Welcome to the second anniversary episode of the podcast that talks about movies that exist! We celebrate this auspicious occasion by bringing our own family back together. Esteemed former co-host Rufus joins us for a healthy discussion of the late Yoshimitsu Morita’s debut feature The Family Game, one of the few ’80s Japanese films that garnered international attention. We also talk about our second anniversary (which you can also read about here: http://bit.ly/vc2contest), catch up with our goings on, and have flashbacks to the first two years of VCinema zaniness
Direct link: Episode 38.
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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).