12 episodes

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.

The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary, Stitcher

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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.

    After Show 05 - Letters From Listeners

    After Show 05 - Letters From Listeners

    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.

    • 31 min
    The One Armed Executioner / Welcome To Blood City / Blind Rage

    The One Armed Executioner / Welcome To Blood City / Blind Rage

    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.

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    After Show 04 - Revisiting Dirty Hands

    After Show 04 - Revisiting Dirty Hands

    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 Zacarias’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.

    • 36 min
    The Illustrated Man / Dirty Hands / Demonoid

    The Illustrated Man / Dirty Hands / Demonoid

    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.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    After Show 03 - Video Vault: Teenager

    After Show 03 - Video Vault: Teenager

    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.

    • 39 min
    The Keep / The Relic / Cafe Express

    The Keep / The Relic / Cafe Express

    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.

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Unimagine ,

Chemistry in Spades

Video Archives podcast is the highlight of my week! Listening to the passion and exhilaration of Roger, Quentin and Gala as they unveil and unearth these forgotten Video gems from the unapologetic past is glorious.
From the infectious and maniacal laughter of Roger as he relives memorable lines and set pieces.
To the fathomless knowledge of the maestro himself Quentin Tarantino and how Gala dissects these visual morsels selected from the archives is as impressive as the films themselves. Together they’re honest, sometimes brutal but always respectful of what it takes to make magick on film!
No doubt Gala appreciates her Dad and Uncle Q, I can’t wait to see what she writes and directs someday… 😉

DaveMcaus ,

Fantastic

I am LOVING this! It’s incredible to hear the breakdowns of these films and insight from true experts and film lovers.

I am working on finding the films as I go. Just watched Demonoid which is great and I would never have heard of without this podcast.

💖💕❤️❤️💕💄 ,

Really enjoyed

Really enjoying the show. If you haven’t also checked out blank check, how did this get made and unspooled….. do it. This is great but different and each of the shows listed here are worth a listen!!!!!

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