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Monday, April 21, 2008

RAMON ZAMORA AS "THE DRAGON"- THE ORIGINAL PINOY BRUCE LEE



No one can approximate the legendary Bruce Lee in terms of looks and fighting style other than our very own Pinoy Bruce Lee clone, Ramon 'The Dragon' Zamora
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Yari Naaaa!... (1971)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Balot, Tange and Jessica/ Directed by Ading Fernando


Ramon Zamora started his entertainment career in 1953 as a stuntman and dancer for LVN Pictures. He was given his biggest break in the highly popular TV comedy gag show Super Laff-Inn in the late 60s and early 70s. Zamora's most popular stock character in the show was a military-clad figure that bore an unmistakable physical resemblance to Hitler, who spoke in bastardized German and spouted catchphrases such as "Isprakenheit"

He starred as the durable komiks character Pedro Penduko in the 1973 Celso Ad Castillo fantasy film Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko. The resulting success of this film boosted Zamora’s popularity, and he soon became one of the top box-office draws in Philippine cinema in the 1970s

Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (1973)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Jeanne Young, Lotis Key, Eddie Garcia, Panchito, Jingle/ Directed by Celso Ad Castillo

Bagsik at Kamandag ni Pedro Penduko (1974)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Lotis Key, Eddie Garcia, Panchito, Paquito Diaz/ Directed by Jose Wenceslao

Zamora was especially popular for a string of locally-produced martial arts films that emerged following the international success of Bruce Lee. Patterning his film persona around a Bruce Lee-type with a comedic twist, Zamora starred in such films as
Pig Boss (1973), The King Plaster (1973) Shadow of the Dragon (1973), , Game of Death (1974) and Return of the Dragon (1974).

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The Pig Boss (1972)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Vina Morena, Jane Laurel, Amanda Suarez/ Directed by Luis San Juan


The King Plaster (1972)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Jane Laurel, Menchie Palma, Tange and Mandy Bustamante/ Directed by Luis San Juan

Shadow of the Dragon (1973)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Jeanne Young, Eddie Garcia, Panchito, Micahel Murray and Ike Fernando/ Directed by Jun Gallardo


Dragon Fire (1974)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Gina Pareno, Marissa Delgado, Dencio Padilla, Subas Herrero and Tsing Tong Tsai/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao


The Dragon Force Connection (1974)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Evangeline Pascual, Charlie Davao, Edna Luna/ Directed by Nilo Saez


The Game of Death (1974)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Evangeline Pascual, Eddie Garcia, Panchito, Roldan Aquino/ Directed by Jun Gallardo

Return of the Dragon (1974)- Stars Ramon Zamora, Lotis Key, Leila Hermosa, Paquito Diaz, Tsing Tong Tsai/ Directed by Celso Ad Castillo


3 comments:

pepman said...

Hello Video48!

Rommel Alcala of The Dragon Force Connection is actually my lolo. His real name is Romualdo Vasquez Alcala, Sr. Thank you for sharing that movie poster, my mother even remembers that movie. He died in 1992. Anyway, I love this blog, so nostalgic!

Regards!

Rommel's grandson,
Pepeton Conde

Evie Dzon said...

Tange is my grandfather... i don't have much pictures of him... do you have other pictures of tange?

brdiy said...

I would love to see Isprakenhayt again, but (even if a copy of the movie still exists) in this age of PC-ness, I'm sure the whole world will be up in arms to see a "superhero" with the likeness of Hitler.

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