Tarantino and Avary met at the Video Archives in 1983 where they shared a love of lesser-known films. Their encyclopedic knowledge of movies made them local celebrities, before they would go on to collaborate on the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Pulp Fiction.”
In a joint statement, Tarantino and Avary said: “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.”
They continued, “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. So we surrounded ourselves with the original Video Archives collection, where we both worked before we became celebrated filmmakers, and time-traveled ourselves back to the golden age of VHS. We love to discuss movies, and we want to welcome you into the Video Archives Podcast to hang with us and Archives’ new employee Gala, and discover the hidden VHS gems on our shelves.”
SXM Media, the combined advertising revenue organization of Sirius XM Holdings Inc., has exclusive global ad sales rights for “The Video Archives Podcast.” The show will be available on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms. “The Video Archives Podcast” is repped by WME and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.
“Quentin and Roger have made such enduring marks on filmmaking, and it’s remarkable to think that it all goes back to a video rental store in Manhattan Beach,” commented Scott Greenstein, chief content officer at SiriusXM.