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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #30 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 02:57 PM »
What gives with Gangland? Did he really direct it? It was so not Peque. The framing, the pace, everything about it was different I could not recognize a single element that would identify it as Peque's work.

I know someone who's a close friend of Erik Matti, who's the godfather of his son, too, I believe, and apparently, Gangland was directed by Matti, who was a Gallaga protege/AD. Apparently. Matti did get writer credit and appeared in a cameo. Erik also wrote and directed Scorpio 2 but as a deal with Gallaga and Reyes, the two got writer credit in exchange for a director credit for Matti. All of this , of course, is secondhand info. Who knows what really went down.
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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #31 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 03:08 PM »
What gives with Gangland? Did he really direct it? It was so not Peque. The framing, the pace, everything about it was different I could not recognize a single element that would identify it as Peque's work.

I know someone who's a close friend of Erik Matti, who's the godfather of his son, too, I believe, and apparently, Gangland was directed by Matti, who was a Gallaga protege/AD. Apparently. Matti did get writer credit and appeared in a cameo. Erik also wrote and directed Scorpio 2 but as a deal with Gallaga and Reyes, the two got writer credit in exchange for a director credit for Matti. All of this , of course, is secondhand info. Who knows what really went down?

I also heard that Gallaga and Matti had a big falling out because of Scorpio 2. I think it involved the budget for the movie. I'm not too sure though.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #32 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 03:25 PM »
Matti was apparently banned from the editing room. That's what my friend told me, at least.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #33 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 06:20 PM »
What gives with Gangland? Did he really direct it? It was so not Peque. The framing, the pace, everything about it was different I could not recognize a single element that would identify it as Peque's work.


I know someone who's a close friend of Erik Matti, who's the godfather of his son, too, I believe, and apparently, Gangland was directed by Matti, who was a Gallaga protege/AD. Apparently. Matti did get writer credit and appeared in a cameo. Erik also wrote and directed Scorpio 2 but as a deal with Gallaga and Reyes, the two got writer credit in exchange for a director credit for Matti. All of this , of course, is secondhand info. Who knows what really went down.

Scorpio Nights 2 failed in comparison to the original one.

The style, camera work, technical aspects and craftmanship are excellent. To think that Mr. Peque Gallaga was bedridden during that time!

And the bloody finale...whoa....one can conclude that
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Re:Peque Gallaga
« Reply #34 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 07:18 PM »
Boracay was such a big deal then for us since they shot it in our province.

As a kid, I always looked forward to his sci-fi/fantasy flicks. Up to now, I'm still spooked by Tiyanak. I can't see that film without dreading what could be under my bed.

I remember that TV Show bro, a lot of people made a big deal about it.  I guess during that time Boracay is not as popular as it is now.  So, people in our province are not used to seeing a lot of showbiz people.

I like Boracay and the other shows of that genre, Cebu and Davao.  Too bad we cannot see it again.  I hope they would rerun it as a promotional thing for the country's tourism. Paging Dick Gordon  ;D

My fave Peque Gallaga film is Isang Araw Walang Diyos and Once Upon a Time.
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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #35 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 07:53 PM »
I still remember Boracay. I religiously followed it when it was aired. I think it was an intelligently written series that really deviated from the norm. Almost everyone was speaking in conversational Pilipino, which means taglish, hehe. Walang mga awkward na words that are used in formula soaps like "ngunit", "itay", etc.   ;D

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #36 on: Apr 27, 2003 at 08:40 PM »
I heard that Oro Plata Mata is a six-hour movie, which is why it's `parang bitin' (not in terms of its conclusion which is perfectly okay), but I have this difficulty of analyzing Kuh Ledesma's character. I asked those who had also seen the movie, and the same question kept on popping up "Ano yung character ni Kuh Ledesma dun?"

Maybe you could give opinions on this one. Since it is unllikely that Peque Gallaga would reissue the complete version of the film in video...

Bro wedge, accdg. to Bro Utoy Kuh Ledesma's character was a ghost sex slave parang comfort woman siguro, who would appear every time a bad omen will happen on the "mata" section of the movie.

Since Peque re-cut the movie to only three hours, her scenes were included.

Akala ko rin nung una, hindi ko makuha yung character ni Kuh...but one of her greatest moments in the film was the explosion of her head literally!

About the complete video version...let's just continue to dream on....!
Hm, thanks for that, keating! But then, if she's a ghost bakit siya nabaril ni Joel Torre? It's a stupid question though, but does that mean that Joel Torre's character is also a ghost? And bigla na lang nawala si Ronnie Lazaro after that ala-Wild Bunch scene na yun eh. Just asking... :)

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #37 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 01:12 AM »
Kuh's character is meant to be mistaken for a real ghost character.  Or so Gallaga says.

Gangland is by Matti?  Why am I not surprised?

They should do a festival titled "Gallaga B.L." (guess what the letters stand for).  I've always said his solo efforts are the only ones worth watching.  

Scorpio Nights 2 is wonderful comedy.  Nonstop laff riot.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #38 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 08:14 AM »

Scorpio Nights 2 is wonderful comedy.  Nonstop laff riot.

I completely agree.  ;D

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #39 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 01:25 PM »
He also directed the "historical" San Miguel beer commercials.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #40 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 05:57 PM »
He also directed the "historical" San Miguel beer commercials.


That's why the production design and cinematography are superb!  8)

I think he can also be at par with RIDLEY SCOTT as the

MOST VISUALLY STUNNING FILMMAKER.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #41 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 06:07 PM »
I heard that Oro Plata Mata is a six-hour movie, which is why it's `parang bitin' (not in terms of its conclusion which is perfectly okay), but I have this difficulty of analyzing Kuh Ledesma's character. I asked those who had also seen the movie, and the same question kept on popping up "Ano yung character ni Kuh Ledesma dun?"

Maybe you could give opinions on this one. Since it is unllikely that Peque Gallaga would reissue the complete version of the film in video...

Bro wedge, accdg. to Bro Utoy Kuh Ledesma's character was a ghost sex slave parang comfort woman siguro, who would appear every time a bad omen will happen on the "mata" section of the movie.

Since Peque re-cut the movie to only three hours, her scenes were included.

Akala ko rin nung una, hindi ko makuha yung character ni Kuh...but one of her greatest moments in the film was the explosion of her head literally!

About the complete video version...let's just continue to dream on....!
Hm, thanks for that, keating! But then, if she's a ghost bakit siya nabaril ni Joel Torre? It's a stupid question though, but does that mean that Joel Torre's character is also a ghost? And bigla na lang nawala si Ronnie Lazaro after that ala-Wild Bunch scene na yun eh. Just asking... :)

Bro Wedge gusto ng mag- REST IN PEACE ni KUH that's why she wanted Miguel (Joel Torre) to shoot him!

Yung nabaril siya ng una, maybe that was just an incidental shot.

The disapperance of some of the characters hindi nga masyado naipaliwanag. But my guess is...

Viring and Jo Russell (LORLI VILLANUEVA and MAYA VALDEZ) are in the U.S. already.

TATING (Mary Walter was killed by the Japanese soldiers).

And Hermes (Ronnie Lazaro) joined the military already.
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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #42 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 11:23 PM »
I just read in a Korean newsletter about a Korean remake of Peque Gallaga's Scorpio Nights entitled Summer Time. Has someone seen this movie and is it as good as the Pinoy version?

Summer Time ["Sseom-meo-ta-im"] Directed by Park Jae-ho. Screenplay by Yoo Gap-yeol. A student activist moves into an attic room in a small town, where he discovers a hole in the floor. After spying on the woman downstairs, the wife of a policeman, he enters her apartment and embarks on an affair with her. Set in the 1980s. An official remake of the mid-1980s Philippine film Scorpio Nights by Peque Gallaga. Starring singer/actress Kim Ji-hyun, Ryu Su-young, Choi Chul-ho. Cinematography by Shin Hyun-joong. Produced by Sidus. Distributed by Cinema Service. Rating: 18+. 103 min. May 26.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #43 on: Apr 28, 2003 at 11:47 PM »
I've seen  it. I have a VCD copy I borrowed from an officemate. It's a carbon, except it's too glossy, too slick, it doesn't have the blight, the desperation and the claustrophobia of the original. The original's still far far better and I'm not just being Pinoy about it.  :)

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« Reply #44 on: Apr 30, 2003 at 11:32 PM »
I've seen  it. I have a VCD copy I borrowed from an officemate. It's a carbon, except it's too glossy, too slick, it doesn't have the blight, the desperation and the claustrophobia of the original. The original's still far far better and I'm not just being Pinoy about it.  :)

Was Scorpio Nights inspired by IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES?  ???

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2003 at 03:06 AM »
Was Scorpio Nights inspired by IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES?  ???
Yes.  Peque was quite open about it.  BTW,  did he direct the movie Once Upon A Time ( Regal)?

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2003 at 10:45 AM »
It's good to hear that our Asian neighbors are re-making his films.

Yup, ONCE UPON A TIME the Regal flick was made by him with Lore Reyes.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2003 at 11:12 AM »
Talaga? I always thought it Once was made pre-Lore.

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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2003 at 11:18 AM »
ONCE UPON A TIME was his first collaboration with Lore Reyes.

UNFAITHFUL WIFE his follow-up to Anna Marie Gutierrez after the critical success of Scorpio Nights, was his last solo credit as a director.

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« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2003 at 09:59 PM »
Speaking of Scorpio Nights, I must admit I LEARNED alot from the nude and sex scenes there. No kidding.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2003 at 10:14 PM »
Speaking of Scorpio Nights, I must admit I LEARNED alot from the nude and sex scenes there. No kidding.

Hey RitchieN, talaga bang maraming matututuhan?  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2003 at 10:13 AM »
Bro TOTI, the dvd of Scorpio Nights is available on Regalfilms.com.

Buy it you want to learn the techniques, art and style of lovemaking....superb execution!

But there is  more than that...watch the bloody finale.
The opening credits is almost similar to the opening scene in Oro, plata, mata.

Long tracking shot!  8)

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2003 at 11:15 PM »
Bro TOTI, the dvd of Scorpio Nights is available on Regalfilms.com.

Buy it you want to learn the techniques, art and style of lovemaking....superb execution!

But there is  more than that...watch the bloody finale.
The opening credits is almost similar to the opening scene in Oro, plata, mata.

Long tracking shot!  8)

Who's in it? What it's all about?   ???
Is this an adult movie or a serious movie with mature nature? Sorry, I really don't know!   ???

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2003 at 03:01 AM »
 ;D Scorpio Nights made me buy a CD of Simon and Garfunkel...

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2003 at 08:33 AM »
Yes Toti.

I admit it. I started making love with women around the country after watching and learning from Scorpio Nights.

I am not lying. It is true.

Hey RitchieN, talaga bang maraming matututuhan?  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2003 at 10:37 AM »
Hey....Bro Ritchie.

You should also thank MR. PEQUE GALLAGA for that!  :)

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« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2003 at 11:01 AM »
Who's in it? What it's all about?   ???
Is this an adult movie or a serious movie with mature nature? Sorry, I really don't know!   ???

It was inspired by IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES.

Yes, TOTI it's an adult movie with serious nature really intended only for mature audiences. The cast includes the legendary Anna Marie Gutierrez, Orestes Ojeda & Daniel Fernando.

THis was shown in 1984 but re-shown again at the now ghostly Manila Film Center UNCUT.

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2003 at 12:21 PM »
Can anyone give a list of the scenes included in the uncut version?

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Re:THE PEQUE GALLAGA THREAD
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2003 at 01:07 PM »
Speaking of uncut versions. Our film org in UP once held a big screening for Chito Rono's Private Show, little did we know that we got the uncut version of the film reel. It was there that we unwittingly showed in public the so-called banderitas scene. Sobrang gratuitous nung scene na yun and it never really contributed anything to the whole film.

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« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2003 at 02:19 PM »
Can anyone give a list of the scenes included in the uncut version?

Bro Indie boi, I was in grade 4 at that time...but luckily we had the uncut beta tape which I transfered to vhs. ;D

The pumping scene between Anna Marie Gutierrez & Daniel Fernando are much longer...than the vhs/vcd release.

I dont know on the vcd release if it contains the exchange of saliva between the two also.

And the final scene...how could I say it... there's the controversial frontal nudity of Orestes where his organ is near his gun before he make love to Anna Marie.