The VCinema gurentai venture back into the land of garish tattoos, even more garish suits, and loose pinkies in their third Yakuzathon. Along the way, we recruit a young mad dog by the name of Jake McLargeHuge of the Podcast Without Honor and Humanity to help us tackle Kinji Fukasaku’s 1972 yakuza film Street Mobster. Also included is some brief talk about this year’s New York Asian Festival and Japan Cuts events and a whole lot more1
Direct link: Episode 43
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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).