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Saturday, August 19, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 705: TROVADOR RAMOS, ROMMELL VALDEZ & GINA PARENO, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, CHARLIE DAVAO, PERRY BALTAZAR & MAX ALVARADO IN "RED BELT MASTER" (1974)


"Red Belt Master" (1974)
Gerard Productions
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Story and Screenplay Jerry O. Tirazona
Direction Carlos O. Manalastas and Angel Labra
Cast Trovador Ramos, Rommell Valdez and Gina Pareno/ Paquito Diaz, Charlie Davao, Perry Baltazar and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Protacio Dee, Johnny Vicar, Ernie Ortega, Robert Rivera, Ruben Ramos, Sancho Tesalona, Jun Santos, Pongpong, SOS, PMP, PIS, Tracma Boys, Pepe Cruz, Rey Javier and Jim de Leon

Friday, August 18, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 704: TONY FERRER, LOTIS KEY, CESAR RAMIREZ, ROMY DIAZ, OMAR CAMAR IN "KUNG FU Master" (1974)


"Kung Fu Master" (1974)
Pacific Films
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Story and Screenplay Wilfrido Nolledo
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Music Carding Cruz
Direction Leody M. Diaz
Cast Tony Ferrer, Lotis Key, Cesar Ramirez, Romy Diaz, Omar Camar, Protacio Dee, Rey Sagum, Val Iglesias/ with the special participation of Max Alvarado, Israel (Cisco) Oliver/ Also Starring Danny Rojo, Joe Cunanan, Patria Plata, Virginia Montes, Karina Zawolski, Chito Guerrero/ Introducing Lita Vasquez/ Guest stars- Rocco Montalban, Romy Nario, Ruel Vernal, Sancho Tesalona, Ramon Olmos, Doming Reyes 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 703: GINA PARENO, MARIANNE (DE LA RIVA) AND LEO ANGELO IN "KRIMEN (KAYO ANG HUMATOL)" (1974)


"Krimen (Kayo ang Humatol)" (1974)
Ilocandia Productions, Inc.
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Cinematography Higino Fallorina
Music Demet Vaelasquez
Produced by Cirilo Quilalla
Story and Direction Jun Raquiza
Cast Gina Pareno, Marianne (de la Riva) and Leo Angelo/ Also Starring Maribel Aunor, Shongho, Omar Camar, Tony Gozalves, Edison Lee, Bob Breult, Eddie Villamayor, Susanna Navarro/ Special Participation- Leila Hermosa, Nick Romano, Arnold Mendoza

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 702: DOLPHY, NIDA BLANCA, WITH ROD NAVARRO, DELY ATAY-ATAYAN, MARICEL SORIANO AND ROLLY QUIZON IN "JOHN & MARSHA" (1974)


"John & Marsha" (1974)
RVQ Productions
9th Manila Film festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Cinematography Manuel Bulotano
Music Dominic Salustiano
Story, Screenplay and Direction Ading Fernando
Cast Dolphy , Nida Blanca/ Also Starring Rod navarro, Dely Atay-Atayan, Maricel Soriano and Rolly Quizon/ ACo-starring Rocco Montalban, Joaquin Fajardo, Er 'Canton' Salazar, Matutina, Rossana de Guzman and Max Vera/ with the special participation of Panchito, Bentot, Babalu, Martin Marfil, Georgie Quizon, Linda Hart, Miniong Alvarez and Teroy de Guzman/ Introducing Katherine

Monday, August 14, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 701: AMALIA FUENTES, VIC VARGAS, ANNA LISSA, GEORGE ESTREGAN, DANTE VARONA, JOHNNY DELGADO, EDDIE GARCIA, PAQUITO DIAZ AND MAX ALVARADO IN "DURUGIN...ANG MGA DIYABLO SA PUNTA FUEGO" (1974)


"Durugin... ang mga Diyablo sa Punta Fuego" (1974)
AM Productions
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 3, 1974
Screenplay Armando de Guzman
Music Ernani Cuenco
Story and Direction Armando Garces
Cast Amalia Fuentes, Vic Vargas, Anna Lissa, George Estregan, Dante Varona, Johnny Delgado, Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Eva Linda, Alvaro Muhlach, Lyn Madrigal, Eddie Infante, Patria Plata, Rocco Montalban, Joaquin Fajardo, Leon Pajaron, Ariel Muhlach, Steve Alcarado, Carlos Diaz, Gaspar Hernandez, Buddy Salvador, Jimmy dela Fuente, SOS Daredevils, TNT Boys

Sunday, August 13, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 700: VILMA SANTOS, EDGAR MORTIZ, HELEN GAMBOA, CELIA RODRIGUEZ, PERLA BAUTISTA, CRISTINA REYES AND DIVINA VALENCIA IN "BIKTIMA" (1974)


"Biktima" (1974)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Story Vilma Santos
Screenplay Jose Flores Sibal
Cinematography Ricardo David
Music Carding Cruz
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz/ Helen Gamboa, Celia Rodriguez, Perla Bautista, Cristina Reyes and Divina Valencia/ Bert LeRoy, Jr., Leopoldo Salcedo, Joe Sison, Tony Santos, Jr., Yoyoy Villame and Tommy Abuel/ Also Starring Renato Robles, Patria Plata, Elizabeth Vaughn, Maribel, Danny Rojo, Joaquin Fajardo, Steve Alcarado, Lope Policarpio, Romy Luartes, Lex Amores, Boy Clinton/ with the special participation of Ike Lozada, German Moreno, Max Alvarado


Friday, August 11, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 699: FERNANDO POE, JR., EVANGELINE PASCUAL, DENCIO PADILLA, LORNA TOLENTINO, VIC VARRION, NELLO NAYO IN "ANG PANGALAN: MEDIAVILLO" (1974)


"Ang Pangalan: Mediavillo" (1974)
FPJ Productions
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music Restie Umali
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Evangeline Pascual/ Also Starring Dencio Padilla, Lorna Tolentino, Vic Varrion, Nello nayo, Philip Coo, Ely Roque, Protacio Dee, Rene Hawkins








Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 698: EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, BOOTS ANSON-ROA, WITH RENATO ROBLES, MARICEL SORIANO, MARY WALTER, PATRICIA MIJARES IN "ALA-ALA MO... DAIGDIG KO!" (1974)


"Ala-ala Mo... Daigdig Ko!" (1974)
Virgo Film Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 23, 1974
Story and Screenplay Rene Fornier
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Music Manuel Franco
Direction Luis Enriquez
Cast Eddie Rodriguez, Boots Anson-Roa/ Also Starring Renato Robles, Maricel Soriano, Mary Walter, Patricia Mijares, Andrea Santa, Dely Villanueva/ Special appearance of Rosemarie Gil

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 697: ROBERTO GONZALEZ (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MARILOU ESTEBAN, ROLANDO GONZALEZ, OMAR CAMAR IN "KING OF THE DRAGON" (1974)


"King of the Dragon" (1974)
John-John Productions
Its Initial Offering
Release Date June 14,. 1974
Story Robert John
Cinematography Enrique Rosales
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Chito Tapawan
Cast Roberto Gonzalez (in the title role), Marilou Esteban, Rolando Gonzalez, Omar camar, Ting Aquino, Ruben Obligacion, Robert Chiang, lee Kuan Chiok, Shin Tsien and Protacio Dee/ Also Starring Jimmy Reyes, Roger Salazar, Jimmy Roldan, Tony Pomuceno, Jaime de Vera, Pros Enriquez, Rene Matias, Boy Nuguid, Willie Harris, Lito Francisco, Joe Nitcha/ Special roles- Joe Alvarez, Mario Montalban, Mile Lapid and Imelda Papin/ Special Guests- Rommell Valdez, Chino Vallencollazo and carlos Salazar/ Featuring Maricell, John-John and Ernie White/ Introducing Teresa Crump (US Lady Karate Champion)/ with SOS Daredevils, Boy Fernandez, YaoYan Boys, Arjuken Boys, Tiger Blow Boys

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 696: JUN ARISTORENAS (IN THE TITLE ROLE), HELEN GAMBOA AND GEORGE ESTREGAN, WITH JING ABALOS< LEOPOLDO SALCEDO IN "MAGNONG HARABAS" (1974)


"Magnong Harabas" (1974)
MBM Productions
Release Date June 12, 1974
Story Rudy de la Pena
Screenplay Felix E. Dalay
Cinematography Peping Austria
Music Totoy Nuke
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Jun Aristorenas (in the title role), Helen Gamboa and George Estregan/ Also Starring Jing Abalos, Leopoldo Salcedo, Bella Flore, Pancho Pelagio, Conrado Poe, Arnold Gamboa, Romy nario/ Co-starring Francisco Cruz, Rene Matias, Dante Javier, Palito, Pongpong, Lina Crisostomo, Baby Lalaine, Max Rojo, Glenn Bautista, Bernard Atienza, Dave Esguerra, Rudy Relloda, Randy Robledo, Edmon Real, Eddie Tuazon, Andy Calma, Baldo Marro, Pons de Guzman, Joe Canlas

Monday, August 7, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 695: CHIQUITO, JEANIE BELL, WITH MAX ALVARADO AND IMELDA ILANAN IN "DYNAMITE WONG AND TNT JACKSON" (1974)


"Dynamite Wong and TNT Jackson" (1974)
Premiere Productions, Inc & HPS Films
Release Date June 8, 1974
Story and Screenplay Ken Metcalfe, Leonard Hermes
Cinematography Felipe Sacdalan
Music Tito Sotto
Direction Cirio H. Santiago
Cast Chiquito, Jeanie Bell/ Also Starring Max Alvarado, Imelda Ilanan, Pat Anderson, Stan Shaw

Saturday, August 5, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 694: VIC VARGAS, RICKY BELMONTE, ORESTES OJEDA AND VICTOR LAUREL/ CELIA RODRIGUEZ, BOOTS ANSON- ROA, LIZA LOREA AND GINA PARENO IN ELWOOD PEREZ'S "BAWAL: ASAWA MO, ASAWA KO!" (1974)


"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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 693: LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, LILIA DIZON, EDDIE GARCIA, MARIO O' HARA AND HILDA KORONEL & INTRODUCING CHRISTOPHER DE LEON IN LINO BROCKA'S "TINIMBANG KA NGUNIT KULANG" (1974)


"Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang" (1974)
CineManila Corporation
Release Date May 30, 1974
Screenplay Mario O' Hara
Cinematography Jose Batac, Jr.
Music Lutgardo Labad
Story and Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Lilia Dizon, Eddie Garcia, Mario O' Hara and Hilda Koronel/ Introducing Christopher de Leon/ Also Starring Alicia Alonzo, Rosa Aguirre, Lorli Villanueva, Lily Miraflor, Joonee Gamboa, Ernie Zarate, Mely Mallari, Estrella Kuenzler/ with the special participation of Anita Linda/ Featuring Joseph Sytangco, Laurice Guillen, Bey Vito, Jerry O' Hara and Orlando Nadres


Lolita Rodriguez as Kuala, the town idiot



Film Review by Justino M. Dormiendo
originally published at The Times Journal, June 4, 1974
Re-printed at The URIAN Anthology 1970-79


---to read, click images to enlarge---

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 692: RAMON ZAMORA, LOTIS KEY, LEILA HERMOSA, PAQUITO DIAZ, TSING TONG TSAI IN CELSO AD. CASTILLO'S "RETURN OF THE DRAGON" (1974)

70s action star Ramon Zamora, the recognized Pinoy Bruce Lee, stars as a vengeful warrior in "Return of the Dragon." Zamora plays the role of Failon, whose tribe was massacred and his wife, Lotis Key raped and brutally killed. One by one, he hunts down the perpetrators, with the final battle scene at the desert. One of Zamora's best movies!


"Return of the Dragon" (1974)
FGO-RSJ Productions
Release Date May 17, 1974
Screenplay Mike Relon Makiling
Cinematography Luis Chiong
Production Manager Renato Villapando
Music Tito Sotto
Story and Direction Celso Ad. Castillo
Cast Ramon Zamora, Lotis Key, Leila Hermosa, Paquito Diaz, Tsing Tong Tsai/ Also Starring Roldan Aquino, Danny Rojo, Michael Murray, Ernie Ortega/ Co-starring Joaquin Fajardo, Ruben Ramos, Sancho Tesalona, Joe Cunanan, Steve Alcarado, Leon Pajaron, Jun Santos, Cris Buddha Cruz, Dagul Se, Joe Kelly, Johnny Ramirez, Danny Riel, Groovy Ver, Doming Reyes, Armando Mangaring, Rod Francisco/ Featuring Edna Diaz, Charina Alonzo, Perry Santos, Rhonna Mercado, Lilian Cruz/ Special role- Coney Nubla/ Special Participation- Ben Perez




Ramon Zamora aims and shoots...



ala-Bruce Lee



Ben Perez, the tribe chieftain and daughter, Lotis Key



Ramon Zamora and Lotis Key in a tender scene



Paquito Diaz and his men



Ramon Zamora and guru, Paquito Salcedo



Leila Hermosa and Ramon Zamora



Lotis Key, in a dual role and Ramon Zamora



The final scene at the desert



one of the gory, bloody scenes



The final confrontation



Tsing Tong Tsai



Ramon Zamora and Tsing Tong Tsai in the ultimate duel



Ramon Zamora in the death scene


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

THE SIXTIES # 1486: TONY FERRER (IN THE TITLE ROLE), IMELDA ILANAN, VAN DE LEON, PAQUITO DIAZ, VICTOR BRAVO, MARISSA DELGADO IN "THE GUNMAN" (1969)


"The Gunman" (1969)
Jela Productions
Release Date May 19, 1969/ Center
Story Felipe Baron
Screenplay Henry Cuino
Music F. Buencamino
Direction Armando Herrera
Cast Tony Ferrer (in the title role), Imelda Ilanan, Van de Leon, Paquito Diaz, Victor Bravo, Manolo Robles, Arthur Villegas,  Eva Marie, Joy Dee, Rene Imperial and Marissa Delgado/ Also Starring Rocco Montalban, Larry Silva, Joaquin Fajardo, Ruben Ramos, Joe Cunanan, Larry Esguerra, Leon Pajaron, Tony Villa, Steve Alcarado, Alex Flores, Greg Lansang, Gaston Garcia and SOS Daredevils/ Special Participation- Jose Romulo, Nort Nepomuceno/ Introducing The Lapid Brothers

THE SEVENTIES # 691: MISS RITA GOME ESTREGAN, LIZA LORENA, GINA PARENO, RONALDO VALDEZ, FRANCO RIVERO, CLOYD ROBINSON,DICK ISRAEL, BOY CAMARA, MARICRU DEL GALLEGO AND CELIA RODRIGUEZ IN "DAIGDIG NG SINDAK AT LAGIM" (1974)


"Daigdig ng Sindak at Lagim" (1974)
MVN Cinema
Release Date May 17, 1974
Story Arthur Nicdao
Cinematography Loreto Isleta
Choreography Ernie Estrella
Music Totoy Nuke
Produced by Manuel Valdes Nieto III
Screenplay and Direction Maria Saret Abelardo and Ruben Arthur Nicdao
Cast Miss Rita Gomez, George Estregan, Liza Lorena, Gina Pareno, Ronaldo Valdez, Franco Rivero, Cloyd Robinson, Dick Israel, Boy Camara, Maricru del Gallego and Celia Rodriguez/ In a very special roles- Tita Munoz, Ruel Vernal, Elizabeth Bankhead, Ellen Esguerra/ Guest star- Ruben Nieto/ Randy Robledo, Angge, Fanny and Juano del Gallego/ Special Participation- Urduja, Gina Guidote and Mary Walter/ Introducing Jane Umali, Candy Serna, Vince Piccio, Jun Vital and Rez Cortez

Sunday, July 30, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 690: DOLPHY, PINKY DE LEON, EVA REYES, PANCHITO, RAUL ARAGON IN "HULI HULI 'YAN!" (1974)


"Huli Huli 'Yan" (1974)
Lea Productions
Release Date May 10, 1974)
Story and Screenplay Ading Fernando
Cinematography Fortunato Bernardo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Jose (Pepe) Wenceslao
Cast Dolphy, inky de Leon, Eva Reyes, Panchito, Raul Aragon/ Guest performers- Lorli Villanueva, Larry Silva, SOS Daredevils and Romy Diaz

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