The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary invite you to become a customer at Video Archives, the store that started it all. Joined by their announcer Gala Avary, they’ll travel back in time to revisit old classics and discover new favorites, pulled from the actual VHS tapes that Quentin and Roger used to recommend to customers at the original Video Archives store in Manhattan Beach. From controversial James Bond films to surprising exploitation flicks, the duo 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.
PR Staff • PodcastReview.org • Aug 3, 2022
"The pair’s love of minutiae is comical (including debates about which genre each tape had originally been placed). The show is a gift to lovers of 70s cult favorites."
Fiona Sturges • Financial Times • Jul 25, 2022
"The pair naturally bring a wealth of knowledge to the discussion, providing background information on how each film came about and digging deep into their technical merits. The vibe is meant to be that of two friends shooting the breeze about things they love. While Video Archives certainly achieves that, it needs a sterner producer to prevent Tarantino from hijacking the conversation."
Nick Newman • The Film Stage • Jul 19, 2022
"...their project already bigger than promised...Otherwise the format (including a brief appearance by progeny Gala Avary) is what’s to be expected—if the idea spoke to you then it’ll speak now at Tarantino’s mile-a-minute enthusiasm. Nostalgic but not at the sacrifice of minute detail—their memory of decades past is impeccable, speaking to the impact that necessitated this venture—it suggests a fitting addition to Tarantino’s corpus..."