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Saturday, July 31, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 643: NORA AUNOR, GINA ALAJAR, CELIA RODRIGUEZ, PERLA BAUTISTA, MAYA VALDES, ZENAIDA AMADOR, MARITESS GUTIERREZ, SHYR VALDEZ IN MARIO O'HARA'S "BULALKAK SA CITY JAIL" (1984)



"Bulaklak sa City Jail" (1984)
Cherubim Films
A Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1984
Direction Mario O'Hara
Cast Nora Aunor, Gina Alajar, Celia Rodriguez, Perla Bautista, Maya Valdes, Zenaida Amador, Maritess Gutierrez, Shyr Valdez

THE EIGHTIES # 642: GINA ALAJAR AND TOMMY ABUEL IN GIL PORTES' "BUKAS... MAY PANGARAP" (1984)


"Bukas... May Pangarap" (1984)
Tri-Films
A Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1984
Screenplay Ricardo Lee
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Film Editing Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Production Design Juanito Sy
Music Vehnee Saturno
Produced and Directed by Gil M. Portes
Cast Gina Alajar, Tommy Abuel

Friday, July 30, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 641: FERNANDO POE, JR., MARIANNE DELA RIVA, LITO ANZURES, BENTOT, JR., WITH EDDIE INFANTE, MARIO ESCUDERO, AND MAX ALVARADO IN "ANG PANDAY IV (IKA-APAT NA AKLAT)" (1984)


(Original theatrical poster of "Ang Panday IV")

"Ang Panday IV (Ika-Apat na Aklat)" (1984)
FPJ Productions
A Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1984
Based on the character created by Carlo J. Caparas
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Ver Reyes, Oscar Querejero
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Marianne dela Riva, Lito Anzures, Bentot, Jr./ Also starring Eddie Infante, Mario Escudero, Robert Rivera, Monette de Guzman, Ruben Ramos, Aida Pedido and Max Alvarado/ Special Participation of Rowell Santiago/ Featuring Christopher Paloma, Imelda Caparas


(a full-page newspaper move ad of "Ang Panday IV")

Thursday, July 29, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 640: OLIVIA ORTIZ, RAOUL ARAGONN, LITA GUTIERREZ, ORESTES OJEDA, ROBERT CAMPOS, DEXTER DORIA, JULIO DIAZ IN "SARIWA" (1984)


"Sariwa" (1984)
JPM Productions
Release Date December 14, 1984
Direction Danilo Cabreira
Cast Olivia Ortiz, Raoul Aragonn, Lita Gutierrez, Orestes Ojeda, Robert Campos, Dexter Doria, Julio Diaz, Elsa Enrile/ Introducing Bon Agustin/ Featuring Ricky Rodriguez, Richard Maglaya

THE EIGHTIES # 639: ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ IN HER BOLDEST ROLE EVER IN "DAGTA" (1984)


"Dagta" (1984)
Emperor Films
Release Date December 13, 1984
Cinematography Danny Bustos
Film Editor Segundo Ramos
Musical Director Caloy Rodriguez
Direction Joey del Rosario
Cast Anna Marie Gutierrez (in her boldest role ever)/ Special Participation- Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

RIP, ORESTES OJEDA, 68/ SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY


Orestes Ojeda and Anna Marie Gutierrez in Peque Gallaga's "Scorpio Nights" (1985)


Orestes Ojeda, known for starring in various film classics, has passed away due to pancreatic cancer, his family confirmed.

The veteran actor’s family made the announcement of Ojeda’s death through reports yesterday, July 27 (2021).


Ojeda, born Luis Pagalilaluan, started his showbiz career at the age of 17. He acted in several TV shows and films over a span of decades, but he is well known for starring in the Peque Gallaga classic erotic drama “Scorpio Nights,” alongside actors Anna Marie Gutierrez and Daniel Fernando.

His daughter, Lois Nicole Pagalilaluan mourned the death of the late actor through a Facebook post today, July 28. She described Ojeda as a blessing to others and recalled the tender memories she had with her father. Pagalilaluan admitted she found it difficult to wake up knowing that the actor is gone, but said she was comforted by the fact that he is no longer in pain.

Meanwhile, Gutierrez paid tribute to Ojeda by showing her photos with the actor on her Facebook page yesterday. She described him as a “gentleman” and asked fans to pray for Ojeda.

“I’m very sad to know that my co-star in ‘Scorpio Nights’ and a good friend Orestes Ojeda passed away. He was a gentleman, polite and kind,” she said.

Musical director Susan Tagle, who worked with Ojeda in the protest play “Pagsambang Bayan,” meanwhile recalled that the actor “did not act like a star” when they worked together.

“He portrayed the role so well that we looked beyond the handsome face and the well-built physique, and instead hung on to his ‘sermon’ for the powerful message it held. He was also a quiet man, easygoing and always had a smile on his face,” Tagle said.

Aside from “Scorpio Nights,” Ojeda also starred in films helmed by several other esteemed Filipino directors, such as “Manila By Night” by Ishmael Bernal, and “Dekada ’70” by Chito Roño. He developed a passion for painting and set up the art galleries Art Verite and Art Cube. 

Dana Cruz/JB
INQUIRER.net / 12:48 PM July 28, 202


SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:


"Bawal: Asawa Mo, Asawa Ko!" (1974)
Juan de la Cruz Productions
A Sine Pilipino Release
Release Date June 7, 1974
Cinematography Rudy Dino & Rey de Leon
Screenplay Douglas Quijano, Elwood Perez & Joey Gosiengfiao
Music Demet Velasquez
Producer Hernando Mendoza
Executive Producer Joey Gosiengfiao
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Vic Vargas, Ricky Belmonte, Orestes Ojeda and Victor Laurel/ Celia Rodriguez, Boots Anson-Roa, Liza Lorena and Gina Pareno/ Also Starring Maricru del Gallego, Angie Ferro, Angelito, Martin Marfil, Ronaldo Ruiz and Greg Lozano


"Isang Gabi... Tatlong Babae!" (1974)
Juan de la Cruz Productions
Release Date December 1, 1974
Screenplay W. Nolledo, O. Nadres, J. Gosiengfiao
Cinematography R. Dinio, R. de Leon
Film Editor R. Salvador
Music Demet Velasquez
Produced by Hernando Mendoza, Elwood Perez, Joey Gosiengfiao
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Amalia Fuentes, Boots Anson-Roa, Pilar Pilapil, Luis Gonzales, Ricky Belmonte, Ramil Rodriguez, Ray Marcos and Orestes Ojeda/ Special Appearances of Marissa Delgado, Bella Flores, Anita Linda Mona Lisa, Angelito/ Also STarring Angie ferro, Ellen Esguerra, Ernest Santiago, Sandy Garcia, Roy Vinzons, Fanny, Pando/ Featuring Gigi Bautista, Bernice Romualdez


"Huwag Kayong Maglaro ng Apoy!" (1974)
Juan de la Cruz Productions
Release Date 1973
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao and Elwood Perez
Cast Boots Anson-Roa, Pilar Pilapil, Alona Alegre, Orestes Ojeda, Celia Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Rosemarie Gil, Larry Walker, Vina Cansino

"May Isang Tsuper ng Taksi" (1975)
Juan de la Cruz Productions
Release Date August 15, 1975
Written by Orlando Nadres, Toto Belano, Elwood Perez, Joey Gosiengfiao
Direction Elwood Perez, Luciano B. Carlos, Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Boots Anson- Roa, Pilar Pilapil, Alona ALegre, Celia Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Rosemarie Gil, Vina Cansino and Orestes Ojeda/ Special Participation of Ernie Garcia, Bella Flores, Alvaro Muhlach/ with Larry Walker, Karim Kiram, Sandy Garcia, Pio de Castro III, Melvi Pacubas, Cielo Condes, Marites de Villa, Raffy Favis and Angelito



"Lab Kita... Isadora" (1975)
AM Productions
Release Date October 10, 1975
Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Amalia Fuentes, Ricky Belmonte, Orestes Ojeda, Robert Jaworski and Victor Wood/ Featuring Nino Muhlach/ Also Starring Alvaro Muhlach, Bella Flores, Matimtiman Cruz, Nita Liciln, Tony Carrion, Albert Moran, Jimmy Esteban, Beya Fuentes, Lolita Lopez, Romy Guarin and Fanny



"Magsikap: Kayod sa Araw, Kayod sa Gabi" (1976)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date February 8, 1976
Story and Screenplay Nestor Arsenal
Cinematography Loreto Isleta
Music George Canseco
Associate Director Warlito Teodoro
Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Gina Pareño, Elizabeth Oropesa, Orestes Ojeda and Ronaldo Valdez/ Also Starring Dely Atay-atayan, Roderick Paulate, Tita de Villa, Gene Barredo, Pons de Guzman, Jimmy Evangelista


"Piknik" (1976)
MVN Cinema
A Larry Jao Productions
Release Date March 5, 1976
Story Dodie Alvarez
Cinematography Johnny Araojo
Film Editing Rogelio Salvador
Executive Producer Larry R. Jao
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Ricky Belmonte, Orestes Ojeda, Ernie Garcia and George Estregan, with Daria Ramirez and Carmen Ronda/ Also Starring Lucita Soriano, Bella Flores, Angge, Hector Gomez III/ Introducing Erick Chandler, Jay Pineda/ with the special participation of Marlon Ramirez


"Pang Umaga... Pang Tanghali... Pang Gabi..." (1977)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date February 25, 1977
Cinematography Felizardo Bailen
Music George Canseco
Story and Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Gina Pareno, Elizabeth Oropesa, Orestes Ojeda, Eddie Garcia/ Introducing Sabrina/ Also Starring Ven Medina, Tita de Villa, Venchito Galvez, Rafael Lucas

"Basta Kabit May Sabit" (1978)
JPM Propductions, Inc.
Release Date March 3, 1978
Screenplay Toto Belano
Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Trixia Gomez, Vivian Velez, Barbara Luna, Eddie Gutierrez, Orestes Ojeda, Roel Vergel de Dios, Raul Aragon and Celia Rodriguez


"Huwag Hamakin: Hostess" (1978)
JPM Productions
Release Date August 25, 1978
Story Lito Sanches
Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography R. de Leon
Editing Segundino Ramos
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Nora Aunor, Alma Moreno, Orestes Ojeda

"Katawang Alabok" (1978)
Agrix Films Production, Inc.
Release Date December 25, 1978
The 4th Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Story Pablo S. Gomez, Mil Acabar
Screenplay Allan Jayme Rabaya
Choreography Nards Apuhin
Cinematography Totoy Jacinto
Art Direction/ Production Design Robert L. Lee, Peter Perlas
Music George Canseco
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Robert Arevalo, Daisy Romualdez, Orested Ojeda, Janet Bordon, Vic Silayan and Lorna Tolentino/ Also Starring Manny Luna, Anita Linda, Lucita Soriano, Mervin Samson,Angie Ferro, Mia Montemayor/ Featuring Ramon Recto

"Bedspacers" (1979)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date November 30, 1979
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Film Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Jun Latonio
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Alma Moreno, Rio Locsin, Amy Austria, Al Tantay, Mark Gil and Orestes Ojeda/ Introducing Deborah Sun

"Nympha" (1980)
Regal Films, Inc.
Release Date March 7, 1980
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Alma Moreno (in the title role), Ricky Belmonte, Deborah Sun and Orestes Ojeda/ Introducing Alfie Anido
"Manila by Night (City After Dark)" (1980)
Regal Films
Release Date November 28, 1980
Story and Screenplay Ishmael Bernal
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Director of Photography Sergio Lobo
Music Vanishing Tribe
Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Charito Solis, Alma Moreno, Lorna Tolentino, Rio Locsin, Cherie Gil, Gina Alajar, Orestes Ojeda, Bernardo Bernardo and William Martinez


Martial Law era poster of  the original, uncensored version of the movie


(Synopsis) Bea (Rio Locsin) is a blind girl working as a masseuse in a massage parlor. Her closest friend is the lesbian Kano (Cherie Gil), who is both a drug pusher and addict. They are joined by Baby (Lorna Tolentino), a naïve probinsyana who was enticed to come to Manila by her boyfriend. Baby falls in love with Pebrero (Orestes Ojeda), a taxi driver and father of two children. He makes Baby pregnant and eventually becomes a single mother. Ade (Alma Moreno), Pebrero’s live-in partner, secretly works as a prostitute to support her good-for-nothing lover. She does not know that Pebrero is also the lover of Manay (Bernardo Bernardo), a gay couturier. But it is Alex (William Martinez), an adolescent drug addict/ night club singer, who is Manay’s true love.

Virgie (Charito Solis), Alex’s mother is so worried about her son that she searches for him in a gay bar. She comes across Manay, who knows of Virgie’s past as a prostitute. Because he really loves Alex, Manay returns Alex to his mother before the teenager becomes more involved in narcotics and homosexuality. 

As Baby’s condition becomes more apparent, she quits her job as a waitress and becomes a whore. The police chase after Kano and she is eventually captured. Ade suffers a meaningless and bloody death as the New Year’s Eve revelry begins. In the end, it is only Bea who manages to find a way out of her mess.

(Source- Kasaysayan at Pelikula: 100 Years of Cinema in the Philippines / June 17- 23, 1998)



Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic by Joel David
see link


"Angkinin Mo Ako" (1983)
Lotus Films
Release Date May 19, 1983
Written and Directed by Mauro Gia Samonte
Cast Stella Strada, Celia Rodriguez, Ernie Garcia, Orestes Ojeda, Greggy Liwag and Edgar Mande/ Special Participation- Rowena Ruiz


"Scorpio Nights" (1985)
Regal Films
Release Date August 8, 1985
     Story T.E. Pagaspas and Romel Bernardino
Screenplay Rosauro Q. de la Cruz
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Editor Jesus M. Navarro
Sound Effects Danny Sanchez
Sound Supervision Rudy Baldovino
Production Design Don Escudero
Project Coordinator Douglas C, Quiajano
Music Jaime Fabregas
Executive Producer Lily Yu Monteverde
Direction Peque Gallaga
Cast Orestes Ojeda, Daniel Fernando and Anna Marie Gutierrez, with Eugene Enriquez, Amanda Amores, Mike Austria

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 638: AGA MUHLACH, JANICE DE BELEN, WITH EDDIE GARCIA, CARMI MARTIN, ARLENE MUHLACH IN "ERPAT KONG FORGETS" (1984)


"Erpat Kong Forgets" (1984)
D' Wonder Films, Inc.
Release Date December 11, 1984
Screenplay Jose Carreon
Cinematography Pedro Manding, Jr.
Editor Eduardo Jarlego, Jr.
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Aga Muhlach, Janice de Belen/ with Eddie Garcia, Carmi Martin, Arlene Muhlach, Tessie Tomas, Gary Lising, Lito Pimentel

THE EIGHTIES # 637: RHENE IMPERIAL, CONRAD POE, GEORGE ESTREGAN, MICHAEL MURRAY, DONNA VILLA, MARISSA DEL MAR IN "GINTONG ARAW NI... BOY MADRIGAL?" (1984)



"Gintong Araw ni... Boy Madrigal?" (1984)
El Karlos Films
Release Date November 9, 1984
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera, Rudy Quijano
Film Editor Oscar Dugtong
Music Gabby Castellano
Direction Carlos Diaz
Cast Rhene Imperial, Canrad Poe, George Estregan, Michael Murray, Donna Villa, Marissan del Mar, Tanya Gomez, Johnny Madrid, Tintoy and Val Iglesia

 

Monday, July 26, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 636: CLAUIDIA ZOBEL, ROBERT AREVALO (IN A VERY SPECIAL ROLE) AND INTRODUCING PATRICK DELA ROSA IN ELWOOD PEREZ'S "SHAME" (1983)


"Shame" (1983)
Regal Films
Release Date June 30, 1983
Story Elwood Perez, Frank Rivera, Ishko Lopez
Screenplay Isko Lopez
Cinematography Gener Buenaseda
Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Jun Latonio
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Claudia Zobel/ with Robert Arevalo in a very special role/ Introducing Patrick dela Rosa





THE EIGHTIES # 635: FERNANDO POE, JR., CONEY REYES, RUEL VERNAL, FRED MONTILLA, LITO ANZURES, REZ CORTEZ AND JOHNNY DELGADO IN "ANG PADRINO" (1984)


"Ang Padrino" (1984)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 6, 1984
Screenplay Eddie Romero, Fred Navarro
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Coney Reyes, Ruel Vernal, Fred Montilla, Lito Anzures, Rez Cortez, Zandro Zamora, Michael Murray, Ricky Davao, Amay Bisaya and Johnny Delgado/ Introducing Gigi dela Riva





Trivia--- Did you know that veteran and respected radio broadcaster and TV personality, Rey Langit, did an important role in the 1984 FPJ starrer, Ang Padrino ? He played the role of a notorious hired assassin aimed in liquidating FPJ. Here was his vivid account on the said role which he recounted and published at Tempo, in his column Sky Talk dated February 4, 2004.



In the 70s, I had my first acting stint as a film villain with no less than the King of Philippine cinema, Fernando Poe, Jr. In "Ang Padrino," I portrayed the character of the hired assassin who plots the slaying of the lead character, played by FPJ.

Since at that time, I was already contented with my career as a broadcaster and never pictured myself as an actor in the big screen. I turned down the role the first time it was offered to me. But when FPJ told me that my character would surpass all other famous character actors and succeed in murdering the lead character. I was surprised. I thought that this kind of offer does not come everyday and towards the end of the meeting, I agreed to do the role.

While filming, I came across the real FPJ. He calls his close friends, Erap, a nickname adopted by his long time ally Joseph Estrada. More than a movie star adored and respected by his fans and colleagues, he is considered as a real-life action hero for all the people he had helped.

The highlight of the movie is the confrontation scene between FPJ and his assassin, the character that I played. When I came face-to face with him, I could not believe that I was about to have a big confrontation scene with the King of Philippine movies in a full length film. I panicked and stuttered as I delivered my line. Because of this, the filming of the scene was extended, but to save face, I strove to complete my line perfectly on the third take. When he was about to say his rebuttal line, he suddenly burst into laughter. FPJ could not stop laughing that he had to call for a break.
Everyone on the set was clueless, so I asked him why he laughed after I completed my line and he answered: "Erap, kasi para akong nakikinig ng radio sa bahay namin."

THE EIGHTIES # 634: EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, EDDIE GARCIA, ROD NAVARRO, WITH JANICE DE BELEN, GRETCHEN BARRETTO, NADIA MONTENEGRO, MON ALVIR, ALBERT ANIDO, BENEDICT AQUINO IN "LIFE BEGINS AT 40" (1984)


"Life Begins at 40" (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date December 7, 1984
Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Eddie Rodriguez, Eddie Garcia, Rod Navarro/ with Janice De Belen, Gretchen Barretto, Nadia Montenegro, Mon Alvir, Albert Anido, Benedict Aquino

Sunday, July 25, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 633: SHARON CUNETA, GABBY CONCEPCION, WITH NIDA BLANCA, LEROY SALVADOR, VIC SILAYAN, MARITA ZOBEL, CHERIE GIL, SANDY ANDOLONG, RONNIE RICKETTS IN "SA HIRAP AT GINHAWA" (1984)


"Sa Hirap at Ginhawa" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date November 29, 1984
Story Connie Angeles
Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Director of Photography Romeo Vitug
Production Design Manny Morfe
Music George Canseco
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Leroy Salvador
Cast Sharon Cuneta, Gabby Concepcion, with Nida Blanca, Leroy Salvador, Vic Silayan, Marita Zobel, Cherie Gil, Sandy Andolong, Ronnie Ricketts



THE EIGHTIES # 632: EDDIE GARCIA, RONALDO VALDEZ, LIZA LORENA, REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, KRISTINE GARCIA, IKE LOZADA, DELY ATAY-ATAYAN, TATLONG ITLOG IN "KAPAG BABOY ANG INUTANG" (1984)


"Kapag Baboy ang Inutang" (1984)
Seiko Films
Release Date November 29, 1984
Screenplay and Direction Mauro Gia Samonte
Cast Eddie Garcia, Ronaldo Valdez, Liza Lorena, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Kristine Garcia, Ike Lozada, Dely Atay-Atayan, Tatlong Itlog/ Also Starring Babalu, Matutina, Don Pepot, Babalina, Jojo lapus, Paeng Giant, Licelle Lorenzo, Erwin Estrella

Saturday, July 24, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 631: PILAR PILAPIL, ERNIE GARCIA, RONALDO VALDEZ, GEORGE ESTREGAN AND MARISSA DEL MAR IN "MAPAGLARO" (1984)


"Mapaglaro" (1984)
Galactic Film Productions
Release Date November 29, 1984
Cinematography Loreto Isleta
Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Marita Manuel
Written and Directed by Willy Schneider
Cast Pilar Pilapil, Ernie Garcia, Ronaldo Valdez, George Estregan and Marissa del Mar

THE EIGHTIES # 630: ALEX DE LEON (IN THE TITLE ROLE), LAARNI ENRIQUEZ, NINA SARA, MYRA MANIBOG, ZANDRO ZAMORA, NICK ROMANO IN "FORTUNATO SALAS, KILABOT NG PAMPANGA" (1984)


"Fortunato Salas, Kilabot ng Pampanga" (1984)
M4 Productions
Release Date November 23, 1984
Screenplay Johnny Pangilinan II
Cinematography Nestor Orense
Film Editor Marcelino Navarro
Direction Dante Pangilinan
Cast Alex de Leon (in the title role), Laarni Enriquez, Nina Sara, Myra Manibog, Zandro Zamora, Nick Romano, Mar Salas, Charlie Davao, Larry Silva/ Special Participation of George Estregan, Tony Bernal/ Introducing Santa Angelica/ Also Starring Vilma Vitug, Johnny Madrid, Johnny Vicar, Alex Bolado and Robert Talby/ with Randy Ronquillo, Joe Andrade, Bert Vivar, Eddie Tagalog, Ronnie Valle, Intoy Waray, Lito Francisco, Marie Blanca, Jun Angeles, Jun Ocampo and Amay Bisaya

Friday, July 23, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 629: EDDIE GARCIA, SARSI EMMANUELLE, COCA NICOLAS, MYRA MANIBOG AND PEPSI PALOMA IN "MATUKSO KAYA ANG ANGHEL?" (1984)


"Matukso Kaya ang Anghel?" (1984)
Elite Films
Release Date November 22, 1984
Direction Leonardo L. Garcia
Cast Eddie Garcia, Sarsi Emmanuelle, Coca Nicolas, Myra Manibog and Pepsi Paloma

THE EIGHTIES # 628: RODERICK PAULATE (IN THE TITLE ROLE), PANCHITO, BOMBER MORAN, TATLONG ITLOG, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA, REZ CORTEZ IN "CHAROT" (1984)


"Charot" (1984)
PR Films
Release Date November 16, 1984
Cinematography Armando Dulag, Pol Cuenco
Editing Pat Ramos
Music Rey Ramos
Produced by Jose Razon
Direction Leonardo (Ding) Pascual
Cast Roderick Paulate (in the title role), Panchito, Bomber Moran, Tatlong Itlog, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Rey Cortez/ Introducing Shyr Valdez/ Special Participation of Vilma Santos/ Also Starring Mario Escudero, Robert Talby, Val Iglesia, Alex Bolado, Fred Moro, Pong Pong, Ding Araza and Ike Lozada

Thursday, July 22, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 627: LITO LAPID (IN THE TITLE ROLE), ROMY DIAZ, ANGELO VENTURA, RUBEN RUSTIA, ANITA LINDA, INGRID SALAS, PERRY BALTAZAR, DAVE BRODETT, ERNIE ZARATE IN "LUKAS" (1984)


"Lukas" (1984)
LL Productions
Release Date November 16, 1984
Direction Manuel Lapid
Cast Lito Lapid (in the title role), Romy Diaz, Angelo Ventura, Ruben Rustia, Anita Linda, Ingrid Salas, Perry Baltazar, Dave Brodett, Ernie Zarate

THE EIGHTIES # 626: RAMON REVILLA, SR., JULIE ANN FORTICH, MARILOU BENDIGO, PIA MORAN, WITH LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, CHARLIE DAVAO, GEORGE ESTREGAN, PAQUITO DIAZ, MAX ALVARADO IN "WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE "NARDONG PUTIK" (KILABOT NG CAVITE)" (1984)


"Wanted: Dead or Alive "Nardong Putik" (Kilabot ng Cavite)" (1984)
Imus Productions
Release Date November 15, 1984
Director of Photography Nonong Rasca
Theme song- "Tadhana" by Levi Celerio
Music Restie Umali
Researched, Screenplay and Directed by Jose Yandoc
Cast Ramon Revilla, Sr., Julie Ann Fortch, Marilou Bendigo, Pia Moran/ Also Starring Leopoldo Salcedo, Charlie Davao, George Estregan, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Philip Gamboa, Nick Romano, Arnold Mendoza, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Val Iglesia, BhoyFernandez, Zandro Zamora, Larry Silva, Joonee Gamboa, Renato del Prado, Victor Bravo, Dave Brodett, Ruel Vernal, Max Laurel, Rommel Valdez, Chito Flores, Augusto Victa/ Special Participation of Rosemarie Gil, Ingrid Salas, Amay Bisaya and Tugak & Pugak/ Supported by Rocco Montalban, Alex Bolado, Miniong Alvarez, Fred Moro, Romy Nario, Rusty Santos, Angel Confiado, Dodie Ramirez, Joe Cunanan, Jing Caparas, Joe Andrade, Fred Esplana, Bert Bautista, Alex Navarrette, Eddie Madiavillo, Tony Tacorda, Sancho Tesalona


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 625: WILLIAM MARTINEZ, JC BONNIN, HERBERT BAUTISTA, RAYMOND LAUCHENGCO AND INTRODUCING FRANCIS MAGALONA, RAMON CHRISTOPHER, JON JON HERNANDEZ IN MARYO J. DELOS REYES' "BAGETS 2" (1984)


"Bagets 2" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date November 15, 1984
Story and Screenplay Jake Tordesillas
Cinematography Joe Batac, Jr.
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Music Ricky del Rosario
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Maryo J. de los Reyes
Cast William Martinez, JC Bonnin, Herbert Bautista, Raymond Lauchengco/ Introducing Francis Magalona, Ramon Christopher, Jon Jon Hernandez



(l-r) Francis Magalona, JC Bonnin, William Martinez, Jon Jon Hernandez, Herbert Bautista, Ramon Christopher, Raymond Lauchengco 


Monday, July 19, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 624: SNOOKY, MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ, WITH RAOUL ARAGONN, MILA OCAMPO AND INTRODUCING SAMUEL VALERO IN LINO BROCKA'S "EXPERIENCE" (1984)


"Experience" (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date November 2, 1984
Screenplay Jose Lacaba, Roy Iglesias
Cinematography Conrado Baltazar
Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Willy Yusi
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Snooky, Miguel Rodriguez/ Introducing Samuel Valero/ Also Starring Raoul Aragonn, Mila Ocampo, Romeo Rivera, Rudy Meyer, Bobbi Mercado


Synopsis: Jing- Jing Ledesma (Snooky) and Froilan Navarro (Miguel Rodriguez) are reel and real-life lovers. As movie stars, they are exposed to the intrigues of movie reporters who are forever inventing juicy items in order to promote movies. Froilan is being linked with Marita Ayala, who will be the third party of a love triangle in the duo‘s next film.

Though he denies it, Jing-Jing is being affected by it and has become jealous.
Jing-Jing has her problems. Her parents are separated. Her mother has a boyfriend, Gino (Mon Godiz), who stays with them. Her father lives elsewhere--- with his girlfriend. From time to time, Jing-Jing stays with her aunt Felisa (Estrella Kuenzler) when she cannot stand the behavior of her mother.

Other than this, Jing-Jing has another occupational hazard. She is being tailed by a persistent fan. Everywhere she goes, he does not fail to appear at a distance. She finally confronts him and learns that his name is Rodrigo Blanco (Samuel Valero). He makes macrame and lives in a room with two others. His walls are plastered with her photos.

The name is familiar to Jing-Jing and she looks in her album of clippings. When she was a child star, there was a drunk who used to slash the faces of children. She was one of the victims and has a small scar on her face. The man’s name is Rene Blanco, who has been imprisoned for several years now.

Jing-Jing decides to visit her attacker. He is now reformed and blesses the Lord for having discovered Him. He admits to having a brother by the name of Rodrigo. His mother, however, has languished in an insane asylum when she learned of his imprisonment.

Every time he now appears, Rodrigo Blanco behaves like a psychopath. He bashes the taillights of her car. One night, he kills her aunt Felisa and strangles her alalay. Froilan is hit in the head. Rodrigo announces his intention as revenge ---for the incarceration of his brother and the confinement of his mother.

Jing-Jing tries to escape in her car. He chases her in his motorcycle which swerves off the road and explodes. Jing-Jing reaches her mother’s house and thinks she is safe. But Rodrigo has survived the crash and has taken someone else’s car. He stalks her house and cuts the electricity.

Jing-Jing makes a dash for her car but he jumps on the hood. He falls off as she is maneuvering the vehicle. She rams his body against the wall until it is lifeless. Jing-Jing is hysterical and repeatedly runs over his body until the police arrive.

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



Original theatrical poster of Brocka's "Experience" (1984)

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