Aaron West

Daisuke Beppu – Reaction to the Criterion Collection Announcement for June 2019 Releases

Daisuke reacts to the June 2019 announcement slate —

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman
Swing Time
L’humanité
La vie de Jésus
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
War and Peace

Magnificent Obsession: Amanda Idoko

Alicia meets a talented screenwriter we’re all going to know very soon! Amanda Idoko has four projects in production, and was also the creator of the #ShowUsYourRoom hashtag on twitter to make a point about diversity in writers rooms. As you’ll hear, Amanda is a delightful and fun woman with a big future, and great advice for aspiring writers.

Magnificent Obsession: Sebastian Lelio

Alicia travels with her mics to talk with director Sebastian Lelio, about remaking his own film after six years and how he decided to make films in a country under a regime which had no industry.

Announcement: Just the Discs is part of The 25th Frame

We are thrilled to announce another addition to our growing lineup here at 25th Frame Media!

You may know Brian Saur as the co-host of Pure Cinema Podcast, the blogger at Rupert Pupkins Speaks, or formerly as the co-host of Off the Shelf. He has a wide variety of tastes and is one of the most knowledgeable people about film that I’ve met.

We are honored to have his Just the Discs Podcast join our network. For those who don’t know, this show is a (mostly) weekly discussion about home media. The angle is that he talks about a pile of discs, and he focuses not just on the major releases but also smaller, boutique labels. It is nearly impossible to listen to an episode and not come away with a recommendation, whether it is an arthouse masterpiece, a cult classic, or an underappreciated gem.

He covers labels such as Shout/Scream Factory, Twilight Time, Kino, Arrow Video, and so many more. Lately he has been covering new arrivals with Rob Galluzzo from Shockwaves Podcast.

Brian’s show is a labor of love and it shows. As far as how it fits within The 25th Frame, it complements our other home media discussions (such as Criterion Now, Arrow Now), and gives us comprehensive coverage of the physical media. I’m sure Brian will be part of the conversation as we continue to observe the state of Blu-Ray, streaming, exhibition, and how this landscape is changing, but he will remain an advocate for getting a stack of discs.

You can find subscribe links at his show page, and episodes will appear on the master feed.

Criterion Now 81 – Oscars 2019, Stanley Donen, Film Festival Season

Doug McCambridge and Josh Hornbeck are back and they talk about the Oscars, Flash Sales, the March Criterion slate, the new My Collection feature on the Criterion website, upcoming film festivals, give tributes to Stanley Donen and Katherine Helmond, and discuss a lot more.

Just the Discs – Episode 96 – “New Arrivals” with Rob G! – Volume Three

On this month’s “New Arrivals” episode, Rob G. and Brian talk about discs from the likes of Shout Factory, Criterion, Twilight Time, Kino Lorber and more! Directors discussed include Sergio Leone, Hitchcock and others!

Follow the Show on Twitter here for Episode previews and new Blu-ray News! twitter.com/justthediscspod We’re also on Instagram! instagram.com/justthediscspod/

Introducing Filmshake

I’m pleased to announce that Filmshake is joining the 25th Frame Media Network!

We know Jordan Courtney from social media, and he has consistently led interesting and thought provoking discussions in our community. He also has a connection to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. The dude is a librarian, and that is a cool job to film nerds like us. As you all know, the library has gradually been establishing itself as a presence for home media — whether it is having DVDs and Blu-Rays to check out, or offering subscription services like Kanopy and Hoopla. We are pleased to have a librarian on the show, and to have a show connected with an actual library.

Jordan manages the ‘Innovation Space’ at his library, a creative lab where patrons can record their own podcasts. He has good audio quality, a voice for podcasting, and I think he will take the show in some intriguing directions.

Filmshake has Jordan along with his co-host and longtime friend, Nicholas Loup, producing a monthly, 30-minute podcast. Their desire is to whet the listener’s appetite for unseen arthouse, classic, and independent cinema.

You can hear their intro episode, and the main feed is on iTunes. They will also be available to listen to on the 25th Frame Master Feed when their first episode drops.

Welcome to the network, Jordan and Nicholas!

Daisuke Beppu – 10 Films that are Moving to Me

Another short series from Daisuke about the movies that get to him on an emotional level.

Listen to us on Spotify!

This has been an exciting week, but there’s more to come. We are thrilled to have launched Movies Silently, which we already think is the definitive silent film podcast online. We can’t wait to hear what Fritzi comes up with next. Speaking of which, she is already on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. The best way to subscribe is at her Show page and click the Subscribe button for options.

We have also been submitting our shows to Spotify and they are approved.

You can find the shows on the service here:

25th Frame Master Feed

Criterion Close-Up

Criterion Now

The Complete Podcast

We will be adding more shows to the service soon, as well as other services.

We have more news coming soon, with another podcast launching that we’re really excited about. We also have someone new joining us, and it’s somebody that you probably know if you’re a cinephile like us. Stay tuned.

Just the Discs – Bonus Episode – INSTANT FAMILY + RAISING ARIZONA

On this bonus episode, Brian talks about the 2018 film INSTANT FAMILY with Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne which is just coming to Blu-ray and decides to pair it with the Coen Brothers’ RAISING ARIZONA for a wacky adoption-comedy double feature!

Follow the Show on Twitter here for Episode previews and new Blu-ray News! twitter.com/justthediscspod We’re also on Instagram! instagram.com/justthediscspod/