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Monday, January 14, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1159: VILMA SANTOS, JAY ILAGAN, WITH CELIA RODRIGUEZ, ALLAN VALENZUELA, ROMEO ENRIQUEZ, ROMEO RIVERA IN "COED" (1979)


"Coed" (1979)
Bancom Audiovision Co, Inc.
A V.S. Films Picture
Release Date January 25, 1979
Story and Screenplay Allan Jayme Rabaya
Film Editor Abelardo Hulleza
Director of Photography Mike Accion
Music George Canseco
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Vilma Santos, Jay Ilagan, Celia Rodriguez, Allan Valenzuela, Romeo Enriquez, Romeo Rivera/ Also Starring Jun Soler, Angge, Jojo Santiago, Cora Tanada, Larry Leviste, Marilyn Villaruz, Rosemarie Sarita

Saturday, January 12, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1158: ROLLY QUIZON, RONALD CORVEAU AND INTRODUCING RIO LOCSIN IN ELWOOD PEREZ'S "DISGRASYADA" (1979)


"Disgrasyada" (1979)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date January 12, 1979
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Johnny Araojo
Film Editor Rogelio Salvador
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Rolly Quizon, Ronald Corveau and Introducing Rio Locsin (in her first starring role)/ Also Starring Subas Herrero, Johnny Wilson



(photo credit: PelikulaATBP/ James dela Rosa)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1157: RUDY FERNANDEZ (IN THE TITLE ROLE), GEORGE ESTREGAN, TRIXIA GOMEZ, RUEL VERNAL, RAUL ARAGON, DENCIO PADILLA, AMY AUSTRIA, VERONICA JONES IN "SALONGA" (1978)



"Salonga" (1978)
MBM Productions
For its 9th Anniversary Offering
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Based on the true-to-life story of Nicasio 'Asiong' Salonga of Tondo
Story Amado S. Pagsanjan
Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography J. Q. Monteloyola
Music Rudy Rivero
Produced by ACM
Direction Romy Suzara
Cast Rudy Fernandez (in the title role), George Estregan, Trixia Gomez, Ruel Vernal, Raul Aragon, Dencio Padilla, Amy Austria, Veronica Jones/ Also Starring Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Jose Romulo, Golay, Renato del Prado, Arturo Moran, Baldo Marro, Ven Medina, Rey Tomenes/ Introducing Becky Porcuna

Monday, January 7, 2019

GOLDEN GLOBE'S BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS (1949- 2018) UPDATED



2018 - ROMA (Mexico)
2017 - IN THE FADE (Germany)
2016 - ELLE (France)
2015 - SON OF SAUL (Hungary)
2014 - LEVIATHAN (Russia)
2013 - THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy)
2012 - AMOUR (Austria)
2011 - A SEPARATION (Iran)
2010 - IN A BETTER WORLD (Denmark)
2009 - THE WHITE RIBBON (Austria)
2008 - WALTZ WITH BASHIR (Israel)
2007 - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (France/USA)
2006 - THE LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (Japan/ USA)
2005 - PARADISE NOW (Palestine)
2004 - THE SEA INSIDE (France/Italy/Spain)
2003 - OSAMA (Afghanistan)
2002 - TALK TO HER (Spain)
2001 - NO MAN’S LAND (Bosnia/Herzegovina)
2000 - CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON(Taiwan)
1999 - ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Spain)
1998 - CENTRAL STATION (Brazil)
1997 - MA VIE EN ROSE (Belgium)
1996 - KOLYA (Czech Republic)
1995 - LES MISERABLES (France)
1994 - FARINELLI (Belgium)
1993 - FAREWELL, MY CONCUBINE (Hong Kong)
1992 - INDOCHINE (France)
1991 - EUROPA, EUROPA (Germany)
1990 - CYRANO de BERGERAC (France)
1989 - CINEMA PARADISO (Italy)
1988 - PELLE THE CONQUEROR (Denmark)
1987 - MY LIFE AS A DOG (Sweden)
1986 - THE ASSAULT (Netherlands)
1985 - THE OFFICIAL STORY (Argentina)
1984 - A PASSAGE TO INDIA (U.K.)
1983 - FANNY AND ALEXANDER (Sweden)
1982 - GANDHI (U.K./India)
1981 - CHARIOTS OF FIRE (U.K.)
1980 - TESS (U.K.)
1979 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (France/Italy)
1978 - AUTUMN SONATA (Sweden)
1977 - A SPECIAL DAY (Italy)
1976 - FACE TO FACE (Sweden)
1975 - LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME (Canada)
1974 - SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (Sweden)
1973 - THE PEDESTRIAN (Germany)
1972 - THE EMIGRANTS - Part 1/ 
THE NEW LAND - Part 2 (Sweden)
1971 - THE POLICEMAN (Israel)
1970 - RIDER IN THE RAIN (France)
1969 - Z (Algeria/France)
1968 - WAR AND PEACE (Russia)
1967 - LIVE FOR LIFE (France) 
1966 - A MAN AND A WOMAN (France)
1965 - JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (Italy)
1964 - THE GIRL WITH THE GREEN EYES (England)
- MARRIAGE, ITALIAN STYLE (Italy)
- SALLAH (Israel)
1963 - ANY NUMBER CAN WIN (France)
1962 - BEST OF ENEMIES (Italy)
- DIVORCE, ITALIAN STYLE (Italy)
1961 - TWO WOMEN (Italy)
1960 - THE MAN WITH THE GREEN CARNATION 
- LA VERITE (France) (English Language)
- THE VIRGIN SPRING (Sweden)
1959 - AREN’T WE WONDERFUL (Germany)
- BLACK ORPHEUS (France)
- THE BRIDGE (Germany)
- ODD OBESSION (Japan)
- WILD STRAWBERRIES (Sweden) 
1958 - THE GIRL AND THE RIVER (France)
- THE GIRL ROSEMARIE (Germany)
- A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (English Language)
- THE ROAD A YEAR LONG (Yugoslavia)
1957 - THE CONFESSIONS OF FELIX KRULL (Germany)
- TIZOC (Mexico)
- WOMAN IN A DRESSING GOWN (English Language)
- YELLOW CROW (Japan)
1956 - BEFORE SUNDOWN (Germany)
- THE GIRLS IN BLACK (Greece)
- RICHARD III (English Language)
- ROSES ON THE ARM (Japan)
- WAR AND PEACE (Italy)
- THE WHITE REINDEER (Finland)
1955 - DANGEROUS CURVES (England)
- EYES OF CHILDREN (Japan)
- ORDET (Denmark)
- SONS, MOTHERS AND A GENERAL (Germany)
- STELLA (Greece)
1954 - GENEVIEVE (England)
- LA MUJER DE LAS CAMELIAS (Argentina)
- NO WAY BACK (Germany)
- TWENTY-FOUR EYES (Japan)
1953/ 1952/ 1951/ 1950 - N/A
1949 -THE BICYCLE THIEF














THE SEVENTIES # 1156: ROBERT AREVALO, DAISY ROMUALDEZ, ORESTES OJEDA, JANET BORDON, VIC SILAYAN AND LORNA TOLENTINO IN "KATAWANG ALABOK" (1978)


"Katawang Alabok" (1978)
Agrix Films Production, Inc.
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Story Pablo S. Gomez, Mil Acabar
Screenplay Allan Jayme Rabaya
Choreography Nards Apuhin
Cinematography Totoy Jacinto
Art Direction/ Production Design Robert L. Lee, Peter Perlas
Music George Canseco
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Robert Arevalo, Daisy Romualdez, Orested Ojeda, Janet Bordon, Vic Silayan and Lorna Tolentino/ Also Starring Manny Luna, Anita Linda, Lucita Soriano, Mervin Samson,Angie Ferro, Mia Montemayor/ Featuring Ramon Recto

Sunday, January 6, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1155: LITO LAPID (IN THE TITLE ROLE), GEORGE ESTREGAN, TRIXIA GOMEZ, TINA MONASTERIO AND BETH BAUTISTA IN "THE JESS LAPID STORY" (1978)

From his humble beginning as a stuntman, Lito Lapid rose to become one of the country's top action movie stars. His first big movie was in 1978 when he was tapped to do the true-to-life story of the 60s top action star, Jess Lapid, his uncle. The movie, The Jess Lapid Story, was Mirick Films’entry in that year’s 4th Metro Manila Film Festival. It was an instant hit and paved the way for Lapid’s phenomenal rise to stardom. 


"The Jess Lapid Story" (1978)
Mirick Films International
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Story Mrs. Bella Vda. de Lapid
Screenplay Tony Mortel and Diego Cagahastian
Cinematography Rey Lapid
Direction Jun Gallardo
Cast Lito Lapid (in the title role), George Estregan, Trixia Gomez, Tina Monasterio and Beth Bautista/ Featuring Romnick (Sarmenta)/ Also Starring Dencio Padilla, Ruben Rustia, Jonee Gamboa, Mitos del Mundo

Thursday, January 3, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1154: BEMBOL ROCO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), GEORGE ESTREGAN, TRIXIA GOMEZ AND JEAN SABURIT IN "KID KALIWETE" (1978)


"Kid Kaliwete" (1978)
Associated Entertainment Corporation
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Cinematography Jose Batac, Jr.
Music George Canseco
Direction Manuel Cinco
Cast Bembol Roco (in the title role), George Estregan, Trixia Gomez and Jean Saburit/ Also Starring Joonee Gamboa, Cynthia Gonzales, Val Iglesias, Nonoy de Guzman, Roy Caoile, Belo Borja, Eddie Nicart, Lauro Flores, Avel Morado/ Special Participation- Ven Medina, Yolanda Luna, Roma Roces and Iking Osorio/ Guest stars- Nona Herrera, Bong Buendia

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1153: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MARIANNE DELA RIVA, DRANREB, JOHNNY DELGADO IN "GARROTE, JAI-ALAI KING" (1978)


"Garrote, Jai-Alai King" (1978)
VP Pictures
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Story and Screenplay Manuel Cinco and Gigo Bartolome
Cinematography Edmund Cupcupin
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Music Ryan Cayabyab
Direction Manuel 'Fyke' Cinco
Cast Christopher de Leon (in the title role), Marianne dela Riva, Dranreb, Johnny Delgado/ Also Starring Amy Austria, Cynthia Gonzales, Allan Valenzuela, Manny Luna Ross Rival/ Introducing Mia Montemayor

Monday, December 31, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1152: DOLPHY, NORA AUNOR, WITH ROLLY QUIZON, PANCHITO, PAQUITO DIAZ, MARTIN MARFIL, GEORGIE QUIZON AND CHONA CASTILLO IN "JACK N' JILL OF THE THIRD KIND" (1978)


"Jack n' Jill of the Third Kind" (1978)
RVQ Productions, Inc.
A Dragon Lion Films International
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Based on the story "Jack n' Jill" by Mars Ravelo
Screenplay Orlando R. Nadres
Cinematography Manuel Bulotano
Film Editor Efren Jarlego
Music Dominic Salustiano
Direction Frank Gray, Jr.
Cast Dolphy, Nora Aunor/ Also Starring Rolly Quizon, Panchito, Paquito Diaz, Martin Marfil, Georgie Quizon, Max Vera, Benjie Ledesma and Chona Castillo



Saturday, December 29, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1151: VILMA SANTOS (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MAT RANILLO III, PHILLIP SALVADOR IN LINO BROCKA'S "RUBIA SERVIOS (CASE NO. 63572)" (1978)


"Rubia Servios (Case No. 63572)" (1978)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Based on an "Unforgettable Legal Story" by Aida Sevilla Mendoza
Screenplay Mario O'Hara
Cinematography Conrado Baltazar
Film Editor Jose H. Tarnate
Music Freddie Aguilar
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Vilma Santos (in the title role), Mat Ranillo III, Phillip Salvador/ Also Starring Estrella Kuenzler, Esther Chaves, Carpi Asturias, Jess Ramos/ Featuring Leah de Guzman, Mark Verzosa


(Synopsis) Medical intern Rubia Servios (Vilma Santos) is engaged to Dr. Norman Ignacio (Mat Ranillo III), but persistent suitor Willy Trison (Phillip Salvador) refuses to give up. On the day of the death of Norman’s father, she is abducted by Willy and brought to an island. She is repeatedly raped and offered marriage by Willy. She turns him down and warns him that she will bring matters to the police. However, he is confident that she will not press a case against him as she will not want the stigma of a rape victim. Rubia is released and she brings him to court. Willy is sentenced to six to ten years in prison. Rubia discovers she is pregnant and the steadfast Dr. Norman Ignacio proposes marriage. She gives birth to Willy’s daughter, Vivian, and they leave for Canada. Rubia wants a child by Norman and they have a son.

Years later, they return to Manila. There are mysterious calls on the telephone. It is Willy and he wants his daughter. Rubia and Norman hide Vivian and plan to leave for the American continent. However, Willy is able to kidnap the child with the help of an ice cream vendor. She is brought to the island and she begins to look to him as her real father. But she also wants her mother. Willy calls Rubia and tells her to join them in the island. Rubia refuses. There is a confrontation between Norman and Willy. Norman is beaten up. Still Rubia is adamant. She becomes terrified when Willy sets up a headless child in a remote area— the discovery of which is sensationalized in the tabloids. Finally Rubia agrees to join him. She takes the motorized banca with Willy as the pilot. In the middle of the sea, she takes a paddle and hits Willy. Willy falls into the water. Rubia takes her gun and shoots him. The banca reaches the island. Rubia is happy to see Vivian alive. As an epilogue, Rubia and Norman leave for the States where they are presently residing.  (Source: Lino Brocka: The Artist and His Times)



Vilma Santos in a titular role as Rubia Servios

See: Nora Aunor's "Atsay" vs. Vilma Santos' "Rubia Servios" in the 1978 MMFF

Friday, December 28, 2018

THE 2018 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "RAINBOW'S SUNSET"- BEST PICTURE/ DENNIS TRILLO- BEST ACTOR/ GLORIA ROMERO- BEST ACTRESS

The movie Rainbow's Sunset won Best Picture in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held on Thursday, December 27 at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City. It also romped away other major awards- Best Actress (Gloria Romero), Best Director (Joel Lamangan), Best Supporting Actor (Tony Mabesa), Best Supporting Actress (Aiko Melendez), Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Original Theme Song (Sa 'Yo Na), Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award, Special Jury Prize for an actor (Eddie Garcia), Special Jury Prize for an actress (Max Collins)

Dennis Trillo won the Best Actor award for the movie One Great Love, which also won the 3rd Best Picture Award and Best Musical Score.

Aurora took home the 2nd Best Picture Award, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Child Performer (Phoebe Villamor). 

Other awards- Best Editing, FPJ Memorial Award and Best Float (Jack Em Popoy); Best Student Short Film- Bulacan State University (Kasilyas); 'Scratch It' Male and Female Star of the Night Award- Jericho Rosales and Anne Curtis.



"Rainbow's Sunset" (2018)


"Aurora" (2018)



"Fantastica" (2018)



"Jack Em Popoy" (2018)



"Mary, Marry Me" (2018)



"One Great Love" (2018)



"Otlum" (2018)



"The Girl in the Orange Dress" (2018)


Thursday, December 27, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1150: NORA AUNOR (IN THE TITLE ROLE), RONALD CORVEAU, ARMIDA SIGUION- REYNA, WITH ROLDAN AQUINO, RENATO ROBLES, MONA LISA, ANGIE FERRO, BELLA FLORES, NENTA JANA, ROMA ROCES AND AMY AUSTRIA IN "ATSAY" (1978)


"Atsay" (1978)
Ian Film Productions
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Direction Eddie Garcia
Cast Nora Aunor (in the title role), Ronald Corveau, Armida Siguion- Reyna/ Also Starring Roldan Aquino, Renato Robles, Mona Lisa, Angie Ferro, Bella Flores, Nenita Jana, Roma Roces and Amy Austria/ Introducing Baby Herrera



Eddie Garcia directs Nora Aunor in "Atsay" (1978)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1149: REY MALONZO, TINA MONASTERIO IN CARLO J. CAPARAS' "ANG HULING LALAKI NG BALUARTE" (1978)


"Ang Huling Lalaki ng Baluarte" (1978)
SQ Film Productions
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Story Carlo J. Caparas
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Rey Malonzo, Tina Monasterio

Monday, December 24, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1148: CHIQUITO, RAMON ZAMORA, EMMA HENRY, WITH FREDDIE YANCE, TINTOY, NONA HERRERA AND VERONICA JONES WITH TONY BERNAL IN "THE WILD GREASE" (1978)

A Pinoy movie spoof of 1978 Hollywood hit movies, "Wild Geese" starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris and "Grease" starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.


"The Wild Grease" (1978)
Four-N- Films
Release Date December 15, 1978
Story and Screenplay Bert Mendoza
Cinematography Rudy Monteloyola
Musical Director Clem Soriano, Jr.
Executive Producer Manuel M. Nuqui
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Chiquito, Ramon Zamora, Emma Henry/ Also Starring Freddie Yance, Tintoy, Nona Herrera and Veronica Jones/ with Tony Bernal/ Co-starring Renato Robles, Arlene Sison, aND Omar Camar/ Featuring Florence Carvajal, Big 3 Sullivans and Golay/ Supported by Ruben Ramos, Jun Santos, Carlos Diaz, Jimmy Rosales, Rod Francisco and Manuel Dagul

Friday, December 21, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1147: FERNANDO POE, JR., JOSEPH ESTRADA, WITH ANNA MARIN, APRIL CEZAR IN "TATAK NG TUNDO" (1978)



"Tatak ng Tundo" (1978)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 8, 1978
Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwanldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Anna Marin, April Cezar/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Van de Leon, Anita Linda, Dencio Padilla, Nello Nayo, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Virginia Montes, Ven Medina, Nonoy de Guzman, Ed Ramos, The Thunder Stuntmen and Max Alvarado/ Featuring Dranreb, Bentot, Jr./ Special Participation- Divina Valencia

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