#Corntober continues as we turn our attention to the curious world of viticulture with 1989’s THE VINEYARD. As it turns out, making the best wine in the world is hard. It takes more than a great crop. You need to have incredibly loyal staff, an associate’s degree in magic, and the blood of aspiring twenty-something actors. Who knew? We sure didn’t.
James Hong (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, KUNG FU PANDA) stars as Dr. Elson Po, a world-renowned winemaker with a bit of a checkered past and a troubled relationship with his mother. When he isn’t making wine, Dr. Po enjoys hosting costume parties, playing with voodoo dolls, and castrating anyone that tries to have sex with Mrs. Dr. Po. He also has a pesky zombie problem on his property and an unruly gang chained up in the basement. But before he can tackle these problems, he needs to find a way to satisfy a Mayan god so he will have eternal life. Making wine is HARD.
Director James Hong, William Rice
Writer Harry Mok, James Hong, Douglas Kondo
Stars James Hong, Karen Lorre, Michael Wong