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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 540: WILLIAM MARTINEZ, JC BONNIN, HERBERT BAUTISTA, RAYMOND LAUCHENGCO AND AGA MUHLACH, WITH EULA VALDEZ, YAYO AGUILA, JOBETH SALVADOR IN MARYO J. DE LOS REYES' "BAGETS" (1984)


"Bagets" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date February 2, 1984
Written by Jake Tordesillas
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Cinematography Joe Batac, Jr.
Music Vicor
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Direction Maryo J. De Los Reyes
Cast William Martinez, JC Bonnin, Herbert Bautista, Raymond Lauchengco and Aga Muhlach/ Also Starring Eula Valdez/ Introducing Yayo Aguila and Jobelle Salvador/ with an All- Star Cast- Eddie Arenas, Herminio Bautista, Robert Campos, Baby Delgado, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Rosemarie Gil, Lita Gutierrez, Liza Lorena, Romeo Rivera, Celia Rodriguez, Chanda Romero, Luz Valdez



An original VHS copy of "Bagets" signed by one of its lead stars, Herbert Bautista.


The movie was released in Original DVD

THE EIGHTIES # 539: EDGAR MANDE, REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, LITO PIMENTEL, GREGGY LIWAG AND STELLA STRADA IN "SEX EDUCATION" (1984)


"Sex Education" (1984)
Seiko Films
February 2, 184
Screenplay and Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Edgar Mande, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Lito Pimentel, Greggy Liwag and Stella Strada/ Also Starring Melinda Mendez, Manjo del Mundo/ Introducing Mon Garrido

Sunday, April 25, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 538: NELSON ANDERSON, JEAN SABURIT, MARILOU BENDIGO AND AZENTH BRIONES IN "TATAK: MAGNUM" (1984)


"Tatak: Magnum" (1984)
Solar Films
Release Date January 26,1984
Direction Eddie Nicart
Cast Nelson Anderson, Jean Saburit, Marilou Bendigo and Azenith Briones/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Johnny Wilson, Renato Robles, Ernie Ortega, Jimmy Santos, Robert Miller, Danny Riel, Beth Sandoval, Melissa Mendez, Carol O'Neil/ with the special participation of Robert Lee & Ulysses Santiago

Saturday, April 24, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 537: EDGAR MANDE, PATRICK DELA ROSA, LITO PIMENTEL AND CLAUDIA ZOBEL IN MARIO O' HARA'S "UHAW SA PAG-IBIG" (1984)


 "Uhaw sa Pag-ibig" (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date January 26, 1984
Screenplay Mely Tagasa
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Editor Efren Jarlego
Music Snafu Rigor
Direction Mario O' Hara
Cast Edgar Mande, Patrick dela Rosa, Lito Pimentel and Claudia Zobel

Friday, April 23, 2021

RIP, VICTOR WOOD, 74

MANILA -- Victor Wood, who made his mark as the Philippines Jukebox King of the 1970s, passed away on Friday, leaving behind a rich legacy of hits and a yet-unreleased movie about his colorful life. 

Woods’ wife Nerissa told ABS-CBN News that the veteran singer died at 9 a.m. at the New Era General Hospital in Quezon City due to COVID-19 complications. 

“Bumaba ang oxygen level niya last night," she said. 
Wood was first rushed to the hospital two days ago due to asthma. He was 74.

A Bicolano and American mestizo, Wood was a bit player in the late 1960s until he achieved fame in the following decade with a long string of hit ballads that included “In Despair,” “Mr. Lonely,” “I'm Sorry My Love,” “I Went to Your Wedding,” “Fraulein,” “Eternally,” “Carmelita” and many others.
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Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/04/23/21/victor-wood-dies-of-covid-19


El Pinoy Tom Jones (1970)- Stars Victor Wood, Liza Lorena, Chichay, Georgie Quizon/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao

Victor Wood, dubbed as the Tom Jones of the Philippines, was a popular singing sensation during the 70s. Songs like Mr. Lonely, Eternally, Carmelita, Crying Time, I Went to Your Wedding, You Are my Destiny, Pearly Shells, Sweet Caroline, among others were all top hits. He was awarded a total of 34 gold and platinum records earning him the title of 'Jukebox King.' Titles of his movies, which were moneymakers too, were mostly lifted and taken from his hit singles.

More on Victor Wood

Mr. Lonely (1971)- Stars Victor Wood, Djhoanna Garcia, Amapola, Tita de Villa, Nympha Bonifacio/ Direcetd by Leonardo L. Garcia


Sweet Caroline (1971)- Stars Victor Wood, Ana Ledesma, Ike Lozada with Geraldine, Daruis Razon/ Directed by Tony Camonte



I Went To Your Wedding (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Rhodora Silva, Emma Esmeralda/ Directed by Maning Songco


Little Darling (1972)- Stars Vilma Santos and Victor Wood/
Directed by Leonardo L. Garcia




One More Chance (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Monica Locca, Leopoldo Salcedo, Anita Linda, Jerry Pons/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao



Return To Me (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Darius Razon, Rhodora Silva, Eva Vivar/ Directed by Romy Villaflor



You Are My Destiny (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Amapola, Gina Zablan/ Directed by Leonardo L. Garcia




Pearly Shells (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Aurora Salve, Geraldine, Darius Razon, Amalia Braza, Jackie Belmonte/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao



Trubador (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Rosanna Ortiz, Eddie Garcia, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Armando Garces



Rockfest '72 (1972)- Stars Victor Wood, Mari-Len, The Ambivalent Crowd, Jerry Pons, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Pablo Santiago



Jesus Christ Superstar (1972)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Victor Wood, Ike Lozada, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao



THE EIGHTIES # 536: HILDA KORONEL, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, AMY AUSTRIA, ISABEL RIVAS, MICHAEL DE MESA, EDDIE GARCIA, GLORIA ROMERO IN "KUNG MAHAWI MAN ANG ULAP" (1984)



"Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date January 19, 1984
Serialized in Espesyal Komiks
Story  Gilda Olvidado
Screenplay Orlando Nadres and Luahalti bautista
Edited by Efren Jarlego
Director of Photography Romeo Vitug
Music WillieCruz
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Direction Laurice Guillen
Cast Hilda Koronel, Christopher de Leon, Amy Austria, Isabel Rivas, Michael de Mesa, Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 535: LITO LAPID (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MARIANNE DELA RIVA, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ, BOMBER MORAN, VICTOR BRAVO IN "ZIGOMAR" (1984)


"Zigomar" (1984)
Meir Films International
Release Date January 19, 1984
Cinematography Rey Lapid and Bhaul Dauz
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Eddie Nicart
Cast Lito Lapid (in the tithe role), Marianne dela Riva, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz,  Victor Bravo, Bomber Moran, Vic Varrion/ Also starring  Rebecca, Jing Abalos, Mario Escudero, Ernie Ortega, Robert Rivera, Nader Eusoof/ with a cast of thousands

Sunday, April 18, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 534: ACE VERGEL (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CHARITO SOLIS, KRISTINE GARCIA, MYRNA VELASCO, WITH REZ CORTEZ, DICK ISRAEL, LITO ANZURES IN "PUSAKAL" (1984)


"Pusakal" (1984)
Dove Films International
Release Date January 13, 1984
Written by Tony Pascua
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Film Editor Ruben Natividad
Musical Director Boy Alcaide
Produced by Lito Santos
Direction Boots Plata
Cast Ace Vergel (in the title role), Charito Solis, Kristine Garcia, Myrna Velasco/ Also Starring Rez Cortez, Dick Israel, Lito Anzures, Bobby Talabis/ In a special role- Paquito Diaz, Eddie Arenas/ Featuring Eric Francisco

Thursday, April 15, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 533: ROMEO VASQUEZ, ALONA ALEGRE, JEAN SABURIT, CRISELDA 'DANG' CECILIO AND DINDO FERNANDO IN DANNY L. ZIALCITA'S "NANG MASUGATAN ANG GABI" (1984)


"Nang Masugatan ang Gabi" (1984)
HPS Film Productions
Release Date January 12, 1984
Screenplay Michael Vergara
Cinematography Felizardo Bailen
Music Phillip Monserrat
Direction Danny L. Zialcita
Cast Romeo Vasquez, Alona Alegre, Jean Saburit, Criselda 'Dang' Cecilio and Dindo Fernando/ Also Starring Suzanne Gonzales, Odette Khan, Ramon D' Salva, Alvin Enriquez


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 532: ANDY POE, LAARNI ENRIQUEZ, GEORGE ESTREGAN, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ, JOHNNY WILSON, LITO ANZURES AND MAX ALVARADO IN "MAGTAGO KA NA... SA PINANGGALINGAN MO!" (1984)


"Magtago Ka Na...sa Pinanggalingan Mo" (1984)
Day Films
on its First Anniversary Presentation
Release Date January 12, 1984
Cinematography Eduardo 'Baby' Cabrales
Theme song sung by Freddie Aguilar
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Tito Sanchez
Cast Andy Poe, Laarni Enriquez, George Estregan, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Johnny Wilson, Lito Anzures, Robert Talabis, Victor Bravo and Max Alvarado

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 530: ANTHONY ALONZO, JENNIFER KIRKHAM, DAN ALVARO AND ADA ALBERTO IN "MAD ARRIOR" (1984)


"Mad Warrior" (1984)
JPM Production, Inc.
Release Date January 4, 1984
Written and Directed by Wilfredo Milan
Cast Anthony Alonzo, Jennifer Kirkham, Dan Alvaro and Ada Alberto

THE EIGHTIES # 529: EDDIE FERNANDEZ, ACE VERGEL, ANTHONY ALONZO, WITH ROSEMARIE DE ERA, GEORGE ESTREGAN, VERONICA JONES IN "TARGET: BATANG SINDIKATO" (1983)


"Target: Batang Sindikato" (1983)
Rainbow Films
Release Date January 6, 1983
Direction Freddie Sarrol
Cast Eddie Fernandez, Ace Vergel, Anthony Alonzo/ Also Starring Rosemarie de Vera, George Estregan, Veronica Jones, Philip Gamboa, Arnold Mendoza, Marissa Del Mar, Nina Sarah, Doris Austria, Jonar Mercado/ Special Participation- Anita Linda, Naty Santiago and Bella Flores/ with Rey Montenegro, Pons Colon/ Special guests- Boy Fernandez, Rey Roldan, Val Iglesia, Rey Sagum, Dante Javier

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 528: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, JAY ILAGAN, JOHNNY DELGADO, EDGAR MORTIZ AND NORA AUNOR IN "BAD BANANAS SA PUTING TABING" (1983)



"Bad Bananas sa Puting Tabing" (1983)
Vanguard Films
A 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Direction Peque Gallaga
Cast Christopher de Leon, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delgado, Edgar Mortiz and nora Aunor/ Also Starring Jaime Fabregas, Larry Lawrence/ Introducing Gigette Reyes


THE EIGHTIES # 527: ANTHONY ALONZO, CONEY REYES, EDDIE GARCIA, RAUL ARAGON, PERLA BAUTISTA, ALICIA ALONZO IN "BAGO KUMALAT ANG KAMANDAG" (1983)



"Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag" (1983)
Lea Productions
A 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Film Editing Augusto Salvador
Story, Screenplay and Direction Wilfredo Milan
Cast Anthony Alonzo, Coney Reyes, Eddie Garcia, Perla Bautista, Raul Aragon, Alicia Alonzo, Juan Rodrigo


Thursday, April 8, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 526: CARMI MARTIN, PHILLIP SALVADOR, DENNIS ROLDAN IN LINO BROCKA'S "HOT PROPERTY" (1983)


"Hot Property" (1983)
Four Seasons
A Golden Dragon Films Presentation
A 1983 Metro manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Story and Screenplay Jose Carreon
Cinematography Conrado Baltazar
Editing Efren Jarlego
Production Design Joey Luna
Music Willie Yusi
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Carmi martin, Phillip Salvador, Dennis Roldan/ Also Starring Johnny Wilson, Vic Diaz, Tony Santos, Sr., Rosanna Jover, Fred Param, Telly Babasa, Greg Sta. Ines, Susan Africa, Brian Gumabao, Baldo Marro, Jimmy Reyes, Fred Moro, Pons de Guzman

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Synopsis: After twenty-five years in the service, Detective Salazar (Tony Santos) is about to retire. He asks to be given one more case before he joins his wife and daughter in Chicago. He is assigned to tail Chona Martinez (Carmi Martin), a bold model, who is suspected of being a courier of a diamond smuggling syndicate. There are problems in the syndicate. The crime lord, Mr. Montes (Vic Diaz), was recently gunned down and is recuperating in the hospital. He suspects his rival, Mr. Romero (Johnny Wilson), of having instigated the shooting and has his right hand man, Kier (Dennis Roldan) kill him. Little does he know that Kier is his assassin as he now wants to head the organization. 
 
The syndicate becomes aware of Detective Salazar’s presence. One night, he is beaten up. His son, Paolo (Phillip Salvador), a hot-head who picks fights with the neighborhood toughies and who has been left behind by his mother to look after him, tries to find the culprits. He sees the photo of Chona Martinez in his shirt with The Lost Eden inscribed at the back. Paolo goes to the club and befriends Chona. He escorts her to her apartment and finds Kier waiting for her. She is his mistress. Chona tells him how Kier once saved her life when the syndicate was intending to dispose of her in its white slavery operations.

Chona hopes to leave her job as soon as she has enough money for the schooling of her sister, Elvira. Elvira left their mother recently and now lives with Chona. Paolo meets Kier again outside the club. Suddenly there is a burst of machine gun fire. Paolo is quick on his reflexes and makes Kier duck in time. The grateful Kier makes him his bodyguard. But it is an unpleasant duty as he has to wait in the living room while Kier makes love to
Chona.

Kier has business in Cebu and is away for two days. Paolo and Chona are now free to express their affections for each other. They make love in a hotel. In the next two days, Paolo’s father is shot dead in a remote area by the syndicate with the connivance of his police partner, Edong. This enrages Paolo who suspects Kier. Chona is brought to the police for questioning. To make sure that she does not squeal, the syndicate holds her sister as hostage.

At the same time, Kier’s son is gunned down in the garden. Kier thinks it is Paolo’s reprisal. He plots his revenge. Chona wants her sister back but Kier wants her to do one last delivery of hot diamonds in a cosmetic case. As she is about to make the exchange, Paolo rushes in and grabs Chona and the cosmetic case. There is a chase but they manage to escape.

Paolo makes a deal with Mr. Montes. They will return the diamonds in exchange for Elvira. The meeting is set at the abandoned Araneta mansion near Shaw Boulevard. There is an exchange of bullets as the two are about to meet. Kier is felled but not by Paolo’s gun. Mr. Montes reveals that he ordered the shooting of Brian as well as, unfortunately, Det. Salazar. He has uncovered Kier’s plot to topple him. Just as they are about to make the exchange, Kier rises up and shoots Mr. Montes. There is a melee and the gang is decimated. Chona is shot. She is rushed to the hospital by Paolo and Elvira.

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


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 525: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), WILLIAM MARTINEZ, SUSAN BAUTISTA, PANCHITO, PEPE PIMENTEL, NANETTE INVENTOR IN "D' GODSON" (1983)


"D' Godson" (1983)
D'Wonder Films
The 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Screenplay Jose N. Carreon
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Art Director Hollie Sto. Domingo
Film Editor Eduardo Jarlego, Jr.
Direction J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), William Martinez, Susan Bautista, Panchito, Pepe Pimentel, Nanette Inventor, Manny Luna, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Bayani Casimiro, Jimmy Santos, Palito, Joaquin Fajardo, Fred Panopio/ Special Guests- Ike Lozada, German Moreno, Johnny Wilson 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 524: LITO LAPID (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CONNIE ANGELES, CHUCK BILLER, COLE MACKAY, PAUL JONES, MARLENE CHAVEZ IN "GUNFIGHTER" (1983)


"Gunfighter"
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
The 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Story and Screenplay Tony Calvento
Cinematography Rey Lapid
Music Jun Latonio
Direction Romy Suzara
Cast Lito Lapid, Connie Angeles, Chuck Biller, Cole Mackay, Paul Jones, Marlene Chavez, Brad Fletcher, Bret Davidson, Kurt Campali, Terry Reynolds, Don Moody, Greg Willowman, Ken Wilson, Rooster Cortez, Linda King, Bhal Dauz and Vernell Dizon Arquero


 

Monday, April 5, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 523: DOLPHY, ALMA MORENO, PANCHITO AND JAYPEE DE GUZMAN, WITH RAOUL ARAGONN, BAYANI CASIMIRO, TEROY DE GUZMAN, PALITO IN "TENGTENG DE SARAPEN" (1983)


"Tengteng De Sarapen" (1983)
RVQ Productions
The 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Story Roy Vera Cruz
Screenplay Ben Feleo
Editor Efren Jarlego
Cinematography Amado de Guzman
Music Dominic Salustiano
Direction Frank Gray, Jr.
Cast Dolphy, Alma Moreno, Panchito and Jaypee de Guzman/ Also Starring Raoul Aragonn, Bayani Casimiro, Teroy de Guzman, Palito, Ben David, Rocco Montalban, Larry Silva, Allan Bautista, Max Vera, Josie Andico, Pongpong Kulit and Chito Licsi

THE EIGHTIES # 522: CHARITO SOLIS, PHILLIP SALVADOR, VIC SILAYAN, JOEL TORRE AND CECILLE CASTILLO IN MARILO DIAZ- ABAYA'S "KARNAL" (1983)


"Karnal " (1983)
Cine Suerte, Inc.
The 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Story and Screenplay Ricky Lee
Direction Marilou Diaz- Abaya
Cast Charito Solis, Philip Salvador, Vic Silayan, Joel Torre and Cecille Castillo

Sunday, April 4, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 521: TONY FERRER, EFREN REYES, JR. AND BEMBOL ROCO, WITH RAOUL ARAGON, ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ, LOLITA MARQUEZ IN "OVER MY DEAD BODY" (1983)


"Over My Dead Body" (1883)
Sunfilms International, Inc.
The 1983 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1983
Written and Directed by Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista
Cast Tony Ferrer, Efren Reyes, Jr. and Bembol Roco/ Also Starring Raoul Aragon, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Lolita Marquez with Jing Abalos, Dave Brodette, Charlie Davao, Romy Diaz,Baldo Marro, Bomber Moran, Boy Padilla, Roberto Talabis, Vic Varrion, Zandro Zamora Special Participation - Arsenio 'Bootss' Bautista, Nick Romano, Phlip Gamboa, Larry Silva, Bing Davao, Roxanne Recto,Roy Sagum/ Featuring Olivia Obregon, Susie Jane, Christopher Palma

THE EIGHTIES # 520: REY MALONZO, ROY FLORES, MARILOU BENDIGO, FREDDIE POE, WITH GEORGE ESTRGAN, JOHNNY WILSON, DICK ISRAEL IN "SURIGAO TRAGEDY" (1983)


"Surigao Tragedy" (1983)
Solid Films International
Release Date December 16, 1983
Cinematography Ver Dauz
Film Editor Pat Ramos
Theme song composed and sung by Joey Elvinia
Music Toto Nuque
Direction Johnny Wood
Cast Rey Malonzo, Roy Flores, Marilou Bendigo, Freddie Poe Also Starring George Estregan, Johnny Wilson, Dick Israel, Rocco Montalban, Danny Zurbano, Larry Esguerra, Naty Santiago, Anhel Confiado, Jing Caparas, Nestor Brillantes

Friday, April 2, 2021

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