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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


"Long Ranger and Tonton" and "Batman en Robin," two of the many movies Joey de Leon and direk Tony Reyes collaborated, installing them the 1989 Box-office actor and director respectively ... spice it up with comic sensation Rene Requiestas--- Voila! A truly dynamite triumvirate!!!

Two heads are better than one--- but definitely! --- and no two people in local showbiz illustrates this better than the winning tandem of Joey de Leon and director Tony Reyes who were behind such giant hits as
She-Man, Starzan, Long Ranger and Tonton, Elvis and James and many more. How do Joey and Tony do it? “We discuss the project,” says Joey. “Actually, the project grows and grows as the discussion goes on. It grows some more as the shooting progresses. Ideas sometimes come in a snap and we incorporate them into the movie as shooting goes on

Because they have been working together long enough for them to know each other well, Joey and Tony can openly give each other suggestions without worrying they might offend each other. “We do everything para gumanda ang pelikula,” says Tony. “Wala sa amin ang professional jealousy.

Together with Rene Requiestas, Joey and Tony, they are known as the Box-Office Triumvirate. Their movies click and easily catch on with moviegoers because they play characters familiar to the great majority (such as super-strongmen, sharpshooters who bungle up things, tribal creature, Pinoy cowboys, etc.). “Our main objective is simply to entertain,” says Joey. “We have no pretensions about being profound. That’s why we poke fun at commercials, we spoof Hollywood movies, TV shows and we recreate popular characters (Batman, etc.) in new settings. I have so many ideas that I hardly have time to put them down on paper.”

Joey and Tony don’t have to dig into books nor go far to gather ideas. “All you have to do is look around,” says Joey. “Ang dami-daming mapupulot na mga nakakatawa. All you have to do is open your eyes and your ears.

Philippine Daily Inquirer/ Entertainment/ 1989

Left- She-Man (1988)- Stars Joey de Leon, Panchito, Timmy Cruz, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dennis Da Silva, Paquito Diaz, Palito, Rene Requiestas/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Right- Smith & Wesson (1988)- Stars Joey de Leon and Vic Sotto/ with Beverly Vergel, Angela Luz, Panchito, Paquito Diaz, Rene Requiestas/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Left- Barbi:Maid in the Philippines (1989)- Stars Joey de Leon, Jackie Aquino, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Jaime Fabregas, Rene Requiestas/ with Bamba, RR Herrera & Ten-Ten Munoz Directed by Tony Reyes

Right- Super Mouse and the Roborats (1989)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas, Manilyn Reynes, Carmina Villaroel, Paquito Diaz, Noel 'Ungga' Ayala, Bomber Moran & Smokey Manaloto/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Starzan: Shouting Star of the Jungle (1989)- Stars Joey de Leon, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Panchito, Cynthia Patag, Rene Requiestas and Kristina Paner & Cris Villanueva/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Left- Starzan II: The Coming of the Star Son (1989)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas and Zsa Zsa Padilla/ with Panchito, Ruel Vernal, Bomber Moran, Ruben Rustia, Yoyong Martirez/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Right- Starzan III: The Jungle Triangle (1990)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas, Panchito, Noel 'Ungga' Ayala / Directed by Tony Reyes

Left- Elvis and James (1989)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas and Maricel Laxa/ with Panchito/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Right- Elvis and James 2 (1990)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas and Regine Velasquez/ with Vangie Labalan, Mely Tagasa & Lou Veloso/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Left- Long Ranger & Tonton: The Shooting Stars of the West (1989)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas and Maricel Laxa/ with Panchito, Ruel Vernal, Teroy de Guzman, Bomber Moran, Noel 'Ungga' Ayala/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Right- The Return of Long Ranger & Tonton: How the West was Wrong (1990)- Stars Joey de Leon, Rene Requiestas, Rina Reyes & Maritoni Fernandez/ Directed by Tony Reyes

Left- Ali in Wonderland (1992)- Stars Joey de Leon, Ogie Alcasid, Charito Solis,Monica Herrera, Rachel Lobangco, Panchito, Dencio Padilla/ Introducing Melissa Gibbs / Directed by Tony Reyes

Right- Pandoy, Alalay ng Panday (1993)- Stars Joey de Leon, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Sunshine Cruz, Mariz Ricketts, Ritchie d' Horsie, Yoyong Martirez and Joel Torre/ Directed by Tony Reyes


MJ03 said...

Any idea where i can buy those joey de leon movies? in dvd or vcd format. im looking for those titles for a looonngggg time. hope you can help me. thanks!

Unknown said...

My favorites like comedy drama action horror romance teen drama family drama and more all Filipino movies they are collectors item for a long time. Thanks! From:Wayne


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