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TMBDOS! Episode 180: “The Norwood Builder” (1985); “The Musgrave Ritual” (1986); “The Devil’s Foot” (1988) .

October 14th, 2019

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This week Lee, Daniel and the returning guest host Jack Graham are breaking the general TMBDOS! rule of at least covering one movie on an episode, and are continuing their look at Sherlock Holmes adaptations by talking about three of the Jeremy Brett tv episodes. This time out they talk about "The Norwood Builder" (1985), "The Musgrave Ritual"(1986), and "The Devil's Foot" (1988). Robert Forster; "WKRP in Cincinnati"; "Star Trek" jokes; sexual awakenings; trigonometry; M.R. James & Poe references; and Holmes tripping balls are just some of the things brought up, as well as listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.

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Watch the BBC adaptation of M.R. James' "A Warning to the Curious" 

"The Norwood Builder" IMDB

"The Musgrave Ritual" IMDB

"The Devil's Foot" IMDB

Featured Music: "221B baker Street"; "John Hactor McFarlane and His Mother"; and "On the Trail" by Patrick Gowers.

TMBDOS! Episode 179: “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1959); “The Final Problem” (1985) & “The Empty House” (1986).

October 7th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are back once again with their friend Jack Graham to ponder more Sherlock Holmes adaptations on the big and small screen. First up it's the Hammer Horror adaptation of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959), directed by Terence Fisher, and starring Peter Cushing, André Morell & Christopher Lee. Then it's two more episodes of the Jeremy Brett Holmes series, where we cover the apparent death and return of Holmes with "The Final Problem" (1985) & "The Empty House" (1986). Was Hammer suited to adapt Holmes? Why is Moriarty bullshit? Can Watson write a fight scene worth a shit? Dog's bollocks? All this and more is covered in the episode. The hosts also talk about what they've watched recently and listener comments are read.

Lee's apprearance on the Grindbin Podcast talking about "The Yesterday Machine"

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" IMDB

"The Final Problem" IMDB

"The Empty House" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Main Titles" & "The Legend of the Hound" by James Bernard; and "The Death of Sherlock Holmes" by Patrick Gowers.

TMBDOS! Episode 178: “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” (1976) & “A Scandal in Bohemia” (1984).

September 23rd, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are once again joined by their friend Jack Graham to talk about some more Sherlock Holmes adaptations. First off they get a bit deeper into the character's drug use with "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (1976). Then they take a break from the Rathbone series, covered in previous episodes, and take a look at the very first episode of the Jeremy Brett series, "A Scandal in Bohemia" (1984). Racist barons; douchebag kings; train chases; sword fights on top of said trains; terrible BBC Sherlock; and Moriarty slipping the D to Holmes' mom are just a few of the things brought up this time around, as well as listener comments and what Lee has watched recently.

Jack Graham can be found here.

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"The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" IMDB

"A Scandal in Bohemia" IMDB

Featured Music: "Main Title" & "Sherlock Holmes Passacaglia" by John Addison; "221b Baker Street" by Patrick Growers.

TMBDOS! Episode 177: “The Spider Woman” (1943) & “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” (1970).

September 16th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are joined this week by their friend Jack Graham, making his return to the podcast to help them tackle more Sherlock Holmes adaptations. First up it's another Basil Rathbone film, with 1943's "The Spider Woman". Then they look at one of, if not the first, Holmes film to really take a much different look at the character, with Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1970). Holmes' sexuality; racism and propaganda in the Rathbone films; bald Christopher Lee; and the Loch Ness Monster are just a few of the things talked about in this episode. Listener comments are also covered.

Find Jack Graham's work here.

"The Spider Woman" IMDB 

"The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Moving Out"; "Castles of Scotland; and "Main Titles/221B Baker Street" by Miklos Rozsa.

TMBDOS! Episode 176: “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1939) & “The Pearl of Death” (1944).

September 8th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel start an extended series looking into film adaptations of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. First up, they check out two examples from the 14-film series, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, that one could argue really captured the imagination of the general movie-going public and cemented Holmes and his stories as a solid well to keep going back to for film adaptation ever since. The two films are "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1939) & "The Pearl of Death" (1944). There's talk of Holmes being a dickhead; the smashing of fine china; Rondo Hatton; the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix; and listener comments are responded to.

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" IMDB 

"The Pearl of Death" IMDB 

Catch Lee's appearance on the Movie Melt podcast, covering "Psycho Pike". 

Featured Music: "Lieder Ohne Worte" by Felix Mendelssohn & "Caprice for Solo Violin, Op. 1 No. 24" by Niccolò Paganini.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 22: More Poliziotteschi Picks.

March 30th, 2019

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Lee is back with the show's second look into the violent and eccentric world of Poliziotteschi films, and the often diverse scores that come with them.

Playlist:

--Main Theme from "Killer Cop" (1975) --Stelvio Cipriani
--La Fine Di Cobb from "Mark of the Cop" (1975) --Stelvio Cipriani
--Mark Colpisce Ancora (Titoli) from "Mark Strikes Again" (1976) --Stelvio Cipriani
--Sambamba from "The Tough Ones" (1976) --Franco Micalizzi
--Main Titles from "Crime on the Highway" (1982) --Franco Micalizzi
--You Are Not the Same from "Contraband" (1980) --Fabio Frizzi & Cricket
--Dreamland from "Bloody Payroll" (1976) --Enrico Pieranunzi & Silvano Chimenti
--Main Titles from "Confessions of a Police Captain" (1971) --Riz Ortolani
--The Summertime Killer & Motorcycle Circus from "Summertime Killer" (1972) --Luis Bacalov
--Main Theme from "The Police Serve the Citizens?" (1973) --Luis Bacalov
--Life of a Policeman from "High Crime" (1973) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Il Grande Racket Seq. 1 (Finale) from "The Big Racket" (1976) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Driving All Around from "Street Law" (1974) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

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

TMBDOS! Episode 157: “The House That Jack Built” (2018).

March 25th, 2019

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Lee and the returning Paul tackle a listener request, and the first ever Lars von Trier film to be reviewed on the show. Both hosts were mostly unfamiliar with his work, but at least knew something about his reputation for transgressive cinema. Was this offensive? Artistic? Interesting? Or was it just overlong and boring? The hosts don't hold back. Listener comments are also covered.

"The House That Jack Built" IMDB 

Featured music: "Happy Jack" by The Who & "Jangling Jack" by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

TMBDOS! Episode 155: “Truck Turner” (1974).

February 25th, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel hitch a ride with Isaac Hayes as "Truck Turner" (1974), in this highly entertaining blaxploitation film, co-starring Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols, Scatman Crothers and the recently departed Dick Miller! Coors Beer, KFC two-piece meals, over-the-top pimp fashion sense, and quality squib work are among the topics brought up. Listener comments are also gone through, where we talk about how we can make or break a writer's career. Stick with us - we got beer and we'll buy you a (cheap) chicken dinner.

"Truck Turner" IMDB 

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Wrong With Authority 
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Featured Music: "Hospital Shootout" & "Main Theme" by Isaac Hayes.

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 

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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.

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 112: “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955).

January 8th, 2018

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Lee and Daniel kick off 2018 with the western/noir "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955), directed by John Sturges. The boundries Sturges pushes against with the material relative to the time the film was made are discussed, as well as just what an amazing collection of talent is shown on screen. Also covered: a listener comment (sort of) and a lengthy discussion about what they've watched as of late (the actual film review starts about a half hour into the episode).

Our next episode will be our best first time movie watches in 2017. Want to contribute? Email your list either via text or an attached .mp3 to houglyreviews@gmail.com ...or leave it on the wall of the They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Facebook group.

"Bad Day at Black Rock" IMDB

Featured Music: "Escape" and "Main Title" by André Previn.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 8: Poliziotteschi.

November 30th, 2017

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Lee is back to dig into one of his favourite film genres of all time, especially when it come to soundtracks and scores: the Italian crime/Poliziotteschi film genre. Ultra violence, lurid sex, and all sorts of musical styles abound from these films, and Lee tried hard to trim down the playlist to some of his all-time favourite tracks. So load up your guns and take the law into your own hands as society breaks down around you, in corruption and violence. Can you come out the other end clean? Who cares when the music is this great? Note: at one point Lee credits "Death Proof" instead of "Death Wish" as an influence on the genre, and, of course, he butchers Italian pronounciations left and right. But you expected that, right?

Playlist:

--Prelude from "Caliber 9" (1972) -- Luis Bacalov & Osanna
--Montreal Non Stop from "Stateline Motel" (1973) -- Luis Bacalov
--Citta Violenta from "Violent City" (1970) -- Ennio Morricone
--Blue Song from "The Violent Professionals" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--And Life Goes On from "The Violent Professionals" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Gangster Story from "High Crime" (1973) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Labirinto from "Tony Arzenta" (1973) -- Gianni Ferrio
--Main Theme from "The Italian Connection" (1972) -- Armando Trovajoli
--Main Theme from "The Great Kidnapping" (1973) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--La Polizia Sta A Guardare Part 4 from "The Great Kidnapping" (1973) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--La Polizia Ringrazia from "Execution Squad" (1972) -- Stelvio Cipriani
--Un Ami from "Revolver" (1973) -- Ennio Morricone
--Main Titles from "The Heroin Busters" (1977) -- Goblin
--Goodbye My Friend from "Street Law" (1974) -- Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

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

TMBDOS! Episode 99: “Jackie Brown” (1997).

July 3rd, 2017

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Lee and Daniel have finally made it to the end of the podcast's extended series on crime films with a massive episode on Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime novel "Rum Punch". That's right, time to talk some Pam Grier in "Jackie Brown"! Is it QT's best film? Is it the best modern era crime film? Is this Grier's best work? Is Spike Lee an ass for being critical of the liberal use of the dreaded "N" word? All of this and much more is discussed at length, including a longer-than-usual talk about what they've watched as of late. Forgive them, as it's been a while since they've recorded together, so there was a lot of catching up to do.

"Jackie Brown" IMDB

Featured Music: "Long Time Woman" by Pam Grier; "The Lion and the Cucumber" by The Vampire's Sound Incorporation; "Cissy Strut" by The Meters; and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" by The Delfonics.

Would you like to send in a message in text or .mp3 form for our upcoming 100th episode? Please feel free to pass it along to this email address: houglyreviews@gmail.com or leave a comment on our Facebook group

TMBDOS! Episode 98: “Zodiac” (2007).

June 5th, 2017

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Lee & Daniel are joined this week by the fantastic Mike Murphy of the Badasses, Boobs and Bodycounts podcast to talk about the 2007 David Fincher-directed "Zodiac". How accurate is it? Is it overrated? Does it work as a film as a whole? All these things and more are mulled over in this lengthy episode, including if the Zodiac was, in fact, Mike's dad. Also, Mike gets to play the Movie God Game, and the hosts talk about what they've watched as of late and respond to listener comments.

"Zodiac" IMDB

Check out Mike Murphy and the BBandBC right here.  

Daniel and Jack Graham's Wrong With Authority episode on "Zodiac" can be found here.  

Featured Music: "Trailer Park" by David Shire and "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan.

TMBDOS! Episode 97: “Thief” (1981).

May 22nd, 2017

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This week Lee and Daniel break into Michael Mann's feature film debut, "Thief" (1981). Also covered: listener comments and what they've watched as of late.

"Thief" IMDB

Featured Music: "Igneous" by Tangerine Dream & "Confrontation" by Craig Safan.

TMBDOS! Episode 96: “The Police Serve the Citizens?” (1973) & “The Heroin Busters” (1977).

May 8th, 2017

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Lee and Daniel get closer to the end of this extend look at crime films by checking out two more Poliziotteschi films. First-up, they look at the mostly forgotten slow-burn from Romolo Guerrieri, "The Police Serve the Citizens?" (1973). Then they check out the action-packed Enzo G. Castellari film, "The Heroin Busters" (1977). Much of the talk of the latter surrounds Fabio Testi's amazing wardrobe and how the British have sex. Also: does your motorcycle have airbags? You might wish it did after listening to this conversation. What they've watched as of late, and listener comments are also covered.

"The Police Serve the Citizens?" IMDB

"The Heroin Busters" IMDB

Featured Music: "Main Theme" from "The Police Serve the Citizens?" by Luis Bacalov & "Main Titles" from "The Heroin Busters" by Goblin.

TMBDOS! Episode 95: “White Heat” (1949) & “Night and the City” (1950).

May 2nd, 2017

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Lee and Daniel are joined this week by their friend Kit Power, making his return in the guest host position, to cover the Raoul Walsh-directed "White Heat" (1949), starring James Cagney, and Jules Dassin's "Night and the City" (1950), starring Richard Widmark. 1940s iPods and dated 1990s references somehow make their way into the conversation. The hosts also cover what they have watched as of late.

"White Heat" IMDB
"Night and he City" IMDB

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Featured Music: "Five O'Clock Whistle" by Gene Irwin, Josef Myrow and Kim Gannon, performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra & The theme from "Night and the City" by Benjamin Frankel.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 1: 1970s Crime and Thrillers.

April 30th, 2017

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Welcome to the first episode of Blood on the Tracks, a sub-podcast of TMBDOS!, devoted to celebrating and exploring film soundtracks and scores. A new episode will be available at the end of every month. These will mostly be solo-casts, thus they will be more akin to the Intermission episodes, but hopefully you'll be able to overlook the awkardness of the host trying to fill dead air and just enjoy the music.

Playlist:

--Gassenhauer from "Badlands" (1973) -- Carl Orff
--Suite from "Marathon Man" {Main Title (alternate); Resemble Diamonds/Fountain Appointment; Market Continuation; End Credits; Fountain Appointment (alternate)} (1976) -- Michael Small
--Theme from "Night Moves" (1975) -- Michael Small
--Main Title from "Dirty Harry" (1971) -- Lalo Schifrin
--Theme from "Serpico" (1973) -- Mikis Theodorakis
--Yellow Panic from "Three Days Of The Condor" (1975) -- Dave Grusin
--End Titles from "The French Connection" (1971) -- Don Ellis
--Opening Theme/Carter Takes a Train from "Get Carter" (1971) -- Roy Budd
--Main Title from "Breakout" (1975) -- Jerry Goldsmith
--Search; Rain Forest; and Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from "Sorcerer" (1977) -- Tangerine Dream

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