Long before Quentin Tarantino and Roger Evari won an Oscar for writing “Criminal Four,” they were just a couple …
Long before Quentin Tarantino and Roger Evari won an Oscar for co-writing The Criminal Fourth, they were just a couple of filmmakers working at a video rental store in Manhattan Beach, California, discussing and recommending films and becoming cinematographers. for which they were to be.
Now, almost 40 years after meeting at Video Archives in 1983, Tarantino and Avary are reviewing this key moment and the films that made them, using the Video Archives podcast, SiriusXM Stitcher’s new venture, which premiered this summer. The company said Thursday that in each episode, Tarantino and Avary will review and discuss films taken from the original library of video archives.
“We never thought that 30 years after we worked together behind the counter at Video Archives, we would be doing the same thing again as we were then: hotly talking about VHS movies,” Tarantino and Avary told joint statement. “Watching movies originally united us and became friends, and the love of movies brings us closer today.”
When Video Archives stopped working, Tarantino bought their inventory and essentially rebuilt the store in his home. He once estimated that it was about 8,000 videotapes and DVDs. In the podcast, they teased that they would cover everything from “controversial James Bond movies” to amazing photos of exploitation and more.
“Quentin and Roger have left such a lasting mark in filmmaking,” said Scott Greenstein, CEO of SiriusXM. “We are delighted to be able to help them reconsider this moment of formation in their careers and communicate their recommendations to a new and wider audience.”
The Video Archives podcast will be available this summer on Stitcher, SXM App, Pandora and other podcast platforms.
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