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Saturday, August 8, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 303: GINA ALAJAR, AMY AUSTRIA, MARK GIL, REZ CORTEZ IN "PUSONG UHAW" (1982)


"Pusong Uhaw" (1982)
Octa Films International, Inc.
Release Date March 5, 1982
Story and Screenplay Tony Perez
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Theme song "Di Mo Pansin" sung by Lirio Vital
Musical Director Rey Valera
Direction Gil Portes
Cast Gina Alajar, Amy Austria, Mark Gil, Rez Cortez

Friday, August 7, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 302: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), RICKY BELMONTE, LIZ ALINDOGAN, PERLA BAUTISTA, DENCIO PADILLA, ARTURO 'BOMBER' MORAN, PEPE PIMENTEL AND INTRODUCING KRISTINA PANER IN "JUAN BALUTAN" (1982)


"Juan Balutan" (1982)
D'Wonder Films
Release Date March 5, 1982
Serialized in Honey Komiks
Story L.P. Calixto
Screenplay Ben Martinez
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Special photographic effects Tommy marcelino
Music Rey Valera
Direction J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), Ricky Belmonte, Liz Alindogan, Perla Bautista, Dencio Padilla, Arturo 'Bomber' Moran, Pepe Pimentel/ Introducing Kristina Paner

Thursday, August 6, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 301: RUDY FERNANDEZ, BETH BAUTISTA, ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ/ WITH GEORGE ESTREGAN, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ IN "KUMANDER KRIS" (1982)


"Kumander Kris" (1982)
Bonanza Films, Inc.
Release Date March 4, 1982
Screenplay Humilde "Meek' Roxas
Theme song "Ipaglaban Ko," sung by Marissa
Musical Director Pablo Vergara
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Beth Bautista, Anna Marie Gutierrez/ Also Starring George Estregan, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Johnny Wilson, Mon Godiz, Baldo Marro, Greg Lozano, Eddie del Mar

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 300: AMALIA FUENTES, SHARON CUNETA, GABBY CONCEPCION, JACKIE LOU BLANCO IN "MY ONLY LOVE" (1982)


"My Only Love" (1982)
Viva Films
Release Date February 25, 1982
Story and Screenplay Baby Nebrida
Cinematography Romeo Vitug
Musical Director George Canseco
Direction Eddie Garcia
Cast Amalia Fuentes, Sharon Cuneta, Gabby Concepcion, Jackie Lou Blanco/ with the special participation of Liza Lorena, Mario Montenegro, Tessie Tomas

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 299: HILDA KORONEL, PHILLIP SALVADOR IN LINO BROCKA'S "PX" (1982)




"PX"
Sining Silangan, Inc.
A Trigon Cinema Arts Corporation
Release Date February 25, 1982
Screenplay Ricardo Lee
Cinematography  Conrado Baltazar
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Hilda Koronel, Phillip Salvador/ Also Starring Leonard Urso

Synopsis: The bar girls working in the nondescript cocktail lounges near the Clark Air Base dream of greener pastures in the States and hope to bag servicemen who would lift them from their misery. There is a violent backside to their aspirations. The girls are sometimes found dead among the tall grasses in empty lots.
Lydia (Hilda Koronel) works as a hospitality girl but is not keen on sharing her life with an American. She has been exposed to the abuses of the American military and is still reeling from the trauma of a friend’s violent death. She is shacking up with Isidro (Phillip Salvador), a hit man who desires to be head honcho of a gun-for-hire syndicate. Isidro allows her to entertain customers but not to have affairs. He supports her and pays for the apartment.
After three years, Lydia is tired of his snarling ambition and wants to leave him. Jocelyn introduces her to George (Leonard Urso). At first, she is rude to him but warms up when she realizes that he could be her passport to the States. Lydia is making up her mind whether to pursue the American dream.
Isidro has recently killed a Filipino base employee who squealed on drug dealings in the base. The murdered man’s nephew tracks him down in his love nest and attempts to kill him. But he proves to be wily. Lydia berates him on the murder of innocent people but he dismisses it, saying his victims deserve their fate.
Isidro’s mother sells PX items while his brother, Boy, scavenges for empty shells inside the American base. One day, he invites his friends to join him. They are spotted by the sentries on duty. One of them is George who is egged on by his companions to open fire. Boy is shot dead. Isidro becomes bewildered and wants revenge. However, his mother wants action from the authorities first. The police tell them that they cannot do much, citing numerous unsolved cases. They are told that the base is the property of the Americans. His friend, Gimo, tells him that should a GI be tagged as a perpetrator of a crime, he is shipped out.
Isidro decides to go at it alone. He asks Gimo, a base worker to help him identify the culprit. Gimo informs him that it would be a difficult task as Americans consider Filipinos as thieves inside the base. However, he will keep his ears open for any incriminating conversation; Isidro would do his best to monitor the clubs.
Inside an Angeles nightclub, George’s two American companions try to recruit him for their marijuana operations. He is not keen on joining. To make sure that he would not reveal their operations, his friends point to Isidro who is sitting opposite them. They would point the finger at him and Isidro would surely come running.
George is drunk and is brought by Lydia to Jocelyn’s pad. Their eyes meet and they make love. George confesses to shooting Boy. The two become a steady couple. Lydia leaves Isidro who becomes jealous. He tries to win her back. He tells her that he was doing all these things for her — and for Boy. Lydia says she has a different dream now and doesn’t want to be part of his plans. He asks her if she ever loved him. She says no.
George refuses to be reassigned. His American companions become nervous. They set him up by planting marijuana in his room. He is caught by the military police. However, he manages to run away. Jocelyn and Lydia hide him in the house of their friends, Juling and Mario. There he has time-out from his pressing circumstances and becomes a fast friend of Juling’s son.
Gomez is ordered to hunt down George. He threatens to kill Lydia — along with Isidro and his mother --- if she does not produce George in twenty-four hours. She runs to Jocelyn whom she finds strangled. She hops into a taxi and makes a maddening dash to Juling’s house. Isidro has been waiting for her outside the nightclub and follows her taxi.
Gomez’s men have located Juling’s house. George spots them and jumps out of the window. There is a chase. Lydia’s taxi appears just in the nickof time and he hops into it. They alight near the nightclub. Gomez’ men follow them. Isidro is not far behind. There is an exchange of bullets. George is wounded but he has shot Gomez. Isidro kills the other men. There is now a confrontation between George and Isidro. Isidro aims his gun. Lydia pleads for his life. Isidro finds that he cannot pull the trigger. George is allowed to go back to the base. He follows the railroad tracks to the base perimeter. He climbs over the fence but he is fired upon by the guards.
Night falls on the bars of Angeles once more. Isidro and Lydia are walking down the street. They are lovers once more.

(Source: Lino Brocka: The Artist and his Times)


Monday, August 3, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 298: DOLPHY, NIDA BLANCA, WITH ROLLY QUIZON, PANCHITO AND MARICEL SORIANO IN "MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY" (1982)


"My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (1982)
RVQ Productions
Release Date February 18, 1982
Story Roy Vera Cruz
Cinematography Alfonso Alvarez
Choreography Dolphy and Bayani
Music Dominic Salustiano
Screenplay And Direction Ben Feleo
Cast Dolphy, Nida Blanca, with Rolly Quizon, Panchito and Maricel Soriano/ Introducing Ronnie Ricketts/ Also Starring Babalu, Bayani Casimiro, Teroy de Guzman, Georgie Quizon and Conde Ubaldo/ Co-starring Max Vera, Alfonso Alba, Jaime Ladiana, Ben Johnson, Benny Mack, Manny Tibayan and Er 'Canton' Salazar


THE EIGHTIES # 297: ROBIN ARISTORENAS, EFREN REYES, JR. AND ROY RUSTAN IN "BALISONG, LATIGO AT COBRA" (1982)


"Balisong, Latigo at Cobra" (1982)
Eldee Films
Release Date February 12, 1982
Story Zar H. Baisas
Screenplay Edgardo Reyes
Direction Leonardo Pascual
Cast Robin Aristorenas, Efren Reyes, Jr. and Roy Rustan/ with Ann Villegas, Irene Celebre/ in a very special role- Laila Dee/ Also Starring Charlie Davao, Ernie Ortega, Nello Nayo, Romy Nario and Paquito Diaz/ with Susan Solis, Lalaine Rosales

Sunday, August 2, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 296: CHIQUITO AND JUN ARISTORENAS, WITH ELIZABETH OROPESA, CHANDA ROMERO, EDDIE GARCIA, PAQUITO DIAZ, MAX ALVARADO IN "KALOG AT KIDLAT" (1982)


"Kalog at Kidlat" (1982)
GP Films
Release Date February 12, 1982
Story and Screenplay Greg Macabenta
Direction Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao
Cast Chiquito and Jun Aristorenas/ with Elizabeth Oropeza, Chanda Romero/ Also Starring Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Roody Manlapaz, Renato del Prado and Tintoy



Saturday, August 1, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 295: SNOOKY, ALBERT MARTINEZ, WITH CELIA RODRIGUEZ, ANNA GONZALES, MARISSA DELGADO, OPALYN FORSTER IN "FIRST KISS, FIRST LOVE" (1982)


"First Kiss, First Love" (1982)
Regal Films
Release Date February 4, 1982
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Lutgardo Labad
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Snooky Serna, Albert Martinez/ with Celia Rodriguez, Anna Gonzales, Marissa Delgado, Opalyn Forster, Ada Alberto, Ramil Rodriguez, Von Serna

Friday, July 31, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 294: JEAN SABURIT, JOSEPHINE MANUEL, KAREN LOPEZ AND BOY FERNANDEZ AS "TOTOY SAUDI" (1982)


"Totoy Saudi" (1982)
Baby Pascual Films and Associates
Release Date February 4, 1982
Direction William Pascual
Cast Jean Saburit, Josephine Manuel, Karen Lopez and Boy Fernandez (in the title role)/ plus an All-Star Cast

Thursday, July 30, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 293: TITO, VIC & JOEY AND MARIA TERESA CARLSON, WITH NOVA VILLA AND ROMY DIAZ IN "SI AKO AT ANG TRES MOSKITEROS" (1982)


"Si Ako at ang Tres Moskiteros" (1982)
HPS Productions
A VPS Films International Production
Release Date February 4, 1982
Story and Screenplay Poch Bautista, Butch Bautista
Cinematography Amado de Guzman
Music Tito Sotto
Direction Bobby Santiago
Cast Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto & Joey de Leon and Maria Teresa Carlson/ with Nova Villa and Romy Diaz, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Don Pepot, Balot, Robert Rivera and Freddie Poe/ Featuring Amay Bisaya and Richie D' Horsie

THE EIGHTIES # 292: CACHUPOY, PIA MORAN, BOMBER MORAN, TATLONG ITLOG IN "PRETTY BOY TSAPLIN AND THE 3 ISTODYES" (1982)


"Pretty Boy Tsaplin and the 3 Istodyes" (1982)
Bukang Liwayway Films
A Felix E. Dalay Film
Release Date February 1, 1982
Art Director Rolly Sto. Domingo
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Film Editor Pepe Marcos
Musical Director Gabby Castellano
Direction Jerry O. Tirazona
Cast Cachupoy, Pia Moran, Bomber Moran, Tatlong Itlog/ Also Starring Popoy Dacuycoy, Palito, Joaquin Fajardo/ Special Appearances- Efren Reyes, Jr., Karim Kiram



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 291: WENG WENG (AS AGENT 0-0), YEHLEN CATRAL, CARMI MARTIN, ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ, BETH SANDOVAL IN "FOR Y'UR HEIGHT ONLY" (1982)


"For Y'ur Height Only" (1982)
Liliw Productions
Release Date January 30, 1982
Title Song- "Nilikha Ba Ako Upang Masaktan,"
produced by Light Star Prods., Inc.
Singer-Composer Maraya
Story and Screenplay Cora Ridon Caballes
Cinematography Bhal Cruz
Music Pablo Vergara
Direction Eddie Nicart
Cast Weng Weng, Yehlen Catral, Carmi Martin, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Beth Sandoval/ In a very special role- Tony Ferrer


Weng Weng and Yehlen Catral


 Weng Weng and Yehlen Catral



all photos- from various internet sources

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 290: LORNA TOLENTINO, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA, JERRY PONS AND REDFORD WHITE IN "SPEEDY GULONG" (1982)


"Speedy Gulong" (1982)
Intercinema Films, Inc.
A Baby Pascual Film and Associates Release
Release Date January 22, 1982
Screenplay Bert Duenas, Jr.
Cinematography Ramon Marcelino
Executive Producers Vergilio (Ato) Santos, Feliciano Tan
Story and Direction Angel Labra
Cast Lorna Tolentino, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Jerry Pons and Redford White

THE EIGHTIES # 289: ALMA MORENO, WILLIAM MARTINEZ, MAILA GUMILA, HERBERT BAUTISTA, HERO BAUTISTA, HARLENE BAUTISTA AND INTRODUCING ROWELL SANTIAGO IN "DEAR GOD" (1981)


"Dear God" (1982)
The Rising Sun, Inc.
Release Date January 22, 1982
Written and Directed by Tony B. Pascua
Cast Alma Moreno, William Martinez, Maila Gumila, Herbert Bautista, Hero Bautista, Harlene Bautista, Peewee Quijano, Eric Francisco, Bebong Osorio, Jr., Lito Arevalo and Joy Gay & Pobre (Wea Twins)/ Introducing Rowell Santiago/ Supported by Anita Linda, Perla Bautista, Lucita Soriano, Odette Khan and Laurice Guillen/ with George Estregan, Eddie del Mar, Lito Anzures, Butch Bautista/ Guests- Fernando Poe, Jr., Rudy Fernandez, Ike Lozada, Isabel Rivas


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