You've seen the excellent, award-winning documentaries and featurettes created by the pop culture fanatics at Shout! Factory. But what you've seen is only a small taste of what was shot! Now, hear the full interviews from some of the people behind your favorite movies and TV series, by tuning into Shout!Takes.
Christian Papierniak & Izzy Get the F Across Town
This week saw the release of Izzy Gets the F Across Town on Blu-ray and DVD. The film stars Mackenzie Davis of Halt & Catch Fire and Carrie Coon from The Leftovers; not to mention Haley Joel Osment, Brandon T. Jackson, Alia Shawkat, Annie Potts, Rob Huebel, LaKeith Stanfield. It's the debut film from self-proclaimed "film school addict" Christian Papierniak. Here is our interview with Christian to talk about his film school addiction; how instrumental Mackenzie was in getting this film made and a whole lot more.
Michael J. Fox remembers Spin City
Michael J. Fox is a legend, both on and off screen. From Family Ties' Alex P. Keaton to Mike Flaherty, New York City’s Deputy Mayor, on ABC’s Spin City, there have been a ton of amazing performances. And let's not forget about the work he's done to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease, through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This episode features Michael talking about his relationship with Gary David Goldberg; his decision to get back into television with Spin City after a successful film career; knowing when it was time to call it quits and a whole lot more.
Claire Danes remembers My So-Called Life
This week, we’re throwing it back to one of our most popular releases: My So-Called Life, the series by Winnie Holzman, Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, starring Claire Danes in her breakout role as Angela Chase; the 15-year old who was head-over-heels in love with the high school’s relatively bad boy, Jordan Catalano; played by Jared Leto. The show was a cult hit, but mostly after it had already been cancelled by ABC and was in reruns on MTV. In this episode, we learn about Claire's history with acting; that she was even younger than her 15-year-old character; and all about those make-out scenes with Jared Leto!
Paul Freeman oozes into Power Rangers
Paul Freeman is probably best known as Rene Belloq, the rival archaeologist to Indiana Jones in search of the lost Ark. But what many are surprised to learn is that he also played none other than the joyously nefarious "Ivan Ooze" in 1995's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. In this interview, we learn a bit about Paul's acting background and how it made it possible for him to take on such a boisterous character. We also get to know how Paul feels about fan conventions and we even learn about his wonderful charity in Uganda.
Bryan Spicer directs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Brian Ward Skypes into Hawaii to discuss the making of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie with its director, Bryan Spicer. Here, Spicer discusses the need to bulk up the suits for the big screen, his desire to be able to see the faces of his actors in their suits, and a whole lot more.
Walter Emanuel Jones hip hop kidos his way to Power Rangers
In addition to being one of the nicest people Brian has ever interviewed, Walter Emanuel Jones played Zack, the original Black Ranger, on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which premiered 25 years ago this month. To celebrate, we're bringing you his raw interview from the 20th anniversary collection.
Harlan Ellison & L. Q. Jones
Sample the Harlan Ellison and L.Q. Jones dialogue - my god, absolutely extraordinary. Amazing.
Incredible and insightful podcast!
Shout! Takes is a wonderfully insightful podcast that provides a deeper examination of the performers that we love and their creative process.
Great podcast for film lovers!!
I've been a huge fan of Shout Factory's bluray output for years - think The Criterion Collection only FUN - and the care they put into their special editions, so this podcast is really a treat. These are uncut, extended interviews with cinematic talent you don't wanna miss. Highly recommended!