This article was written By Jon Jung on 26 Mar 2012, 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).

The VCinema Show Episode 41: Project A

Yo ho, yo ho!  A pirate’s life for me!  The VCinema is back from sailing the seven seas of Asian film to bring you a tale of a wee man from the Fragrant Harbor who kicked, punched, and threw himself off clock towers from precarious heights into the hearts of the world.  That’s right, this episode we talk about Jackie Chan and the film that essentially put him on the map, 1983’s Project A.

And we couldn’t have a better person to captain our cinematic ship than special guest Ric Meyers!  Ric is an author, actor, commentator, former columnist at Inside Kung Fu and Asian Cult Cinema magazines and was one of the first proponents of martial arts cinema in the West.  Ric stopped by to talk about his latest projects, Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book and Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie as well as For One Week Only: The World of Exploitation Films.  Ric also regales our Project A review with plenty of interesting stories, tidbits, and reminisces.

Also included in this episode is talk about Koji Wakamatsu’s latest film Petrel Hotel Blue, Wen Jiang’s Let the Bullets Fly, and more!


Direct link: Episode 41.

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