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Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« on: Apr 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt37VFLyc-M

Slated for Cannes...sana nga makasama siya :)

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013 at 09:27 AM »
Been seeing this on TFC, can't wait to see this on DVD,...

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013 at 06:23 AM »
Well Go USA Acquires On the Job
May 24, 2013

Texas-based distributors Well Go USA have acquired all North American distribution rights to director Erik Matti's On the Job (2013), starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and Joel Torre. The Filipino crime thriller will be screened in the Director's Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival.

"On the Job reiterates that it is an exciting time for Filipino cinema. We are thrilled we were able to acquire the movie before its premiere in Cannes and can't wait to bring it to audiences in North America", said said Doris Pfardrescher, President, Well Go USA Entertainment.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2013 at 09:46 AM »
From Twitch Film:

Baltasar Kormakur To Remake Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
June 27, 2013

Premiering as part of this year's Director's Fortnight selection in Cannes, Erik Matti's On The Job is based on the sort of story that is too strange to be fiction - a true life tale of prisoners released on day passes to work as hitmen, with prison officials working in collaboration with gangsters and high ranking politicians to make it all happen. It's the sort of story that has obvious dramatic appeal and so it comes as no surprise that it quickly caught the eye of several high ranking players in Hollywood.

And now word is out that Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband, 2 Guns) is attached to direct a US version of the story. How close this will hold to the Matti version is yet to be determined, with Deadline previously reporting Kormakur was pursuing a version based on his own research, but he's certainly no stranger to adapting material successfully for the US audience with Contraband being a remake of Icelandic offering Reykjavik-Rotterdam which Kormakur previously produced and starred in.

No writer or studio home yet announced for this, though XYZ Films - which represented the Matti film for international sales - are on board to produce.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #7 on: Aug 06, 2013 at 04:55 PM »
This is my most anticipated film of 2013 both local and foreign. :D

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #8 on: Aug 06, 2013 at 04:57 PM »
but i do despise that Star Cinema narrator. I think the Cannes trailer was better. ;/

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #9 on: Aug 07, 2013 at 06:14 PM »
From Twitch Film:

Baltasar Kormakur To Remake Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
June 27, 2013

Premiering as part of this year's Director's Fortnight selection in Cannes, Erik Matti's On The Job is based on the sort of story that is too strange to be fiction - a true life tale of prisoners released on day passes to work as hitmen, with prison officials working in collaboration with gangsters and high ranking politicians to make it all happen. It's the sort of story that has obvious dramatic appeal and so it comes as no surprise that it quickly caught the eye of several high ranking players in Hollywood.

And now word is out that Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband, 2 Guns) is attached to direct a US version of the story. How close this will hold to the Matti version is yet to be determined, with Deadline previously reporting Kormakur was pursuing a version based on his own research, but he's certainly no stranger to adapting material successfully for the US audience with Contraband being a remake of Icelandic offering Reykjavik-Rotterdam which Kormakur previously produced and starred in.

No writer or studio home yet announced for this, though XYZ Films - which represented the Matti film for international sales - are on board to produce.

Cool (given 2 Guns is the current No. 1 film in the US)!!!

Any word if Kormakur will provide Piolo Pascual or Gerald Anderson cameo roles in the planned remake?

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #10 on: Aug 18, 2013 at 07:42 PM »
next week yata ito ipapalabas dito sa Baguio

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #11 on: Aug 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM »
Local showing starts August 28.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #12 on: Aug 28, 2013 at 02:52 PM »
It started off slow, but it picks up and is very engaging. That might be the best-shot chase sequence I've ever seen in a local film.

Worth the visit. I didn't think we'd ever see a film like this under the Star Cinema banner.
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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #13 on: Aug 31, 2013 at 07:42 AM »
Very good with quality production values. I think it's probably the best mainstream Filipino film this year.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #14 on: Aug 31, 2013 at 07:39 PM »
ON THE JOB ***
Cast: Piolo Pascual, Joey Marquez, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Michael De Mesa, Leo Martinez, Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, Vivian Velez, Empress Schuck, William Martinez, Rosanna Roces, Nino Muhlach.
Dir: Erik Matti.

A young detective and a veteran cop uncovers a nefarious scheme where inmates are surreptitiously released in order to do hit jobs for corrupt, high-ranking elected officials. Director Erik Matti is probably one of the very few MAINSTREAM Filipino director who deliver quality work. I'm not a fan of Tiktik but this solid thriller, which is an improvement, shows that he's a force to be reckoned with. Though far from perfect, it's got flair, style and very well-paced (though I must say he should stop casting Joey Marquez). I hope more mainstream Pinoy films follow suit.


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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #15 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 07:59 PM »
just got home from a screening of it here in Baguio.
pwede na siguro akong di manood ng Filipino film ngayong taon. :)

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #16 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 09:07 PM »
just got home from a screening of it here in Baguio.
pwede na siguro akong di manood ng Filipino film ngayong taon. :)

Is that a compliment or an insult?

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Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #17 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 01:10 PM »

Is that a compliment or an insult?

compliment sir.
eh eto lang yata ang inaabangan kong Filipino film ngayong taon.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #18 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 01:24 PM »

it was good, bihira na ko manood ng pinoy movies dahil karamihan lumalabas ngayon walang kwenta but this one was worth it  :)

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #19 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 02:18 PM »
Been meaning to watch this as we haven't seen any pinoy action flicks hit the big screen. Glad to hear that it's decent.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #20 on: Sep 08, 2013 at 03:23 PM »
Mahusay!
Good job ON THE JOB!  ;D
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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #21 on: Sep 08, 2013 at 05:11 PM »
Watched it last night. Would definitely watch more filipino films if only they were of this calibre!

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #22 on: Sep 08, 2013 at 05:23 PM »
Thumbs up on this movie kahit madaming bad words ako narinig sa movie, haha overall im impressed what erik matti done on this movie. :)

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #23 on: Sep 11, 2013 at 08:35 AM »
ON THE JOB ***
Cast: Piolo Pascual, Joey Marquez, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Michael De Mesa, Leo Martinez, Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, Vivian Velez, Empress Schuck, William Martinez, Rosanna Roces, Nino Muhlach.
Dir: Erik Matti.

A young detective and a veteran cop uncovers a nefarious scheme where inmates are surreptitiously released in order to do hit jobs for corrupt, high-ranking elected officials. Director Erik Matti is probably one of the very few MAINSTREAM Filipino director who deliver quality work. I'm not a fan of Tiktik but this solid thriller, which is an improvement, shows that he's a force to be reckoned with. Though far from perfect, it's got flair, style and very well-paced (though I must say he should stop casting Joey Marquez). I hope more mainstream Pinoy films follow suit.



Nino Muhlach was in that film? William Martinez too?? 

Holy Quentin Tarantino, Batman!!!   

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #24 on: Sep 11, 2013 at 09:44 PM »
I've been very critical, and mostly have an unfair opinion of Filipino movies in general but, if there was only one film I would watch this year it would be On The Job.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #25 on: Sep 11, 2013 at 09:49 PM »
Nino Muhlach was in that film? William Martinez too?? 

Holy Quentin Tarantino, Batman!!!   

yup, nino muhlach plays a drug lord, william martinez a prison guard..
great watch.. can't wait for this to be released in dvd/bd.. this will be shown in the US on sept 27.. may trailer na sa itunes movies.. and i heard a US company will release this in dvd/bd after...

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #26 on: Sep 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM »
Patok itong movie na ito. highly recommend.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #27 on: Sep 12, 2013 at 11:42 PM »
Well Go USA Acquires On the Job
May 24, 2013

Texas-based distributors Well Go USA have acquired all North American distribution rights to director Erik Matti's On the Job (2013), starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and Joel Torre. The Filipino crime thriller will be screened in the Director's Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival.

"On the Job reiterates that it is an exciting time for Filipino cinema. We are thrilled we were able to acquire the movie before its premiere in Cannes and can't wait to bring it to audiences in North America", said said Doris Pfardrescher, President, Well Go USA Entertainment.

I wonder if the Hollywood remake will involve any Filipinos in the cast. 

I think Erik Matti should lobby for a cameo. :D

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #28 on: Sep 12, 2013 at 11:45 PM »
I think they should let him direct it.

Speaking of that, who would you cast in a Hollywood remake?

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #29 on: Sep 13, 2013 at 07:10 AM »
I hesitated first because I hated Matti's Tik-tik, but this, this is a very well crafted film...

On the ending though... I would have preferred if Daniel (Gerald) is the one who whacked Tatang (Torre) instead, killing his very own mentor... makes sense really, since Tatang is now expendable to Gen. Pacheco's group. It should have ended in full circle making Daniel as the new Hitman...
« Last Edit: Sep 13, 2013 at 07:11 AM by Ashburndaride »