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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Actor Pancho Magalona as Jose Rizal did a re-enactment of the hero's execution during the rites commemorating Rizal's 66th death anniversary in 1962.

In 1998, GMA Films produced and released an ambitious movie on the life of Dr. Jose Rizal. Winner of numerous awards during its theatrical run, it starred Cesar Montano in the title role with Marilou Diaz- Abaya at the helm. A short film clip of that historic event can be viewed below---

Courtesy of GMA Films

Monday, December 28, 2009


Shake, Rattle & Roll, probably the longest and successful film series in the history of Philippines cinema, debuted and premiered in 1984 under Athena Productions. The movie,megged by veteran directors, Emmanuel Borlaza, Ishmael Bernal and Peque Gallaga, consisted of three episodes, Baso, Pridyider and Manananggal. It came to mind the 60s Pinoy horror classics, i.e. Gabi ng Lagim, Katotohanan o Guniguni?,Konsiyerto ng Kamatayan, Mga Daing sa Libingan, Mga Alamat ng Sandaigdig and Kababalaghan at Kabalustugan?, all consisting with 4 episodes.

SRR was revived after six years, under Regal Films in 1990, considered by fans as one of the best SRR movies, especially its third episode titled Aswang starring Manilyn Reynes.

Courtesy of Regal Films

Most of the series were official entries of the Metro Manila Film Festival with the exception of the sixth installment which was released in January 1997.

Shake, Rattle & Roll (1984)/ Three Episodes
Episode 1: “Baso”- Directed by Emmanuel Borlaza/ Cast- Joel Torre, Rey’PJ’ Abellana, Arlene Muhlach
Episode 2: “Pridyider” – Directed by Ishmael Bernal/ Cast- Janice de Belen, Charito Solis, William Martinez, Mon Alvir, Lito Gruet
Episode 3: “Manananggal” – Directed by Peque Gallaga/ Cast- Herbert bautista, Irma Alegre, Mary Walter, Peewee Quiajano, Pen Medina

Shake, Rattle & Roll 2 (1990)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes
Episode 1: “Multo”- Cast- Janice de Belen, Eric Quizon, Eddie Gutierrez, Isabel Granada
Episode 2: “Kulam” – Cast- Joey Marquez, Carmina Villaroel, Daisy Romualdez
, Sylvia Sanchez
Episode 3: “Aswang”- Cast- Manilyn Reynes, Aljon Jimenez, Ana Roces, Anjo Yllana, Richard Gomez, Vangie Labalan, Rez Cortez

Shake, Rattle & Roll 3 (1991)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes
Episode 1: “Yaya”- Cast- Kris Aquino, Rosemarie Gil, Ogie Alcasid, Mae-Ann Adonis, Mary Joyce Reyes, Lilia Cuntapay, Eva Ramos
Episode 2: “Ate”- Cast- Janice de Belen, Gina Alajar, Joel Torre, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Subas Herrero, Inday Badiday, Pen Medina, Lucy Quinto, Cris Daluz, Jose Javier Reyes, Cris Balse, Jomari Yllana

Episode 3: “Nanay”- Cast Manilyn Reynes, Joey Marquez, Ai Ai Delas Alas, Vangie Labalan, Ricardo Cepeda, Manny Castañeda, Candy Pangilinan

Shake, Rattle & Roll 4 (1992)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes
Episode 1: “Guro”- Cast- Manilyn Reynes, Edu Manzano, Sunshine Cruz, Aljon Jimenez and Nida Blanca
Episode 2: “Kapitbahay”- Cast- Aiza Seguerra as Nikki, Janice de Belen as Yaya Tising, Al Tantay and Lady Lee

Episode 3: “Madre”- Cast- Gina Alajar, Aiko Melendez, Miguel Rodriguez, Ai Ai Delas Alas, IC Mendoza, Bella Flores, Lilia Cuntapay

Shake, Rattle & Roll 5 (1994)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Manny Castaneda and Jose Javier Reyes
Episode 1: “Maligno”- Cast- Ruffa Gutierrez, Monsour del Rosario
Episode 2: “Anino”- Cast- Sheryl Cruz, Jaclyn Jose, Dingdong Dantes, Ogie Diaz

Episode 3: “Impakto”- Cast- Manilyn Reynes, Tom Taus, Jr., Chuck Perez, Don Pepo

Shake, Rattle & Roll 6 (1997)
/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Maurice Carvajal, Anton Juan and Frank Rivera

Episode 1: “Telebisyon”- Cast- Camille Pratts, Joanne Quinatas, Kiko Villaneuva
Episode 2: “Tulay”- Cast- Ara Mina, Aiza Seguerra, Matet de Leon, Tom Taus, Jr.
Episode 3: “Buwan”- Cast- Tonton Gutierrez, Georgia Ortega, Roy Alvarez, Raymond Keannu

Shake, Rattle & Roll 2K5 (2005)/ Three Episodes
Episode 1: “Poso”- Cast- Ai Ai Delas Alas, Gloria Romero, Yasmien Kurdi, Rainier Castillo, Marco Alcaraz
Episode 2: “Aquarium”- Directed by Rico Maria Ilarde/ Cast- Ara Mina, Ogie Alcasid, Paul Salas, Wilma Doesn’t

Episode 3: “Ang Lihim ng San Joaquin”- Directed by Richard Somes/ Cast- Mark Anthony Fernandez, Tanya Garcia, Elizabeth Oropesa, Nonie Buencamino, Ronnie Lazaro

Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 (2006)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Mike Tuviera, Rahyan Carlos and Topel Lee
Episode 1: “13th Floor”- Cast- Bearwin Meily, Keanna Reeves, Roxanne Guinoo, Joseph Bitangcol, Janus Del Prado
Episode 2: “Yaya”- Cast- Sheryl Cruz, Iza Calzado, TJ Trinidad, Nene Tamayo, Nash Aguas, Boom Antonio, Debraliz Vallasote
Episode 3: “LRT”- Cast- Manilyn Reynes, Keempee de Leon, Eugene Domingo, Miko Palanca, IC Mendoza, Mhyco Aquino, Sergio Garcia, Cassandra Ponti, Ehra Madrigal, Empress Schuck, Dino Imperial

Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 (2007)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Paul Daza, Topel Lee and Mike Tuviera
Episode 1: “Christmas Tree”- Cast- Nash Aguas, Gina Alajar, Sophia Baars, Tonton Gutierrez, John Lapus, Lovi Poe, John Prats, Boots Anson-Roa
Episode 2: “Bangungot”- Cast- Jaison Gainza, Roxanne Guinoo, Jaymee Joaquin, Pauleen Luna, Andrea Torres
Episode 3: "Engkanto"- Cast- Jojo Alejar, Sam Concepcion, Mart Escudero, Matt Evans, Katrina Halili, Hector Macaso, Jewel Mische, Melissa Ricks, Felix Roco

Shake, Rattle & Roll X (2008)/ Three Episodes/ Directed by Topel Lee and Mike Tuviera
Episode 1: “Emergency”- Cast- Roxanne Guinoo, J.C. de Vera, Mylene Dizon, Wendell Ramos, John Lapus, Janus del Prado
Episode 2: “Class Picture”- Cast- Kim Chiu, Gerard Anderson, Jean Garcia, I.C. Mendoza, Erich Gonzales
Episode 3: “Nieves: The Engkanto Slayer” – Cast- Marian Rivera, Diana Zubiri, Jennica Garcia, Mart Escudero, Luis Alandy, Desiree Del Valle, Iwa Moto

Shake, Rattle & Roll XI (2009)/ Three Episodes

Episode 1: “Lamang Lupa”- Directed by Jessel Monteverde/ Cast- Iya Villania, Rayver Cruz, Jennica Garcia, Mart Escudero, Dominic Roco, Felix Roco, Bangs Garcia, Janice De Belen, Paolo Bediones
Episode 2: “Daiblo”- Directed by Rico Gutierrez/ Cast- Mark Anthony Fernandez, Maja Salvador, Gina Alajar, Joem Bascon, Alex Castro, Irma Adlawan

Episode 3: “Ukay-Ukay”– Directed by Don Michael Perez/ Cast- Ruffa Gutierrez, Zoren Legaspi, Megan Young, John Lapus, Miguel Faustman, Carlo Guevarra

Shake, Rattle & Roll XII (2010)/ Three Episodes

Episode 1: “Mamanyika”- Directed by Zoren Legaspi/ Cast- Elija Alejo, Shaina Magdayao, Ricky Davao, Jackie Lou Blanco, Rita Avila and Carmina Villarroel
Episode 2: “Isla” – Directed by Opel Lee/ Cast- Andi Eigenmann, Rayver Cruz, John Lapus, Regine Angeles, Kristel Moreno
Episode 3: “Punerarya” – Directed by Jerrold Tarog/ Cast- Carla Abellana, Sid Lucero, Nash Aguas, Mart Escudero, Gaby dela Merced

Technical Details: Source- Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!!

"Christmas Holiday" (1965)- Stars Eddie Mesa, Helen Gamboa, Jerry Pons, Joe de Castro, Ollie dela Pena, Dulce Lucban, Ponga/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

Monday, December 21, 2009


That's LVN's Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa; Lita Gutierrez and Willie Sotelo; Sampaguita's Susan Roces and Romeo Vasquez; Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez; Marlene Dauden and Tony Marzan in the 1958 Lifebuoy Christmas Greeting ad.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


In the cold, chilly Christmas of 1965, filmgoers were treated not with fantasy, horror and other regular typical movies that we normally see during the Metro Manila Film Festivals, but with this irresistible, sizzling movie titled “Pasko ng Limang Magdalena.” The movie, billed as “an action and dramatic explosion in x’mas wrapping,” it starred five of the popular sex sirens of the 60s, Divina Valencia, Daisy Romualdez, Ruby Regala, Lucita Soriano and Miriam Jurado. The five were ably supported by five moviedom’s great character actors, Eddie Garcia, Robert Campos, Max Alvarado, Rodolfo ‘Boy’ Garcia and Rod Navarro.

"Pasko ng Limang Magdalena" (1965)- Stars Divina Valencia, Daisy Romualdez, Ruby Regala, Lucita Soriano and Miriam Jurado/ with Eddie Garcia, Robert Campos, Max Alvarado, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia & Rod Navarro/ Directed by Armando Garces

Friday, December 18, 2009


When I posted an entry on Nora and Vilma last year, I was hard-pressed to locate the newspaper ad of Nora’s And God Smiled at Me. This was to complement the blog entry I’ll be posting that time. It’s quite difficult for me to find one since the movie's opening date falls on October 15, right after the declaration of Martial Law (Sept. 21). All publications then were ordered closed.

However, I stumble this ad a couple of weeks ago and want to share it with you especially with the Noranians.

More on Nora---

The International Circle of Online Noranians, in cooperation with the UP Film Institute, will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of ’Merika, Condemned,and Bulaklak sa City Jail with a FREE screening of the films at the Videotheque of the UP Film Institute, UP Diliman, on December 19, 2009 (Saturday), starting at 1:00 pm.

The schedule is as follows:
1:00 pm, ’Merika
2:45 pm, Bulaklak sa City Jail
7:00 pm, Condemned

A program will be held—featuring a panel discussion with guests and the soft launch of the DVD of Bona and Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos from NV Productions and Ivory Music & Video—between 4:30 and 7:00 pm at the UPFI Bernal Gallery. The public is invited

Thursday, December 17, 2009


An unknown Filipino actor appeared in a guest role as a farmer in the 1959 Cary Grant-Tony Curtis movie, "Operation Petticoat." He almost stole the scene from the two great Hollywood stars. Here’s that memorable film clip below---

Rear Admiral Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) visits the submarine Sea Tiger on the morning of its decommissioning and reminisces about his time as the first commander of the boat, in 1941. Three days after Pearl Harbor, the sub is damaged during an enemy air raid in the Philippines; rather than abandoning her, Sherman and his chiefs refloat the boat. He's forced to accept the services of Lt. Nick Holden (Tony Curtis), who has no sea experience. Curtis sneaks a handful of Philippine refugees and several gorgeous nurses into the all-male sub and all breaks loose. A very delightful Blake Edwards classic.

TV host and comedian Ariel Ureta, a popular TV personality in the 70s, started out as an advertising man. He got into television via noontime show, “Ariel Con Tina,” with co-host, teen star Tina Revilla in the early 70s, replacing “Stop, Look and Listen.” This was later replaced by another show called “Twelve O’clock High.”
The slogan that got him into deep trouble

What I remember most about Ariel was when he was made to ride a bicycle at CampCrame because he dared to say: “Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, bisikleta ang kailangan,” instead of “Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, disiplina ang kailangan.” It happened during the early part of Martial Law. Ariel later sported a very short haircut when he appeared in his program, as part of the punishment, I suppose.

He also appeared in the movies early in his showbiz career, zooming as Superman in “Zoom, Zoom Superman” and as Popeye, Dracula and Dyango in “Si Popeye, atbp.” He went on to do more TV shows in the mid 70s, among this was the top rating early night show “Ariel & Co. After Six.”

Today, he hosted Todo-Todo Walang Preno, a top-rating and award-winning DZMM teleradyo program with Winnie Cordero. What keeps me glued to his program is Ariel’s vast knowledge of almost any topics which he shares with listeners and televiewers. He loves to crack jokes and share some of his funny experiences. As Ariel once said, “pag napatawa natin sila… boundary na ako!”

Two back-to- back top rating primetime shows of BBC Channel 2 in 1976--- "Ariel & Co. After Six" (6:30 pm) and "Nothing But the Truth"(8:30 pm) hosted by Inday Badiday.

TV Times/ 1976
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"Zoom, Zoom, Superman" (1973)- Stars Ariel Ureta, Miss Rita Gomez, Boots Anson-Roa, Rosanna Ortiz, Liza Lorena, Celia Rodriguez, Edgar Mortiz, Gina ALajar, Max Alvarado and Gina Pareno/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal, Elwood Perez and Joey Gosiengfiao

"Si Popeye atbp" (1973)- Stars Ariel Ureta, Aurora Pijuan, Celia Rodriguez, Orestes Ojeda, Maricru Del Gallego, Mike Parsons, Cloyd Robinson, Dick Israel and Gina Pareno/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal, Elwood Perez and Joey Gosiengfiao

"Jack and Poy" (1977)- Stars Ariel Ureta and Nino Muhlach/ with Marilou Destreza, Paquito Diaz and Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Direced by Luciano B. Carlos

Monday, December 14, 2009


"Sa Bawa't Patak ng Dugo" (1960)- Stars Cesar Ramirez, Shirley Gorospe, Johnny Monteiro, Jose Romulo, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Aura Aurea, Teroy de Guzman, Teresita Mendez, Adorable Liwanag/ Directed by Cesar Gallardo

“You see a movie and as the scenes roll before your eyes, you may wonder what it is like to be a movie star. On the screen, it seems to be lot of fun, but let us take you into these two double-spreads of scenes during the location shooting of “Sa Bawa’t Patak ng Dugo,” and you will see that a movie star’s life and work are no fun at all.”

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Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1960

Friday, December 11, 2009


Left- "Amaliang Mali-Mali" (1962)- Stars Luis Gonzales, Amalia Fuentes, Juvy cachola, Bert Le Roy, Jr., Jose Cris Soto, Aruray, Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Mar S. Torres

Right- "Susanang Daldal" (1962)- Stars Susan Roces, Dolphy, Panchito, Eddie Gutierrez, Jean Lopez, Lito Legaspi/ Directed by Romy Villaflor

One group that I love and enjoy so much is the Susan Roces Yahoo Group. This group binds together with one common interest--- their love and devotion to our idol, Ms. Susan Roces. Being a member and an observer, I happen to see how members discuss, interact, share, and comment on various topics--- her career, films, love, etc. They would discuss one topic, and then jump to another and it’s so fun reading their views that keep the site alive and bubbly.

I recalled one time that they have a lively discussion on one particular movie that starred both Susan Roces and Amalia Fuentes, both queens of Philippine Movies in the 6os. They were trying to figure out how the billing turned out in the movie, “Amaliang Mali-Mali vs. Susanang Daldal” or title should be the other way around, one claimed. That’s how the discussion started and I don’t know how it ended. James (dela Rosa) and I can’t find any ad of the said movie, one of the few movie ads missing in our list, more so its theatrical date. I decided to research on it and here it is--- The movie was dubbed as “the championship bout of the century…” goes the blurb and probably one of the wackiest movies that time. The tremendous successes of their respective solo starrers prompted Doc Perez to come up with this movie that delighted many of their fans. It’s a follow-up of their last movie, “Tulisan” in 1962. It went on to smash box-office records when it opened at Life Theater, March 23.

"Amaliang Mali-Mali vs. Susanang Daldal (1963)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Susan Roces, Jose Mari, Eddie Gutierrez, Juvy Cachola, Dindo Fernando, Aruray/ Directed by Romy Villaflor

Kudos to Bing, James, Kathy, Tina, Malou, Yuri, Glory, Glad, Jowana, Shery, our resource persons---Direk Boots & Ms. BabyK


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