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Monday, January 7, 2008

THE PINOY SUPERHEROES OF THE 70s

Supergirl (1973)- Stars Pinky in the title role, Barbara Perez, Walter Navarro, Liza Lorena, Nick Romano- the surprise hit of the year!

Zoom, Zoom, Superman! (1973)- Another biggest hit of 1973!

There was a time in the 70s, particularly in 1973 and 1974, when a spate of Pinoy fantasy films featuring Pinoy superheroes graced our big screens. I think it was Vilma Santos’ Lipad Darna Lipad that started it all. It ushered in this wave of so-called trend in fantasy movies. Besides Darna, Vilma came up with Wonder Vi (1973), Phantom Lady (1974) and Vivian Volta (1974); Nora Aunor had Super Gee (1973) based on a popular komik serial; Superman and Batman had their local counterparts in Zoom, Zoom Superman (1973) with Ariel Ureta and Fight Batman Fight with Victor Wood. Vilma came out with another sequel of Darna titled Darna and the Giants, also in 1973; Dolphy had his own version of Captain Barbell in Captain Barbell Boom (1973). It was the movie, Supergirl (1973) which starred Pinky, that made a major impact among the moviegoers that time. It was a surprise hit that year. It was reshown several times due to insistent public demand.

see Pinoy Superheroes


Lipad , Darna, Lipad (1973) - Stars Vilma Santos, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez and Liza Lorena --- It set the pace of Pinoy fantasy films

Zoom, Zoom, Superman! (1973)

Wonder Vi (1973)- Stars Vilma Santos, George Estregan, Marissa Delgado, Nick Romano


Fight Batman Fight! (1973) - Stars Victor Wood as Batman and Roderick Paulate as Robin

Supergirl (1973)- Stars Pinky, Barbara Perez, Walter Navarro, Liza Lorena

Captain Barbell Boom! (1973) - Stars Dolphy, Lotis Key, Panchito, Babalu


Darna and the Giants (1973)- Another "Big One" for Vilma Santos

Phantom Lady (1974) - Stars Vilma Santos, Nick Romano, Paquito Diaz and Max Alvarado


Shazam Boom (1974) - Stars Victor Wood, Gloria Romero, Rosemarie Gil, Eva Reyes

9 comments:

frank said...

malaking bagay itong post mo sa amin

rarepinoyfilms said...

Hi Mr. Santos!
The movie industry is indeed very lucky to have someone like you who loves to collect & preserve Pinoy movie memorabilias.Sharing it with us makes it even more special!Thanks a lot for your generosity!May your tribe increase sir!

rarepinoyfilms said...

Pinoy Superhero movie ads bring back my good old childhood memories! How I wished you'll post more superhero ads fro the 70's & even from the 60's and 50's. I also love FPJ. Thanks for the rare movie ads of my idol "DA KING". Thanks and more power sir Simon!

Video 48 said...

Hi Frank and Rarepinoyfilms!
Thanks for the remarks! Appreciate it very much!
V48

robert said...

Hi,
Can anyone tell me where I can find such films as these? Supergirl (1973, Fight Batman fight! (1973) ?

Thanks so much,
Robert

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Know of anyone who still has copies of "Supergirl". My best friend can't get enough of that 'classic' scene where Supergirl/Pinky Montilla fights the giant palaka.

Please email me
jeromemarkgonzales@yahoo.com
thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Know of anyone who still has copies of "Supergirl". My best friend can't get enough of that 'classic' scene where Supergirl/Pinky Montilla fights the giant palaka.

Please email me
jeromemarkgonzales@yahoo.com
thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Know of anyone who still has copies of "Supergirl". My best friend can't get enough of that 'classic' scene where Supergirl/Pinky Montilla fights the giant palaka.

Please email me
jeromemarkgonzales@yahoo.com
thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Know of anyone who still has copies of "Supergirl". My best friend can't get enough of that 'classic' scene where Supergirl/Pinky Montilla fights the giant palaka.

Please email me
jeromemarkgonzales@yahoo.com
thanks

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