This article was written By Jon Jung on 16 Jul 2010, and is filed under Uncategorized.

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 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).

Episode 11: Bollywood Vampires

In our latest episode, VCinema adds someone new to the fold.  South Korean film enthusiast Rufus from Paper Spaceships and Cineawesome! (which will undoubtedly be etched into your brain by episode’s end) takes his first at-bat co-hosting for us.  All three of us review the Bollywood vampire film Bandh Darwaza directed by the inimitable Ramsay Brothers.  Other stuff in this episode includes more discussion about the New York Asian Film Festival, The Last Airbender, Sushi Typhoon, “Dragon” (don’t call me “Sogo”) Ishii, a slight revisit of Chang-Dong Lee’s Oasis, A Serbian Film, listener feedback, the official announcement of the VCinema Listener Review Contest winner, and more.

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Bandh Darwaza

The Hot Spot Online

By the way, remember that this our last episode before our special coverage of the Shinsedai Cinema Festival in Toronto, so stay tuned for some special reports including reviews, interviews, behind-the-scenes madness only on VCinema!

Directly download this episode here.