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This article was written By Jon Jung on 31 Jan 2010, and is filed under ALL Episodes, VCinema Episodes.

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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 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

Facebook

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

To download episode 2, right click and ’save as’ here

Related posts:

One Moment of Asia: Tokyo Sky Tree
Donzumari Benki (Japan, 2012)
Thank You and Farewell to Midnight Eye

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