Pure Cinema Podcast

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.
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Dec 20, 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 over the past year.

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Nov 7, 2017

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!

Oct 23, 2017

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.

Oct 9, 2017

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!)

Sep 25, 2017

On this episode Elric and Brian choose films from 5 different segments of life - Childhood, Adolescence, The 20s Drift, Adulthood and The Twilight Years.

Sep 11, 2017

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 films each to highlight!

Aug 21, 2017

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.

Aug 14, 2017

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, funny and dramatic partition of cinema.

Aug 7, 2017

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 into the well of some of our personal favorites and discuss Five more Handshake films each! Enjoy!

Jul 31, 2017

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 them think of New York. The episode includes clips from some folks they talked to while in the city - with each guest talking about a few New York movies of their own.

Jul 24, 2017

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 diverse categories. 

Jul 17, 2017

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).

Jul 10, 2017

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)! 

Jul 3, 2017

Elric and Brian kick of Pure Cinema Season Two with a discussion of some of their favorite “Summer” movies! It’s full-on summertime! Kick back and enjoy! Also - check out our Patreon for bonus content!

Jun 12, 2017

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 and think are worthy of picking up. They also choose one film each from Scorpion Releasing (basically a sister company to Code Red, run by Bill's brother Walt) to highlight as well. Enjoy!

May 30, 2017
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 to check it out and perhaps join our little club! 
May 22, 2017
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. The focus of episode 12 is on Danny Peary's Cult Movies 1 and they each choose their "5 Films Because" from this book, which has been incredibly important and formative to both of them.
May 8, 2017

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.

May 1, 2017

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 their 5 films because for movies that have both real and created familial situations.

Apr 17, 2017

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 and their most fond memories of theatrical screenings plus much much more! Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Apr 10, 2017

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".

Apr 3, 2017

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 Blu-ray from Severin Films, which we take some time to discuss at the top of the show before delving into the wild world of cinematic Rip-off's.

Mar 27, 2017

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.

Mar 20, 2017

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.

Mar 13, 2017

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.

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