Tarantino and “Pulp Fiction” co-writer Avary take a deep dive into the Video Archives VHS collection.

Quentin Tarantino returns to his roots.

The iconic filmmaker teams up again with “Pulp Fiction” co-writer and former Video Archive colleague Roger Avary to discuss the classic collection of cult films. The duo met in 1983 while working at the famous video rental store in Manhattan Beach, California. The long-closed store housed nearly 8,000 VHS tapes and DVDs, which Tarantino purchased in 1995, the same year he and Avary won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for “Pulp Fiction.”

Now on “The Video Archives Podcast,” Tarantino and Avary revisit the original soundtracks from the Video Archives collection, featuring films like “Dark Star,” “Moon Raker,” “Demonoid,” “Messenger of Death,” and “Piranha.” . The podcast will launch on July 19 and is produced by SiriusXM subsidiary Stitcher.

“We never imagined that 30 years after working together behind the video archive counter, we’d be together again doing exactly the same thing we did back then: passionately talking about movies on VHS,” they said. Tarantino and Avary in a joint statement.

The duo continued: “Watching films was what initially brought us together and made us friends, and it’s our love of films that still brings us together today. So we surrounded ourselves with the original collection of the archives. video, where we both worked before becoming famous filmmakers, and we traveled back in time to the golden age of VHS.

The podcast promises to review everything from “controversial James Bond movies to surprising exploitation films” to finally “exposing listeners to films they never knew they’d love, awarding prizes to their favorites and, well, course, evaluate the quality of the video. transfer.”

“The Video Archives Podcast” will also discuss the original trailers as included on the VHS tapes while uncovering “hidden VHS gems on our shelves”.

Avary’s daughter, Gala Avary, is the podcast’s announcer and producer, along with Josh Richmond. The podcast is curated by Devon Bryant, with executive producers Colin Anderson and Natalie Mooallem. Earwolf, Stitcher’s comedy podcast network, will provide production support.

“The Video Archive Podcast” will air on July 19.

Listen to the podcast trailer below.

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