The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary

Join Roger and Quentin as they revisit one of Roger’s favorite films, the 1974 cult classic Dark Star! Originally created by John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon as a student film, buckle up for a ride amongst the stars as we follow a group of scientists on a mission to destroy unstable stellar bodies. Quentin and Roger discuss changing opinions from opening day, the impact the film had on future movies in the genre, and a beach ball alien.
Next, we’ll return to 1979 with Ulli Lommel’s cult film Cocaine Cowboys. A rock band is on the brink of superstardom, and all that stands in the way is a lost bag of cocaine worth two million dollars. Starring Jack Palance, Tom Sullivan, Suzanna Love, and…Andy Warhol? Quentin and Roger reveal the truth behind the scenes, Andy Warhol’s influences, a Pierre Trudeau connection, and how this true story made it onto the big screen.
Learn more about the show at, and follow us on Twitter @VideoArchives. You can also write us a question by sending a letter to The Video Archives Podcast, c/o Insertomatic, 1014 South Westlake Boulevard, Suite #14-1328, Westlake Village, CA 91361.

Creators & Guests

Quentin Tarantino
Roger Avary
Director, Producer, and Academy Award™-winning Screenwriter.
Mr Sound Loving Man. Formerly @earwolf, currently @smartlessmedia. I’ve worked on @hdtgm // @comedybangbang // @getplayedpod // @videoarchives // @unspooled etc
Gala Avary
reporter on the beat
Josh Richmond
Producer of Unspooled, The Video Archives Podcast, and many other @Earwolf & @Stitcher shows.

What is The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary?

Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary invite you to become a customer at Video Archives, the video store where it all began. Joined by their trusty producer Gala Avary, they’ll travel back in time to revisit old classics and discover new favorites, pulled from the thousands of actual VHS tapes that Quentin & Roger used to recommend to customers back in the day at the original Video Archives store in Manhattan Beach. From controversial James Bond films to surprising exploitation flicks, the Video Archives team 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.