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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 17: Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms

aka Crippled Avengers, aka Avengers Handicapped, aka Mortal Combat.  Yes, it’s going to be one of those mixed up film title episodes again…

On the evening  of Sir Run Run Shaw’s birthday (Happy 103rd, Uncle Run Run!), we review one of the best known films in the Shaw Brothers’ extensive library, 1978’s Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms (aka…yeah, OK, we’ll stop) directed by the Godfather of Hong Kong cinema, Chang Cheh, and starring the Venom Mob.  A recipe for success or bloated egos?  Listen and find out!

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