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Saturday, August 30, 2008

CELSO AD CASTILLO'S "ANG ALAMAT" (1972) AT CINEMA ONE, SEPT.2

Cinema One is presenting a Celso Ad Castillo Film Retrospective this September. One of the movies to watch and one of my favorites is the 1972 movie, Ang Alamat starring Fernando Poe Jr. It will be shown on September 2, 3 pm at Skycable Cinema One. The movie was shot entirely in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, FPJ's favorite shooting locale. This was one of the four movies Director Ad Castillo megged with FPJ--- the three other movies were Asedillo (1971), Sto. Domingo (1972) and Esteban (1973).



Ang Alamat (1972)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Pilar Pilapil, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Frankie Navaja,Jr. and Jose Padilla, Jr./ Directed by Celso Ad. Castillo


Friday, August 29, 2008

FPJ IN A CAMEO ROLE IN "LET'S DO THE FREDDIE" (1966)

In 1966, FPJ made a brief appearance in the movie, Let's Do the Freddie, a Susan Roces-Eddie Mesa starrer. The role calls for Ronnie to come to Susan's aid after bumping her with his car.

Let's Do the Freddie (1966)- Stars Susan Roces, Eddie Mesa, Jerry Pons, Jacqueline Nielsen, Lopito and Rebecca Gonzales/ Directed by Pablo Santiago


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DURUGIN SI TOTOY BATO AT CINEMA ONE, AUG. 27 & CINEMA FPJ, AUG. 30

Durugin si Totoy Bato (1979), the movie that gave FPJ his third Famas Best Actor Award will be shown twice this week---at SkyCable Cinema One, August 27, 9 pm and at Cinema FPJ, ABS-CBN Channel 2, 4 pm on August 30. The movie, based from the novel created by Carlo J. Caparas, starred FPJ, Charo Santos, Julie Vega and Roland Dantes, under Armando A. Herrera direction.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

FPJ'S ONLY CONTRACT STAR


Did you know:
In 1964, Nova Villa, then a 17-year-old teen, accompanied comedienne Chichay, her neighbor in Sampaloc, to Premiere Productions. While Chichay was transacting business in the office, Nova was left by herself in the canteen. It was then that an elegant white Cadillac entered the gates of Premiere.

Nova recalls excitedly, “Siyempre para kang fan n’on. Patingin-tingin. Artista siguro ‘yung nakasakay kasi hindi naman ma-artista ang Premiere. Unlike Sampaguita Pictures and LVN na nagkalat ang mga artista. Sumilip ako. Yung nasa Cadillac sumilip din!”

She goes on, her eyes lighting up: “Nagkatinginan kami. Inay! Si Fernando Poe, Jr.! Of all people! Hindi ako kumibo. Eh, nakatingin sa akin. Napahiya pa yata ako.”

Minutes later, FPJ’s manager, Bong Esteva, approached her in the canteen and asked if she wanted to be an artista. Without hesitation, Nova answered “Yes!” The very following day, she was filming her first movie with FPJ.

Daniel Barrion,” Nova volunteers. “Si Ronnie Poe ang aking leading man. After that movie nag-sign ako ng contract. I was 17 years old. I feel very lucky dahil up to now, wala naman kinontrak si Ronnie kundi ako lang.

Excerpt from Nova Villa’s Article /
“The Happy Homebody”

by Gay Ace Domingo /
Yes! Magazine /
April 2002 Issue


ALAS...HARI AT SOTA (1972) AT CINEMA FPJ, AUGUST 23

Just shown at Cinema FPJ was the 1972 action movie, Alas...Hari at Sota. Character actors Max Alvarado and Paquito Diaz shared top billings with Da King in this wholesome, hilarious, fun and adventure movie. The movie also starred Sofia Moran, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo, Venchito Galvez, Vic Varrion, Resty Sandel with Director Armando A. Herrera at the helm.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

MEMORABLE QUOTES FROM FPJ MOVIES

Part of the huge FPJ mural

ANG LALAKI, ANG ALAMAT, ANG BARIL (1978)

FPJ as Daniel Barrion ---“Huwag mong gawin sukatan ang baril sa katapangan ng isang tao. Ang baril ay parang kasangkapan lamang. Maaring gamitin sa kabutihan o kasamahan. Ang sino man magpadala sa kapangyarihan ng baril ay unti-unti nababaon sa sariling karahasan hanggang hindi na siya makabangon at tuluyan na mawasak ang nalalabing kabutihan at karangalan ng kanyang pagkatao. Kaya lagi mong tatandaan, ang baril ay isang mabuti at masunuring alipin nguni’t masama at malupit na panginoon.

SANTIAGO (1970)

FPJ as Gonzalo (a guerrilla who bombed a schoolbuilding not knowing it was filled with women and children) to a village woman (played by Boots Anson-Roa): “Hindi ako tumakas...tumalikod ako sa isang pakikipaglaban na walang katuturan--- isang digmaan na walang ibang biktima kundi mga taong walang malay.”

ASEDILLO (1971)

FPJ (as rebel Teodoro Asedillo) addressing the people of his hometown:San Antonio!!! Hindi ako maari magtaksil sa iyo. Kayong…mga taong batis, ang ilog at dagat…Ako…ay isda! Papaano ako mabubuhay kung wala kayo!”

AGUILA (1980)


FPJ (as Dan Aguila, the father) to son (played by Christopher de Leon): “Huwag mo na linlangin ang sarili mo, anak. Hindi ako ang hinahanap mo sa kabuuan ng iyong paglalakbay. Ang tunay na hinahanap mo ay kahulugan.”

KAHIT KONTING PAGTINGIN (1990)


FPJ and Sharon Cuneta: FPJ: “Ang problema sa ‘yo, maaga kang ipinanganak.” Sharon: Ang problema naman sa ‘yo, huli kang ipinanganak.”

HINDI PA TAPOS ANG LABAN

FPJ (as Carding Villamar) to Johnny Deldgado (as the Congressman): “Sabihin mo na ang gusto mong sabihin, pero gusto kong malaman mo na huwag ka munang magpaikot, Hindi pa tapos ang laban!”

BATAS SA AKING KAMAY

FPJ and Eddie Garcia: Eddie (as Major): “Marami ka pang bigas na kakanin.” FPJ: “Di ako kumakain ng bigas, Major. Sinasaing ko muna para maging kanin! Ikaw pala Major, bigas pa lang kinakain mo na.”

IYO ANG TONDO, KANYA ANG CAVITE

FPJ to Ramon Revilla: “ Kung sa Cavite ‘di ka nagsisimba, dito sa Tondo magsisimba ka nang may bulak sa ilong.”

KAPAG PUNO NA ANG SALOP

“Puno sa ang salop, dapat ka nang kalusin.”

AKO ANG HUHUSGA

FPJ as Lt. Isagani Guerrero to Eddie Garcia as Judge Vadlderama: “…bilis-bilisan mo… nagsimula na ang panibagong paglilitis mo… at ngayon… ako ang huhusga!!!

More:

“Kung kayo lang ang magiging kaibigan ko, bibili na lang ako ng aso.”

“ Umpisahan mo, ako ang tatapos”

“Buhay ang inutang, buhay din ang kabayaran”

Friday, August 15, 2008

ANG PADRINO (1984) AT CINEMA FPJ, AUGUST 16

To those who missed Ang Padrino last Wednesday at Cinema One, here's your chance. The movie will be shown again tomorrow at Cinema FPJ, ABS-CBN Channel 2, 4 pm. See popular broadcaster, Rey Langit portraying the role of a hired assassin out to liquidate FPJ.





Rey Langit as the ruthless, cold-blooded assassin (see link).

Monday, August 11, 2008

MY FPJ SCRAPBOOK

Photos, movie ads, writeups of my idol, FPJ, collected from various publications were carefully pasted on a simple spiral ring notebook. I was able to compile three to four volumes of personalized scrapbooks which I started in the 60s. Here’s a glimpse of some of the pages from my original 60s and 70s scrapbooks.






NOW ON ORIGINAL VCD: SAMBAHIN ANG NGALAN MO (1981) and KAPAG LUMABAN ANG API (1987)

Now available in the market are two FPJ movies: Sambahin ang Ngalan Mo (1981) with Rosemarie De Vera and Techie Agbayani and Kapag Lumaban ang Api (1987) with Rio Locsin and Miguel Rodriguez. Sambahin..., one of the few movies of the Da King rarely or not seen on regular/cable TV, is one of my sought-after titles and one in my wish-list.
Grab your copies now and happy viewing!!!



Sambahin ang Ngalan Mo (1981)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Rosemarie De Vera, Techie Agbayani, Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Subas Herrero/ Directed by Pablo Santiago




Kapag Lumaban ang Api (1987)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Rio Locsin, Vivian Foz, Lorraine Shuck, Paquito Diaz and Miguel Rodriguez/ Directed by Ronwaldo Reyes

Thursday, August 7, 2008

ALUPIHANG DAGAT (1975) NEXT ON CINEMA FPJ, AUGUST 9

A 1975 epic movie, Alupihang Dagat, a super blockbuster that time, will be shown on Saturday, August 9, at Cinema FPJ, 4 pm on ABS-CBN Channel 2. The movie starred FPJ, Elizabeth Oropesa, Paquito Diaz, Vic Diaz, Josephine Garcia, Yvonne Salcedo and Max Alvarado. Based from the novel by Pablo S. Gomez and directed by the king himself, Ronwaldo Reyes. Watch it!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

SALAGINTO'T SALAGUBANG (1972) AT CINEMA FPJ, AUGUST 2


Salaginto't Salagubang, released in 1972, will be the featured movie today, August 2 at Cinema FPJ, Channel 2 at 4 pm. The movie, megged by Pablo Santiago, starred Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces and ably supported by Paquito Diaz, Chichay, Pablo Virtuoso, Dencio Padilla, Lito Anzures, Nello nayo and Bella Flores. It's one movie you can't afford to miss!