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This article was written By Jon Jung on 12 Mar 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 4: Outlaw High

The VCinema gang look fondly back at their high school days with the hostage sieges, food fights, stunt mannequins, pep rallies, and teen suicides.  Oh crap, they actually just review Sogo Ishii’s debut 1978 film Panic High School.  Also included is the usual shenanigans: the Netflix Instant Watch, film discussion question (“Does cult film deserve to be revered and homaged?”), Twitter question (“What’s your favorite high school movie?”), and other blathering about film.  They also start shopping for party favors for their first big themed episode.  Details included in this episode

Panic High School

The Searchers

Still Walking

Rock and Roll High School

Blue Spring

Isseifubi Sepiya video directed by Sogo Ishii with Sho Aikawa

Track Listing:

S.O.B. – Leave me Alone

Soul Scream – Uzuku Yokkyuu

Rhymester – Kuchi Kara Demakase

The Stalin – Niku

GISM – Anthem

DJ Krush (feat Rino) – Shin-Sekai

Lamp Eye – Shougen

To download episode 4, right click and ‘save as’ here.