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Friday, February 9, 2018

FERNANDO POE, JR., PILAR PILAPIL, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ, FRANKIE NAVAJA, JR. AND JOSE PADILLA, JR. IN "ANG ALAMAT" (1972)


"Ang Alamat" (1972)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 7, 1972
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Restie Umali
Direction Celso Ad. Castillo
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Pilar Pilapil, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Frankie Navaja, Jr. and Jose Padilla, Jr./ Also Starring Lito Anzures, Nello Nayo, Vic Varrion, Robert Talby, Johnny Long, Belo Borja, Nonoy de Guzman, Chito Guerrero and SOS Daredevils




Monday, January 29, 2018

FERNANDO POE, JR., BOOTS ANSON-ROA, ALONA ALEGRE, PAQUITO DIAZ AND MAX ALVARADO IN "SANTO DOMINGO" (1972): A HIGH ADVENTURE MOVIE/ FPJ AT HIS FIGHTING BEST

Santo Domingo was adjudged the top grosser in the 7th Manila Film Festival and child star Frankie Navaja, Jr. was awarded the festival's Best Child Performer. Based from a komiks serial created by Pablo S. Gomez, the movie starred Da king, Fernando Poe, Jr. under Celso Ad. Castillo direction.



"Santo Domingo" (1972)
FPJ Productions
7th Manila Film Festival Entry
Serialized in United Komiks
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music Restie Umali
Direction Celso Ad. Castillo
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Boots Anson-Roa, Alona Alegre, Paquito Diaz and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Lito Anzures, Bruno Punzalan, Vic Varrion, Johnny Long, Robert Talby, Belo Borja, Luis Benedicto, Nonoy de Guzman and Frankie Navaja, Jr./ Featuring Jun Mariano



"Santo Domingo"
Nobela ni Pablo S. Gomez

Guhit ni Alex Nino

Serialized in United Komiks






Synopsis: A band of ruthless, marauding pirates led by Carbungco (Max Alvarado) and Tuta (Paquito Diaz) siege the monastery in the coastal town of Santo Domingo killing most of the priests except for three. The pirates temporarily took control of the place to cool off after a spate of killings and lootings.

Vener (Fernando Poe, Jr.), a fisherman in the nearby town, recovered a dead body of a slain priest and feared that something wrong was going on at the monastery. Vener had a score to settle with the pirates when his family and some of his town mates were brutally killed when he was young. He still vividly remembered the menacing face of Carbungco.

Vener sailed to Santo Domingo and was able to penetrate the island killing some of the pirates guarding the island. As he was hiding, he accidentally punched Loreta (Boots Anson-Roa) which he mistook her as one of the pirates. Loreta had a young brother named Punggi (Frankie Navaja, Jr.), a mischievous, wandering kid. Vener introduced himself to Loreta and Punggi and told them that the monastery was under siege.

Vener devised a plan on how to get inside the monastery. He needed the help of the town folks but with no guns and only bolos, he gave up the plan… and also help from the authority would take 5 days. He decided to do it alone.

Disguised as a priest, he entered the monastery. However, his plan backfired. He was nabbed and captured. Unknowingly, Punggi was in tow, and was able to enter the monastery in a secret passage. With Punggi’s help, Vener was able to escape. He held Carbungco hostage and freed the priests and the women hostages. With Carbungco as hostage, they were able to get out of the monastery unharmed. Tuta was pleased of the result as he was able to get rid of Carbungco and assumed power.

On the other hand, Loreta was kidnapped by Tuta’s men and when Vener learned about this, he went back to the monastery. Punggi showed him the secret passage.

This time, the town folks, all armed with bolos, stormed the monastery. Fights ensued as the town folks subdued the pirates. Vener, in turn, was able to save Loreta from Tuta’s hands. However, Carbungco, at this time escaped, but the avenging Vener was able to corner him in the coastline and killed him.






The band of pirates headed by Carbungco (Max Alvarado) and Tuta (Paquito Diaz) landed at the monastery of Santo Domingo.




Carbungco grilled the monks at the monastery




Carbungco's men




The town folks of Santo Domingo led by Loreta (Boots Anson-Roa) paid a visit at the monastery bringing with them foods and offerings.




Vener (Fernando Poe., Jr.) recalled how his family were brutally killed by Carbungco and his men.



Vener explained his mission to Loreta



Vener and Punggi (Frankie Navaja, Jr.)




Loreta concerned on Vener's safety




The monastery located near the coastline of Santo Domingo




Vener, disguised as priest, went to the monastery




Carbungco and his men dressed in monk's attires



Vener is surrounded and captured...



and Loreta, too...



The fight to the end between Vener and Carbungco

---Lobby cards and stills from the movie---













Thursday, January 18, 2018

FERNANDO POE, JR. AND SUSAN ROCES, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, CHICHAY, PABLO VIRTUOSO, DENCIO PADILLA IN "SALAGINTO'T SALAGUBANG" (1972)


"Salaginto't Salagubang" (1972)
FPJ  Productions
Release Date May 14, 1972/ Ideal, Globe, Opera, Ultravista
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music Restie Umali
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Chichay, Pablo Virtuoso, Dencio Padilla, Lito Anzures, Nello Nayo, Vic Varrion and Bella Flores




Image above courtesy of susanroces.blogspot.com (James dela Rosa)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

FERNANDO POE, JR., JOSEPH ESTRADA, ROSANNA ORTIZ AND JEANNE YOUNG IN "MAGITING AT PUSAKAL" (1972)


"Magiting at Pusakal" (1972)
JE Productions
Release Date April 15, 1972
Cinematography Fermin Pagsisihan
Music Ernani Cuenco
Story and Direction Augusto Buenaventura
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Rosanna Ortiz and Jeanne Young/ Also Starring Ruben Rustia, Angelo Ventura, Jesse Lee, Jun Mariano, Ruel Vernal, Avel Morado

Saturday, December 30, 2017

ANDY POE, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROBERT JAWORSKI AND LEOPOLDO SALCEDO IN "BERDUGO" (1972)

Fernando Poe, Jr., using the pen name D'lanor, directs "Berdugo" (1975)---


"Berdugo" (1972)
FPJ Productions
Release Date March 5, 1972/ Globe
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music Restie Umali
Direction D'Lanor
Cast Andy Poe, Paquito Diaz, Robert Jaworski and Leopoldo Salcedo/ Also Starring Rebecca, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo, Ruel Vernal, Ruben Rustia, Vic Varrion, Jose Villafranca, Resty Sandel, Johnny Long, Robert Talby, Belo Borja

Friday, December 22, 2017

FERNANDO POE, JR., PAQUITO DIAZ AND MAX ALVARADO IN "ALAS, HARI AT SOTA" (1971)


"Alas, Hari at Sota" (1971)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 25, 1971/ Cinerama
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music Restie Umali
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Paquito Diaz and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Sofia Moran, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo, Vic Varrion, Resty Sandel, Ding Salvador, Joaquin Fajardo, Venchito Galvez, Robert Talby, Johnny Long, Belo Borja, Nonoy de Guzman


(l-r) Paquito Diaz, Fernando Poe, Jr., Max Alvarado



Saturday, December 2, 2017

FERNANDO POE, JR., BOOTS ANSON ROA, ROSANNA ORTIZ, MAX ALVARADO, LITO ANZURES IN PABLO S. GOMEZ' "ANG KAMPANA SA SANTA QUITERIA" (1971)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION


"Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria" (1971)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 4, 1971
Serialized in Continental Komiks
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Restie Umali
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Boots Anson Roa, Rosanna Ortiz/ Also Starring Max Alvarado, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Dencio Padilla, Vic Varrion, Resty Sandel, Ding Salvador, Venchito Galvez/ Featuring Zernan Manahan



Max Alvarado (who played the leader of the bandit group in search of the hidden gold) confronts Rosanna Ortiz, one of the barrio's residents as henchmen, Victor Bravo and Lito Anzures look on.



"Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria"
Nobela ni Pablo S. Gomez
Guhit ni Tony Caravana
Inilathala sa Continental Komiks



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Saturday, November 25, 2017

ROBERT JAWORSKI, FREDDIE WEBB, WITH CHICHAY, KRISTINA REYES, ELVIE ESCARO, LITO ANZURES, VICTOR BRAVO IN D'LANOR'S "FASTBREAK" (1971)

Fernando Poe, Jr., using the pen name D'lanor, directs basketball superstars Robert Jaworski and Freddie Webb in "Fastbreak" (1971)---


"Fastbreak" (1971)
FPJ Productions
Release Date September 25, 1971
Story and Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Restie Umali
Direction D'lanor
Cast Robert Jaworski, Freddie Webb, Chichay, Kristina Reyes, Elvie Escaro/ Also Starring Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo, Vic Varrion, Mario Escudero, Resty Sandel, Ding Salvador, Johnny Long Robert Talby, Belo Borja, Nonoy de Guzman/ Featuring Zernan Manahan