September 30th, 2021
Lee is back this episode giving you a playlist compiled from the soundtracks and scores for his favourite British crime films of the last 50 years.
--It's Caper Time from "The Italian Job" (1969) --Quincy Jones
--Dyed, Dead, and Read from "Performance" (1970) --Jack Nitzsche
--The Hashishin from "Performance" (1970) --Ry Cooder
--Excerpt from "Villain" (1971) --Jonathan Hodge
--Getting Nowhere in a Hurry from "Get Carter" (1971) --Roy Budd
--Main Theme from "Sitting Target" (1972) --Stanley Myers
--No Respectable Gentleman/A Relentless Suitor from "The First Great Train Robbery" (1978) --Jerry Goldsmith
--Main Title & The Scene is Set from "The Long Good Friday" (1980) --Francis Monkman
--The Hit from "The Hit" (1984) --Roger Waters & Eric Clapton
--Daddy Rollin' Stone from "Sexy Beast" (2000) --Derek Martin
--Peaches from "Sexy Beast" (2000) --The Stranglers
--Lujon from "Sexy Beast" (2000) --Henry Mancini
--Golden Brown from "Snatch" (2000) --The Stranglers
--Drugs Den from "Harry Brown" (2009) --Peter Tong & Paul Rogers
Opening and closing music: Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream, and My Name & The Departure from "Shanghai Joe" by Bruno Nicolai.
September 27th, 2021
This week Lee and Leah have promised to live to see you die, and they will. Well, not really, but there's a lot of that sort of thing going on in Edward L. Cahn's radioactive monster thriller "Creature with the Atom Brain" (1955). The hosts discuss just how effective this low budget sci-fi horror film is. Do they get radiation right? Does it matter? Early squib work; shitty grenades; questionable Italian gangsters; huge lobotomy scars; and just who is Dick Cutting? All of this and more, as well as what the hosts have watched recently, and they read and respond to some recent YouTube comments. We may not look like Buchanan but we are him!
"Creature with the Atom Brain" IMDB
Featured Music: "Return of the Creature with the Atom Brain" by The Celibate Rifles & "Creature with the Atom Brain" by Roky Erickson.
September 13th, 2021
Lee is joined this episode by his friend and fellow podcaster Vaughn Kuhlmeier to chat about an underseen Canadian exploitation film, "Siege" (1983), directed by Paul Donovan. Set in, and shot on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Lee's home province), some Canadian history surrounding the premise for the film, and some silly East Coast-isms are pointed out by Lee. Police brutality and corruption come up as they talk about the differences between American and Canadian police, and the obvious influences of John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" on this film. Vaughn also covers what he's been watching recently. So sit back, fortify your home from Canadian fascists, crack open a bottle of smooth Hermit's wine, and listen-in.
Check out Vaughn's excellent podcast Motion Picture Massacre, and follow Vaughn on Twitter.
Featured Music: Opening and Closing Themes by Drew King & Peter Jermyn.