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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Episode 1: It’s All About the Bullets

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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  1. Kenneth Brorsson
    5 March, 2010

    Hey guys,

    Ken from Podcast On Fire here and the creator of, I just wanted to give out a thumbs up for putting up a podcast on Asian cinema. They’re growing in numbers thankfully and you taking on cult films if you will is something that is very appealing to me personally, even though I watch a variety of genres within mainly Hong Kong cinema.

    Story Of Ricky, it’s funny because it’s a deserved fan favourite and not your usual slice of Hong Kong cinema BUT, it’s really one of the weaker films by Nam Nai-choi. Something that I hope is enouraging. You mentioned a lot of his output, in particular the insane SEVENTH CURSE (hello Chow yun-fat with a rocket launcher and a pipe, Chin Siu-ho fighting a skeleton and Maggie Cheung being told she’ll get a spanking without pants! :)) and HER VENGEANCE. beware that the latter nowadays only is available in the tamer, extended edit. The old vcd running 80 minutes was a lot more violent but didn’t have the extensive new and alternate footage now available from Fortune Star. Even the laserdisc was a tiny bit longer compared to the vcd. It seems to me that both versions have their positives as the short one seems awfully tight. I’m willing to bet some of those scenes were in the theatrical version once upon a time.

    At any rate, one recommendation of Nam’s rarely talked of is his Shaw Brothers movie MEN FROM THE GUTTER. A terrific action picture with lots of insane stuntwork. Genuinely exciting.

    Keep up the good work and see ya out there.



  2. […] on, this RICKY-frickin’ OH, the baddest of the badass movies!!!!  We wouldn’t dedicate the very first episode of our podcast to this film if we didn’t love it to death.  We’re going to be jealous that the lucky […]

  3. […] this RICKY-frickin’ OH, the baddest of the badass movies!!!! VCinema wouldn’t dedicate the very first episode of their podcast to this film if they didn’t love it to death as we do. We’re going to be jealous that […]

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