They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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Blood on the Tracks Episode 34: Another TMBDOS! Grab Bag.

April 30th, 2020

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Lee's been busy, so here's another grab bag of soundtrack and score selections featured on episodes of the They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! podcast. Big playlist, little talking = more value for the dollars you don't actually even pay for this hour of musical bliss. Enjoy!

--All American Hero from "Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders" (1990) --Terrea Smith (Episode 123)
--Venus in Furs from "Venus in Furs" (1969) --Manfred Mann w/vocals by Barbara McNair (Episode 125)
--Processo from "Count Dracula" (1970) --Bruno Nicolai (Episode 126)
--Bar Confrontation & Captain Kronos Theme from "Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" (1974) --Laurie Johnson (episode 128)
--Drowned Guthrie from "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" (1974) --Giuliano Sorgini (Episode 134)
--Main Title from "The Funhouse" (1981) --John Beal (Episode 135)
--The Descent from "The Last Wave" (1977) --Charles Wain (Episode 141)
--Orson's Theme from "F for Fake" (1974) --Michel Legrand Orchestra (Episode 143)
--Theme of Ali from "The Battle of Algiers" (1966) --Ennio Morricone & Gillo Pontecorvo (Episode 151)
--End of Sugarman & Exotic Dance from "Coffy" (1973) --Roy Ayers (Episode 152)
--The Black Klansman from "The Black Klansman" (1966) --Tony Harris (Episode 154)
--Bamba Vivace (Titoli di Testa) from "The Mercenary" (1968) --Ennio Morricone (episode 162)
--When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from "The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs" (2018) --David Rawlings and Gillian Welch - performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson (Episode 166)
--Open Space from "Baba Yaga" (1973) --Piero Umiliani (Episode 168)
--Romanian Wind from "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (2011) --Hans Zimmer (Episode 182)
--Jennie's Song from "The Bermuda Depths" (1978) --Maury Laws, Jules Bass, and sung by Claude Carmichael (Episode 186)
--Ready for Action from "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" (2019) --Syd Dale (Episode 189)

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 201: “Southern Comfort” (1981).

April 27th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel find themselves knee-deep in the swamps of the American deep south this week as they tackle Walter Hill's "Southern Comfort" (1981). The conversation mostly is split into two parts, where the hosts try to give the film its fair shake as both a semi-survival horror/hicksploitation mash-up film, as well as a very obvious discussion about America's sins during the Vietnam war (even if Hill denies the latter up and down). Also covered: listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late. Come swampin' wit' us, mon amis.

"Southern Comfort" IMDB 

Robert Evan's Behind The Bastards Podcast's episodes on "Soldier of Fortune" magazine:

Part 1
Part 2

Featured Music: "Canoes Upstream" & "Theme from Southern Comfort" by Ry Cooder.

TMBDOS! Episode 200: “Day of the Dead” (1985).

April 20th, 2020

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The podcast has made it to episode 200, and thus it goes back to cover the last film in George A. Romero's original "Dead" trilogy - the trilogy where its name and mascot originated. That's right, the hosts have decided to time travel ahead from where they currently are in their reviewing schedule, and cover 1985's "Day of the Dead". Long lost host Paul has returned! In addition to this, podcaster Ricky Morgan of The Hail Ming Power Hour, Short Bus Cinema, and a ton of other great podcasts sits in the guest host chair. Smart zombies; scenery chewing; compromised production budgets; mad scientists; predicting a pandemic crisis, and how people would actually react; who is cooking the food?; and the terrible remakes are all topics that are brought up. Listener comments are also covered. So why not waste your time in this audio monkey farm, eh, Frankenstein?

"Day of the Dead" IMDB

Check out Ricky's great podcasts:

The Hail Ming Power Hour
Short Bus Cinema
You Know What's Awesome?

Featured Music: "On the Beach" & "Day of the Dead" by John Harrison.

TMBDOS! Episode 199: “In Old Arizona” (1928) & “The Virginian” (1929).

April 6th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel found themselves in the talkies by mistake this week, but that didn't stop them from watching and giving their thoughts on "In Old Arizona" (1928) & "The Virginian" (1929), which are two post-silent era pre-code Westerns with a hell of a lot in common both good and bad.Things brought up include brown-face and bad stereotypical accents; the genre tropes of love triangles and the schoolmarm taming the wild cowboy; strange tonal shifts; The Cisco Kid series that "In Old Arizona" spawned; great moments in these early films that are ignored by so-called film experts, and the value of said experts opinions; and how "The Virginian" is really just a prequel to a film we've already covered, also starring Gary Cooper. Also covered: listener comments and what Daniel has watched as of late.

"In Old Arizona" IMDB 

"The Virginian" IMDB 

Featured Music: "My Tonia" by the Nat Shilkret Victor Orchestra; "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay" by Elsa Lanchester; and "Bury Me Not on the Lone Praire" by Burl Ives.

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