In this episode, we look at the Rambosploitation film that is second to none (no, not even Fabrizio De Angelis’ Operation Nam), The Intruder (1986) aka RAMBU. Fans of star Peter O’Brian and his second film The Stabilizer (1986) will dig our discussion about the exploits of Alex Trambuan aka RAMBU. Also included is a little history about Indonesian exploitation film, a nod to nunsploitation, a new installment of “Everything I Know About Korea, I Learned From Watching Movies”, post-apocalypse drama, why poetry is good for you, and debut our new semi-regular segment DocuAsia.
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About The Author
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).