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Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Ang Mababangis (1971)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Jing Abalos, Rex Lapid, Rocco Montalban, Rey Big Boy and Aldo Cruz/ with Sally Reyes, Josie Perez and Joe Sison/ Introducing Virginia/ Directed by Junar

In the 50s, Celia Fuentes was the undisputed Action Queen of Philippine Movies. In the 70s, it was Virginia’s turn. Better half of 60s action star Jun Aristorenas, Virginia was introduced in 1971 in the movie Ang Mababangis, where she showed her talents in performing incredible and dangerous stunts with an almost all-male stars led by Jun Aristorenas. She was soon dubbed the 70s Action Queen of Philippine cinema after a series of action movies. Her first starring role was Gabriela Silang, and was best remembered in the award-winning movie, Elias, Basilio at Sisa. She did numerous movies with son, Robin Aristorenas. Both appeared in Batwoman and Robin, and Batwoman and Robin Meet the Queen of Vampires, considered as cult movies and sought out by movie fans and collectors.

Pulang Lupa (1971)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Robin Aristorenas, Jing Abalos, Rex Lapid, Aldo Cruz and Virginia/ with Cesar Ramirez, Rocco Montalban, Rey Big Boy, Venchito Galvez and Joe Sison/ Introducing Virginia/ Directed by Junar

Gabriela Silang (1971)- Stars Virginia (first starring role), Eddie Garcia, Cesar Ramirez, Johnny Monteiro, Rex Lapid, Venchito Galvez, Andres Centenera and Carlos Padilla, Jr./ Supervised by Jun Aristorenas

Mandawi (1971)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Johnny Monteiro, Danny Rojo and Virginia/with Larry Silva, Venchito Galvez/ Directed by Armando Garces

Baha: Central Luzon (1971)- Stars Robin Aristorenas, Virginia, Rex Lapid, Pancho Pelagio, Onar Kamar, Barbara Monteiro and Romy Diaz / Directed byCesar 'Chat' Gallardo

Elias, Basilio at Sisa (1972)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Robin Aristorenas and Virginia/ with Romy Diaz, Johnny Monteiro, Venchito Galvez, Aldo Cruz/ Directed by Junar

Bandolera (1972)- Stars Virginia, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Omar Kamar, Angelina Ortiz, Rey Big Boy, Sofia Moran and Leopoldo Salcedo/ Directed by Cesar 'Chat' Gallardo

Apat na Bagwis (1972)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Virginia, Rex Lapid and Romy Nario/ with Johnny Monteiro, Tony Villar, Rey Big Boy and Aldo Cruz/ Directed by Junar

Putol na Kampilan (1972)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Virginia, Eddie Garcia, Larry Silva, Tony Villar, Bert Garon, Romy nario, Venchito Galvez/ Directed by Junar

Kumander Erlinda (1972)- Stars Virginia, George Estregan, Paquito Diaz and Max Alvarado/ with Joe Sison, Romy Nario and Venchito Galvez/ Directed by Armando Garces

Batwoman and Robin (1972)- Stars Robin Aristorenas, Virginia, Sofia Moran, Johnny Monteiro, Prospero Luna/ Directed by Junar

Batwoman and Robin meet the Queen of the Vampires (1972)- Stars Robin Aristorenas, Virginia, Angelita Ortiz, Aldo Cruz/ Directed by Tony Cayado

Buhawi (1973)- Stars Virginia, Fred Galang, Rolando Gonzales, Teroy de Guzman, Ernie Ortega, ariston Bautista, Tony Villar, Palito/ Directed by Junar

The Panther (1973)- Stars Virginia, Charlie Davao, Max Alvarado, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Joe Sison and Cesar Ramirez/ Directed by Abraham C. Gregorio


Unknown said...

Dear Simon,

Remember several months ago I asked you if you knew of a Virginia kung fu movie also starring Palito?


Buhawi (1973) was dubbed into English and distributed internationally by a Hong Kong company under the title "Revenge Of The Lady Fighter".

Thank you SO much for all your excellent work,


James DR said...

Thanks, Simon! Napanood ko noon yung THE PANTHER, ang galing ni Virginia duon. Siya talaga ang Action Queen of the 70s.

Conceptual Warrior said...


Does are any of Virginia's films had her do Arnis/Eskrima, say in Putol na Kampilan?

Would appreciate a reply. Thank you and more power!


Anonymous said...

How about Batwoman and Robin? When I was a kid, I used to watch that on TV and had a huge crush on Virginia. Where can I get a copy of that movie?


Caloy said...

It seems there were Action Queens in the 60s and 70s. What about the 80s, 90s and 00s?!? So sad that there are none, esp when martial arts are even more popular among females now than ever before.

Anonymous said...

makahanap nga ng movies ni virginia,thx sa info,simon...dumadami collections ko.

Unknown said...

Saan po mkkabili ng mga pelikula ni Virginia aristorenas, meron po ba sa CD player o vcd player.. Ang gganda po ng movies nya napanood q lng po sa YouTube ung " BUHAWI " ang gnda po. Pkiupload po mga old movies ni Virginia, tnx po..

Unknown said...

Saan po pwde mmkaavail ng movie classic ni Virginia aristorenas. 70's action queen.


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