Quentin Tarantino to host film podcast with ‘Pulp Fiction’ co-writer Roger Avary

Quentin Tarantino teams up with his pulp Fiction co-writer and former co-worker at movie rental store Roger Avary for a podcast dedicated to the golden age of VHS.

The longtime friends and collaborators met in 1983 while working at the Video Archive in Manhattan Beach, California.

The rental store was famous for its extensive collection, which included some 8,000 VHS tapes and DVDs.

Tarantino bought the collection when the store closed in 1995 – a year after he and Avary collected the Oscar of the best scenario for Pulp Fiction.

Now the duo are reuniting for a podcast that celebrates the archival video collection as well as age-old VHS.

Tarantino and Avary will rewatch and discuss the same tapes they used to recommend and praise to customers, including the 1974 sci-fi comedy Black Star1979 moonraker starring Roger Moore as James Bond and the 1981 Mexican supernatural horror Demonoid.

Tarantino and Avary say the podcast will inspect everything from “controversial Bond films to surprising exploitation films”.

The goal is “to expose listeners to films they didn’t know they would like, to reward their favorites and of course to assess the quality of the video transfer”.

The Video Archive Podcast Gonna throw on the SiriusXM Stitcher podcast app on July 19; it will also be available to stream on most podcasting platforms.

“We never imagined that 30 years after working together behind the video archive counter, we’d be together again doing exactly the same thing we did back then: passionately talking about movies on VHS,” they wrote. said Tarantino and Avary.

“Watching movies originally brought us together and made us friends, and it’s our love of cinema that still brings us together today.

“So we surrounded ourselves with the original collection of the video archives, where we both worked before becoming famous filmmakers, and traveled back in time to the golden age of VHS.”

Updated: 03 June 2022, 12:25

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