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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 

Check out our friend Kit Power's work.

Daniel's other fine podcasts:

Wrong With Authority 
I Don't Speak German 

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 

The Psychosemantic Podcast 

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

Listen to Daniel and Kit on the lastest episode of Wrong With Authority

Watching Robocop With Kit Power Podcast

Buy Kit Power's books

Support Kit Power's work on Pateron

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.

TMBDOS! Episode 94: “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” (1974).

April 23rd, 2017

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This week Lee and Daniel take a look at Sam Peckinpah's boozy crime/revenge tale, "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" (1974). Is it a late Peckinpah masterpiece, or is it just a mess? Also talked about: what they've watched as of late (including the new MST3K), and they read a couple of listener comments.

NOTE: there are a few audio glitches in this due to Skype being a prick. Sorry about that.

"Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" IMDB

Featured Music: "Killer's Rhapsody" by Jerry Fielding.

TMBDOS! Episode 93: “The Driver” (1978) & “Drive” (2011).

April 11th, 2017

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Lee and Daniel continue their look at crime films. This week they tackle the lonely, quiet getaway drivers of "The Driver" (1978) and "Drive" (2011) in a big episode. They also cover what they've watched as of late and Lee announces an upcoming podcast that will be debuting under the TMBDOS! Radio banner at the end of the month. What's it going to be about? Well, here's a hint: this episode is filled with more soundtrack music than usual.

"The Driver" IMDB

"Drive" IMDB

Featured Music: "The Detective" by Michael Small; "Tick of the Clock" by The Chromatics; "Nightcall" by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx; "A Real Hero" by College; and "Under Your Spell" by Desire.

TMBDOS! Episode 92: “Fargo” (1996).

March 28th, 2017

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Lee and Daniel are back talking crime films, and are joined by their friend Jack Graham, returning as guest host, to help tackle the Coen brother's modern classic "Fargo" (1996). Also covered: what they've watched as of late; a tangent on Marvel tv shows and films; and some talk about VHS rental places, later on in the show.

"Fargo" IMDB

 

Jack Graham's links:

His Twitter.

His blog post on "Fargo": "Minnesota Normal".

His blog post on "A Serious Man": "Minnesota Biblical".

His podcast The Shabcast.

 

Daniel's appearance on Watching Robocop with Kit Power.

Featured Music: "Bismark, North Dakota" & "Fargo, North Dakota" by Carter Burwell.

TMBDOS! Episode 91: “A Simple Plan” (1998).

March 20th, 2017

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The gang is back together (briefly) to pay tribute to the late Bill Paxton, as Paul, Daniel and Lee relate their memories of his career on film. Before they bid Paul farwell, what they've watched as of late is also chatted about. Then Lee and Daniel get into the meat of the episode by talking about the thriller/neo-noir "A Simple Plan", from 1998, directed by Sam Rami of all people.

"A Simple Plan" IMDB

Featured Music: "Piña Coladaburg" by Coconut Pete & "Main Title" by Danny Elfman.

TMBDOS! Episode 90: “Kitten With a Whip” (1964) & “Rebus” (1969).

February 27th, 2017

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Lee and Daniel are back to cover two crime movies featuring the vocal, acting, and visual talents of Ann-Margret: one unfairly-judged, in 1964's "Kitten With a Whip", and one almost totally lost to time in 1969's "Rebus". Also covered: what the hosts have watched as of late; listener comments; and they do get into a short rant about female models and sex workers, who were often used in many of the films of this era, dropped, and then forgotten about.

"Kitten With a Whip" IMDB

"Rebus" IMDB

Download "Kitten With a Whip" from Rarelust here

Download "Rebus" from Rarelust here

Featured Music: "Take a Chance" (first with Ann-Margaret vocals, and secondly without) by Luis Bacalov.