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Friday, May 31, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1231: ROBIN ARISTORENAS AND JESS LAPID, JR., WITH PINKY MONTILLA, ANN VILLEGAS IN "HARABAS AT KIDLAT" (1979)


"Harabas at Kidlat" (1979)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date December 14, 1979
Story and Screenplay Philip San Jose & Noli Villar
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Philip San Jose
Cast Robin Aristorenas and Jess Lapid, Jr. with Pinky Montilla, AnnVillegas/ Also starring Johnny Wilson, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Val Iglesia, Rex Lapid, Rey Sagum, Jojo Santiago, Leon Davao, Pamela Amor, Ben Dato, Bert Laforteza, Frank Lapid and Nick Romano/ Featuring Palito, Amay Visaya

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1230: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), AL TANTAY, ANNA MARIN, MARISSA DELGADO, PANCHITO, DELY ATAY-ATAYAN, PAQUITO DIAZ, BIBETH ORTEZA, ALLAN (RONALD) MUHLACH IN "BOKYO" (1979)


"Bokyo" (1979)
D'Wonder Films, Inc.
Release Date December 14, 1979
Story Idea by Pat V. Reyes
Screenplay Joeben Miraflor, Jr.
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Special Photographic Effects Tommy Marcelino
Direction J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), Al Tantay, Anna Marin, Marissa Delgado, Panchito, Dely Atay-Atayan, Paquito Diaz, Bibeth Orteza, Allan (Ronald) Muhlach/ Special participation of German Moreno, Dexter Doria, Georgie Quizon, Lily Miraflor Palito, Mely tagasa, Val Hernandez, Jimmy Santos and Bata Batuta

Monday, May 27, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1229: FERNANDO POE, JR., SUSAN ROCES, WITH DENCIO PADILLA, TINA LOY, JERRY PONS, SUBAS HERRERO, VIC VARRION IN "MAHAL... GINAGABI KA NA NAMAN" (1979)


"Mahal... Ginagabi Ka Na Naman" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 7, 1979
Title Song sung by Geraldine
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music and Direction Pablo Vergara
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces/ Also starring Dencio Padilla, Tina Loy, Jerry Pons, Subas Herrero, Vic Varrion/ Featuring Metring david, Ely Roque, Mely tagasa, Popoy, Moody Diaz, Palito/ Special participation of Trixia Gomez, Yvonne Salcedo and Geraldine/ Guest star- Rod Navarro

Sunday, May 26, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1228: LITO LAPID (IN THE TITLE ROLE), RCKY BELMONTE, ANDREA (SANDY) ANDOLONG IN "HARING COBRA" (1979)


"Haring Cobra" (1979)
Lea Productions
Release Date December 7, 1979
Cinematography Jose Batac, Jr.
Music Rey M. Ramos
Story, Screenplay and Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Lito Lapid (in the title role), Ricky Belmonte, Andrea (Sandy) Andolong/ Also starring Johnny Wilson, Joey Gutierrez, Rolly Lapid, Belo Borja, Robert Miller, Eddie Nicart, Jun de Duia, Efren Lapid, Rudy Lapid, Jimmy Reyes/ Guest stars- Ingrid Salas, Katherine Santos/ Special participation of Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Victor Bravo, Max Laurel and Ruel Vernal

Saturday, May 25, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1227: ROLAND DANTES, ANN LIM, CHERIE GIL, ROSEMARIE GIL, MARIO MONTENEGRO, VERONICA JONES IN "ARNIS" (1979)


"Arnis" (1979)
M- Kor Productions
Release Date December 7, 1979
Director of Photography Nonong Rasca
Direction Ave C. Caparas
Cast Roland Dantes, Ann Lim, Cherie Gil, Rosemarie Gil, Mario Montenegro, Veronica Jones/ Also starring Teody Belarmino, Anita Linda, Natalie Kazan, Perry baltazar, Rusty Santos, Renato Robles, Chito Ponce Enrile, Protacio Dee, Tony Blade/ with Dr. Frank Scalercio, Frederick Farquar/ Special Appearance Joe Cantada, Lirio Vital, Yvonne Salcedo/ Special roles- Tintoy, Marilou Ver, Richard Olney, Stanley Jones, Ben Dato

Friday, May 24, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1226: TONY FERRER, ROBERTO GONZALES, REY MALONZO IN "DEADLY FIGHTERS" (1979)


"Deadly Fighters" (1979)
Twin Dragon Films International
Release Date December 7, 1979
Direction Reginald King
Cast Tony Ferrer, Roberto Gonzales, Rey Malonzo/ Also starring Romy Diaz, Tsing Tong Tsai, Don Pepot/ Also starring Erin Murphy, Conrad Woalkees, Danny Rojo, Larry Esguerra, Steve Alcarado, Danny Zurbano, Rocco Montalban, Angge, Paquito Salcedo


Sunday, May 19, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1225: LITO LAPID (IN THE TITLE ROLE), ANNA MARIN, PAQUITO DIAZ, INGRID SALAS, YOYOY VILLAME, TEROY DE GUZMAN IN "CHOPSTICK KID" (1979)


"Chopstick Kid" (1979)
CG Films International
Release Date November 30, 1979
Direction Jun Gallardo
Cast Lito Lapid (in the title role), Anna Marin, Paquito Diaz, Ingrid Salas, Yoyoy Villame, Teroy de Guzman/ Also starring Arturo 'Bomber' Moran, Robert Rivera, Eddie Nicart and Amay Bisaya/ Featuring Bongchi/ Introducing Yvette Christine/ Guest stars- Jack Lee, Mike Cohen, Tsing Tong Tsai

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1224: ALMA MORENO, RIO LOCSIN, AMY AUSTRIA, AL TANTAY, MARK GIL AND ORESTES OJEDA & INTRODUCING DEBORAH SUN IN JOEY GOSIENGFIAO'S "BEDSPACERS" (1979)


"Bedspacers" (1979)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date November 30, 1979
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Film Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Jun Latonio
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Alma Moreno, Rio Locsin, Amy Austria, Al Tantay, Mark Gil and Orested Ojeda/ Introducing Deborah Sun

Sunday, May 12, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1223: AMY AUSTRIA, LORNA TOLENTINO, SUZETTE RANILLO IN ISHMAEL BERNAL'S "ALIW" (1879)


"Aliw" (1979)
Seven- Star Productions
Release Date November 23, 1979
Story Cecille Lardizabal
Screenplay Franklin Cabaluna amd Ishmael Bernal
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Film Editor Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Sound Rolly Ruta
Production Design Noel Millonga
Produced by Jesse Ejercito
Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Amy Austria, Lorna Tolentino, Suzette Ranillo, George Estregan, Dick Israel, Butz Aquino/ Also starring Laura Danao, Antoinette Bas, Alma Bonnevie, Rustica Carpio, Ramon Recto, Menggie Cobarrubias, Edmund Farolan, Junix Inocian, Ruthie Roces, Jojo Santiago and Juan Rodrigo




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Friday, May 10, 2019

RIP, RUDY FRANCISCO, 96



Rudy Francisco, the actor who played the beloved, forgetful grandfather of Karen and Gina in a McDonald’s iconic and heart-warming 90’s commercial, "Karen Po," passed away on Wednesday, May 8 at the age of 96.  

In the said commercial, Lolo Rudy kept calling Karen "Gina" instead of her real name. "Saan ka ba galing, Gina?" Lolo Rudy asks in the commercial, to which Karen replies, "'Lo, Karen po!" When Karen appears irked by Lolo Rudy calling her Gina, the elderly man slices his burger in half and says the other half will go to her favorite granddaughter. "Ito, sa paborito kong apo, si Karen," he says.The commercial had touched the hearts of millions of viewers 

Francisco, a Sampaguita Pictures contract star had a brief movie stint in the 50s. He quit and decided to to pursue law.


"Buhay Pilipino" (1952)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date July 4, 1952/ Life Theater
Music Pastor de Jesus and Tirso Cruz and his Manila Hotel Orchestra
Direction Olive La Torre
Cast Tita Duran, Pancho Magalona, Rudy Francisco/ Also Starring Chichay, Tolindoy, Aruray, Sylvia La Torre and Leonora Ruiz/ Supported by an All-Star Cast

"Binibining Kalog" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date October 2-11, 1955/ Dalisay
Music Prof. Rodolfo Cornejo, Jr.
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Ramon Revilla, Lolita Rodriguez, Rudy Francisco, Rosa Mia, Tolindoy, Manolo Noble, Rod Navarro, Zeny Zabala, Ben Johnson, Precy Ortega/ Introducing Nelly Baylon




"Pampanggenya" (1956)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date August 22-31, 1956/ Life
Story Caravana and Laudico
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Jose de Villa
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Linda Estrella, Rudy Francisco, Barbara Perez, Panchito Alaba, Nori Dalisay, Justiba David, Ben Johnson, Vic Guevarra, Marcela Garcia, Apolonia Aguilar 







 "Busabos" (1957)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date September 26- October 5, 1957/ Life
Screenplay Tommy David
Music Danny Holmsen
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Rudy Francisco, Etang Discher, Daisy Romualdez, Chichay, Etang Discher, Bella Flores, Pablo Guevarra, Manolo Noble, Isa Rino, Jose Villafranca

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

THE SEVENTIES # 1223: RAMON REVILLA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), BOOTS ANSON ROA, JULIE ANN FORTICH, CELIA RODRIGUEZ, ROSEMARIE GIL IN "TONYONG BAYAWAK" (1979)


"Tonyong Bayawak" (1979)
Imus Productions, Inc.
Release Date November 15, 1979
Photography Nonong Rasca, Baby Cabrales
Film Editor Pepe Marcos
Music Restie Umali
Direction Jose Yandoc
Cast Ramon Revilla (in the title role), Boots Anson Roa, Julie Ann Fortich, Celia Rodriguez, Rosemarie Gil, Ruby Ana, Andrea Bautista, Princess Bautista/ Also Starring Dante Varona, Paquito Diaz, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Victor Bravo, Venchito Galvez, Miniong Alvarez and Max Alvarado

Thursday, May 2, 2019

FAMAS BEST PICTURES: FROM 1952- 2018/ UPDATED


"Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus" (2018)



"Balangiga: Howling Wilderness" (2017)



"Barcelona, A Love Untold" (2016)



"Felix Manalo" (2015)



"Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo" (2014)



"OTJ (On The Job)" (2013)




2018 Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus
2017 Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
2016 Barcelona: A Love Untold
2015 Felix Manalo (Viva Films)
2014 Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (Philippians Productions)
2013 OTJ (On The Job)/Star Cinema, Reality Entertainment
2012 El Presidente (Viva Films, Scenema Concept Int'l, CMB)
2011 Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (Viva Films, Scenema Concept In'l, CMB)
2010 Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To! (Star Cinema)
2009 Dukot (CDP Events and Entertainment Productions)
2008 Baler (Viva Films)
2007 Katas ng Saudi (Maverick Films)
2006 Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (Star Cinema)
2005 Nasaan Ka Man (Star Cinema)
2204 Naglalayag (Angora Films)
2003 Magnifico (Violett Films Production)
2002 Mga Munting Tinig(CAP Phil.Inc/Teamworks Prod.)
2001 Bagong Buwan (Star Cinema/ Bahaghari Productions)
2000 Tanging Yaman (Regal Films)
1999 Muro-Ami (GMA Films)
1998 Jose Rizal (GMA Films)
1997 Rizal Sa Dapitan (Mov-Pix)1996 Mumbaki (Viva Films)
1995 Inagaw Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin (Reyna Films)
1994 Lipa Massacre (Golden Lions Film)
1993 Masahol Pa Sa Hayop (4-N Films)
1992 Ikaw Pa Lamang Ang Minahal (Reyna Films)
1991 Ang Totoong Buhay Ni Pacita M. (MRN Films)
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina? (MRN Films)

1989 Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit (Regal Films)
1988 Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos (Regal Films)
1987 Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig (Viva Films)
1986 Gabi Na Kumander (Viva Films)
1985 Paradise Inn (Amazaldy Filiris)
1984 Ang Padrino (FPJ Productions)
1983 Karnal (Cine Suerte, Inc.)
1982 Cain at Abel (Cine Suerte, Inc.)
1981 Kumander Alibasbas (JE Production)
1980 Aguila (Bancom Audiovision)
1979 Jaguar (Bancom Audiovision)
1978 Pag-Puti Ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Tagak (VS Films)
1977 Bakya Mo Neneng (JE Productions)
1976 Minsa’y Isang Gamo-Gamo (Premiere Production)
1975 Maynila... Sa Kuko Ng Liwanag (Cine Manila Artist)
1974 Tinimbang ka Ngunit Kulang (Cine Manila Artist)
1973 Nueva Viscaya (Roda Films)
1972 Kill the Pushers (JE Production)
1971 Lilet (Velarde and Associates)
1970 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit (FPJ Productions)
1969 Pinagbuklod Ng Langit (Sampaguita Pictures)
1968 Igorota (Nepomuceno Production)
1967 Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan (Virgo Production)
1966 Ito Ang Pilipino (Emar Pictures)
1965 Ang Daigdig Ng Mga Api (Arriva films)
1964 Geron Busabos (Emar Pictures)
1963 Sigaw ng Digmaan (FPJ Productions)
1962 El Filibusterismo (Arriva Films)
1961 Noli Me Tangere (Arriva Films)
1960 Huwag Mo Akong Limutin (Premiere Production)
1959 Biyaya Ng Lupa (LVN Pictures)
1958 Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Daigdig (PMP)
1957 Kalibre .45 (Premiere Production)
1956 Luksang Tagumpay (LVN Picutres)
1955 Higit Sa Lahat (LVN Pictures)
1954 Salabusab (Premiere Production)
1953 Huk Sa Bagong Pamumuhay (LVN Pictures)
1952 Ang Sawa Sa Lumang Simboryo (Manuel Vistan Jr)

THE SEVENTIES # 1222: TONY FERRER, JESS LAPID, JR., VERONICA JONES, OLIVIA O' HARA IN "WASAKIN ANG SINDIKATO" (1979)


"Wasakin ang Sindikato" (1979)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date November 9, 1979
Story Philip San Jose
Screenplay Noli Villar
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Leonardo L. Garcia
Cast Tony Ferrer, Jess Lapid, Jr., Veronica Jones, Olivia O' Hara/ Also Starring Charlie Davao, Victor Bravo, Joe Sison and Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Co-starring Val Iglesia, Rey Sagum, Leon Davao, Amay Bisaya, Ben Dato, Avel Morado, Leon Pajaron, Romy Nario, Larry Esguerra, Lauro Flores, Romy Blanco, Jing Caparas, Joe Baltazar, Eddie Gigoso, Kent Gonzales, Totoy ramos, Cesar Esguerra, Ben Macalalag, Butch Jomamoy, Tony Tacorda, Bebeng Amora/ Guest Appearances- Nick Romano, Charmie Benavidez, Sgt. Eduardo Mediavillo, Pamela Amor

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