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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

THE DO-OR-DIE STUNT ROLES OF DANTE VARONA


Dante Varona's First Movie/ 1968

In 1981, action star Dante Varona made a daring and spectacular stunt act when he jumped at the San Juanico Bridge for a scene in “Hari ng Stunt.” It’s a make-or-break for this struggling actor whose movie career was in limbo for quite sometime and can’t seem to have a headstart. That breathtaking leap changed his fortune overnight. The movie was dubbed as “The most death defying action thriller of the year!” He became an instant sensation and propelled him to superstardom.

Hari ng Stunt (1981)- Stars Dante Varona, Vivian Velez, Rod Navarro, Romy Diaz, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Joe Garcia, Robert Talabis, Dave Brodett/ Directed by Carlo J. Caparas


Varona entered the movie world in 1968 in Magnificent Siete Bandidas. He starred in many action movies early in his career and even doing some lead roles i.e. Master Stuntman in 1970 and Leon Dimasupil in 1973. His career started to skid and slow down in the mid 70s, until the offer to do Hari ng Stunt came.



Left- Magnificent 7 Bandidas (1968)- Stars Divina Valencia, Anna Gonzales, Stella Suarez, Maria Victoria, Bessie Barredo, gina Laforteza and Bella Flores/ Introducing Dante Varona/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

Right- Kill: The Magnificent Agents(1969)- Stars Fred Galang, Dante Varona, Marco Antonio and Rod Navarro/ with Marissa Delgado/ Directed by Luis San Juan



Kuwatro (1969)- Stars Fred Galang, Arnold Mendoza, Dante Varona and Chito Ledesma/ with Alicia Alonzo, Liza Belmonte, Eva Marie and Van de Leon/ / Directed by Cesar (Jun) Gallardo



Born To Be Wild (1969)- Stars Chito Ledesma, Dante Varona and Arnold Mendoza/ with Rosanna Marquez, Jessica, Eva Marie, Van De Leon, Anita Linda, Nello Nayo/ Directed by Jun Gallardo



Ang Matitinik (1970)- Stars Roberto Gonzales, Bernard Belleza, Paquito Diaz, Dante Varona, Lito Garcia/ with Jessica, Van de Leon, Victor Bravo, Eva Marie, Bobby Santiago and Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia / Directed by Pablo Santiago


Left- The Bold and the Beauties (1970)- Stars Dante Varona, Mila Montanez, Marilou Ver, Alicja Basili, Gina Stuart and Rosanna Ortiz/ Directed by Jose Miranda Cruz

Right- Master Stuntman (1970)- Stars Dante Varona, Juvy Cachola, Alicja Basili, Gina Stuart , Renato del Prado, Rocco Montalban, Bruno Punzalan/ Directed by Jose Miranda Cruz



Igorota Squad (1970)- Stars Dante Varona, Rosanna Ortiz, Marissa Delgado, Lilian Ramos, Tessie Conception, Linda Magalona and Maya Fuentes/ Directed Nilo Saez




Left- Silang Tatlo (1970)- Stars Dante Varona, Angelito Marquez and Portia Ilagan/ Featuring Raquel Monteza/Directed by Jose (Pepe) Wenceslao

Right- Usapang Lalake (1970)- Stars Dante Varona, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia and Fred Cortez, Jr./ with Merle Fernandez, Lilian Ramos and Jessica



Sa Kamay ng Tatlong Takas (1971)- Stars Roberto Gonzales, Dante Varona,Romy Diaz and Yvonne/ Directed by Flor Bien



Leon Dimasupil (1973)- Stars Dante Varona, Divina Valencia, Merle Fernandez and Juvy Cachola/ Directed by Hector C. Molina



Pugante: Numero 3-11 (1973)- Stars Roberto Gonzales, Dante Varona and Jeanne Young/ with Johnny Monteiro, Larry Silva/ Directed by Jose Miranda Cruz





Ermitano (1981)- Stars Dante Varona, Charo Santos, Roland Dantes, Vivian Velez, Romy Diaz, Dave Brodett and Bob Soler / Directed by Carlo J. Caparas




Ang Taong Bundok (1981)- Stars Dante Varona, Jean Saburit, Charlie Davao, Boy Fernandez, Romy Diaz, Mario Escudero/ Directed by Ed Palmos



Bertong Barako (1981)- Stars Dante Varona/ Directed by Willie Milan



Landong Kabal (1981)- Stars Dante Varona, Josephine Manuel, Eddie Garcia, George Estregan, Philip Gamboa, Rommel Valdez, Rocco Montalban andRuel Vernal/ Directed by J.B. Concepcion

Monday, December 29, 2008

THE 60s PINOY KOMIKS SERIALS MADE INTO MOVIES # 2





Kadenang Putik (1960)- Stars Efren Reyes, Alicia Vergel, Leonor Vergara, Ronald Remy, Lily Marquez, Bob Soler and Tessie Quintana/ Directed by Cesar Gallardo/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Clodualdo Del Mundo



Dobol Trobol (1960)- Stars Dolphy, Liberty Ilagan, Eddie Gutierrez, Panchito, The Wing Duo and Georgie Quizon / Directed by Jose de Villa/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Mars Ravelo



Berdugo (1960)- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Van de Leon, Marlene Dayden, Daisy Romualdez and Eddie Garcia/ Directed by Conrado Conde/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Francisco V. Coching




Alyas Palos (1961)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Willie Sotelo, Lourdes Medel, Mila Ocampo, Danilo Jurado/ Directed by Tony Santos/ Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo




Bakas ng Gagamba (1962)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Robert Campos, Von Serna, Lourdes Medel, Luz Valdez, Linda Montessa/ Directed by Tony Santos/ Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks by Virgilio Redondo



Cara Cruz (1963)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Perla Bautisata, Pugak, Etang Discher and Rita Gomez/ with Carlos Salazar and Jose Vergara / Directed by Cesar Gallardo/ Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks by Pablo S. Gomez


Maruja (1967)- Stars Susan Roces, Romeo Vasquez, Eddie Garcia, Luis Gonzales, Nello Nayo, Mary Walter / Directed by Armando de Guzman/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Mars Ravelo

Komiks materials courtesy of Komiklopedia




Saturday, December 27, 2008

THE 60s PINOY KOMIKS SERIALS MADE INTO MOVIES # 1




Dayukdok (1961)- Stars Carmen Rosales, Luis Gonzales, Amalia Fuentes, Barbara Perez, Charlie Davao, Boy Alano/ Directed by Mar S. Torres/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Pablo S, Gomez/ 1961





Little Lucy (1961)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Aura Aurea, Lily Marquez,Naty Bernardo and Ludy San Juan in the title role/ Directed by Cesar Gallardo/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Mars Ravelo/ 1961




Suicide Susy (1962)- Stars Cesar Ramirez, Johnny Monteiro, Lopito, Adorable Liwanag and Ludy San Juan in the title role/ Directed by Cesar 'Chat' Gallardo/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Mars Ravelo/ 1962





Haliging Bato (1962)- Stars Gloria Romero, Mario Montenegro, Barbara Perez and Eddie Garcia/ with Blanca Gomez, Pepito Rodriguez and Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Conrado Conde/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Pablo S. Gomez/ 1962





Apat na Agimat (1962)- Stars Efren Reyes, Cesar Ramirez, Johnny Monteiro and Eddie Fernandez/ with Miriam Jurado, Adorable Liwanag, Carol Varga/ Directed by Efren Reyes/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Clodualdo Del Mundo/ 1962





Ripleng de Rapido (1963)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Eddie Mesa, Aura Aurea, Johnny Monteiro, Lopito, Lauro Delgado, Eddie Fernandez/ with Juliet Pardo, Gina Alonzo/ Directed by Artemio Marquez/ Serialized in Pilipino Komiks by Clodualdo del Mundo/ 1963





Sugapa (1963)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Charito Solis and Stella Suarez/ Directed by Efren Reyes/ Serialized in Vista Komiks by Cil G. Evangelista/ 1963

Komiks materials from the private collection of Steve Santos

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