Welcome back, VC fans! While we’ve been busy lately putting out all of our exclusive Shinsedai bonus content, we were able to regroup for our first ‘regular’ episode in over a month! In this episode, we discuss The City of Violence, a 2006 actioneer from South Korea directed by Seung-Wan Ryoo. Also included in this episode are shorter discussions of Inception (2010, dir: Christopher Nolan), Yatterman (2009, dir: Takashi Miike), Survival Quest (1989, dir: Don Coscarelli), Night and the City (1950, dir: Jules Dassin) a redux talk about A Serbian Film (2010, dir: Srdjan Spasojevic), and much more.
Also included in this episode is an announcement of the winner of our Facebook contest, discussion about the direction of the show including some really exciting changes that we will be making as early as next episode.
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About The Author
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).