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LOST Pinoy Films
« on: Feb 17, 2006 at 05:03 PM »
This thread is dedicated to Filipino films that are presumably lost, neglect and doesn't exist anymore and sometimes lurking in other countries. Let's start with the great Lino Brocka's directorial debut.....WANTED:PERFECT MOTHER.

Most of Sine Pilipino Prods. like Bernals' ZOOM, ZOOM SUPERMAN, SI POPEYE ATBP cannot be found anymore. Film curator Teddy Co even ask Elwood Perez & Joey Gosiengfiao who were Douglas Quijano's co-producer during its time attest that they can't find a copy anymore.

Here are some LOST FILIPINO FILMS:

DAIGDIG NG MGA API- said to be the HOLY GRAIL OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA
EL FILIBUSTERISMO
WANTED: PERFECT MOTHER
ZOOM ZOOM SUPERMAN
SI POPEYE ATBP.
BINHI
SUPERGIRL
ELEKTRIKA
BAGONG HARI

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Re: LOST PINOY FILMS THREAD
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2006 at 11:20 AM »
this is true. even Elwood Perez doesn't have copies of the movies he did for Sine Pilipino. Joey Gosiengfiao on the other hand still owns a 35mm print of his film La Paloma Ang Kalapating Ligaw with Celia Rodriguez & Orestes Ojeda. i understand that Cinema One is trying to buy the rights for the film. hopefully they'll get to show it or better yet they should have an Elwood Perez/Joey Gosiengfiao film retrospective.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2006 at 01:49 PM »
Its about time for Gosiengfiao/Perez film retrospective, even Zafra believes in the artistry of the duo. What Brocka & Bernal cannot touch, the two can divulge.

La Paloma was the last black and white Filipino film or is it Bernal's PAGDATING SA DULO, Jo?

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2006 at 11:52 PM »
Its about time for Gosiengfiao/Perez film retrospective, even Zafra believes in the artistry of the duo. What Brocka & Bernal cannot touch, the two can divulge.

La Paloma was the last black and white Filipino film or is it Bernal's PAGDATING SA DULO, Jo?

i totally agree with you on this one... both Perez & Gosiengfiao deserve a film retrospective of their own.

i'm not quite sure whether La Paloma was the last black & white Filipino film although i remember watching Si Popeye Atbp. in graiy black & white as well...

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2006 at 09:24 PM »
If you can dig SUPERGIRL with Pinky Montilla, Jo, you'll definitely save Philippine Cinema from further extinction.

That movie was way, way ahead of its time and definitely better than the Helen Slater crap film. Never mind if the music was copied from Coffin Joe Trilogy, or is it the other way around?
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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2006 at 11:34 PM »
If you can dig SUPERGIRL with Pinky Montilla, Jo, you'll definitely save Philippine Cinema from further extinction.

That movie was way, way ahead of its time and definitely better than the Helen Slater crap film. Never mind if the music was copied from Coffin Joe Trilogy, or is it the other way around?

this is one movie i would kill to have in my collection... it was produced by Prima Productions. remember the giant frog that trampled Mildred Ortega & Ike Lozada the village idiot who kept on running holding his slippers & was stuck by a bamboo? i used to have a copy of Fantastika Vs. Wonder Woman with Pinky Montilla & Alma Moreno. someone borrowed the tape from me & never returned it.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2006 at 06:14 PM »
Yeah, I remember it. It was like a broken record which was shown on tv many many times during the 70's. My sympathy goes to Ike Lozada. And Jo, remember the scene at the church where Montilla tries to pacify the zombies by sneaking and pulling them inside and make the sign of the cross?!

The atmosphere was superbly eerie and creepy!  :o You don't want to sleep in that town again.

And Odette Khan, the villain......those eyes!  ;D
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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #7 on: Feb 21, 2006 at 03:17 AM »
I remember liking Mang Kepweng movies with Chiquito when I was young.  They're probably lost too.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #8 on: Feb 21, 2006 at 05:09 AM »
I remember Ike Lozada being speared by that bamboo. Gave me nightmares as a kid.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #9 on: Feb 21, 2006 at 03:09 PM »
Gerry de Leon's films, almost all are lost. Manuel Conde's films, almost all are lost. Premier lost their best works, no thanks to a labor revolt. And what about those produced by Lea Productions and other independent outfits?

The sad thing is that very few peeps  are into archiving and most of today's generation don't give a crap 'bout tagalog movies, particularly our classics. And those who do--Teddy Co, Kuya Cesar, Doy del Mundo, Jo Atienza (but she's in the States now)--aren't getting any younger.

Sigh.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2006 at 10:54 PM »
What Gerry de Leon film was found by Teddy overseas, RMN? Or is it a Manuel Conde classic? I let my nephew and niece watch ITIM, and MAGNIFICO. I'm surprised that they like it.
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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 12:38 PM »
Teddy found Noli Me Tangere, and a few others I think, including The Moises Padilla Story.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 01:33 PM »
Thanks for the info, Noel. Does The Moises Padilla Story has a film noir experience?

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 01:41 PM »
no, that's 48 oras. terrific film. moises is a political film/christ drama. erap plays judas

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 01:49 PM »
Oh, I want to see that film. Too bad, its not included on this year's PELIKULA AT LIPUNAN.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 01:53 PM »
48 oras? yeah. what i'd love to see again is el filibusterismo. and of course daigdig ng mga api.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #16 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 01:54 PM »
Let's call Jojo again to the rescue, Noel!  :) I have only vague memories of the Filipino movies from the 1st Golden Age.
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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #17 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 01:57 PM »
good luck with the last two. if jojo has those, i'll eat a print of brokeback mountain.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #18 on: Feb 22, 2006 at 02:00 PM »
Trust him, Noel. He always come up with miracles, sooner or later. The man will surely SAVE PHILIPPINE CINEMA FROM EXTINCTION.

Ei Jojo, you have a job already at SOFIA. Grab it na.  ;D Let's see if he can find BAGONG HARI and those Sine Pilipino Prods.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #19 on: Mar 04, 2006 at 06:22 AM »
manuel conde's genghis khan is believed to be lost. however,there are reports that a copy is still intact in venice,italy, the one sent to the festival in 1951as an entry. hope that copy can be produced from this one.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #20 on: Mar 05, 2006 at 11:06 AM »
"Trust him, Noel. He always come up with miracles, sooner or later"

Trust me, keats. This film is lost.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #21 on: Mar 05, 2006 at 11:20 AM »
Oh, that's too bad. But I'm still betting on him. Prayers can move mountains.  ;)

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #22 on: Mar 12, 2006 at 11:32 PM »
"Trust him, Noel. He always come up with miracles, sooner or later"

Trust me, keats. This film is lost.

48 ORAS? There is an existing copy from Premiere Productions, maybe the master print or vhs, beta format.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #23 on: Mar 13, 2006 at 02:27 PM »
I mean de Leon's El Filibusterism and Daigdig ng Mga Api.

Well, El Fili I know a thing or two...but Daigdig is gone, gone, gone...

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #24 on: Mar 13, 2006 at 07:35 PM »
Were EL FILI & DAIGDIG NG MGA API from Premiere Productions, Noel?
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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #25 on: Mar 14, 2006 at 02:46 AM »
Nope. Indie outfits. Is why they're lost.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #26 on: Mar 14, 2006 at 07:48 AM »
Indie outfits? Well, I lost my bet already.

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #27 on: Mar 14, 2006 at 09:16 AM »
Yeah, I should've upped the stakes on the bet, shouldn't I? ;D

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #28 on: Mar 14, 2006 at 03:20 PM »
I know someonw who found a copy of Daigdig ng mga Api years ago, 16mm I think, but it got away. Dang!  :o

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Re: LOST Pinoy Films
« Reply #29 on: Mar 14, 2006 at 03:53 PM »
it got away. Dang! :o

They should have jumped on it and held it down tight...