The maiden voyage of the VCinema podcast is ready to set sail into your eardrums! In this episode, we go over the VCinema statement of intent, review a perennial VCinema webcast favorite, Ngai-Kai Lam’s splat-fu classic Riki Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991), and debut “THE BLOCK”, a series of mini-segments: The Netflix Instant Watch, Show and Tell, and The Twitter Question. We were forced by the MPAA to edit out a planned segment called “Where am I hiding the pickle?” but perhaps that will appear in the Director’s Cut one day.
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About The Author
Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).