Exclusive Interview With Joe Dante Director Of Explorers
Podcasts by Gino Sassani on May 26th, 2021
Shout Factory has released one the most underrated classics from the 1980’s. Explorers was the perfect coming of age/fantasy/science fiction film. It was directed by the immortal Joe Dante and continues to be one of my favorite films. Some time ago Joe Dante reached out and revealed himself to be a fan of ours at Upcomingdiscs. I was fortunate enough to talk with him and we absolutely included this little gem in our discussion. With the Blu-ray now out and our review coming next week (spoiler alert: I love the film) this is the perfect time to revisit my conversation with Joe Dante. So pick up the disc. Look for the review and bang it here to eavesdrop on my conversation with Joe Dante.
Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.