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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
 
Bill speaks with DVD/Blu-Ray producer, writer and film festival programmer Marc Walkow about his many projects and pursuits in the world of film culture, from his early days at TLA Video to programming for the New York Asian Film Festival to his essential role in turning Nobuhiko Obayashi’s HOUSE into a popular cult film. They discuss his extensive history in home video: developing the Euroshock and Mario Bava Collections at Image, producing the Merchant-Ivory Collection at Home Vision, developing special features for Criterion Collection titles like VIDEODROME, producing lavish box sets for Arrow Films like BATTLES WITHOUT HONOUR AND HUMANITY and FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. Other subjects covered include Marc’s involvement with feature films like the ABCs OF DEATH series, his years as marketing coordinator for the film label Sushi Typhoon, work/life balance, SHIN GODZILLA, writing for Video Watchdog and Film Comment, MOMA’s Tomu Uchida retrospective and the future of home video.

Read Marc Walkow's IndieWire article on filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi:
The Best Japanese Filmmaker You’ve Never Heard Of

Read Marc Walkow in Film Comment:
 
Read Eric Bresler’s 2011 interview with Marc Walkow:
http://cinedelphia.com/interview-marc-walkow/
 
Oct 3, 2016
Bill speaks with Tracks Of The Damned podcast host Patrick Ripoll.  In addition to talking about both his current show and his years co-hosting the Director’s Club podcast, they discuss Woody Allen, the C.H.U.D.com forums, standup comedy, the “Loveline” radio call-in program, what makes Letterboxd less evil than other social media sites, Buster Keaton, midnight movies, building cinephile monasteries within oneself, preserving pan and scan VHS transfers for historical purposes, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, video store culture in 2016, Nicolas Winding Refn and the value of studying improv as it pertains both to podcasting and dating.
 
Hear Tracks Of The Damned:
 
Watch Herk Harvey’s CARNIVAL OF SOULS with Tracks Of The Damned commentary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70ytuJWG2LA
 
Hear Patrick’s Music:
 
Hear Patrick on the Director’s Club podcast:
 
Read Patrick Ripoll on Letterboxd:
 
Read Patrick’s favorite Letterboxd writers:
 
Nathaxn Walker
 
Steve Carlson
 
Matt Lynch
 
 
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