This article was written By Jon Jung on 06 Mar 2010, 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).

Bonus Episode 1: Ura-VCinema

Coffin Jon and guest host, the Bancho, get together for bad Japanese food (in San Francisco Japantown nonetheless!) and an impromptu discussion about “Love Hotel Hill”, cell phone manga, Sho Aikawa’s dancing days, pay-to-ISDN, teaching English, movie soundtracks, Japanese cooking shows, and more.  This bonus episode was recorded with a mini voice recorder so the sound quality isn’t as good as in regular episodes.

Directly download this episode here