Pure Cinema Podcast
By Elric Kane & Brian Saur
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A weekly film podcast hosted by Elric Kane (of the Shock Waves podcast) and Brian Saur (of the Rupert Pupkin Speaks film blog) featuring discussions of new films, old films, double features, cult movies, filmmakers and movie lists among a smorgasbord of other Cinema-related things.
||Clean"The Return"||We are back! And we have some big news about the show and new things that are happening with it! Have a listen as we discuss those changes as well as a range of topics from Orson Welles' THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (and it's accompanying documentary),...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36: Peary's Cult Movies 3||For their Season Three Finale, Elric and Brian return to their tradition of using one of Danny Peary's Cult Movies books as the jumping off point for the episode. They each choose their usual "Five Films Because" from the book and also throw in a...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMore 90s Cult!||This episode was originally recorded in 2017 for our Patreon subscribers, but we've spruced it up with clips for all of you to check out! We offer more picks each in rapid succession to compliment our original 90s Cult episode (ep 15). Apologies for...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35 - "Bonkers!"||Elric and Brian are joined by film programmer/social media master Phil Blankenship to discuss the many joys of brain melting, noggin sizzling bonkers cinema.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34 - "Toon Time"||Elric and Brian turn a spotlight on animated films for this episode - preceded by a discussion of their earliest experiences with the form and of course "5 Films Because" each.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 - Movie Satires with Adam Rifkin||On this episode, Elric and Brian have their first guest of season three as they are joined by director Adam Rifkin to discuss movie satires (and Adam's new films THE LAST MOVIE STAR and DIRECTOR'S CUT). Some good Burt Reynolds talk to be had here...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Late 80s Cult Movies - 1985-89||Elric and Brian keep on keeping on with the 80s cult theme this episode, moving into the back of the decade to discuss 10 more gems each.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 - Early 80s Cult Movies - 1980-84||Elric and Brian return to another of their "Cult Movies" episodes - this time tackling the first half of the 1980s with ten picks each!||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 - An Exploitation Sampler||After going in depth on John Carpenter and Documentaries, Elric and Brian go breezier with this "Exploitation Sampler" episode, in which they each choose a film from the categories of Blaxploitation, Hicksploitation, Canuxploitation, Sexploitation and..||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 - Documentaries!||After their epic Carpenter two-parter, the boys are back to talk documentaries in a similarly epic way (in a single episode this time). For this round, Elric and Brian offer up 5 Documentaries because and an additional 5 recommendations each that are...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28B - Carpenter! (Part Two)||Elric and Brian return to the great John Carpenter again to talk about and pair the films from the second half of his career including such classics as BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THEY LIVE and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (and many...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28A - Carpenter! (Part One)||In this episode, Elric and Brian follow up on a promise they made back in the Tarantino episode to do a full tribute and pairings for the great John Carpenter! This turned out to be a huge task as ALL of Carpenter's films are being discussed and...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlternate Oscars 2018||You saw who the winners were for this year's Academy Awards last week - now listen to us talk about who we think should have also been recognized as we take another page from Danny Peary's book and run down our own lists of "Alternate Oscars".||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - "Jail Bait"||On this episode, Elric and Brian go behind bars for a discussion about some of their favorite Prison Movies! This topic was certainly influenced/inspired by last year's release of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, which they talk about at the top of the show.||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - "Romance"||Just in time for Valentine's Day, Elric and Brian indulge their romantic sides and offer up lists of films that they feel are about love and the complications involved with it. Watch these movies with your special someone (or your pets)!||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - "America!" (Season Three Premiere)||Elric and Brian return for Season Three of Pure Cinema with a special announcement (their new partnership with the film website The Pink Smoke) and to discuss films that make them think of America (for better or worse). Some iconic movies discussed...||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTen Films Because 2017||As a sort of an end of the year wrap-up show, Elric and Brian each put together lists of "10 films Because" that are some favorite first time watches from 2017 - so not a traditional top ten, but a mix of new and old films that they enjoyed seeing...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Peary's Cult Movies 2||On this season two finale of the show, Brian and Elric go epic with an in depth discussion of some of their favorite discoveries from Danny Peary's book CULT MOVIES 2. This episode even includes an interview with Peary himself! Enjoy!||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: Horror Movie Music||On this second October episode, Elric and Brian are joined by Elric's Shockwaves Podcast co-host Rob Galluzzo to talk about some film music - specifically some of their favorite scores and composers for horror films.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Horror Triple Features||On this special October episode, Elric and Brian are joined by Filmmaker Jackson Stewart (BEYOND THE GATES) as all three of them choose SIX Horror film triple features for your enjoyment! (get it? 6-6-6!)||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Life Cycle||On this episode Elric and Brian choose films from 5 different segments of life - Childhood, Adolescence, The 20s Drift, Adulthood and The Twilight Years.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Twilight Time||On this episode, Elric and Brian announce a quick format change before diving deep into one of their favorite boutique Blu-ray labels - Twilight Time. Twilight Time is a haven for cult and classic film fans alike and it was tough to choose only five...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Tarantino||in honor of the 25th Anniversary of RESERVOIR DOGS, Elric and Brian run down and discuss all of Quentin Tarantino's films and suggest a pairing for each one of them.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Silent Cinema||On this week's episode, Elric and Brian go full ahead into the world and influence of Silent Movies and call out some favorites as well as offering some possible good entry points for folks that have yet to dive into this incredibly exciting,...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode - "The Extended Handshake" (from Patreon)||For this mid-season bonus, we are releasing the very first episode we did for our Patreon subscribers when we launched - which is an extension of/sequel to our very first "Handshake Movies" section of the pilot episode of the show. Here, we dive back...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: "New York"||On this episode, Elric and Brian take some time out from their trip to New York City (working on Brian's Danny Peary documentary) and talk about their experience in the few days they've been there and discuss some of their favorite films that make...||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: "Based on a True Story"||On this episode, Elric and Brian are honored to be joined by screenwriter Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, MAN ON THE MOON, BIG EYES and THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON) to discuss and break down the biopic genre into more broad and...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: 90s Cult Movies||Taking a page from Season 1 - on this episode Elric and Brian examine some films from the 1990s that they think fit into the cult category (each picking 10 movies to highlight).||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: "High School"||Pure Cinema Season Two is in full effect as Elric and Brian talk High School movies with screenwriter Dan Waters (HEATHERS, BATMAN RETURNS, DEMOLITION MAN, ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE)!||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: "Summer!" (Season Two Premiere)||Elric and Brian kick of Pure Cinema Season Two with a discussion of some of their favorite â€œSummerâ€ movies! Itâ€™s full-on summertime! Kick back and enjoy! Also - check out our Patreon for bonus...||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSummer Bonus Episode: Code Red!||On this special summer bonus episode, Elric and Brian take a deep dive into the Code Red DVD label and sit down with the one-man-band behind it - Mr. Bill Olsen. After their chat with Bill, they run though a group of films from Code Red that they like..||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatreon Announcement!||Hey Pure Cinema Listeners - here is just a quick announcement about the Patreon campaign we just launched for the show! If you are a superfan of the show and interested in supporting us (and getting bonus content) - head over to ...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Peary's Cult Movies 1||For this finale of the first season of the show, Elric and Brian reflect on the previous 11 (& 1/2) episodes and call out some favorite moments and discoveries that have come about because of them as well as some ideas they have for season two....||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: "Crime Story"||On this week's show, Elric and Brian welcome guest Josh Olson (Academy Award nominated screenwriter of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) and enter into the gritty world of crime films - each offering "5 Films Because" in a demonstration of their love for the genre||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Dysfunctional Families||Inspired by Scream Factory's new Blu-ray release of John Waters' film SERIAL MOM, Elric and Brian discuss the film and offer up suggestions of things to pair with it. Next, they diverge into the topic of dysfunctional families in cinema and offer...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode #1- Listener Questions Answered!||On this first bonus episode, Elric and Brian field a whole bunch of listener questions in an epic conversation that runs almost two and a half hours! From their favorite Kubrick, Joe Don Baker and Sybil Danning films, to movies that make them weepy...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Neo & Noir||This week, Elric and Brian plunge into the dark and seedy world of Neo-Noir movies and offer up five recommendations each with a classic Noir film to pair with every one as a "chaser".||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Rip-Offs||On this week's show, Elric and Brian are joined by their first guest - Stephen Scarlata (JODOROWSKY'S DUNE, BEYOND THE GATES) - to talk about some of their favorite "Ripoff Movies". The impetus for this episode is the release of CATHY'S CURSE on...||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Cult Movies 2000 & Beyond||This week, Elric and Brian talk about how Cult Movies are born and run down lists of 10 films each that they feel are cult films from the year 2000 to the present.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Scream Factory||This week, in honor of Scream Factory's fifth anniversary, Elric and Brian talk about their appreciation for the label and each do a '5 Films Because' list to highlight some Blu-rays they enjoy that have been released by Scream over the years.||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: MacGuffins||Elric and Brian select 5 Films each from the "Master of Suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and offer a more contemporary movie to pair with every one of their choices.||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Death Wishes||Revenge is in the air this week as Elric and Brian briefly discuss Macon Blair's new film I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (now on Netflix) and then each offer a film that could pair with it and delve deep into their "5 Films Because" lists...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Cut and Print!||Elric and Brian talk briefly about the importance (or not) of the Academy Awards and go through a list of their Alternate Oscars. They also discuss films about filmmaking and each list "5 Films Because" on that topic.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Space Invaders!!!||A spoiler-free discussion on ARRIVAL and more||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Introductions / "Handshake Five"||Welcome To The Pure Cinema Podcast!||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The best movie discussions of all time?
Always a fun and conversational podcast; I need to get in a habit of having pen and paper nearby when I listen because there are always a dozen or more recommendations. This podcast will open up all new sorts of genres and time periods you may have overlooked because the hosts have a great way of explaining why the films work and are fun in a way these movies are seldom talked about. Finally, they are collectors too so the aspect of what’s on Blu-ray and the quality of the releases are also covered.
They Had Me At The Long Goodbye
What I love most about this podcast is it's inclusivity. Both Brian and Elric are deeply knowledgeable and fanatical about movies, but without a trace of pretension. These guys genuinely want everyone to be as excited about the stuff they cover as they are. Packed with great insight and humor this is a helluva entertaining conversation to drop in on.
Pure joy to listen to these guys.
This is a podcast for the true movie lover; Eric and Brian really know their stuff, and their enthusiasm is catiching. You will come away from any one of their episodes with a new perspective, and some new recomendations; what more could any film buff want.