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This article was written By Jon Jung on 31 Jan 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 2: Chinese Pinkies on Parade

For our second episode, we (Josh and Coffin Jon) stamina up Japanese-style for a whopping two hours of madness and movie discussion. Takashi Miike’s semi-obscure Shinjuku Triad Society from 1995 gets the full-on featured review treatment this time around. We also discuss violence in Miike’s films, recommend some classics in our “Netflix Instant Watch” segment, decide with our Twitter community whether the yakuza or triads would win in an all out war, and explore the question “Why do we watch cult film?” in our new “Question of the Podcast” segment. We also debut “The Pretention Alert” which will surely be used in many episodes to come.

Links:

Shinjuku Triad Society (IMDb)

Ikiru (IMDb)

The Trial (IMDb)

The “YMDb”

Severed Cinema

Jake Adelstein

Stone Bridge Press

Snowblood Apple

Midnight Eye

Dope Computer Music

VCinema contact info and links:

Contact: vcinema@variedcelluloid.net

Voicemail: (206) 338-3864

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Twitter: @vcinemashow (Coffin Jon) @variedcelluloid.net (Josh)

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