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Thursday, December 30, 2010

THE NESTOR DE VILLA- CHARITO SOLIS SCREEN TANDEM (1956-64)



Nestor De Villa, Gines Francisco Soriano in real life, then a medical student at the University of Santo Tomas, used to hang around with the group of LVN actress Celia Flor. One summer break, he and the rest of the gang went with the actress in one of her shootings where Nestor was spotted by director Susana de Guzman who encouraged him to join the movies. He made his first movie with LVN, Amor-Mio (My Love) in 1951.

From the very start, LVN’s Doña Sisang went out of her way for Charito Solis. There was something in her young beauty that softened Doña Sisang’s heart. Fair of face, lithe, the young Solis had an incandescence that showed in her eyes, but in her eyes alone. She was always inward and inclined to be morose and, even later when she was a top star, was never known as the life of the party. That reserve may have been the reason why Doña Sisang at once took to her. Unlike other LVN top stars that had to make their way, sometimes very slow, up the ladder, Charito had top billing in her very first role, Niña Bonita (1956). Her leading man was Jaime de la Rosa, one of the established stars in the LVN roster then. Charito’s star rose in LVN as Doña Sisang gave her leading roles with all the well-known actors and directors of the time. But it was in Krisalis (1957) that Charito experienced her first box-office hit.


Nestor was best remembered for his successful team-up with Nida Blanca. Though he was known for his comedic roles, he also exhibited dramatic prowess when he turned solo, after Nida got married. Nestor had no option but to be paired with other stars, one of them was newcomer Charito Solis. The two appeared together in countless movies, most of them in dramatic roles.


1. Big Shot (1956)
2. Krisalis (1957)
3. Villa Mailagrosa (1958)

4. Ang Langit Ko’y Ikaw (1958)

5. Unos sa Laot (1960)

6. Dahlia (1960)

7. Kung Ako’y Mahal Mo (1960)

8. Ang Bukas a Akin (1963)

9. Madugong Daigdig ni Aurora (1963)

10. Ginintuang Ani (1964)



"Big Shot" (1956)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Rosa Rosal/ Directed by Rino Bermudez


"Villa Milagrosa" (1958)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Nita Javier, Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Susana C. de Guzman


"Unos sa Laot" (1960)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel, Rey Ruiz, Lina Prieto, Sonia Velez/ Directed by Susana C. de Guzman


'Kung Ako'y Mahal Mo" (1960)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel, Jose Vergara, Perla Bautista, Arturo de castile, Pabo Zapata/ Directed by Dr. Gregorio Fernandez




Courtesy of LVN Pictures


"Dahlia" (1960)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Marita Zobel, Robert Campos, Jose Vergara, Johnny Reyes, Perla Bautista/ Directed by Susana C. de Guzman

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"Madugong Daigdig ni Aurora" (1963)- Stars Charito Solis, Tony Santos, Jose Vergara, Vicente Liwanag, Zeny Buena, Renato Robles, Caridad Sanchez, Lydia Resma and Leroy Salvador in a special role/ Guest star- Nestor de Villa/ Directed by Ben Rubio and Lake Pangilinan


"Ang Bukas ay Akin" (1963)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala, Etang Discher, Charlie Davao, Elizabeth Ramsey, Matimtiman Cruz/ Directed by Larry Santiago


"Ginintuang Ani" (1964)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Luz Valdez, Robert Campos, Rod Navarro, Malony Antonio, Lucita Soriano, Miguel Anzures, Mary Walter/ Directed by Natoy Catindig


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

STILLS FROM GERARDO 'GERRY' DE LEON AND EDDIE ROMERO'S "BRIDES OF BLOOD" (1966/1968)


"The Brides of Blood Island" (1966)- Stars John Ashley, Kent Taylor, Beverly Hills, Mario Montenegro, Eva Darren, Bruno Punzalan/ Directed by Gerardo de Leon and Eddie Romero

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The movie was released worldwide in 1968 as "Brides of Blood," and became part of the popular Blood Island Series Collection.












Product Description: Fright and sensuality collide when Blood Island chiefs sacrifice beautiful young virgins to "The Evil One," a horrid creatured bred by radiation and metamorphosed from an innocent man. New arrivals to the island include scientists Kent Taylor and John Ashley, along with the alluring Beverly Hills, but their jungle search for mutated life forms is interrupted by attacks from living vegetation and terrifying beasts! This second entry in the hugely popular "Blood Island" series from Eddie Romero and Gerardo De Leon is a fast-paced drive-in classic filled with monsters, maidens, and mayhem, newly remastered with its original tinted footage presented correct and intact for the first time! (Source: Amazon)

STILLS FROM GERARDO 'GERRY' DE LEON'S "CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES" (1966)

Gerry de Leon's "Curse of the Vampires," shown locally as "Ibulong Mo Sa Hangin," and released in video as "Blood of the Vampires."



"Ibulong Mo sa Hangin" (1966)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez, Eddie Garcia, Johnny Monteiro, Mary Walter, Rosrio Del Pilar, Francisco Cruz, Quiel Mendoza/ Directed by Gerardo de Leon

















Released worldwide as "Blood of the Vampires"/ Also known as "Curse of the Vampires"

Product Description: Eerie visuals and authentic dungeon locations enhance this tale of the undead who live on the warm blood of human victims! Philippine horror star Eddie Garcia stars as an innocent victim of his family's dreaded bloodsucking curse, which causes him to prowl by night, Dracula-style, in a quest to comfort his insatiable bloodlust. Even his amorous seductions take an evil turn from passion to bloody frenzy! Presented here for the first time on video completely uncut from the original negative, this chilling gothic shocker (also known as "Curse of the Vampires") will leave you clutching your throat! (Source: Amazon)

Monday, December 27, 2010

THE 2010 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "TANGING INA MO (LAST NA 'TO)" BEST PICTURE

Star Cinema’s Ang Tanging Ina Mo: last na 'to topped the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival winning nine awards--- Best Picture; Best Actress (Ai-Ai delas Alas); Best Supporting Actress (Eugene Domingo); Best Director (Wenn Deramas); Best Child Performer (Xyriel Manabat); Best Musical Score (Jesse Lazaten); Best Screenplay (Mel del Rosario); Best Story (Mel del Rosario) and Gender Sensitive award.

Comedy King Dolphy meanwhile took the best actor and best supporting actor trophies for his roles in two separate movies, Father Jejemon and Rosario, respectively.


Cinemabuhay and Studio 5’s Rosario got seven awards--- Second Best Picture; Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award; Best Supporting Actor (Dolphy); Best Cinematography (Carlo Mendoza); Best Editing (John Wong); Best Float; and Best Production Design (Joey Luna and Miki Hahn)
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It’s sad that actress Jennylyn Mercado and director Albert Martinez of Rosario were not even nominated for the major awards.

Complete list of MMFF 2010 winners:

1st Best Picture: Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To! (Star Cinema)
2nd Best Picture: Rosario (Cinemabuhay & Studio5)
3rd Best Picture: RPG: Metanoia (Ambient Media & Star Cinema)
Best Actress: Ai-Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Actor: Dolphy (Father Jejemon)
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Rosario
Best Director: Wenn Deramas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Screenplay: Mel del Rosario (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Story: Mel del Rosario (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Domingo (Ang Tanging Ina: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Supporting Actor: Dolphy (Rosario)
Best Cinematography: Carlo Mendoza (Rosario)
Best Editing: John Wong (Rosario)
Best Production Design: Joey Luna & Miki Hahn (Rosario)
Best Visual Effects: Rico Guttierez & Co. (Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote)
Best Makeup: Nestor Dayao & Co. (Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote)
Best Theme Song:- “Gaya Ko” (RPG: Metanioa)
Best Musical Score – Jesse Lasaten (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Sound Recording – (tie) Ditoy Aguila (Super Inday and the Golden Bibe) & Ambient Media (RPG: Metanoia)
Best Child Performer: Xyriel Manabat (Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!)
Best Indie Film: Presa (Adolf Alix)
Gender Sensitive Award: RPG: Metanoia & Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last Na ‘To!
Best Float: Rosario
Best Dressed: Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado
Faces of the Night: Sen. Bong Revilla and Sam Pinto


"Ang Tanging Ina Mo: last na 'to!" (2010)- Stars AiAi delas Alas, Marvin Agustin, Nikki Valdez, Carlo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco, Shaina Magdayao and Eugene Domingo/ Directed by Wenn Deramas


"Rosario" (2010)- Stars Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trilo, Yul Servo, Isabel Oli, Sid Lucero, Eula Valdez and Phillip Salvador & Dolphy (the film narrator)/ Directed by Albert Martinez


"Super Inday and the Golden Bibe" (2010)- Stars Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca, Mylene Dizon, Pokwang, John Lapus, Jairus Aquino/ Directed by Mike Tuviera


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



"Father Jejemon" (2010)- Stars Dolphy, Cherie Gil, Maja Salvador, Efren Reyes, Jr., Tony Mabasa, Nash Aguas and Roy Alvarez/Introducing Ejay Falcon, Rhap Salazar, Momoy Palaboy, Roadfill/ Directed by Frank Gray, Jr.


"Dalaw" (2010)- Stars Kris Aquino, Diether Ocampo, Alessandra de Rossi, Karylle, Susan Africa, Empress, Ina Feleo, Bernard Palanca, Lui Villaluz and Ms, Gina Pareno/ Directed by Dondon S. Santos



"Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote" (2010)- Stars Vic Sotto and Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr./ with Oyo Sotto, Aiza Seguerra, Sam Pinto, Jose Manalo, Ruby Rodriguez, Wally Bayola/ Directed by Tony Reyes


"RPG: Metanoia" (2010)- Featuring the voices of Aga Muhlach, Vhong Navarro, Eugene Domingo and Zaijian Jaranilla/ Directed by Luis C. Suarez

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

THE 2010 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES/ A PREVIEW

Your pick! Your choices! Who will win this year's Metro Manila Film Festival? The eight entries---


"Rosario" (2010)- Stars Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trilo, Yul Servo, Isabel Oli, Sid Lucero, Eula Valdez and Phillip Salvador & Dolphy (the film narrator)/ Directed by Albert Martinez


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"Super Inday and the Golden Bibe" (2010)- Stars Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca, Mylene Dizon, Pokwang, John Lapus, Jairus Aquino/ Directed by Mike Tuviera


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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




"Father Jejemon" (2010)- Stars Dolphy, Cherie Gil, Maja Salvador, Efren Reyes, Jr., Tony Mabasa, Nash Aguas and Roy Alvarez/Introducing Ejay Falcon, Rhap Salazar, Momoy Palaboy, Roadfill/ Directed by Frank Gray, Jr.


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"Dalaw" (2010)- Stars Kris Aquino, Diether Ocampo, Alessandra de Rossi, Karylle, Susan Africa, Empress, Ina Feleo, Bernard Palanca, Lui Villaluz and Ms, Gina Pareno/ Directed by Dondon S. Santos


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"Ang Tanging Ina Mo (last na 'to!)" (2010)- Stars AiAi delas Alas, Marvin Agustin, Nikki Valdez, Carlo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco, Shaina Magdayao and Eugene Domingo/ Directed by Wenn Deramas


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"Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote" (2010)- Stars Vic Sotto and Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr./ with Oyo Sotto, Aiza Seguerra, Sam Pinto, Jose Manalo, Ruby Rodriguez, Wally Bayola/ Directed by Tony Reyes




"RPG: Metanoia" (2010)- Featuring the voices of Aga Muhlach, Vhong Navarro, Eugene Domingo and Zaijian Jaranilla/ Directed by Luis C. Suarez


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Sources: articles- Yes Magazine/ December 2010 issue; Movie ads- Various internet sites; trailers- You Tube



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