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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

THE NINETIES # 202: RONNIE RICKETTS, EDU MANZANO, TOGETHER WITH EDDIE GUTIERREZ, BEMBOL ROCO, AMY PEREZ, CHERRY PIE PICACHE, MALU BARRY IN "KUMUKULONG DUGO" (1991)


"Kumukulong Dugo" (1991)
Viva Films
Release Date August 28, 1991
Serialized in Luv Komiks
Story Nerissa Cabral
Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography Val Dauz
Production Design Arthur Santamaria
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Augusto Salvador
Cast Ronnie Ricketts, Edu Manzano, together with Eddie Gutierrez, Bembol Roco, Amy Perez, Cherry Pie Picache, Malu Barry/ Also Starring Alicia Alonzo, Dick Israel, Val Iglesia, Dencio Padilla, Orestes Ojeda, Cristina Crisol, Zandro Zamora, Robert Talabis, Jeffrey Veloso, Jose Romulo

THE NINETIES # 201: SONNY PARSONS, GEORGE ESTREGAN, JR., WITH DICK ISRAEL, CAROL DAUDEN, RHEY ROLDAN, NICK MARTEL IN "OXO VS. SIGUE-SIGUE" (1991)


"Oxo vs. Sigue-Sigue" (1991)
Solar Films
 Release Date August 21, 1991
Story Johnny Pangilinan and Jesse B. Pangilinan
Screenplay Jesse Pagilinan and Leleng Ubaldo
Cinematography Caloy Salcedo
Film Editor Nap Montebon
Production Design Rolly Bernardo
Direction Dante Pangilinan
Cast Sonny Parsons, George Estregan, Jr., with Dick Israel, Carol Dauden, Rhey Roldan, Nick Marte, Bobby Benitez, Nonong de Andres, Bebeng Amora, Rene Balan, Boy Bernal, Danny Riel, Ross Rival, Robert Talby/ Featuring Marlene Monteverde, Naty Santiago, Martin Parsons and a cast of thousands

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THE NINETIES # 200: RITA AVILA, JESTONI ALARCON, CESAR MONTANO, TOGETHER WITH BARBARA PEREZ, DARIA RAMIREZ, MARITONI FERNANDEZ IN "SUMAYAW KA SALOME" (1991)


"Sumayaw Ka Salome" (1991)
Seiko Films
Release Date August 21, 1991
Serialized in Superstar Komiks
Story Ric Aquino
Screenplay Joen Chionglo
Film Editor Ferren Salumbides
Director of Photography Eduardo Jacinto
Production Design Edagr Martin Littaua
Choreography Maribeth Bitchara
Musical Director Nonong Buencamino
Executive Producer Robbie Tan
Direction Laurice Guillen
Cast Rita Avila, Jestoni Alarcon, Cesar Montano, together with Barbara Perez, Daria Ramirez, Maritoni Fernandez/ Also Starring Joonee Gamboa, Metring David, Rafael Roces, Guila Alvarez, Christopher Rojas, Malu de Guzman, Joey Galvez, Ernie Zarate, Perry de Guzman

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Beta Cover

THE NINETIES # 199: ZOREN LEGASPI (IN THE TITLE ROLE), EDU MANZANO, MARICEL LAXA, CRISTINA GONZALES, PAQUITO DIAZ, RUEL VERNAL, PHILIP GAMBOA, REX LAPID, JOHNNY VICAR, MANJO DEL MUNDO IN "PRETTY BOY HOODLUM" (1991)


"Pretty Boy Hoodlum" (1991)
Regal Films
A Joey Gosiengfiao Presentation
Release Date August 21, 1991
Story and Screenplay Henry Nadong
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Supervising Producer Joey Gosiengfiao
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Joey del Rosario
Cast Zoren Legaspi (in the title Role), Edu Manzano, Maricel Laxa, Cristina Gonzales, Paquito Diaz, Ruel Vernal, Philip Gamboa, Rex Lapid, Johnny Vicar, Manjo del Mundo/ with Robert Talabis, Emily Loren, Dexter Doria, Nikki Martel, Renato del Prado, Cris Daluz, Harvey Vizcarra, King Gutierrez, Rudy Meyer, Tom Olivar, Bons Agustin, Danny Riel, Edwin Carvajal, Philip Henson, Bernard Atienza

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Monday, May 16, 2022

THE NINETIES # 198: JON HERNANDEZ (IN HIS FIRST STARRING ROLE), TIRSO CRUZ III, RUTH TUASON, KEVIN DELGADO, DEXTER DORIA AND RONNIE RICKETTS (IN A VERY SPECIAL ROLE) IN "JUNIOR ELVIS, NAKAUKIT NA ANG LAPIDA MO" (1991)


"Junior Elvis, Nakaukit na ang Lapida Mo" (1991)
RMO Film International
Release Date August 15, 1991
Story and Screenplay Sonny Abelardo
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Production Design Rolly Bernardo
Musical Director Gabby Castellano
Direction Richard Smith
Cast Jon Hernandez (in his first starring role), Tirso Cruz III, Ruth Tuason, Kevin Delgado, Dexter Doria and Ronnie Ricketts (in a very special role)/ Also Starring Franco Rivero, Renato del Prado, Mike Vergel, Bebeng Amora, Boy Sta, Maria, Arnold Esguerra, Jerric Vasquez, Malou Martinez and Arnold Ringor 

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Trailer

THE NINETIES # 197: RICHARD GOMEZ, KRIS AQUINO, TOGETHER WITH GLORIA ROMERO, ROLDAN AQUINO, DINDO ARROYO, ESTER CAHVEZ, ANJO YLLANA IN "ANG SIGA AT ANG SOSYAL" (1991)


"Ang Siga at ang Sosyal" (1991)
Regal Films
Release Date August 14, 1991
Story and Screenplay Eduardo Palmos
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Film Editors Toto Natividad, Danny Gloria
Production Designer Vic Davao
Musical Director Jimmy Fabregas
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Toto Natividad
Cast Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino, together with Gloria Romero, Roldan Aquino, Dindo Arroyo, Ester Chavez, Anjo Yllana, Gary Boy Garcia/ with Jay Heredia, Rossana Jover, Ray Alfon, Eric Lorenzo/ Also Starring Turko Cervantes, Rene Hawkins, Karen Passion, Jean Suleta, Robert Miller, Kris Aguilar, Ernie David, Emil Estrada, Alex de Leon, Bebeng Amora, Boy Sta. Maria, Eddie Samonte Nemie Gutierrez, Sam Brillantes, Juan Damulag, Ronnie Madrigal, Rudy Lapid, Bert Razon, Rey Solo


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Sunday, May 15, 2022

THE NINETIES # 196: AGA MUHLACH, CRISTINA GONZALES, RINA REYES, DONITA ROSE AND ALAN PAULE , WITH JEAN SABURIT, ALICIA ALONZO, LITO LEGASPI, DEXTER DORIA IN "CLASS OF '91" (1991)


"Class of '91" (1991)
Silver Screen Productions
 a Pacwood Film Presentation
Release Date August 8, 1991
Screenplay Ricardo Lee
Cinematography Jun Pereira
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy'Vinarao
Production Designer Cesar Jose
Musical Directors Odette Quesada and Bodjie Dsaig
Executive Producer Richard Lao
Direction Gil M. Portes
Cast Aga Muhlach, Cristina Gonzales, Rina Reyes, Donita Rose and Alan Paule/ Also Starring Alicia Alonzo, Lito Legaspi, Dexter Doria, Bon Vibar, Eva Ramos and Jean Saburit

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Original theatrical poster of "Class of '91" (1991)
(Private Collection)



 

THE NINETIES # 195: JOEY DE LEON, PANCHITO, EULA VALDES, WILLIE REVILLAME, RUBY RODRIGUEZ, NANETTE INVENTOR, WITH TESSIE TOMAS, NOEL TRINIDAD, LARRY SILVA, LOU VELOSO IN "BARBI FOR PRESIDENT" (1991)


"Barbi For President" (1991)
FilmStar Productions and Stellar Films
Release Date August 8, 1991
Story and Screenplay Joey de Leon and Tony Y. Reyes
Cinematography Oscar Querijero
Film Editor Eduardo Jarlego, Jr.
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Direction Tony Y. Reyes
Cast Joey de Leon, Panchito, Eula Valdes, Willie Revillame, Ruby Rodriguez, Nanette Inventor/ Special Participation- Tessie Tomas, Noel Trinidad, Larry Silva, Lou Veloso/ Also Starring Joonee Gamboa, Johnny Wilson, Mely Tagasa, Dexter Doria, Odette Khan, Val Sotto, Don Pepot, Tiya Pusit, Joey Galvez, Maning Bato, Robert Tably, Rey Solo, Danny Labra

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Film Clip

THE NINETIES # 194: IAN VENERACION (IN THE TITLE ROLE), TOGETHER WITH CHARITO SOLIS, DARIA RAMIREZ, LITO LEGASPI, JENNIFER SEVILLA, JOVIT MOYA, GARDO VERSOZA, VANESSA ESCANO IN "ZALDONG TISOY (BATANG GAGALANGIN NG TONDO)" (1991)

"Zaldong Tisoy (Batang Gagalangin ng Tondo)" (1991)
Seiko Films
Release Date August 7, 1991
 Story and screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography Ver Dauz
Film Editor Ruben Navarro
Production Designer Ronaldo Cadapan
Musical Director Gabby Castellano
Executive Producer Robbie Tan
Direction Maria Saret
Cast Ian Venaracion (in the title role), together with Charito Solis, Daria Ramirez, Lito Legaspi, Jennifer Sevilla, Jovit Moya, Gardo Versoza, Vanessa Escano/ Also Starring Eddie Infante, Honey Policarpio, Don Pepot, Ronaldo Fernando, Ernie David, Turko Cervantes, Ronaldo Fernando and Fred Moro/ Special Participation of Vivian Foz



Original theatrical poster of "Zaldong Tisoy" (1991)
(Private Collection)

Friday, May 13, 2022

THE NINETIES # 193: SHARON CUNETA, GABBY CONCEPCION, TOGETHER WITH CHARITO SOLIS, EDDIE GUTIERREZ, MICHAEL DE MESA, ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA, PATRICK GUZMAN AND DAWN ZULUETA IN "UNA KANG NAGING AKIN" (1991)


"Una Kang Naging Akin" (1991)
Viva Films
Release Date August 1, 1991
Serialized in Pogi Komiks
Story Helen Meriz
Screenplay Orlando R,. Nadres
Cinematography Eduardo 'Totoy' Jacinto
Film Editor Efren Jarlego
Production Designer Egay Littaua
Musical Director WilyCruz
Produced by William Leary
Supervising Producer Eric Cuatico
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Laurice Guillen
Cast Sharon Cuneta, Gabby Concepcion, together with Charito Solis, Eddie Gutierrez, Michael de Mesa, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Patrick Guzman and Dawn Zulueta/ Also Starring Kate Gomez, Alicia Alonzo, Jinky Oda





Original theatrical poster of "Una Kang Naging Akin" (1991)
(Private Collection)

THE NINETIES # 192: RICHARD GOMEZ, MARICEL LAXA, EDDIE GUTIERREZ, PAQUITO DIAZ, MICHAEL DE MESA, KEVIN DELGADO, WITH SYLVIA SANCHEZ, SUBAS HERRERO, PERLA BAUTISTA IN "BUBURAHIN KITA SA MUNDO" (1991)


"Buburahin Kita sa Mundo" (1991)
Good Harvest Films
Release Date July 31, 1991
Story Efren Esteban
Screenplay Henry Nadong
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Cinematography Ambo Bautista
Production Designer Gregg Navarra
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Direction Joey del Rosario
Cast Richard Gomez, Maricel Laxa, Eddie Gutierrez, Paquito Diaz, Michael de Mesa, Kevin Delgado/Also Starring Sylvia Sanchez, Subas Herrero, Perla Bautista, Ruben Rustia, Ruel Vernal, Robert Talabis, Zandro Zamora, Philip Gamboa, Rex Lapid, Manjo del Mundo, King Gutierrez/ with Harvey Vizcarra, Louie Katana, Arlene Raymundo, Emen Mabanglo, Renato del Prado, Ben Datu, Nonoy de Guzman, Aris Bautista, Danny Riel, Roland Montes, Vic Belaro, Bernard Atienza, Eddie Tuazon, Roger Santos, Boy Salvador, Bebeng Amora, Ramon Fernandez


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

THE NINETIES # 191: PHILLIP SALVADOR, MARICEL LAXA, EDDIE GUTIERREZ, MICHAEL DE MESA, FORTUNATO 'ATOY' CO, ROBERT AREVALO, CATHY MORA, KEVIN DELGADO IN "UUBUSIN KO ANG LAHI MO!" (1991)


Uubusin Ko ang Lahi Mo!" (1991)
Moviestars Productions
Release Date July 25, 1991
Serialized in DZRH
Story Bernard Factor Canaberal
Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Film Editor Pepe Marcos
Production Designer Noel Luna
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Direction Pepe Marcos
Cast Phillip Salvador, Maricel Laxa, Eddie Gutierrez, Michael de Mesa, Fortunato 'Atoy' Co, Robert Arevalo, Cathy Mora, Kevin Delgado/ Also Starring Marita Zobel, Dencio Padilla, Zandro Zamora, Johnny Vicar, Rommel Valdez, Pinky Roces

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THE NINETIES # 190: ERIC QUIZON, REDFORD WHITE, MARITONI FERNANDEZ AND AIKO MELENDEZ, WITH REZ CORTEZ, MERYL SORIANO, LOU VELOSO IN "BUDDY EN SOL, SINE ITO!" (1991)


"Buddy en Sol, Sine Ito!" (1991)
RVQ Productions
A Kaizz Ventures, Inc. Initial Presentation
Release Date July 24, 1991
Story and Screenplay Apollo Arellano, Divino Reyes, Herman Salvador, Jose Bartolome
Cinematography Amado de Guzman
Film Editor Efren Jarlego
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Production Designers Gabby Francisco, Buboy Tan
Executive Producer Enrico Smith Quizon
Direction Boots Plata and Leo Martinez
Cast Eric Quizon, Redford White, Maritoni Fernandez and Aiko Melendez/ Also Starring Rez Cortez, Meryl Soriano, Lou Veloso, Penggot, Bong Regala, Big Boy Gomez, Rudy meyer, Ben Tisoy, Rene Tupaz, Arlene Tolibas, Rey Luna and Rey Solo



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Monday, May 9, 2022

THE NINETIES # 189: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, GABBY CONCEPCION, GLORIA ROMERO, ROSEMARIE GIL, MARICEL LAXA, CRIS VILLANUEVA AND RUFFA GUTIERREZ IN LINO BROCKA'S "MAKIUSAP KA SA DIYOS" (1991)


"Makiusap Ka sa Diyos" (1991)
Regal Films
Release Date July 24, 1991
Story and Screenplay Raquel Villavicencio
Cinematography Clodualdo Austria
Film Editor George Jarlego
Production Designer Benjie de Guzman
Musical Director Lutgardo Labad
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Christopher de Leon, Gabby Concepcion, Gloria Romero, Rosemarie Gil, Maricel Laxa, Cris Villanueva and Ruffa Gutierrez/ Also Starring Mary Walter, Anita Linda, Gamaliel Viray, Rudy Tacorda, Menggie Cobarrubias, Perla Bautista, Romeo Rivera/ Featuring Margarita Fuentes, Malu de Guzman, Aida Carmona, Ernie Zarate, Benjie Ledesma, Vangie Labalan, Estrella Kuenzler, Chie Concepcion

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Synopsis: Dolores Aaron’s (Ruffa Gutierrez) childhood dream has been to serve the Lord. She has entered the novitiate of the Daughters of St. Anne and is very excited as in two months time, she will be saying her final vows.

Emil Ornedo (Cris Villanueva) is a seminarian in the Order of St. John of the Cross. He is very much in love with Dolores and confesses he joined the seminary to be near her. He too will be saying his vows as a brother soon. He proposes to Dolores who turns him down. She is very determined to become a nun.

One of the duties of the nuns is to serve the community. The Daughters of St. Anne is committed to help Dr. Vince Leveriza (Christopher de Leon) in setting up a free clinic in San Lazaro. Sisters Dolores and Amanda have been assigned to help out. Dolores’ pregnant sister, Belinda (Maricel Laxa), and her husband, Alan (Gabby Concepcion), are vacationing in the area. One evening, her sister delivers a stillborn baby girl. Vince and Dolores are called to help. Belinda cries profusely and asks Dolores to intercede with God for her child’s life. Dolores cradles the baby in her arms and, as she looks at the picture of the Holy Family on the wall, the baby starts to cry. Belinda calls it a miracle, but Dolores tells her to keep mum. Dolores is more sure than ever that the nunnery is her life.

But as she is bicycling back to her order, a mysterious stranger manages to assault her and cover her nose with a piece of cloth drenched with chloroform. Upon regaining consciousness, she realizes she has been violated. She goes to a stream and washes herself pure.

Dolores confronts Emil but learns he is not the guilty party. She is distraught and feels that God has betrayed her. She continues on with her final vows. In the ceremony, she faints. She is found to be pregnant. The nuns are scandalized. Sister Carmen, the mother superior, locks her up in her room and allows no one to visit her. She talks to Sister Bernadette, the oldest of the congregation, about having the baby adopted once it is born. Sister Amanda overhears the conversation and tells Dolores. Dolores wants to keep the baby and feels she must leave. With the help of Sister Amanda, she manages to escape. It is a rainy night, and she knocks on the door of a kind woman who lives with her lame daughter, Rebecca. She delivers a baby boy whom she calls Nino.

Rebecca becomes close to her and asks, as she is a person of God, to intercede with him so that she could walk again. Dolores places her hands on her legs but they do not move. Dolores visits her mother who slaps her when she finds out. She hurriedly leaves the house when her mother calls the convent. She boards with Alan and Belinda who scoff at her religiosity. The father accepts Dolores as an unwed mother and settles her obligations with the nuns. She is now released from her vows. She searches out Emil, but to her disappointment, he has changed his mind. He now wants to become a priest.

Dolores now tries to adjust to a secular life. She learns that Alan and Belinda are at odds with each other and that Marga, their child, is not his daughter. Belinda was carrying on with a married man who left her. He married her upon their father's promise of a position in her law firm. On their wedding night, she laughed at him for being such a wimp. His illusions vanished at that very moment. One day, Marga becomes ill. Dr. Vince Leveriza is called for. He is happy to see Dolores and learns about her condition. He starts courting her and, in due time, gets her to be his wife. On their wedding night, Dolores is unsettled by the sex act. She tries to postpone it, but Vince is insistent. In his exasperation, he reveals that he is her rapist. He did it out of his contempt for the condescending, holier-than-thou attitudes of the religious. Dolores becomes hysterical.

Dolores and Vince present themselves as happily married to the eyes of their acquaintances, though she refuses to sleep with him. Out of his desperation, Vince sleeps around --- with Belinda whose husband also refuses to fulfill his marital obligations. One night, Dolores spots some plane tickets in his shirt. She disposes of them. It seems Vince had intended to leave for somewhere with their son.

It is Dolores’ birthday party. She has invited her parents and friends to a dinner. She notices a bulge in the stomach of Ursula Maniago, her servant. She forces her to reveal the name of the culprit. It is her husband. There is bedlam with the revelation and Dolores’ father confronts Vince. He suffers a heart attack and expires while punching him. Dolores now sinks deeper into morbidity and blames herself for her father’s death. Vince now sleeps openly with the maid in her quarters in the garage. In a moment of insanity, Dolores decides to burn down the adjacent structure. Vince and Ursula are burned alive, along with their son.

It is a sensational court case. Dolores is arraigned on two counts of parricide and premeditated murder. Alan, who admits being in love with Dolores, is her lawyer. He ably defends her. She is acquitted of the charges but is committed to an insane asylum.

Time passes. Dolores wears her novice habit and tries to adjust to life in the asylum. She is visited by friends, among them Rebecca and her mother. Rebecca asks her again to cure her of her lameness. She places her hands on her numb legs and they start to move. It is a miracle. Dolores regains her trust in God.

Source: Lino Brocka: The Artist and His Times






DVD Release

THE NINETIES # 188: RAYMART SANTIAGO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), EDU MANZANO, PINKY DE LEON, ROI VINZON, DANIEL FERNANDO, KIER LEGASPI, SHEILA YSRAEL IN "NOEL JUICO, 16, BATANG KRIMINAL" (1991)


"Noel Juico, 16. Batang Krimnal" (1991)
Viva Films
Release Date July 18, 1991
Screenplay Deo Fajardo, Jr.
Cinematography Edmund Cupcupin
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Production Designer Arthur Santamaria
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Deo Fajardo, Jr.
Cast Raymart Santiago (in the title role), Edu Manzano, Pinky de Leon, Roi Vinzon, Daniel Fernando, Kier Legaspi, Sheila Ysrael/ Introducing Ana Atienza/ Also Starring Jeffrey Veloso, Perla Bautista, Ruel Vernal, Jessie Delgado, Joey Padilla, Ramir Romero, Bert Olivar, Koko Trinidad, Romano Vasquez, Michael Angelo

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Beta Cover

Sunday, May 8, 2022

THE NINETIES # 187: AGA MUHLACH, CRISTINA GONZALES, PAOLA SALONGA, PATRICK DELA ROSA, MAUREEN MAURICIO, TOGETHER WITH LUIS GONZALES, ROSEMARIE GIL, PHILIP GAMBOA IN " ANG KATAWAN NI SOFIA" (1991)


"Ang Katawan ni Sofia" (1991)
Regal Films
Release Date July 17, 1991
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy'Vinarao
Production Designer Karissa Villa
Musical Director Demet Velasquez
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Story, Screenplay and Direction Mauro Gia Samonte
Cast Aga Muhlach, Cristina Gonzales, Paola Salonga, Patrick dela Rosa, Maureen Mauricio/ Introducing Elsa Rodriguez/ Also Starring Luis Gonzales, Rosemarie Gil, Philip Gamboa, Mario Escudero, Dexter Doria, Ernie Zarate, Turko Cervantes, Dan Fernandez, Dennis Baltazar,  Gary Berena, Melissa Silvano, Mike Austria, Mylene Pangan

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THE NINETIES # 186: GABBY CONCEPCION, AIKO MELENDEZ, PATRICK DELA ROSA, RUEL VERNAL, RUDOLF YAPTINCHAY, CONRAD POE, DONITA ROSE, VANESSA ESCANO IN "GABO! BOGA! (WALANG PATAWAD KUNG PUMATAY)" (1991)


"Gabo! Boga! (Walang Patawad Kung Pumatay)" (1991)
Regal Films
Release Date July 11, 1991
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Film Editor Rudy Tabotabo
Musical Director Demet Velasquez
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Story, Screenplay and Direction Mauro Gia Samonte
Cast Gabby Concepcion, Aiko Melendez, Patrick dela Rosa, Ruel Vernal, Rudolph Yaptinchay, Conrad Poe, Vanessa Escano/ Also Starring Eddie Arenas, Perla Bautista, Renato del Prado, Dexter Doria, Fred Moro, Ferdie Montano/ Introducing Donita Rose

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THE NINETIES # 185: ANDREW E., CRISTINA GONZALES, GELLI DE BELEN, DENNIS PADILLA AND NANETTE MEDVED, TOGETHER WITH EDDIE GUTIERREZ, PILITA CORRALES IN "ANDREW FORD MEDINA ('WAG KANG GAMOL!)" (1991)


"Andrew Ford Medina ('Wag Kang Gamol!)" (1991)
Viva Films
Release Date July 11, 1991
Screenplay Ben Feleo, Ely Matawaran, Ariel Ureta, Vic Jose
Cinematography Erning dela Paz
Film Editor Renato de Leon
Production Designer Gens Peter Gaw
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Supervising Producer Erci Cuatico
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Story and Direction Ben Feleo
Cast Andrew E., Cristina Gonzales, Gelli de Belen, Dennis Padilla and Nanette Medved, together with Eddie Gutierrez, Pilita Corrales, Jaime Garchitorena/ Introducing Patrick Guzman/Also Starring Kate Gomez, Ruby Rodriguez, Jinky Oda, Yoyoy Villame, Michelle Adriano, Beverly Salviejo, Evelyn Vargas, Flora Gasser, Don Pepot Special guest appearance- Donna Cruz/ Introducing Tricia Jennifer Coronel

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

THE NINETIES # 184: REYCARD DUET, MONICA HERRERA, MAILA GUMILA, ISABEL GRANADA, JOVIT MOYA, REUBEN MANAHAN, MANJO DEL MUNDO, ALVARO ARCEO, PALITO IN "YES, YES, YO KABAYONG KUTSERO!" (1991)


"Yes, Yes, Yo Kabayong Kutsero" (1991)
AMS Productions, Inc.
Release Date July 4, 1991
Story RZA
Screenplay Mike Relon Makiling
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Film Editor Rudy TaboTabo
Production Designer Rico Ancheta
Music Rey Magtoto, Mar Lopez
Written and Directed by Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Reycard Duet, Monica Herrera, Maila Gumila, Isabel Granada, Jovit Moya, Reuben manahan, Manjo del Mundo, Alvaro Arceo/ Guest- Palito/ Also Starring Luz Fernandez, Chinkee Tan, Jordan Castillo, Bunny Paras, Marichelle Hipolito, Bert Mansueto, Hope Matriano, Feling Cudia, Paeng Giant/ Special Guest stars- German Moreno, Lorli Villanueva, Berting Labra, Tiya Pusit, Manny Castaneda, Vanessa Escano, Joji Isla, Mar Lopez

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THE NINETIES # 183: SUSAN ROCES, GRETCHEN BARRETTO, SHERYL CRUZ, ROMNICK SARMENTA, GARDO VERSOZA IN "UBOS NA ANG LUHA KO" (1991)


"Ubos na ang Luha Ko" (1991)
Seiko Films
Release Date July 4, 1991
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks
Story Pablo S, Gomez
Screenplay Ricardo 'Ricky' Lee
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Film Editor Ferren Salumbides
Production Designer Edgar Martin Littaua
Musical Director Rey Magtoto
Executive Producer Robbie Tan
Direction Mel Chionglo
Cast Susan Roces, Gretchen Barretto, Sheryl Cruz, Romnick Sarmenta/ Featuring Gardo Versoza/ Also Starring Fred Montilla, Maya dela Cuesta, Malu de Guzman, Don Pepot, Mike Austria/ Special Participation- Rina Reyes, German Moreno


Friday, May 6, 2022

THE NINETIES # 182: RONNIE RICKETTS, MARK GIL, ROY ALVAREZ, JUAN RODRIGO, MARISSA DELGADO AND RINA REYES IN "DALAWA MAN ANG BUHAY MO...PAGSASABAYIN KO!" (1991)


"Dalawa Man ang Buhay Mo...Pagsasabayin Ko!" (1991)
First Films
Release Date July 4, 1991
Story Willy Milan and Mars Cavestany
Screenplay Mars Cavestany, George Cabrestanty
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Film Editor Ever Ramos
Musical Director Willy Yusi
Produced by Rosita Go
Executive Producers Roy Chua, Eddie Chua
Direction Willy Milan
Cast Ronnie Ricketts, Mark Gil, Roy Alvarez, Juan Rodrigo, Marissa Delgado and Rina Reyes/ Also Starring Val Iglesia, Marixi Luna, Gabriel Romulo, Usman Hassim, Philip Henson, Robert Miller, Vic Felipe/ with Lito Dionisio, Archie Adamos, Tony Bagyo

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THE NINETIES # 181: ALMA MORENO, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, CARMINA VILLARROEL, CARMEN BARREDO AND INTRODUCING LORENZO MARA, RICARDO CEPEDA IN JOEY GOSIENGFIAO'S "THE SECRETS OF PURA" (1991)


"The Secrets of Pura" (1991)
Regal Films
Release Date July 4, 1991
Story and Screenplay Ricardo Lee
Cinematography Charlie Peralta
Film Editor Edmund 'Bot' Jarlego
Production Design Danny Evangelista
Musical Director Lutgardo Labad
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Alma Moreno, Eddie Rodriguez, Carmina Villarroel, Carmen Barredo/ Introducing Lorenzo Mara, Ricardo Cepeda, Christopher Llanes, Lou Bunyi, Emily Artadi

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

THE NINETIES # 180: DOLPHY, NIDA BLANCA, ROLLY QUIZON, MADEL DE LEON, DELY ATAY-ATAYAN, MATUTINA, ATONG REDILLAS, KEN KEN LACIA AND MARICEL SORIANO IN "JOHN EN MARSHA NGAYONG '91" (1991)


"John En Marsha Ngayong '91" (1991)
RVQ Productions
Release Date June 27, 1991
Story Luciano B. Carlos and Roy Vera Quizon
Screenplay Luciano B. Carlos and Jose Javier Reyes
Film Editor Efren Jarlego
Cinematography Amado de Guzman
Production Designer Gabby Francisco
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Executive Producer Rodolfo Vera Quizon
Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Rolly Quizon, Madel de Leon, Dely Atay-Atayan, Matutina, Atong Redillas, Ken Ken Lacia and Maricel Soriano/ Also Starring Conde Ubaldo, Bog Boy Gomez, Laura Cooper- Nurse, Feling Cudia, Vic Felipe, Max Vera, Fred Esplana, Jay Grama, Leo Padilla, Er 'Canton' Salazar, Ben Johnson, Josie Andico,Gina Alvarez, Ben Fortuna and Arlene Raymundo/ Introducing Jaime Garchitorena, L.A. Lopez and Nicole Quizon/ Special Participation of Babalu, Ramil Rodriguez


Original theatrical poster of "John en Marsha Ngayong '91"
(Private Collection)

THE NINETIES # 179: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, GABBY CONCEPCION AND LORNA TOLENTINO, TOGETHER WITH CHARITO SOLIS, GLORIA ROMERO IN LINO BROCKA'S "KISLAP SA DILIM" (1991)


"Kislap sa Dilim" (1991)
Bonanza Films
A Reflection Productions Presentation
Release Date June 27, 1991
Serialized in Espesyal Komiks
Story Elena Patron
Screenplay Gina Tagasa
Cinematography Bing Austria
Film Editor George Jarlego
Production Designer Benjie de Guzman
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Produced by Victoria Lorna Fernandez
Executive Producer William Lao
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Christopher de Leon, Gabby Concepcion and Lorna Tolentino, together with Charito Solis, Gloria Romero/ Introducing Malou Barry/ Also Starring Rez Cortez, Millet Advincula, Tess Dumpit

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Synopsis: Newlyweds Ciena (Lorna Tolentino) and Nitoy Espejo (Christopher de Leon) are invited by childhood friend Dick (Gabby Concepcion) to his hillside beach resort. On their way up the slope, one of the wheels gets stuck in a pothole. Dick’s friend, Iking (Ernie Forte), who happens to be nearby, summons his friends, Gilmore (Rez Cortez), Onyok (Boy Salvador) and Paeng (Roger Moring) to help them push the car out.

It is turning out to be a pleasant weekend for the friends. However, in the evening, Gilmore, who has been lusting after Ciena, breaks into the newlyweds‘room and punches Nitoy. Dick hears the ruckus but is knocked unconscious. Nitoy is tied to a pillar while his wife is raped in front of him.

The incident proves traumatic for the couple. However, the elder Espejo refuses to file any charges as it might besmirch their family name. Ciena recuperates in a hospital bed. Nitoy refuses to see her; it is Dick who brings her home. Nitoy is now cold and distant to Ciena. On her return home, Ciena confronts Nitoy; she accuses him of being insensitive to her condition. Nitoy retorts by saying that although she has suffered physically, he has to endure mental anguish. He cannot make love to her. He wants time to forget.

Ciena is bored in the house and wants to help her mother in her business. She informs her in-laws of her intentions but the elder Espejo, being conservative in his estimation of women, doesn’t want her to work.
Dick tells Nitoy that Iking is helping him track down Gilmore but this is brushed aside by Nitoy who doesn’t want a scandal. Nitoy tries to forget his sorrow by frequenting pubs and night clubs.

Dick tries to comfort Ciena. Nitoy becomes anxious as this might be misinterpreted by people who are not familiar with Dick. Nitoy tells off Dick, who feels guilty over the incident.

One night, Nitoy sees Gilmore and tries to hit him. He is stopped by the other patrons. Hecomes home bruised. Ciena tries to find out what happened. Instead, he breaks down and cries about how much he tried to protect the purity of his bride and how this was sullied by the rapists.
Exasperated, Ciena decides to return to her mother. But the Espejos refuse to have the two live separately as it might stir gossip. Nitoy is introduced to Blendy Marquez (Malu Barry), a nightclub singer and a liberated woman. Blendy is also into sketching nude males. She has a son who is living with her parents in the States. One day, Blendy visits his office with his nude sketch. Nitoy is embarrassed.

Iking tells Dick that he has found the hideout of Gilmore. The two decide to pay him a visit. Nitoy sees the two together and, sensing something afoot, follows Dick’s car. Gilmore, however, is not there.

In a jobsite, Nitoy asks Dick if the shanty they went to is Gilmore’s hideout. Dick replies in the affirmative but wants the police to catch him. Nitoy wants to exact his revenge without any help from the authorities as he does not want any publicity. Nitoy buys a gun. One night, he goes to Gilmore’s shanty. Knowing that Nitoy would eventually confront Gilmore, Dick follows him in his car. The two break into his shanty and try to subdue the surprised Gilmore. Nitoy shoots him but Dick stops him from finishing him off. In his anger and frustration, Nitoy pours boiling water over Gilmore’s private parts.

Gilmore is in jail. However, the elder Espejo forbids the couple to file charges in order to avoid negative publicity. Ciena becomes distraught and asks for advice from Dick. Nitoy sees Dick bringing Ciena home and accuses the two of having an affair. Nitoy punches Dick.

In the bedroom, Ciena slaps Nitoy for harboring dirty thoughts, but he spits on her and accuses her of being a slut. He forces himself on her while she cries.
The following day, she is visited by Blendy who asks for his whereabouts. This is the last straw for Ciena who decides to file charges despite the negative publicity. She is helped by Dick who confesses to loving her.

While the newspapers drum up of the rape case, Ciena falls faint. She is found to be pregnant. Nitoy thinks Dick is the father. The Espejos want the pregnancy to be aborted as people might think it is the fruit of the rape. Ciena’s mother angrily tells of the in-laws.

Ciena is now separated from Nitoy. Dick visits her but as a friend. The child grows up. Finally, Nitoy admits his mistake and asks for forgiveness.

Ciena says she has forgiven him a long time ago.

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



Original theatrical poster of "Kislap sa Dilim" (1991)
(Private Collection)

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