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This article was written By Jon Jung on 18 Aug 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).

PODCAST: VCinema Guest Hosts on Podcast Without Honor and Humanity

In my mission to guest host on all of the Asian film podcasts around the globe, I stopped by the newest of us, Podcast Without Honor and Humanity (say that ten times fast), and sat down with host Jake McHugeLarge for a little film discussion.

In this episode, we talk about two different films from two different eras from two countries that share more with each other than they’d care to admit, Japan’s 1968 sci-fi flick Goke, Bodysnatcher From Hell (left) and Korea’s 2010 revenge-drama Bedevilled (right).  There are many highlights in this episode, the highest (pun intended) of them being my paralleling Bedevilled with Sidney Lumet’s Serpico (1973).  Saaaay whaaat?!  You’ll just have to tune into this episode and try to get a cut of my jib on this one.

This episode is available via direct download on Podcast Without Honor and Humanity’s site and their iTunes feed.

Also, remember to check out my appearance on Podcast On Fire earlier this week.  And, if you REALLY haven’t had enough of me, the latest episode of The VCinema Show is due out next Thursday.