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Blood on the Tracks Episode 26: Canadian Horror Part 2 - Rough and Rare.

July 31st, 2019

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Lee is back to dive into part two of this three-part dive into the music from Canadian-made horror. This time out there's a focus on the early and the obscure. A lot of time was spent trying to source the music (some sources sounds a bit crappy), so the background info is a bit lighter in this episode.

Playlist:

--Sequence 1 from "The Mask" (1961) --Myron Schaeffer
--Water Bug from "Playgirl Killer" (1967) --Neil Sedaka
--La Diable est Parmi Nous from "Possession of Virginia" (1972) --Francois Cousineau
--Song of Solomon from "The Pyx" (1973) --Karen Black
--Suite from "The Corpse Eaters" (1974) --Unknown
--Suite from "Shivers" (1975) --Howard Shore
--Interrogating Kim from "Scanners" (1981) --Howard Shore

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

TMBDOS! Episode 172: “The First Turn-On!!” (1983).

July 29th, 2019

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The whole crew is on board for the podcast's long-overdue return to sex comedies. Up first it's the last of Troma studio's initial four sex comedy releases in 1983's "The First Turn-On!!". This sex comedy, formatted as an anthology film, has a lot to mull over. The hosts talk about how this might have been the first true Troma film, the gross-out gags, and the surprising positive attitudes towards sex given its genre and when it was made. Where's the rape? Is it so cleverly dumb that anything "offensive" just isn't? Would the hosts eat food stored in a cave? Why is Lee angry about the soundtrack? What can Paul tell us about a circle jerk involving a cracker? All of this and more (as well as listener comments) are covered.

"The First Turn-On!!" IMDB

Featured Music: "Tears and Synthesizers" by The Modern Thinkers & "Come Back to Me" by Shrapnel.

TMBDOS! Episode 171: “1990: The Bronx Warriors” (1982) & “Escape from the Bronx” (1983).

July 22nd, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are joined by guest host Greg to peek again into the future. This time it's a window into the Bronx of both 1990 and 2000, as depicted in Enzo G. Castellari's "1990: The Bronx Warriors" (1982) & "Escape from the Bronx" (1983). This episode has talk about weird gangs; great villains who meet underwhelming ends; non-stop action; George Eastman; the weird posture, acting, and eventual vanishing of Mark Gregory; gentrification and ethnic cleansing; ideas for a possible third film; and which film is ultimately better. Listener comments and what the hosts have watched are also talked about.

"1990: The Bronx Warriors" IMDB

"Escape from the Bronx" IMDB

Featured Music: "Escape Sequence 3" by Francesco De Masi; "Bronx 1990" by Walter Rizzati; and "Escape Sequence 1" by Francesco De Masi.

TMBDOS! Episode 170: “Conquest” (1983).

July 15th, 2019

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In the wake of films like 1982's "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Beastmaster", Italian cinema did its thing and started making cheap rip-offs. Lucio Fulci unleashed his version of one of these with 1983's "Conquest".

Lee, Daniel and Paul have come together in this episode in an epic quest to figure out just what the hell the film is actually about (when we can clearly see what's happening on-screen). One of them loves it, one of them likes it, and one of them was really, really confused and bored by it. Be warned, there's a lot of padding of the run time with listener comments, what we've watched, and strange asides such as Dr. Pimple Popper of all damn things.

"Conquest" IMDB

Featured Music: "Main Theme"; "The Capture" & "Night Creatures" by Claudio Simonetti.

Cape Sh!t Episode 4: “Thor” (2011).

July 13th, 2019

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Daniel and Lee are joined once again by their friend Kerry to tackle the first Marvel film about the god of thunder himself, "Thor", from 2011. Is it unfairly overlooked? In general, where does it sit in the MCU? Why does Lee have questions about Asgard and Stan Lee's inability to pick up Thor's hammer during his cameo? All of this and more are explored.

"Thor" IMDB

TMBDOS! Episode 169: “The New Barbarians” (1983).

July 8th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel go all the way into the future! That's right, they are checking out what 2019 is going to look like with Enzo G. Castellari's "The New Barbarians" (1983). Slow dune buggies, massive shoulder pads, and even bigger hair are all discussed. Let's not forget the exploding bodies, annoying fucking genius kid, and the fact that hair spray is the most abundant resource in the post-apocalyptic future. Fred Williamson? George Eastman? How can you go wrong? Prepare for the initiation!

"The New Barbarians" IMDB

Featured Music: "Riding Killers" & "Nuke is Over" by Claudio Simonetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 168: “Baba Yaga” (1973).

July 1st, 2019

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Lee, Daniel & Paul check out some sexy Euro horror this time out with 1973's "Baba Yaga". This Italian horror is based on a popular and long-running Italian comic book series, but does it connect at all to the Eastern European mythical being that it take its name from? Does this film have enough horror in it, or is it just a bunch of lesbianism, nudity, and BDSM, with strange Nazi imagery sprinkled in? Are the hosts going to complain either way? Joe Biden? Don't worry, it doesn't get political. Listener comments are also covered.

"Baba Yaga" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Slogan" & "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 25: Canadian Horror Part 1 - Suites to the Sweet.

June 30th, 2019

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This month Lee is taking the first part of a multi-part dive into Canadian horror films. Of course, many horror (and other genre) films were made in Canada over the years in order to take advantage of the tax shelter incentives, so not everything on this episode can be considered entirely Canadian, but often Canadians filled most of the major creative roles in the films to be featured here and future installments, thus they get a pass.

But wait, there's more! This first part is going to focus on horror suites, so although you're getting fewer films and tracks featured here overall than you would in a regular BotT episode, you're still getting just as much music. Suites to the sweet!

Playlist:

--Silent Night & Evil Night from "Black Christmas" (1974) --Carl Zittrer
--The Shape of Rage from "The Brood" (1979) --Howard Shore
--Bleeding Hearts Still Beating Suite from "My Bloody Valentine" (1981) --Paul Zaza

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

TMBDOS! Episode 167: “StageFright” (1987).

June 24th, 2019

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Lee, Daniel, and returning special guest Greg take a look at Michele Soavi's feature length debut, the visually-striking slasher film "StageFright" (1987). Does this late entry into both the giallo and slasher genres manages to stand out from the pack, or is it another victim of both genre's decline? What the hosts have watched and listener comments are also covered.

"StageFright" (IMDB)

Check out Greg's YouTube page here for beer-related content 

Featured Music: "Ballade for Corinne" & "Aquarius" by Stefano Mainetti.

TMBDOS! Episode 166: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018).

June 10th, 2019

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Finishing off their latest series on Westerns, Lee and Daniel tackle the Coen brothers' western anthology film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018). Did they manage to pull off another classic, or does this film fall short of their greater works? The six segments; their individual themes, tone, style, and the performances from the actors in each are discussed. At the end the hosts rank the segments and give their overall final thoughts on the film as a whole, and talk a bit about it being a Netflix-only thing. Also covered: A listener comment and what Lee has watched as of late.

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" IMDB

Featured Music: "Cool Water" by Bob Nolan (performed by Tim Blake Nelson); "Carefree Drifter" by David Rawlings & Gillian Welch; "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch (performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson); & "The Book" by Carter Burwell.

CAPE SH!T Episode 3: “Iron Man 2″ (2010).

June 6th, 2019

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Daniel and Lee are joined by their friends Greg and Kerry to talk about "Iron Man 2" (2010). Is it any good? Even if it is, does it matter in the big picture of the MCU? Did Mickey Rourke try too hard for this film? How fucking hot is Scarlett Johansson even before the Black Widow costume? All of this and more is talked about in this episode.

"Iron Man 2" IMDB

Check out Kerry's YouTube channel here.

Check out Greg's YouTube channel here.

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.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 24: 1980s Punksploitation.

May 28th, 2019

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Punksploitation! Is it a thing? Lee says it is, because he'll be damned if he's going to manage to re-record a new show from scratch before the month is over. Lee spins some of his favourite cuts from film soundtracks that (mostly) in some way use punk rockers, punk music, or some sort of other punk aesthetic in the film.

Playlist:

--Out of Luck from "Out of the Blue" (1980) --The Pointed Sticks
--Something Else from "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" (1980) --Sex Pistols
--Liars Beware from "Blank Generation" (1980) --Richard Hell & The Voidoids
--Ain't Got No Sense from "Class of 1984" (1982) --Teenage Head
--It Takes a Worried Man from "Human Highway" (1982) --Devo
--Sister Darkness from "Burst City" (1982) --Battle Rockers
--No God from "Suburbia" (1983) --The Germs
--Wash Away from "Suburbia" (1983) --T.S.O.L.
--When the Shit Hits the Fan from "Repo Man" (1984) --The Circle Jerks
--Let's Have a War from "Repo Man" (1984) --Fear
--Eyes Without a Face from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --The Flesheaters
--Take a Walk from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --Tall Boys
--Partytime (Zombie Version) from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --45 Grave
--Love Kills from "Sid and Nancy" (1986) --Joe Strummer
--Taxi to Heaven from "Sid and Nancy" (1986) --Pray for Rain
--Urban Struggle from "Dudes" (1987) --The Vandals

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

TMBDOS! Episode 164: “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid” (1973).

May 20th, 2019

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Lee, Daniel, and Paul (briefly), tackle Sam Peckinpah's often misunderstood and abused "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973). Was this epic western, featuring an all-star cast of great character actors, fairly run out of the territory back in its day, or does the "Turner Cut" and the revised special edition from 2005 prove old Sam was on to something, even as his raging alcoholism was starting to take hold of his career's direction? An overview of the major cuts of the film are discussed, as well as just what Peckinpah was trying to say by taking Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett's story and twisting it - messing with the timelines, stretching the truth, and just plain making shit up. Also mentioned: Kris Kristofferson's ass, Bob Dylan's soundtrack and acting ability, and Harry Dean Stanton as a cuck. Listener comments are also covered.

"Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" IMDB

Featured Music: "Knocking on Heaven's Door", "Billy Surrenders", and "Billy 1" by Bob Dylan.

TMBDOS! Episode 163: “Companeros” (1970).

May 13th, 2019

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The whole crew is together in this episode to talk about Sergio Corbucci's follow-up (and - let's face it - remake) of "The Mercenary", "Companeros" (1970). Nero is back playing another handsome, smooth-talking European mercenary. Jack Palance is back playing his rival again, but now he's got a wooden hand, smoking lots of wacky tobaccy cigarettes, and having conversations with his pet falcon. And then there's Tomas Milian, looking like Che Guevara, and threatening to steal the entire film out from under everyone's feet! Listener comments and a bunch of rambling, drunken asides abound in this one (including Paul's issues with Jack Palance in real life), so why not join the revolution?

"Companeros" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Il Pinguino" & "Vamos a Matar Compañeros (Titoli)" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 162: “The Mercenary” (1968).

May 6th, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel continue down the dusty western trail with Sergio Corbucci's "The Mercenary" (1968). The balance of political and social themes in this Zapata spaghetti western with the out-right action and buddy comedy elements are discussed, as well as how this stands up to Leone's work. Jack Palance's naked ass, possible poly-triads, what the hosts have watched, and listener comments are also covered.

"The Mercenary" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Bamba Vivace", "Estasi" & "Il Mercenario (L'arena)" by Ennio Morricone.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 23: 7 x 2.

May 1st, 2019

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Lee got busy this month and threw together an easy playlist. This time out it's two pieces of music from seven genre films he quite likes.

Playlist:

--The Living Dead & Strait Jacket from "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" (1974) -- Giullano Sorgini
--We Saw Creatures & French Eye Kiss from "From Beyond" (1986) -- Richard Band
--Icy Search & Ballet - Russian from "Horror Express" (1972) -- John Cacavas
--Forever Dilating Eye & Elena's Sound World from "Beyond the Black Rainbow" (2010) -- Sinoia Caves
--Title & Inquiry from "It Follows" (2014) -- Disasterpeace
--Sex Killer & Bride of the Guillotine from "The Editor" (2014) -- Jeremy Gillespie
--The Journey & Vengeance from "Sorcerer" (1977) Tengerine Dream--

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

TMBDOS! Intermission #24: Last Minute Bullshit.

April 29th, 2019

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Things went to shit, so Lee and Daniel decided to record an intermission episode instead of the intended regular podcast. They respond to listener comments and talk about what they watched as of late. It's essentially the first part of a regular episode without following that up with an actual film review.

Check out these fine podcasts:

Motion Picture Massacre 

Astro Radio Z 

Featured Music: "Rat Race" by Kenny Graham & "Rescue Squad" by Syd Dale.

CAPE SH!T Episode 2: “The Incredible Hulk” (2008).

April 29th, 2019

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Daniel and Lee are joined by writer, musician, fellow podcaster, and good friend Kit Power, to cover the second film in the MCU, "The Incredible Hulk" (2008). Is this film rightly treated like the forgotten disfigured son it is, locked up in the attic and fed fishheads from a bucket? Or is it highly underrated? Is it at least better than Ang Lee's Hulk film?

"The Incredible Hulk" IMDB 

Check out Kit Power's podcast Watching Robocop here, his online writing for Ginger Nuts of Horror here; buy his books here, and throw money at his Pateron here.

TMBDOS! Episode 161: “The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe” (1973).

April 21st, 2019

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This week Lee and Paul are here to talk about the Italian Western/Martial Arts mash-up "The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe" (1973), directed by Mario Caiano. Can these two genres work together? Racist slurs? Quality dentures in the old west? Bloody violence? Klaus Kinski? All of this and more, as well as a listener comment and a couple of recent watches from Paul are talked about.

"The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe" IMDB 

Featured Music: Selections from the score by Bruno Nicolai.