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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 647: DOLPHY, ROSANNA ORTIZ, PANCHITO, BABALU IN "AKO'Y PARU-PARO, BULAKLAK NAMAN AKO" (1973)


"Ako'y Paru-Paro, Bulaklak Naman Ako" (1973)
Roda Film Productions
Release Date November 4, 1973
Story and Screenplay Tony Serrano
Cinematography Jose Batac, Jr.
Music D'Amarillo
Producer R.T.L.
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Dolphy, Rosanna Ortiz, Panchito, Babalu/ Also Starring Jose Garcia, Ding Salvador, Precilla Ramirez, Goliath, Johnny Rio, Rita Bernales, Nestor Rueda, Er Salazar, Sandra de Veyra, Ben Sanchez/ with Charmie Benavides

Monday, May 29, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 646: JUN ARISTORENAS, PAQUITO DIAZ, MONA SULAIMAN AND DIVINA VALENCIA IN "SANTA FE" (1973)


"Santa Fe" (1973)
Juver Productions
Release Date November 4, 1973
Story and Screenplay Ely (Kim) Ramos, Jr.
Cinematography Max dela Pena
Music Rodgar
Direction Junar
Cast Jun Aristorenas, Paquito Diaz, Mona Sulaiman and Divina Valencia/ Also Starring Cesar Ramirez, Tony Villar, Ben Datu, Steve Alcarado, Jing Caparas, Ernie David and Charlie Mendez/ with Rudy Rulloda, Palito, PMP Stuntmen

Sunday, May 28, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 645: JOSEPH ESTRADA, BOOTS ANSON ROA, WITH MARISSA DELGADO, FRANKIE NAVAJA, JR., VIC SILAYAN, ANITA LINDA IN "ANDER DI SAYA SI ERAP" (1973)


"Ander Di Saya si Erap" (1973)
NV Productions
Release Date November 2, 1973
Story and Screenplay Nestor Torre, Jr.
Cinematography Freddy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Joseph Estrada, Boots Anson Roa/ Also Starring Marissa Delgado, Frankie Navaja, Jr., Vic Silayan, Anita Linda, Ruben Rustia, Rudy Manlapaz, Romeo Rivera, Jun Mariano, Nympha Bonifacio, Ely Roque, Angelo Ventura, Eva Prandice

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DIREK GIL PORTES, 71


From the book- URIAN Anthology 1990-1999


---to read, click image to enlarge---

Acclaimed Filipino director Gil Portes, known for “Miss X”, “Merika” and “Mulanay”, passed away on Wednesday night, May 24, in his home in Quezon City. He was 71 years old.


Considered the country's "original indie director," Portes directed several award-winning films, such as "Saranggola," "Gatas sa Dibdib ng Kaaway," and "Mga Munting Tinig," which were all submitted as official Philippine entries for best foreign language film in the US Academy Awards.


Portes also worked with some of the country's biggest stars including Dolphy in "Markova: Comfort Gay" and veteran actress Nora Aunor in "Merika".
Portes graduated with a Journalism degree at University of Santo Tomas but his first job was in advertising. At 23, he joined ABS-CBN as a production assistant. 
He later on received a scholarship grant at the City University of New York, where he studied television and film production. 
He made his directorial debut in 1976 with the film "Tiket Mama! Tiket Ale! Sa Linggo ang Bola."

http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/05/24/17/acclaimed-filmmaker-gil-portes-71-passes-away 



"Sa Piling ng mag Sugapa" (1977)



"Miss X" (1980)



"Merika" (1984)


  
"Andrea, Paano ba ang Maging Isang Ina? (1990)


"Mulanay (Sa Pusod ng Paraiso)" (1996)




"Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli" (2016)




Direk Gil Portes at Video 48/ 2016


Directors Gil Portes (left) and Joel Lamangan (right) during the book launch of The URIAN Anthology, 1990-1999 in 2010



Direk Portes signing the book



Me with Direk Portes

THE SEVENTIES # 644: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), ELIZABETH OROPESA, RODOLFO (BOY) GARCIA IN "IKING BOXER" (1973)


"Iking Boxer" (1973)
Perlas RSJ Productions
Release Date October 26, 1973
Screenplay Ross Oracion
Cinematography Edmund Cupcupin
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Jun Gallardo
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Elizabeth Oropesa, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia/ Introducing Liz Tiquia/ Also Satrring Er 'Canton' Salazar, Philip Co, Manuel Dagul, Romy Pecate, SOS Daredevils, PMP Stuntmen, Rene Tupaz and Angel Confiado/ Special Guest Stars- John Plater, Florentino Pecate, Wang Chong Ching and Ernie Ortega/ Featuring Jocelyn Tiquia and Golay

Friday, May 26, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 643: MENG FEI, UNICORN CHAN, ROMY MALLARI, CRISTINA REYES, DICK ISRAEL IN "THE BLOOD HERO" (1973)


"The Blood Hero" (1973)
Mirick Productions
in cooperation with Corn Brothers Film Company
Release Date October 20, 1973
Direction Chik Yiu Cheung, Danny Ochoa
Cast Meng Fei, Unicorn Chan/ Also Starring Romy Mallari, Cristina Reyes, Dick Israel, Anna Marie Chen/ Co-starring Ruben Ramos, Tito Aquino, Ernie Ortega, Mandy Bustamante, Jose Diamson, Gonzalo Salvo/ Featuring George Ting/ Special participation- Geraldine

THE SEVENTIES # 642: NORA AUNOR (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CELIA RODRIGUEZ, EDDIE GARCIA, PARALUMAN, FRED MONTILLA, BERT LEROY, JR., JOHNNY DELGADO IN "SUPER GEE" (1973)




In the early 70s, arch rival Vilma Santos did several movies where she appeared in sci-fi, fantasy movies. She donned the Darna costume for the first time in Mars Ravelo’s Lipad Darna Lipad. She also did other equally hit movies, Phantom Lady, Vivian Volta and Wonder Vi. Not to be outdone, Nora Aunor looking for a material to suit her image, bought the film right of Zoila’s Super Gee, which was serialized in Darna Komiks in 1972. The movie was released in 1973 under her own NV Productions. Nora was awesome in an almost all-black outfit and was even great doing those spectacular stunts.


 "Super Gee" (1973)
NV Productions
Release Date October 19, 1973
Serialized in Darna Komiks
Story Zoila
Cinematography Fortunato Bernardo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Nora Aunor (in the title role), Celia Rodriguez, Eddie Garcia, Paraluman, Fred Montilla, Bert LeRoy, Jr., Johnny Delgado/ Also Starring Djoanna Garcia, Rico Lopez, Joseph Sytangco, German Moreno, Louie Acosta, Mary Walter, Subas Herrero, Andres Centenera, Greg Lozana, Roy Alvarez, Imelda Alonzo, SOS Daredevils/ Featuring Jojit Paredes, Arnold Gamboa, Eddie Garcia, Jr.







Thursday, May 25, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 641: DANTE RIVERO, BOOTS ANSON-ROA, PINKY DE LEON, EDDIE GARCIA, CARIDAD SANCHEZ, RAUL ARAGON, RUBEN RUSTIA IN "TANKALANG DUGO" (1973)


"Tanikalang Dugo" (1973)
Lea Productions
4th Quezon City Film Festival Entry
Release Date  October 6, 1973
Screenplay Ruben Rustia and Augusto Buenaventura
Cinematography Ricardo Remias
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Augusto Buenaventura
Cast Dante Rivero, Boota Anson-Roa, Pinky de Leon, Eddie Garcia, Caridad Sanchez, Raul Aragon, Ruben Rustia/ Also Starring Mario Escudero, Omar camar, Ernie Zarate, SOS Daredevils and Panganiban, Marvin B.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 640: SUSAN ROCES, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, WITH ROSA MIA, REBECCA, CARLOS PADILLA, JR. IN "HANGGANG SA KABILA NG DAIGDIG" (1973)


"Hanggang sa Kabila ng Daigdig"
(The Tony Maiquez Story)
FPJ Productions
4th Quezon City Film Festival Entry
Release Date October 6, 1973
Screenplay Prudencio Mariano
Cinematography Carding David
Music Manuel Franco
Direction Manuel Cinco
Cast Susan Roces, Eddie Rodriguez/ Also starring Rosa Mia, Rebecca, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Nello Nayo, Dencio Padilla, Renato Robles, Jose Villafranca, Vic Varrion, Nela Alvarez, Baby de Jesus, Zernan Manahan, Anna Trinidad and Levi Celerio

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 639: VILMA SANTOS, JAY ILAGAN, WITH BLANCA GOMEZ, GEENA ZABLAN, JANET CLEMENTE IN "ANG HIWAGA NI MARIA CINDERELLA" (1973)


"Ang Hiwaga ni Maria Cinderella" (1973)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
4th Quezon City Film Festival
Release Date October 6, 1973
Special Effects Tommy Marcelino
Cinematography Benjamin Lobo
Choreography Eddie Elejar
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Emmanuel Borlaza
Cast Vilma Santos, Jay Ilagan/ Also Starring Blanca Gomez, Geena Zablan, Janet Clemente, Ike Lozada, German Moreno, Janine Frias, Jingle, Winnie Santos, Maricel, Jonjon Salvador, Mary Rose Juico, Jerry Jackson and Dondon Nakar/ Special Performance of Florence Aguilar, Romeo Miranda and Max Alvarado/ with Matimtiman Cruz, Joseph Sytangco, Elizabeth Vaughn

Monday, May 22, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 638: VILMA SANTOS (IN THE TITLE ROLE), GEORGE ESTREGAN, MARISSA DELGADO, NICK ROMANO IN "WONDER VI" (1973)


"Wonder Vi" (1973)
JE Productions
Release Date September 28, 1973
Screenplay Romeo N. Galang
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Arsenio Bautista
Cast Vilma Santos (in the title role), George Estregan, Marissa Delgado, Nick Romano/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Angelo Ventura, Bebong Osorio, Ely Roque, Paquito Salcedo, Jesse Lee, Avel Morado and Zeny Miranda/ Featuring Pogi and Chito (as the Astrodogs)

THE SEVENTIES # 637: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), EDDIE GARCIA, MARISSA DELGADO, SHIRLEY WASHINGTON AND JAMES IGLEHART IN "BLACK KUNG FU" (1973)


"Black Kung Fu" (1973)
Premiere Productions, Inc.and HPS Films
Release Date September 26, 1973
Story and Screenplay Ken Metcalf and Joe Zucchero
Cinematography Felipe Sacdalan
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado, Shirley Washington and James Iglehart

Sunday, May 21, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 636: BARBARA PEREZ, LIZA LORENA, WALTER NAVARRO, NICK ROMANO, IKE LOZADA, MILDRED ORTEGA, DJOANNA GARCIA, CLOYD ROBINSON AND PINKY (MONTILLA) AS "SUPERGIRL" (1973)


"Supergirl"
Prima Productions
Release Date September 23, 1973
Story and Screenplay Leni Gen Pabalan
Cinematography Fermin Pagsisihan
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Howard Petersen
Cast Barbara Perez, Liza Lorena, Walter Navarro, Nick Romano, Ike Lozada, Mildred Ortega, Djhoanna Garcia, Cloyd Robinson and Pinky (Montilla)/ Also Starring Odette Khan, Enrico Villa, Bernard Calaguas, Max Rojo, Cita del Rosario, Rodin Rodriguez, Tanay Boys Stuntmen

THE SEVENTIES # 635: DOLPHY, LOTIS KEY, WITH CRISTINA REYES AND EDDIE GARCIA IN "FUNG KU" (1973)


"Fung Ku" (1973)
RVQ Productions
Release Date September 13, 1973
Story and Screenplay Ading Fernando
Cinematography Manuel Bolutano
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Jose (Pepe) Wenceslao
Cast Dolphy, Lotis Key/ ALso Starring Cristina Reyes and Eddie Garcia/ Co-starring Joaquin Fajardo, Ernie Ortega, Carlos Diazz, Golay, Er 'Canton' Salazar, Jay Grama, PMO Stuntmen and the SOS Daredevils/ Featuring Edison Yu, Polo Chi

Saturday, May 20, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 634: NORA AUNOR, LEO ANGELO, WITH LOTIS KEY, TITA MUNOZ, TOMMY ABUEL IN "DALAWANG MUKHA NG TAGUMPAY" (1973)


"Dalawang Mukha ng Tagumpaay" (1973)
Red Lion Film Productions
Release Date September 13, 1973
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Cinematography Felipe Sacdalan, Higino Fallorina
Music Demet Velasquez
Story and Direction Jun Raquiza
Cast Nora Aunor, Leo Angelo/ Also Starring Lotis Key, Tita Munoz, Tommy Abuel, Eddie Villamayor, Maricel, Louie Acosta/ Co-starring Estrella Alfon, Eugene de Rossa, Dory Arriola, Ross Grande, Melodie, Cyndy, Shongho, Nathalie


Friday, May 19, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 633: MARITESS REVILLA, AURORA SALVE, PANCHITO, MAX ALVARADO, ELIZABETH RAMSEY AND JAY ILAGAN (IN THE TITLE ROLE) IN "ATO TI BONDYING" (1973)


"Ato Ti Bondying" (1973)
NGP Film Productions
Release Date September 11, 1973
Story Mars Ravelo
Direction Celso Ad. Castillo
Cast Maritess Revilla, Aurora Salve, Panchito, Max Alvarado, Elizabeth Ramsey and Jay Ilagan (in the title role)/ Also Starring Conrad Poe, Nympha Bonifacio, Virginia Montes, Teroy de Guzman, Jose Villafranca, Matimtiman Cruz, Zony Quizon/ Guests- Zandro Zamora, Lito Anzures, Boy Alano, Etang Discher, Mary Walter, Janine Frias, Arnold Gamboa and Romy Diaz/ Featuring Gil Guerrero/ Introducing Lorna Locsin

THE SEVENTIES # 632: VILMA SANTOS, GLORIA ROMERO, DAISY ROMUALDEZ, ROSSANA MARQUEZ, LUCITA SORIANO, EDGAR MORTIZ, NICK ROMANO, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, GERMAN MORENO IN "ANAK NG ASWANG" (1973)


"Anak ng Asuwang" (1973)
Roma Films, Inc.
Release Date September 6, 1973
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Nilo Saez
Special Effects Tommy Marcelino
Cinematography Benjamin Lobo
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Romy V. Susara
Cast Vilma Santos, Gloria Romero, Daisy Romualdez, Rossana Marquez, Lucita Soriano, Edgar Mortiz, Nick Romano, Leopoldo Salcedo, German Moreno/ Also Starring Larry Silva, Francisco Cruz, Angel Confiado, Romy Luartes, Chito Guerrero, Greg Lozano, Pons de Guzman, Roger Saulog, Angge, Edward Torres, Kiti-Kiti, Garry Gallardo, Rey Big Boy, Totoy laki, Oscar Ramirez and the SOS Daredevils/ Guest stars as Drakulitas- Eva Linda, Dolly Fuentes, Elizabeth Vaughn, Lolet Garcia, Lita Rodriguez and Carmen Romasanta

Thursday, May 18, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 631: VIRGINIA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CHARLIE DAVAO, MAX ALVARADO, RODOLFO (BOY) GRACIA, JOE GARCIA AND CESAR RAMIREZ IN "THE PANTHER" (1973)


"The Panther" (1973)
Juver Productions
Release Date September 2, 1973
Screenplay Greg Macabenta
Cinematography Max dela Pena
Direction Abraham C. Gregorio
Cast Virginia (in the title role), Charlie Davao, Max Alvarado, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Joe Garcia and Cesar Ramirez/ Also Starring Bert (Tawa) Marcelo, Angel Confiado, Manny Tibayan, Monina Lopez, Monette Velasco, Steve Alcarado, Leon Pajaron, Sylvia Gutierrez, Carmen Romasanta, Greg Lansang, Tiva Lava, Charlie Mendez

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 630: MISS RITA GOMEZ, BOOTS ANSON ROA, ROSANNA ORTIZ, LIZA LORENA, CELIA RODRIGUEZ, EDGRA MORTIZ, GINA ALAJAR, MAX ALVARADO AND GINA PARENO AND INTRODUCING ARIEL URETA IN "ZOOM, ZOOM, SUPERMAN!" (1973)


"Zoom, Zoom, Superman!" (1973)
Sine Pilipino
Release Date August 24, 1973
Special Effects Tommy Marcelino
Special Prosthetic Makeup Ernie Carvajal
Cinematography Rodolfo Dinio
Story and Screenplay Douglas Quijano, Elwood Perez and Joey Gosiengfiao
Music Demetrio Velasquez
Direction Ishmael Bernal, Elwood Perez and Joey Gosiengfiao
Cast Miss Rita Gomez, Boots Anson Roa, Rosanna Ortiz, Liza Lorena, Celia Rodriguez, Edgar Mortiz, Gina Alajar, Max Alvarado and Gina Pareno/ Introducing Ariel Ureta (in the title role)/ Also Starring Cloyd Robinson, Elizabeth Bankhead, Beth Manlongat, Angie Ferro, Angelito, Nanette Lizares, Greg Lozano, Ellen Esguerra and Orestes Ojeda

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 629: DOLPHY, NIDA BLANCA, PANCHITO AND MAX ALVARADO IN "KITANG-KITA ANG EBIDENSIYA" (1973)


"Kitang-Kita ang Ebidensiya" (1973)
Florence Productions
Release Date August 21, 1973
Cinematography Gener Buenaseda
Music Totoy Nuke
Story and Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Panchito and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Martin Marfil, Dely Atayan-Atayan, Joaquin Fajardo, Tita de Villa and Bella Flores/ with Divina, Dick Llorente

Monday, May 15, 2017

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: LILIA VIZCONDE, JOSE R. INIGO, RITA RICA, JAIME CASTELLVI IN "DOÑA CLARA" (1938)


"Doña Clara" (1938)
Filippine Films
Release Date October 26- November 1, 1938/ Grand
Direction Eduardo de Castro
Cast Lilia Vizconde, Jose R. Iñigo, Rita Rica, Jaime G. Castellvi, Pedro Tembong Cruz, Arcadia Flores, Manuel Eloriaga

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THE SEVENTIES # 628: JOSEPH ESTRADA, EVA REYES, TSING TONG TSAI, GRACE CHUA, WITH VIC SILAYAN, ROMY DIAZ, RUBEN RUSTIA, SUBAS HERRERO IN "DRAGNET" (1973)


"Dragnet" (1973)
JE Productions
Release Date August 17, 1973
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Screenplay R.H. Laurel
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Joseph Estrada, Eva Reyes, Tsing Tong Tsai, Grace Chua/ Also Starring Vic Silayan, Romy Diaz, Ruben Rustia, Subas Herrero, Angelo Ventura, Jesse Lee, Philip Coo, Nestor Escano/ Gusets- Ernesto Tan Chiabee, Mary Q. Dy

Sunday, May 14, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 627: RAMON REVILLA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), LIZA LORENA, ROBERT JAWORSKI, AURORA SALVE, VAN DE LEON AND MAX ALVARADO IN "HULIHIN SI... TIAGONG AKYAT" (1973)


"Hulihin si... Tiagong Akyat" (1973)
Imus Productions
Release Date August 15, 1973
Research and Screenplay Jose Yandoc
Director of Photography Nonong Rasca
Music Jerry Dadap
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Ramon Revilla (in the title role), Liza Lorena, Robert Jaworski, Aurora Salve, Van de Leon and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Michael Murray, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Aurora Ortiz, Rosa Mia, Jesus (Og) Ramos, Conrad Poe, Manolo Robles, Rocco Montalban, Pedoro faustino, Princess, Bino Garcia, Bernard Atienza, Francisco Cruz, Ricky Mansueto, Lorna Locsin, Beth del Moral/ Special Participation- Johnny Vicar/ Introducing Gino Soriano, Leonor Siron/ Featuring Marlon Bautista



Saturday, May 13, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 626: CHARITO SOLIS, DANTE RIVERO, WITH CHARLIE DAVAO, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, ROSA AGUIRRE, VIC SILAYAN, HENRY DUVAL IN LAMBERTO V. AVELLANA'S "ANG BUKAS AY ATIN" (1973)


"Ang Bukas ay Atin" (1973)
CS Films Productions
Released thru Lea Productions
Release Date August 10, 1973
Story and Screenplay Nany Pineda, Donato Valentin, Noel de Leon
Direction Lamberto V. Avellana
Cast Charito Solis, Dante Rivero/ Also Starring Charlie Davao, Leopoldo Salcedo, Rosa AGuirre, Vic Silayan, Henry Duval/ Co-starring Anita Linda, Ven Medina, Bert Olivar, Pedro Faustino, Renato Robles, Angel Confiado, Bert Laforteza, Max Rojo, Rino Bermudez

Friday, May 12, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 625: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), GINA PARENO AND DIVINA VALENCIA IN "UKKALA" (1973)


"Ukkala" (1973)
Gerard Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 8, 1973
Story and Screenplay Ading Fernando
Cinematography Jose Totanes
Music arranged by Rudy Arevalo
Music adaptation by Geyju
Direction Charlie Ordonez
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Gina Pareno and Divina Valencia/ Also Starring Cesar Ramirez, Joe de Castro, Jerry Pons, Martin Marfil, Tintoy, Pongpong and Rommel Valdez/ Featuring Anghara, Joel Muscat, Manuel Dagul, Pepe Cruz, PMP Stuntmen, Nieves Manuel and Cesar de Villa

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 624: TIRSO CRUZ III, JAY ILAGAN, AURORA SALVE AND GINA ALAJAR IN "ISA, DALAWA, TATLO... (MAGTAGO NA KAYO!)" (1973)


"Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo... (Magtago na Kayo!)" (1973)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date August 3, 1973
Music Danny Holmsen
Story, Screenplay and Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Tirso Cruz III, Jay Ilagan, Aurora Salve and Gina Alajar/ Also Starring German Moreno, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia/ Co-starring Bella Flores, Ven Medina, Willie Dado/ Guest star- Ike Lozada

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