The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary

Join Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino as they fall deep into the stories of The Illustrated Man! Two tramps meet on the side of the road; one of their bodies is almost completely covered in tattoos—er, skin illustrations. Quentin & Roger discuss the differences between the book and the movie, an unexpected canine star, and how a Rod Steiger performance can elevate a film.

Next up, Claude Chabrol’s Dirty Hands, featuring another amazing Rod Steiger performance, Roger & Quentin refuse to ruin the ending of this one, and with its Hitchcockian connections and unexpected performances, you’ll be happy you didn’t get spoiled.

Finishing this episode is Alfredo Zacarias’s Demonoid: Messenger Of Death, in which a woman and her husband unearth an ancient curse, a demon that takes control of your left hand. Featuring lots of gags and amazing effects, this film will keep you entertained from its explosive start to its fulfilling end.

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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.