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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 contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

The VCinema Show Episode 45: Tokyo Drifter

In this episode, we review Seijun Suzuki’s 1966 gangster pastiche Tokyo Drifter and talk about his famous run-in with Nikkatsu around the time.  To keep with the theme, we have our own UK drifter,  VCinema blog lead writer John “Boom Boom” Berra, traipse into the studio for a summer visit away from his post in China.  We talk about John’s stay in China, our homebrewed controversies involving the country of Taiwan (which you can also read about here:, NYAFF and Japan Cuts and a whole lot more.

And, speaking of summer, The VCinema Show will be taking its own summer vacation for a couple of months.  We will, however, be back in the fall so keep you eyes on the blog for coverage of cinema from around Asia.


Direct link: Episode 45

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