Film Directors Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary will reportedly launch a podcast next month. The two long-time friends are known for their joint work in the award-winning “Pulp Fiction” and other individual achievements. Tarantino is mainly known for his works like “Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained,” and several others, all of which show the writer’s skill in creating action-packed titles.
The duo will reportedly rewatch and share their opinions on their favorite old B-movies and explore some new titles. They initially met while working in a video store in the early 1980s, and their love for everything film drew them to each other.
After their video store shut down, Tarantino bought out the store’s movie inventory and became the owner of thousands of DVDs and VHS tapes, most of which will be the subject of the podcast. The podcast will be released on Pandora, the SXM app, and other podcast streaming platforms.
Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary Will Host A Film Podcast
Tarantino will reportedly partner with his “Pulp Fiction” co-writer, Avary, to host a film podcast. According to the Associated Press, the long-time friends will team up for “The Video Archives” Podcast, named after the video store they previously worked in, and shed some light on the VHS collection from their time together at a video store decades ago.
In a joint statement, the friends revealed that they were excited about this new joint venture. They also said that they never imagined that they would be talking about VHS movies 30 years after their jobs at the video store.
The statement read, “We never imagined that 30 years after we worked together behind the counter at Video Archives, we would be together again doing the exact same thing we did back then: talking passionately about movies on VHS. Watching movies was what originally brought us together and made us friends, and it’s our love of movies that still brings us together today.”
Tarantino & Avery Worked In A Video Store
Before their time as big-name film writers, the duo previously worked in a video store. The store called Video Archives was a Manhattan Beach, California store that is currently out of business. Before the video store called it quits, it was a haven for several film enthusiasts like Tarantino and Avary.
The writers reportedly met while working in the store far back in 1983. When Video Archives officially went out of business, Tarantino purchased their entire inventory, which consisted of almost 8,000 DVDs and VHS tapes.
Which such an impressive stash, the duo teased that on their podcast, they would go over titles including “controversial James Bond films to surprising exploitation flicks.” All in a bid to lay bare movies that the listeners “didn’t know they’d love, give awards to their favorites, and of course, rate the quality of the video transfer.”
The Video Archives Podcast Is Set To Launch This Summer
The anticipated podcast will reportedly be released this summer on Stitcher, the SXM App, Pandora, and a number of other podcast platforms. While talking about the new podcast, SiriusXM’s Chief Content Officer, Scott Greenstein, revealed his excitement to bring the filmmakers into the fold.
He said, “Quentin and Roger have made such enduring marks on filmmaking. We’re so excited to be able to help them revisit this formative moment in their careers and to bring their recommendations to new and larger audiences.”
There will also be production support from Stitcher’s comedy podcast network, Earwolf. Avary’s daughter, Gala Avery, will serve as the show’s announcer and producer. Josh Richmond is also a producer, and Devon Bryant will engineer the podcast. Colin Anderson and Natalie Mooallem are the executive producers.
Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary Co-Wrote ‘Pulp Fiction’
Since meeting each other 30 years ago, Tarantino and Avary have gone on to write several famous titles independently and jointly. While they started writing together, Tarantino got his big break first in 1992 with his independent thriller “Reservoir Dogs.”
The friends came together again while Tarantino was touring the European film circuit with “Reservoir Dogs.” They eventually wrote “Pulp Fiction,” which earned the writers a Palm d’Or in 1994 and won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Avary went on to write notable adaptations like “Rules of Attraction,” “Silent Hill,” and the fully animated “Beowulf.” Tarantino’s more famous works include “Kill Bill,” “Inglourious Basterds,” and the multi-Academy Award-winning “Django Unchained.”