Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Komiks and the Movies Update

Here are some of the new finds for my ongoing research on Philippine comics and movies. Some are Filipino movie posters, ads, and flyers. I found that the best sources for these things are old Filipino movie-magazines called "Ilang-Ilang", "Silahis" and "Literary Song-Movie Magazine". All these magazines are now defunct, but my old folks told me they were very popular reading materials during their younger years.
Anyway, I got a bunch of these vintage magazines from my antique sources in Cubao. Browsing them revealed some of the most exciting finds a researcher like me could only dream to rediscover. Here are some of them:

Mariposa by Mars Ravelo, 1956. Gloria Romero and Ric Rodrigo were considered one of the most succeful love-teams during the Golden Years of philippine Movies.

Eskrimador by Clodualdo del Mundo Sr. 1956

Ukala by Alfredo Alcala, 1954

Kalabog and Bosyo by Larry Alcala 1959

Eva Dragon by Pablo S. Gomez. According to Gomez, Eva Dragon is the first starring role of Fernando Poe Jr. 1959

Tanikalang Apoy by Pablo S. Gomez. 1959

Ramir by Jess Jodloman 1959

Vintage magazines like these provide us not only of the knowledge of our past movie stars, they also provide us with a glimpse of the beautiful olden days.


Manilaboy said...


Ganito ang tawag ko sa iyo ngayon dahil itong article ay talagang tunay na down memory lane. Biruin mo, ang billing pa ni Johhnny Monteiro, eh, Juan Monteiro? Which is such a puzzle to me, because the guy was Portuguese. And in Portuguese, Juan is JOAO (pronounced Dyowaw). Siguro ginawa niyang Español para madaling tanggapin at bigkasin ng moviegoers. Tapos, nang maging Americanized naman tayo, naging Johnny na. I remember him as one of the most reliable CONTRAVIDAS ng Pelikulang Tagalog. Maski na OVER THE TOP ang acting, ayos lang.

But the TANIKALANG APOY cast, mukhang fantastic ito. Pinagsama-sama ang pinakamagagaling sa RP Movies: RITA GOMEZ, LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, PARALUMAN, EDDIE GARCIA, VAN DE LEON, ETANG DISCHER & BELLA FLORES. Powerhouse casting ito. Available yata ito sa KABAYAN CENTRAL, pero ang nakakagigil ay VHS lang. Eh, sino pa ba ang may VHS machine ngayon? Kailangan sigurong MAGISING sa KATOTOHAN ang KABAYAN CENTRAL, na para mabili at mapanood itong mga naggagandahang lumang Pelikulang Tagalog, ay i-transfer na sa DVD. Tama ba ako o mali, my frien d, turan mo nga kung hindi SENSIBLE itong payo ko?

Diga me, amigo, venderán más peliculas esta manera. Usted no piensa?

Ayan ha, period piece din ang dialogue ko!

- Joemari

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Dennis said...

Manilaboy: hehe oo nga. yo lo hablo espanol un poco pero es muy interesante para estudiar mas... hehe pasensya na yan lang natutunan ko sa boring na spanish teacher ko nung college.
Hindi ko nga rin maintindihan yang Kabayan Central kung bakit VHS pa rin ang pormat nila. Maybe para di gaano ma-pirate? Siguro darating din ang panahon na magigising sila sa katotohanan..
answer-man: okay will visit your site soon man....perhaps next century hehe

Rey said...

I remembered watching some ofthese movies in my elementary days sa channel 9 (pre-edsa) with their afternoon show "Sine sa Nueve".

Dennis said...

Rey: OO nga. Sa ngayon,Channel 5 ang nagpapalabas ng mga ganitong pelikula tuwing weekends..

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where did you get these vintage magazines, where in Cubao? Binebenta ba ang mga ito?

Dennis said...

anonymous:kung gusto po ninyong bumili ng ganitong magazine ay kontakin ninyo ako sa 09155766643.Salamat po.

Anonymous said...

hello po.... ang alam ko po ang KABAYAN CENTRAL e bumibili lang din ng mga ganitong produkto, di po sila gumagawa, di po nagpo-produce.. yun lang po. tawag po kayo sa (632) 637-3859 or from the US call (818) 660-2659 for more and accurate info. salamat po!