This article was written By Jon Jung on 25 Apr 2011, 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 28: Origins

“I want to get into Asian cinema, but I just don’t know where to start.”

In this episode, our friends and fellow Asian podcasters Podcast on Fire come to our end of the sandbox to talk about films that got us into Asian film and why.   So, no featured film discussion, What to Watch, Let’s Get Formsprung, or DocuAsia this time around, just 100% banter which at least 20-30% of you will really like.

And, for those .035% who read our show descriptions and don’t actually listen to our show, the VCinema Show will be taking a one and a half month break and will return in June 2011  The blog ( will remain functioning during that time, however, so please join us there.


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