This article was written By Jon Jung on 20 Oct 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: October 2012 Pilot Episode

Don’t call it a comeback! Well, I guess you can sort of call it a comeback. During our two month break, we have rethought, reconsidered, re-recorded, and are now rebooting our flagship podcast, The VCinema Show.  The VCinema Show returns with a brand new format, changes in content, a slight reshuffle of co-hosts, even new theme music (courtesy of our pal Kemek – check out his SoundCloud page here). We are now a “magazine” style podcast with multiple segments that, much like our blog (, covers a broader range of Asia-related topics including film, culture, books, video games, and more!  Check out our show notes (with time stamps) under the download and subscription links for complete contents of this episode.

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00:00:00 – 00:18:16 Show intro: VCinema writer and podcast contributor Adam Hartzell and I get together to talk about the new format of the show.

00:18:26 – 00:39:48 Video game corner: regular co-host Josh and I talk about one of Square Enix’s latest video games, Sleeping Dogs, an open-world game set in modern day Hong Kong that has more than its share of film references.

00:40:00 – 00:52:14 Love Me Not part one: Adam and I return on the scene, recording in San Francisco’s Japantown, scene of the San Francisco Film Society’s annual Hong Kong Cinema series.  In particular, we talk about Love Me Not, a romantic-comedy with a twist (or two).

00:52:23 – 00:59:10 Oily Guide’s Maniac to Tokyo: I return to the comfort of the VCinema studio to talk with Jay aka The Oily Maniac about his upcoming podcast Oily Guide’s Maniac to Tokyo, which will be a brand new addition to the VCinema family.

00:59:22 – 01:15:42 DVD corner: regular co-host Stan and I talk about the latest releases from distributor CJ Entertainment.  This is the first of a multi-part look at this Korean film distributor and their forays into the western film market.

01:15:53 – 01:45:04 Love Me Not part two: Back to the San Francisco Film Society’s Hong Kong Cinema series, Adam and I talk to Love Me Not director Gilitte Pik-Chi Leung about her debut feature film.

01:45:16 – 01:52:52 Adam and I round off the show with a sneak peek of next month’s episode of The VCinema Show.