They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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TMBDOS! Episode 165: “Soldier Blue” (1970).

June 3rd, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel tackle a film that's two films in one. They look at Ralph Nelson's "Soldier Blue" (1970), which is both a romantic comedy and, in parts, a horror-filled rape and gore-fest, using the 1864 real life massacre at a Native American village at Sand Creek to criticize America's imperialist ambitions both then and in Vietnam, and in general. How does the film manage to balance both of these things, if at all? Would either said part of this film make for a great film on their own? Blue balls? Candice Bergen's lovely ass? Donald Pleasence in a great little supporting role? How can the hosts keep cracking jokes when the subject matter gets so grim? Listener comments are also covered.

"Soldier Blue" IMDB

Featured Music: "Fields of Green and Skies of Blue" by Roy Budd & "Soldier Blue" by Buffy Sainte-Marie.