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Sunday, December 9, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1141: CHANDA ROMERO, CELIA RODRIGUEZ, TINA MONASTERIO, GINA ALAJAR AND JAY ILAGAN IN "HATULAN SI DODONG DIAMOND" (1978)


"Hatulan si Dodong Diamond" (1978)
Agrix Films Productions, Inc.
Release Date October 27, 1978
Story Tom Adrales
Screenplay George Vail Cabrisante
Editing Edgardo Vinarao
Cinematography Eduardo Jacinto
Music Rudy Rivero
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Chanda Romero, Celia Rodriguez, Tina Monasterio, Gina Alajar and Jay Ilagan

Friday, December 7, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1140: VILMA SANTOS, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, VICTOR LAUREL, WITH RIO LOCSIN, ROMEO ENRIQUEZ IN "DISCO FEVER" (1978)


"Disco Fever" (1978)
Lea Productions
Release Date October October 27, 1978
Story and Screenplay Maryo delos Reyes
Cinematography Jose Batac, Jr.
Choreography Al Quinn and Geleen Eugenio
Music Vicor Music Corp.
Direction Al Quinn
Cast Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Victor Laurel/ Also Starring Rio Locsin, Romeo Enriquez/ Guest Sandy Garcia/ Featuring Freddie Aguilar, Sampaguita, Anak Bayan Band/ WEA Dancers, Blackgold Dancers, Junior Edition, Pacifica Dance Co./ Also Starring Charito Tingson, Ernie Zarate, Ester Chavez

Thursday, December 6, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1139: RAMON ZAMORA, RIO LOCSIN AND REY MALONZO IN "THE DEADLY ROOKIES" (1978)


"The Deadly Rookies" (1978)
Movie Masters Film Patterns International, Inc.
Release Date October 20, 1978
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Music Demet Velasquez
Story and Direction Junn P. Cabreira
Cast Ramon Zamora, Rio Locsin and Rey Malonzo/ Also Starring Joma Magistrado, Wille Milan, Dan Lawyer and Ibrahim Muhammed

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1138: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, BEMBOL ROCO, MAT RANILLO III, EDDIE GUTIERREZ AND ALMA MORENO IN ISHMAEL BERNAL'S "LAGI NA LAMANG BA AKONG BABAE?" (1978)


"Lagi na Lamang ba akong Babae?" (1978)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date October 20, 1978
Story and Screenplay Orlando Nadres
Cinematography Arnold Alvaro
Music Vanishing Tribe
Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Christopher de Leon, Bembol Roco, Mat Ranillo III, Eddie Gutierrez and Alma Moreno

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1137: ALMA MORENO (IN THE TITLE ROLE) AND MAT RANILLO III (IN A DUAL ROLE) IN MARS RAVELO'S "DYESEBEL" (1978)


"Dyesebel" (1978)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date October 13, 1978
Based on Mars Ravelo's Bulaklak Komiks serial, "Sisid Dyesebel Sisid"
Direction Anthony Taylor
Cast Alma Moreno (in the title role) and Mat Ranillo III (in a dual role)




Image above, courtesy of V. Samson Komiks Collection

Saturday, December 1, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1136: FERNANDO POE, JR., ALMA MORENO, VAN DE LEON, PAQUITO DIAZ, NELLO NAYO, VICTOR BRAVO, VIC VARRION, MAX LAUREL IN "KING" (1978)


"King" (1978)
FPJ Productions
Release Date October 12, 1978
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Alma Moreno/ Also Starring Van de Leon, Paquito Diaz, Nello Nayo, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Max Laurel









Fernando Poe, Jr. and Alma Moreno in FPJ Productions' "King" (1978)


Fernando Poe, Jr. confronts Paquito Diaz in this scene from FPJ Productions' "King" (1978)


Thursday, November 29, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1135: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), DANTE RIVERO, MARIANNE DELA RIVA, MARISSA DELGADO AND DINDO FERNANDO IN "BUTSOY" (1978)


"Butsoy" (1978)
D' Wonder Films, Inc.
Release Date September 28, 1978
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Story Pat V. Reyes
Screenplay Beer Flores
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Direction Fely Crisostomo and J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), Dante Rivero, Marianne dela Riva, Marissa Delgado and Dindo Fernando/ Also Starring Panchito, Dely Atay-Atayan, Crystal, Paquito Diaz, Tange Matimtiman Cruz, Balut, Moody Diaz, Joe Garcia, Pepot, Vic Morales, Danny Rojo/ Special participation of Allan Ronald Muhlach

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1134: JOSEPH ESTRADA, TRIXIA GOMEZ, CHARLIE DAVAO, MARTHA SEVILLA, MARICEL SORIANO IN "YAKUZA CONTRACT" (1978)


Yakuza Contract" (1978)
Bancom Audiovision Corporation
A JE Productions
Release Date September 21, 1978
Screenplay Diego Cagahastian
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Cesar 'Chat' Gallardo
Cast Joseph Estrada, Trixia Gomez, Charlie Davao, Martha Sevilla, Marcicel Soriano/ Also Starring Kuneo Sasaki, Shohie Watanabe, Kiyoaki Takahashi, Hideo Murakami, Koji Sakamoto, Mike Cohen, Chris Stuttard and Audie Daquiz


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1133: VILMA SANTOS, RICKY BELMONTE, ROEL VERGEL DE DIOS, BEMBOL ROCO AND EDDIE GUTIERREZ IN "PROMO GIRL" (1978)


"Promo Girl" (1978)
Melros Productions
Release Date September 8, 1978
Story Wilfrido Nolledo
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Vilma Santos, Ricky Belmonte, Roel Vergel de Dios, Bembol Roco and Eddie Gutierrez

Saturday, November 24, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1132: RAMON REVILLA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), HELEN GAMBOA, ANDY POE, MARISSA DELGADO, WITH ROMY DIAZ, RAUL ARAGON IN "NICOLAS FELICIANO... ANG HUK FIGHTER NG TARLAC" (1978)


"Nicolas Feliciano... Huk Fighter ng Tarlac" (1978)
Lea Productions
Release Date September 1, 1978
Story and Screenplay Enrique C. Dimacali
Cinematography Nonong Rasca and Oscar Querijero
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Efren C. Pinon
Cast Ramon Revilla (in the title role), Helen Gamboa, Andy Poe, Marissa Delgado/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Raul Aragon, Ruben Rustia, Joe Garcia, Perry Baltazar, Rolly Lapid, Robert Miller, Belo Borja, Sancho Tesalona, Fred Esplana/ Featuring Amado Cortez in a special role/ with an impressive all-star cast

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1131: VILMA SANTOS, GEORGE ESTREGAN, ERNIE GARCIA, REZ CORTEZ AND BETH BAUTISTA IN "AMORSEKO (KUMAKABIT, KUMAKAPIT!) (1978)


"Amorseko (Kumakabit, Kumakapit!)" (1978)
Diamond Productions
First Anniversary Presentation
Release Date April 13, 1978
Story and Screenplay Ruben Arthur Nicdao
Cinematography Vic Anao
Editing Edgardo Vinarao
Music Totoy Nuke
Direction Maria Saret
Cast Vilma Santos, George Estregan, Ernie Garcia, Rez Cortez and Beth Bautista/ Also Starring Cloyd Robinson, Dick Israel, Laila Dee and Brenda del Rio/ Co-starring Anita Linda, Angie Ferro, Mary Walter, Odette Khan and Jarro Joaquin

Saturday, November 17, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1130: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, MARLENE DAUDEN, EDDIE GARCIA, DINDO FERNANDO, PEPITO RODRIGUEZ IN "KUNG KAYA MO... KAYA KO RIN" (1978)


"Kung Kaya Mo... Kaya Ko Rin" (1978)
Agrix Films Production, Inc.
Release Date August 25, 1978
Screenplay Arman Reyes and Miriam E. Agustin
Director of Photography Mike Accion
Music Tito Sotto
Story and Direction George Rowe
Cast Christopher de Leon, Marlene Dauden, Eddie Garcia, Dindo Fernando, Pepito Rodriguez/ Also Starring Mark Gil, Cherie Gil, Leo Pilapil and Kerry Chandler

Friday, November 16, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1129: NORA AUNOR, ALMA MORENO, ORESTES OJEDA IN JOEY GOSIENGFIAO'S "HUWAG HAMAKIN: HOSTESS" (`1978)


"Huwag Hamakin: Hostess" (1978)
JPM Productions
Release Date August 25, 1978
Story Lito Sanches
Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography R. de Leon
Editing Segundino Ramos
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Nora Aunor, Alma Moreno, Orestes Ojeda

Thursday, November 15, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1128: ALMA MORENO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), EDDIE GUTIERREZ, GEORGE ESTREGAN, DINDO FERNANDO, ROEL VERGEL DE DIOS, CELIA RODRIGUEZ, MARISSA DELGADO AND RICKY BELMONTE IN JOEY GOSIENGFIAO'S "BOMBA STAR" (1978)


"Bomba Star" (1978)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date August 18, 1978
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Production Design Dez Bautista
Cinematography Peping Austria and Rogelio Salvador
Music Lutgardo Labad
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Alma Moreno (in the title role), Eddie Gutierrez, George Estregan, Dindo Fernando, Roel Vergel de Dios, Celia Rodriguez, Marissa Delgado and Ricky Belmonte

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1127: LORNA TOLENTINO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), EDDIE GARCIA, AMY AUSTRIA, ALLAN VALENZUELA, FREDDIE YANCE, MANNY LUNA, CYNTHIA GONZALES IN "MISS DULCE ANOR, INA" (1978)


"Miss Dulce Amor, Ina" (1978)
Seven- Star Productions
Release Date August 11, 1978
Story Efren Abueg
Cinematography Fortunato Bernardo
Music George Canseco
Direction Manuel Cinco
Cast Lorna Tolentino (in the title role), Eddie Garcia, Amy Austria, Allan Valenzuela, Freddie Yance, Manny Luna, Cynthia Gonzales/ Introducing Marilou Uson

Monday, November 12, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1126: JULIE VEGA (IN THE TITLE ROLE) WITH AN ALL SUPER STAR CAST IN "MGA MATA NI ANGELITA" (1978)

Julie Vega was only 10 years old when she was launched to full stardom in the 1978 movie, "Mga Mata ni Angelita." She appeared in previous movie outings as Darling Postigo. The young Vega was ably supported by an all super star cast headed by the King of Philippine Movies, Fernando Poe, Jr. (in the role of Conrado, the ex-convict) and Comedy King Dolphy (as Tacio, the taho vendor). Also appearing in cameo roles were Joseph Estrada (as himself as Mayor); Nora Aunor (a metro-aide sweeper); Vilma Santos ( as a worried wife); Ramon Revilla (as barrio captain); Alma Moreno (as a jealous sweetheart); Christopher de Leon (as the lover) and many others.


"Mga Mata ni Angelita" (1978)
Larry Santiago Productions
For its 22nd Anniversary Presentation
Release Date August 11, 1978
Story Ricardo Y. Feliciano
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Music Carlos Rodriguez
Direction Lauro Pacheco
Cast Julie Vega (in the title role)/ with An All Super Star Cast


Movie Pass of "Mga Mata ni Angelita"



Fernando Poe, Jr. and Julie Vega

Sunday, November 11, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1125: NORA AUNOR, TIRSO CRUZ III, PUGO, LEROY SALVADOR, BENTOT AND AZENITH BRIONES IN "DASH A LOTSA NONSENTS! (TANG TARANG TANG II)" (1978)


"Dash a Lotsa Nonsents! (Tang Tarang Tang II)" (1978)
Showbiz, Inc.
Release Date August 4, 1978
Story and Screenplay Beer Flores
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Lyrics Levi Celerio
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction F.H. Constantino
Cast Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Pugo, Leroy Salvador, Bentot and Azenith Briones

Saturday, November 10, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1124: ACE VERGEL (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CHANDA ROMERO, VIVIAN VELEZ, WITH EDDIE GARCIA, ANITA LINDA, RAUL ARAGON, DAVE BRODETT AND JULIE ANN FORTICH IN "NOEL SAN MIGUEL, BATANG CITY JAIL" (1978)


"Noel San Miguel, Batang City Jail" (1978)
GP Films
Release Date August 4, 1978
Story Deo Fajardo, Jr.
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Augusto Buenaventura
Cast Ace Vergel (in the title role), Chanda Romero, Vivian Velez, Eddie Garcia, Anita Linda, Raul Aragon, Dave Brodett, Angelo Ventura, Michael Sandico and Julie Ann Fortich


Friday, November 9, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1123: VILMA SANTOS, BEMBOL ROCO, MAT RANILLO III, ALLAN VALENZUELA, FREDDIE YANCE AND LIZA LORENA IN "KAMPUS?" (1978)


"Kampus?" (1978)
Agrix Films, Production, Inc.
Release Date July 22, 1978
Story and Screenplay Tom Adrales and Allan Jayme Rabaya
Production Design George Vail Kabristante
Cinematography Toto Jacinto
Music Tito Sotto
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Vilma Santos, Bembol Roco, Mat Ranillo III, Allan Valenzuela, Freddie Yance and Liza Lorena/  Also Starring Anita Linda, Lori Villanueva, Ann Villegas, Angie Magbanua, Rosemarie de Vera/ Introducing Leo Pilapil/ Featuring Abe King, Mario Marasigan, Renato Lobo, Emerito Legaspi, Anthony Dasalla, Arnold Tuadles

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1122: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), RAMON ZAMORA, REY MALONZO, PHILIP GAMBOA, ANNA MARIN AND BETH BAUTISTA IN "BRUCE LIIT" (1978)

"Bruce Liit" (1978)
D'Wonder Films
Release Date July 22, 1978
Story and screenplay Manuel Ramirez
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Jen
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), Ramon Zamora, Rey Malonzo, Philip Gamboa, Anna Marin and Beth Bautista/ Also Starring Danny Rojo, Ernie White, Larry Esguerra, Fred Esplana, Jing Caparas, Brando Martinez, Pons de Guzman and Tange/ with the Martial Arts Experts- Omar 'Boy" Camar, Ruben Ramos, Ben Datu, Rey Sagum, Carlos Diaz, Rod Francisco, Doming Reyes, Jimmy Reyes, Ernie David, Henry Sampungan

Sunday, November 4, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1121: VILMA SANTOS, BEMBOL ROCO, WITH ROBERT TALABIS, JOONEE GAMBOA, ANGIE FERRO, OLIVIA O' HARA, MARIO ESCUDERO AND LITO ANZURES IN CELSO AD CASTILLO'S "PAGPUTI NG UWAK, PAG-ITIM NG TAGAK" (1978)


"Pagputi ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Tagak" (1978)
V.S. Film Co., Inc.
Release Date July 14, 1978
Story Celso Ad Castillo, Ruben Arthur Nicdao
Screenplay Celso Ad Castillo, Ishko Lopez, Lando Perez Jacob
Cinematography Romeo Vitug
Some scenes photographed by Ricardo Remias
Music George Canseco
Direction Celso Ad Castillo
Cast Vilma Santos, Bembol Roco/ Also Starring Robert Talabis, Joonee Gamboa, Angie Ferro, Olivia O' Hara, Mona Lisa, Mario Escudero, Fred Panopio, Adul de Leon and Lito Anzures/ Co-starring Miniong Alvarez, Andres Centenera, Carpi Asturias, Filing Cudia, Yolanda Luna, Mervin Samson, Dolores Pobre/ Special cameo appearance of Jennifer Cortes and Diomedes Maturan

FILM REVIEW: 
"Pagputi: Birds of Omen"
by Joel David
Lifted from Unitas Millennial Traversals/ 2015
Part 1- Traversals Within Cinema

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Friday, November 2, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1120: RAMON ZAMORA, REY MALONZO, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, VAL IGLESIA, TSING TONG TSAI IN "ANG HARI AT ANG ALAS" (1978)


"Ang Hari at ang Alas" (1978)
Lea Productions
A Luis San Juan Film
Release Date July 14, 1978
Story and Screenplay Manuel Ramirez and R. P. San Juan
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Ronaldo P. San Juan
Cast Ramon Zamora, Rey Malonzo/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Val Iglesia, Tsing Tong Tsai, Sarah Gumabao, Gwendolyn Lee, Jasmin and Dinah Dominguez/ Introducing Robert Lee

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1119: CECILLE IÑIGO (IN THE STARRING ROLE), RAMON ZAMORA, IKE LOZADA, GINA ALAJAR, NANCY DE LOS SANTOS AND ALLAN VALENZUELA IN "WONDER DABIANA" (1978)


"Wonder Dabiana" (1978)
Four-N Films
Its Initial Offering
Release Date July 7, 1978
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Based on the character created by Ed C. Plaza
Produced by M. M. Nuqui
Story and Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Cecille Iñigo (in the title role), Ramon Zamora, Ike Lozada, Gina Alajar, Nancy de los Santos and Allan Valenzuela

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1118: NORA AUNOR, TIRSO CRUZ III AND CHRISTOPHER DE LEON IN ELWOOD PEREZ'S "MAHAL MO, MAHAL KO" (1978)


"Mahal Mo, Mahal Ko" (1978)
Regal Filmss
Release Date June 30, 1978
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Gener Buenaseda
Music Lutgardo Labad
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III and Christopher de Leon

Monday, October 29, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1117: FERNANDO POE, JR., AZENITH BRIONES, VIC DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ, LITO ANZURES, NELLO NAYO, VIC VARRION AND JOHNNY MONTEIRO IN "PATAYIN SI... MEDIAVILLO" (1978)


"Patayin... si Mediavillo" (1978)
FPJ Productions
Release Date June 29, 1978
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Armando Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Azenith Briones/ Also Starring Vic Diaz, Romy Diaz, Lito Anzures, Nello Nayo, Vic Varrion, Joonee Gamboa, Freddie Quizon, Ding Salvador, Nonoy de Guzman and Johnny Monteiro/ Featuring Ricky Rivero and Jabbar (D' Wonder Dog)




Expressweek Magazine
July 13, 1978

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

THE SEVENTIES # 1115: ALONA ALEGRE, TRIXIA GOMEZ, VIVIAN VELEZ AND CHANDA ROMERO IN ELWOOD PEREZ'S "SARI-SARING IBONG KULASISI" (1978)


"Sari-Saring Ibong Kulasisi" (1978)
Zap Film Productions, Imc.
Release Date June 9, 1978
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Gener Buenaseda
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Alona Alegre, Trixia Gomez, Vivian Velez and Chanda Romero/ with Eddie Gutierrez, Ronaldo Valdez, Panchito, Zenaida Amador, Sandy Garcia

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