Theme-Padre Snaturato" by Marcello Giombini & music from "Absurd" by Carlo Maria Cordio.

TMBDOS! Episode 131: “Countess Dracula” (1971).

August 20th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel are back this week to talk about yet another vampire film - well, it's vampire-like anyway. This week it's Hammer's "Countess Dracula" (1971), directed by Peter Sasdy and starring the lovely and, in a couple of instances, nude Ingrid Pitt. How close does this story, based on the real life "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Bathory, stick to the known facts? Does it go far enough? What's with all the romance stuff and funny hats? The hosts also talk about what they've watched as of late and discuss how they'd remake this film, and who they'd cast and hire as director. Drop your blood-sokaed sponges, towel off, and take a listen.

"Countess Dracula" IMDB

Featured Music: "Countess Dracula - Opening Credits" & excerpt from the score by Harry Robinson; and "An Execution" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

TMBDOS! Episode 130: “Death Line” (1972).

August 13th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel take a trip deep underground to feast their eyes on "Death Line", AKA: "Raw Meat", from 1972, directed by Gary Sherman. Being a film that was buried for many years, the hosts dig into the deeper-than-expected social commentary and the brilliant performances, as well as the vivid gore & make up effects work. What the hosts have watched lately is also covered. Come on in and listen - just make sure you mind the doors!

"Death Line" IMDB

Featured Music: "Death Line (Main Theme)" by Wil Malone & "Going Underground" by The Jam.

TMBDOS! Episode 129: “Ganja & Hess” (1973).

August 6th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel tackle a film they don't think was made for white boys like themselves. This time out it's "Ganja & Hess" (1973), directed by Bill Gunn. Is this Black vampire film just a "Blackula" rip-off or is it so much more? Why was it not more of a box office success? How much Black donkey dick is in it? What do they think about using bathwater for something other than washing oneself? A listener comment is also covered.

"Ganja & Hess" IMDB

Featured Music: "Intro"; "Bongili Work Song #1"; and "You've Got To Learn To Let It Go (Studio Version) by Sam Waymon.