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Friday, November 16, 2007


The 60s was the decade of action movies. It saw the emergence of action superstars i.e. Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Romeo Vasquez, Zaldy Zshornack, Jess Lapid, Eddie Fernandez, Tony Ferrer, Jun Aristorenas and Bernard Bonnin. Sampaguita Pictures, whose roster of talents comprised mostly of talented dramatic stars, came up with a new discovery, a judo and martial arts expert, in the person of young Vic Vargas. He was discovered by Doc Jose Perez, owner of Sampaguita, while teaching karate lessons in a TV program. His entry to the movie world was met with skepticism and apprehension by his contemporaries. But he proved them wrong and stood up his ground. He made several movies under his home studio, most notable were Diegong Tabak (1963) and Kumander Judo (1964) both in a lead role. His acting talent was recognized by FPJ when he was cast in an epic film, “Perlas ng Silangan” in 1969. He was later tapped in Ishamel Bernal’s Pagdating sa Dulo (1971) and El Vibora (1972). That started his colorful career as a major action and dramatic star.

Bird of Paradise (1963) - First Starring Role

Diegong Tabak (1963)

Tansan vs. Tarsan (1963) - with Dolphy

Prinsipeng Tulisan (1963)

Walang Takot sa Patalim (1964)

Anak ni Kamagong (1964)

Ang Rosaryo at ang Tabak (1964)

From Tokyo with Love (1964)

Paratroop Squadron (1964)

Bakit Pa Ako isinilang (1966)

Quinto De Alas (1968)

Perlas ng Silangan (1969)


Paolo said...


You seem to have alot of memorabilla regarding Vic Vargas. Do you have any of his old movies or posters or pictures possibly? I'd like to collect whatever I can get my hands on. I am his eldest son.

Paolo Asuncion, son of Jose Asuncion, aka Vic Vargas

Anonymous said...


but the movie poster is property of the museum.we are the relative of the late ka ending.do you have a copy of the movie played but you're father we are looking for it badly...

please email us koreansuperstars@yahoo.com thank you


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