Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best of 2015: My Academic Life

Best of 2015


SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) Conference, Montreal, 25-29 March

Plaridel journal, special issue (as guest editor), late March 2015. (complete title: "The Bad, The Worse, and The Worst: TheSignificance of Indonesian Cult, Exploitation, and B Movies". Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, Volume 1, Issue No. 2; 2014)

A Talk at Harvard University, 30 March
Student Award UEA Engagement Award , 15 May
Public Engagement Prizes, UEA Graduate School Prizes 2015, 14 July
Henry Jenkins’s Talk, IKJ, Jakarta, 5 August (as co-organizer and chair)
Finished writing the first draft of my doctoral thesis, early September 

Workshop on Indonesian Cinema as SOAS, University of London (as co-organizer and presenter), including as a chair for Mondomacabro's Pete Tombs Talk, 3-5 October

 Resolution of 2016:
1. Viva (thesis defence)
2. Publish a proper scholarly paper(s) in, at least, one Scopus-indexed journal.

Thank you, everyone! Alhamdulillah.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

15% off all films at ZDD, including a bunch of Indonesian Exploitation Movies!

Stttt. ZDD has a section on Filipino/Indonesian exploitation films. The title include War Victims, The Warrior and Ninja Girl aka Revenge of the Ninja (Jaka Sembung series), Terrorist, Special Silencers, The Snake Queen aka Nyi Blorong, Lady Exterminator,  Jungle Heat/Rimba Panas, The Intruder aka Pembalasan Rambu,  Hell's Raiders, Final Score,  Daredevil Commandos,  Angel of Fury (uncut, Cynthia Rothrock), Bloody Vengeance (Darah Perjaka).

And they offer 15% off all DVDs and books until midnight on New Year's eve.

click here

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Watch the first ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2’ trailer!

Watch the first ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2’ trailer!

About Jaka Sembung Series

There are at least 5 films related to Jaka Sembung.

Jaka Sembung series
1. Jaka Sembung Sang Penakluk/The Conqueror
2.  Si Buta lawan Jaka Sembung  (1983) 
3.BAjing Ireng & Jaka SEmbung (1983)
4.  Jaka Sembung & Dewi Samudra (1990)
I still have to undertake a research on Jaka Sembung and Bergola Ijo (1985/1987), i can't find the valid info about this film.

Bergola Ijo (1983)  is a continuation/wider universe  of Jaka SEmbung series:
Some of the titles  can be accessed on YouTube, but  unfortunately without English subtitles.