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: http://bit.ly/Mt6PCU), 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