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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 712: TONY FERRER, PINKY DE LEON, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ, CRISTINA REYES, SOFIA MORAN, RODOLFO (BOY)GARCIA, JOE SISON AND MAX ALVARADO IN "DIAL 717" (1974)

"Dial 717" (1974)
Silver Film Productions, Inc.
Release Date July 13, 1974
Story and Screenplay Nilo Saez
Cinematography Ricardo M. Herrera
Music Restie Umali
Direction Leonardo L. Garcia
Cast Tony Ferrer, Pinky de Leon, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Cristina Reyes, Sofia Moran, Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia, Joe Sison and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Rey Sagum, Val Iglesias, Renato Robles, Rex Lapid, Rocco Montalban, Nello Nayo, Bino Garcia, Renato del Prado, Greg Lozano, Nonoy de Guzman and Romy Nario/ Co-starring Lope Policarpio, Greg Lansang, Angelito, Steve Alcarado, Virginia Montes, Arthur San Juan, Patria Plata, Jack Montes, Edward Torres, Val Dalton, Alex Dona, Lauro Flores, Raymond Crisostomo, Lito Cruz, Eddie Tuazon, Ramil Santos, Rene Matias and SOS Daredevils

Monday, August 28, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 711: CHARITO SOLIS, VILMA SANTOS, DANTE RIVERO, EDDIE GARCIA, PAQUITO DIAZ, RUBEN RUSTIA, RAUL ARAGON IN " MGA TIGRE NG SIERRA CRUZ" (1974)


"Mga Tigre ng Sierra Cruz" (1974)
Lea Productions
12th Anniversary Offering
Release Date July 12, 1974
Story and Screenplay Augusto Buenaventura and Ruben Rustia
Cinematography Fortunato B. Bernardo
Music Restie Umali
Direction Augusto Buenaventura
Cast Charito Solis, Vilma Santos, Dante Rivero, Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Ruben Rustia, Raul Aragon/ Also Starring Estrella Kuenzler, Ernie Zarate, Mandy Bustamante, Ruel Vernal, Robert Talby, Bert Laforteza/ Co-starring Angero Goshi, George Henson, Sim Jorge, Pons de Guzman, Mary Martin, Lito Cruz, The PMP Boys and The SOS Daredevils

Saturday, August 26, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 710: RAMON ZAMORA, LOTIS KEY, EDDIE GARCIA, PANCHITO (ALBA), PAQUITO DIAZ, MAYRA MORENA, EDNA DIAZ IN "BAGSIK AT KAMANDAG NI PEDRO PENDUKO" (1974)


"Bagsik at Kamandag ni Pedro Penduko" (1974)
Topaz Film Productions
Release Date July 11, 1974
Story and Screenplay Loida Virina
Cinematography Oscar Quirijero
Music Ernani Cuenco
Produced by Jun Dominguez
Direction Jose Wenceslao
Cast Ramon Zamora, Lotis Key, Eddie Garcia, Panchito (Alba), Paquito Diaz, Mayra Morena, Edna Diaz/ Also Starring Roldan Aquino, Tsing Tong Tsai, Roderick Paulate, Pancho Pelagio, Ven Medina/ Featuring Bongbong Martin

Thursday, August 24, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 709: RAMON REVILLA, GEORGE ESTREGAN, PINKY DE LEON, MARLON BAUTISTA, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, VAN DELEON, MICHAEL MURRAY, ROMY DIAZ, JOSE ROMULO AND RODOLFO (BOY) GARCIA IN "KILL... RP NINE-0" (1974)


"Kill... RP Nine-0" (1974)
Imus Productions
Release Date July 3, 1974
Director of  Photography Nonong Rasca
Music Ernani Cuenco
Researched, Scripted, Associate Director Jose Yandoc
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Ramon Revilla, George Estregan, Pinky de Leon, Marlon Bautista, Leopoldo Salcedo, Van de Leon, Michael Murray, Romy Diaz, Jose Romulo, Renato del Prado, Manolo Robles, Ben Perez, Joe Sison, Pancho Pelagio, Pedro Faustino, Renato del Prado, Angel Confiado, Vic Varrion, Lope Policarpio and Rodolfo (Boy) Garcia/ Also starring Joji Melo, Glen Bautista, Elpi Remulla, Lt. Al Dayot, Bert Bautista, Angel Bautista and Sancho Tesalona/ National Customs Police officers & men, SOS Daredevils, PMP Stuntmen/ Featuring Mercy Miller, Loretta Navarro, Rhonna Mercado, Mei Ling/ Guest Star- Aurora Ortiz/ Introducing Teresita Miro (Miss RP World 1970)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 708: NORA AUNOR, VICTOR WOOD, WITH DJHOANNA GARCIA, ROD NAVARRO, LILLIAN LAING, BAYANI CASIMIRO AND KATY DE LA CRUZ IN "AS LONG AS THERE'S MUSIC" (1974)


"As Long As There's Music" (1974)
NV Productions
Release Date May 29, 1974
Cinematography Fermin Pagsisihan
Music Ernani Cuenco
Story, Screenplay and Direction Nestor U. Torre, Jr.
Cast Nora Aunor, Victor Wood/ Also Satrring Djohanna Garcia, Rod Navarro, Lillian Laing, Bayani Casimiro and Katy dela Cruz/ Introducing Lew Soratorio/ Featuring Roderick Paulate, Jingle, Maribel Aunor, Princess and Eddie Villamayor/ Co-Starring Jose Garcia, Rudy Manlapaz, Manny Tibayan, Marissa Arceo

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 707: JOSEPH ESTRADA, BOOTS ANSON ROA, WITH ROD NAVARRO, CRISTINA REYES, BABY O'BRIEN, ROMEO RIVERA, JUN MARIANO, LAURICE GUILLEN IN "TAMA NA ERAP!" (1974)


"Tama Na Erap" (1974)
JE Productions
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Story and Screenplay Nestor U. Torre, Jr.
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Joseph Estrada, Boots Anson Roa/ Also Starring Rod Navarro, Cristina Reyes, Baby O' Brien, Romeo Rivera, Jun Mariano, Laurice Guillen/ The children- Roderick Paulate, Jingle, Maribel Aunor, Princess, Bentot Jr., Liza Villa, Iking Osorio, Jesse Dedel, Manny Sonny del Rosario, Maricar Sulliven



Monday, August 21, 2017

THE SEVENTIES # 706: TIRSO CRUZ III, EDGAR MORTIZ, WALTER NAVARRO, NICK ROMANO, ROMEO MIRANDA, RUDY FERNANDEZ AND JAY ILAGAN AS THE "7 CRAZY DRAGONS" (1974)


"7 Crazy Dragons" (1974)
Roma Films
9th Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date June 23, 1974
Screenplay Henry Cuino
Cinematography Baby Cabrales
Music Carding Cruz
Direction Tony Santos, Sr.
Cast Tirso Cruz III, Edgar Mortiz, Walter Navarro, Nick Romano, Romeo Miranda, Rudy Fernandez and Jay Ilagan/ Introducing Coney Reyes, Josephine Manuel/ Also Starring Romy Mallari, Joe Sison, Ben David, Lito Calzado, Arnold Mendoza, Tony Santos Jr., Chito Guerrero, Romy Luartes, Edward Torres, Elizabeth Vaughn, Nanette Lizares, Rowena Madrid, Tessie Aquino, Bernadette Escolar

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


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