The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

By Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary, Stitcher

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 Nov 2, 2022

scott
 Aug 24, 2022
so happy this podcast exist. I can listen to QT talk all day.


 Aug 8, 2022

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Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary invite you to become a customer at Video Archives, the store that started it all. Joined by their announcer Gala Avary, they’ll travel back in time to revisit old classics and discover new favorites, pulled from the actual VHS tapes that Quentin and Roger used to recommend to customers at the original Video Archives store in Manhattan Beach. From controversial James Bond films to surprising exploitation flicks, the duo will expose you to movies you didn't know you'd love, give awards to their favorites, and of course, rate the quality of the video transfer.

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After Show 10 - Revisiting Lipstick And More
00:30:21

Quentin, Roger & Gala continue last week’s conversation on Lipstick with an appraisal of Chris Sarandon’s career! They also get personal remembering their friend Scott Magill, appreciate the many colorful characters of Slithis, and ask what exactly makes a “classic” movie.
 

 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Nov 29, 2022
Lipstick / The One And Only / Slithis
02:20:40

Quentin and Roger enter the world of fashion with Lamont Johnson’s revenge-o-matic Lipstick! A fashion model is raped by her sister’s music teacher - after she takes him to court, she finds that she’ll have to take justice into her own hands. We’ll discuss the genius of casting real-life sisters Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, as well as the intensity a score can bring to a film.


 

Next, we jump into the ring with Carl Reiner’s Henry Winkler vehicle The One And Only. Andy Schmidt is a larger-than-life college student with dreams of becoming an actor, but when he finally makes it to New York, he finds that no one respects his talent - that is, until he accidentally invents show wrestling. Quentin & Roger quote their favorite lines from the film and discuss exceptional performances from Winkler and Kim Darby. Finally, we wade into the canals of Venice Beach to find Slithis (or Spawn Of The Slithis, depending on who you ask.) A nuclear leak has created a sea monster who terrorizes pets, winos and hippies, leading a high school journalism teacher to solve the mystery. The Video Archives crew talk about the importance of film as a time capsule, and the art of filling a film’s world with unique characters.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Nov 22, 2022
After Show 09 - More On Star 80
00:33:10

Today on the After Show, we’ve got even more insights from Quentin, Roger & Gala’s discussion of Star 80. They discuss the Chippendales documentary that shed further light on Paul Snider, and whether it was the right choice to use a stand-in for Peter Bogdanovich in the film. Before that, however, it’s the next part of Gala’s sit-down with Roger, all about the early days of Video Archives and how Roger met Quentin.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Nov 15, 2022
Star 80
01:34:28

This week, Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary discuss one film and one film alone: Bob Fosse’s Star 80. In 1980, Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten was murdered by her boyfriend Paul Snider. Three years later, Star 80 was released, a sensational retelling of Stratten’s story that hit too close to home for some. Roger and Quentin have a serious, personal discussion on differentiating fact from fiction, a tour-de-force performance from Eric Roberts, and how Dorothy Stratten touched the hearts of many through the silver screen.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Nov 08, 2022
After Show 08 - Wrapping Up American Giallo
00:34:48

Eli Roth returns to the After Show to wrap up our month of American Giallo! He talks to Gala and Roger about the VHS tape he got as a bar mitzvah present, and the festival where he met Roger. Plus, Quentin, Roger & Eli discuss films that almost but don’t quite qualify as American giallos.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Nov 01, 2022
American Giallo Pt. 2: Alice, Sweet Alice / Happy Birthday To Me (with Eli Roth)
01:57:26

Quentin, Roger and Eli Roth continue their exploration of American Giallo with one of Eli’s favorite films, 1976’s Alice, Sweet Alice. When Alice’s sister Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions turn towards Alice - but could a 12-year-old girl really be the killer? The group talks about the role that religion plays in giallo, how director Alfred Sole pulled off a period piece on a budget, and how the identity of the villain is just too good to spoil.


 

Wrapping things up in a bow, let’s all sing Happy Birthday To Me. Virginia is about to celebrate her 18th birthday, but before she can throw her party, her friends are killed off one by one. Directed by J. Lee Thompson, this film features amazing gags, unique kills, and one of the most gut-wrenching brain surgery scenes you’ll ever see. Make sure you RSVP; it’ll be a killer party.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Oct 25, 2022
After Show 07 - More American Giallo
00:30:39

Eli Roth joins the After Show for a bonus sit-down with Roger & Gala! He talks about growing up in Massachusetts, his first video store memories, and how he met Quentin. Plus, more moments from last week’s discussion, including their favorite De Palma films and John Carpenter’s original “Eyes” script.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Oct 18, 2022
American Giallo Pt. 1: Dressed To Kill / Eyes Of Laura Mars (with Eli Roth)
01:54:44

Quentin, Roger and guest customer Eli Roth (director of Hostel and Cabin Fever) kick off our first themed series: American Giallo! After outlining their thoughts on the genre, they start with Brian De Palma’s Dressed To Kill. A mysterious tall blonde woman wearing sunglasses murders a psychiatrist’s patient, and now she’s after the prostitute who witnessed it. Quentin, Roger and Eli talk about how the villainous Bobbi affected them, discuss the controversy surrounding the film, and reveal how the story changed from script to screen.


 

Next, we’ll look through Irvin Kershner’s Eyes Of Laura Mars. A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer. The hosts discuss strange plot devices, read excerpts from interviews that shed light on the true history of the film, and hear how Eli would have rewritten the ending. Tune in next week for the conclusion of this two part episode, with Alice Sweet Alice and Happy Birthday To Me!


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Oct 11, 2022
After Show 06 - Revisiting Coma And More
00:41:54

Last week, Quentin and Gala went toe to toe on the worth of Coma’s chase sequence - on today’s After Show, they return to finish the debate! We’ve also got outtakes from last week’s episode, the beginning of a new interview series with Roger all about the origins of Video Archives, and an update to our Piranha segment from Joe Dante himself.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Oct 04, 2022
Coma / Mikey & Nicky / Piranha
02:21:24

Take a trip to Boston Memorial Hospital for Michael Crichton’s Coma! People are falling into comas after routine procedures, and it’s up to one doctor to uncover the mystery. Roger & Quentin discuss the main character overcoming chauvinistic expectations, and go in-depth on Crichton’s talents as a writer and director.


 

Next, travel to the streets of Philly for Elaine May’s Mikey & Nicky. A small-time bookie has stolen mob money and is in hiding; the only person he can depend on is his childhood friend. A tale with a supreme split and reversal, Roger & Quentin unravel the mystery of why Elaine May chose to make this film. Lastly, we’ll travel down the river with Joe Dante’s Piranha, discussing how big studios diving into the exploitation market affected that genre, and the unique balance between comedy and humanity that Dante brings to a movie.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Sep 27, 2022
After Show 05 - Letters From Listeners
00:31:53

We’ve got mail!  Quentin, Roger, and Gala open up the mailbag and read actual letters from Video Archives listeners on today’s After Show. In this inaugural mail episode, they talk about their favorite drive-in experiences, weigh in on a long-standing debate about the genesis of Citizen Kane, and dreamcast films using actors from throughout film history.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Sep 20, 2022
The One Armed Executioner / Welcome To Blood City / Blind Rage
02:06:19

Quentin and Roger earn the right to take revenge in The One Armed Executioner! An Interpol agent is out for vengeance against the gangsters that cut off his arm and killed his bride. The crew discuss the palpable on-screen connection between stars Franco Guerrero and Jody Kay, the artful sound design of this film, and the trailers packaged with the Paragon tape.


 

Next up: in Welcome To Blood City, five strangers wake up with no memory in a world that resembles the Wild West. If they can kill twenty other people, they’ll become immortal. Quentin & Roger talk about how the great Jack Palance carries the film, how Keir Dullea breaks his typecasting, and how this premise could easily be remade today. Lastly, in 1976’s Blind Rage, five friends get together and decide to rob a bank. The catch? All five men are blind. Roger & Quentin discuss the film’s unique heist planning sequence and never-before-seen gadgets. It’s all going down at the International House Of Pancakes on the Video Archives Podcast!


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Sep 13, 2022
After Show 04 - Revisiting Dirty Hands
00:36:36

Gala finally got her hands on a copy of Dirty Hands, so Roger & Quentin sat down with her to discuss the film in a spoiler-filed After Show! They get into the different VHS modes, the film’s many twists, and Rod Steiger’s sometimes maddening Method process. The crew also discuss Ray Bradbury’s approach to futurism, Alfredo Zacarías’s films before Demonoid, and much more.

 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Sep 06, 2022
The Illustrated Man / Dirty Hands / Demonoid
01:49:24

Join Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino as they fall deep into the stories of The Illustrated Man! Two tramps meet on the side of the road; one of their bodies is almost completely covered in tattoos—er, skin illustrations. Quentin & Roger discuss the differences between the book and the movie, an unexpected canine star, and how a Rod Steiger performance can elevate a film.


 

Next up, Claude Chabrol’s Dirty Hands, featuring another amazing Rod Steiger performance, Roger & Quentin refuse to ruin the ending of this one, and with its Hitchcockian connections and unexpected performances, you’ll be happy you didn’t get spoiled. Finishing this episode is Alfredo Zacarias’s Demonoid: Messenger Of Death, in which a woman and her husband unearth an ancient curse, a demon that takes control of your left hand. Featuring lots of gags and amazing effects, this film will keep you entertained from its explosive start to its fulfilling end.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Aug 30, 2022
After Show 03 - Video Vault: Teenager
00:39:41

Do you like low budget movies about the making of low budget movies? On today’s After Show, Gala cracks open the Video Vault once again for a discussion of Gerald Sindell’s 1974 film Teenager, about a deranged director trying to shoot a biker movie in a small town that isn’t having it. Quentin and Roger discuss Sindell’s ingenious methodology, a surprise John Holmes cameo, and the coolest producer ever.


 

Learn more about this week’s film, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Aug 23, 2022
The Keep / The Relic / Cafe Express
01:48:35

Roger & Quentin travel deep into Bavaria to unlock Michael Mann’s The Keep! Originally running at 210 minutes, Mann’s second film was notoriously cut down to half that length. Your hosts discuss their excitement at the time for Mann’s rise as a director, his influence on future filmmakers, and where it all went wrong.


 

Next, join us at the museum as we dig into Peter Hyams’ 1997 film The Relic! A monster movie mystery, Quentin & Roger pick apart the lore of the film and discuss if rules really matter when you’re having fun. This movie picks up in the third act, and you’ll have to come along for the ride to see how it ends. Lastly, fill up a cup of Joe and board the Cafe Express, a charming 80s Italian comedy starring Nino Manfredi. Be ready to laugh, be ready to cry, and be ready to fight against Italian bureaucracy, one cup of coffee at a time.


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Aug 16, 2022
After Show 02 - More On Moonraker
00:26:19

Last week, Roger & Quentin battled it out in orbit over Moonraker; on today’s After Show, Gala brings you even more of their Moonraker discussion, on Jaws, Drax, goofy one-liners, and an infamous gondola chase. Who made their case better? You be the judge!


 

Learn more about this week’s film, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Aug 09, 2022
Moonraker / Firefox / Delirium
02:03:44

Blast off to outer space with Roger and Quentin as they go toe to toe on Moonraker! Heavily influenced by the science fiction craze in the wake of Star Wars, Moonraker is one of the most polarizing Bond films of all time. Pick a side as Roger and Quentin debate Bond villains that hit too close to home, baddies that turn into goodies, and Roger Moore’s Bond.


 

Next, we’ll return to Earth with Clint Eastwood’s 1982 film Firefox. The Soviets have developed a new jet fighter called Firefox, and only one man is up for the job of stealing the plane before it’s used as a first strike weapon. Quentin and Roger think in Russian as they talk about fantastic use of exposition, the bankrupting of Russia, and how PTSD is used to shape character and story. And just as a treat, they’ll wrap up with a spoiler-free discussion of Peter Maris’s 1979 film Delirium. Trust us, you won’t want to look up this film before you watch it!


 

Learn more about this week’s films, get Video Archives merch and more at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, and on Instagram @videoarchivespod. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Aug 02, 2022
After Show 01 - Video Vault: Women In Cages
00:29:36

Welcome to the Video Archives After Show, where Gala Avary brings you exclusive content, answers to your burning questions, and even more film discussion from Quentin and Roger. This week, we’re cracking open the Video Vault for a never-before-heard discussion of 1971’s Women In Cages. Originally recorded for the Video Archives pilot, Quentin and Roger discuss this Filipino exploitation classic, covering everything from an early Pam Grier knockout performance to an absolutely ginormous rat.


 

Learn more about the show at videoarchivespodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @videoarchives, or write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Jul 26, 2022
Dark Star / Cocaine Cowboys
01:39:28

Join Roger and Quentin as they revisit one of Roger’s favorite films, the 1974 cult classic Dark Star! Originally created by John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon as a student film, buckle up for a ride amongst the stars as we follow a group of scientists on a mission to destroy unstable stellar bodies. Quentin and Roger discuss changing opinions from opening day, the impact the film had on future movies in the genre, and a beach ball alien.


 

Next, we’ll return to 1979 with Ulli Lommel’s cult film Cocaine Cowboys. A rock band is on the brink of superstardom, and all that stands in the way is a lost bag of cocaine worth two million dollars. Starring Jack Palance, Tom Sullivan, Suzanna Love, and…Andy Warhol? Quentin and Roger reveal the truth behind the scenes, Andy Warhol’s influences, a Pierre Trudeau connection, and how this true story made it onto the big screen.


 

Learn more about the show at videoarchivespodcast.com, and follow us on Twitter @VideoArchives. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Earwolf Media, PO Box 66, 5551 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

Jul 19, 2022
Quentin & Roger Introduce Video Archives
00:00:30

The Video Archives Podcast premieres next week! Follow us now and get ready for the show's launch on July 19th.

Jul 12, 2022
Coming Soon: The Video Archives Podcast
00:02:33

Listen for a preview of The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, coming to Stitcher July 19!

May 31, 2022