Filmography: Vivian Volta (1974)

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Basic Information: Direction Bobby Santiago; Story and Screenplay Antonio Pascua; Cast: Vilma Santos (in the title role), Edgar Mortiz, Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Leopoldo Salcedo, Leonor Vergara, Darius Razon and Cristina Reyes; Cinematography: Alfonso Alvarez; Music: D’Amarillo; Production Company: GPS Productions; Release Date: 12 October 1974 – Andrew Leavold (READ MORE)

Plot Description: Martial arts Vilma fights bad guys as Vivian Volta.

Film Achievement: Box office hit of 1974

Film Review: “…There was a time in the 70s, particularly in 1973 and 1974, when a spate of Pinoy fantasy films featuring Pinoy superheroes graced our big screens. I think it was Vilma Santos’ Lipad Darna Lipad that started it all. It ushered in this wave of so-called trend in fantasy movies. Besides Darna, Vilma came up with Wonder Vi (1973), Phantom Lady (1974) and Vivian Volta (1974); Nora Aunor had Super Gee (1973) based on a popular komik serial; Superman and Batman had their local counterparts in Zoom, Zoom Superman (1973) with Ariel Ureta and Fight Batman Fight with Victor Wood. Vilma came out with another sequel of Darna titled Darna and the Giants, also in 1973; Dolphy had his own version of Captain Barbell in Captain Barbell Boom (1973). It was the movie, Supergirl (1973) which starred Pinky, that made a major impact among the moviegoers that time. It was a surprise hit that year. It was reshown several times due to insistent public demand…” – Simon Santos (READ MORE)

Mad Scientist vs Volta – “…Eddie Garcia is a mad scientist who plans to destroy the world, and comebacking star Leonor Vergara is his wife in GPS Production’s Quezon City Film Fest entry “Volta” in full color. It stars Vilma Santos and Edgar Mortiz under the direction of Bobby Santiago…”

Fight Scene – “…In 1974, our house became a setting of GPS Productions’ “Vivian Volta.” Vilma Santos shot one scene, a fight scene…Edgar Mortiz , who was also in the movie, accompanied Vi to the set. I read in some gossip column that Vilma and Edgar that time had already problem with their relationship. Basketball star Dave Brodett, who was rumored to be courting Vilma, paid the young actress a visit at the set. Several scenes were also shot the following day, with veteran actor Eddie Garcia, playing a mad scientist and comebacking actress Leonor Vergara, who played his wife…” – Posted by Simon Santos, Video 48, 21 September 2017 (READ MORE)

Filmography: The Sensations (1971)

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Basic Information: Directed, screenplay: Tony Santos Sr.; Story: Rose Reynaldo, Tony Dantes; Cast: Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Ike Lozada, Perla Adea, Romy Mallari, Tony Santos Jr., Baby De Jesus, Darius Razon, Rhodora Silva, Vic Pacia, Ben David, Angge, Beth Manlongat; Original Music: Freddie Delgado

Plot Description:   No Available Data

Film Achievement:   No Available Data

Film Review: “…Ang The Sensations ay produce ng ABS CBN at dinerek ni Tony Santos Sr. Consistent No. 1 Top rater ang show at kasama ni Vi & Bot sina Perla Adea, Romy Mallari, Rhodora Silva, Darius Razon, Baby de Jesus, Tony Santos Jr., Janine Frias, atbpa. Dahil sa kasikatan nila Vi & Bot ginawang movie ang The Sensations noong April, 1971, big boxoffice hit ito kaya sinundan agad ni direk tony ng ” Young Lovers ” noong August, 1971, big hit din ito. Ginawan din ng L.P. Album nila Vi & Bot ang The Sensations at muling tinangkilik ng masang pilipino…” – Jojo V. Lim (READ MORE)

“…Sa tuwing sumasapit ang Christmas at valentine’s Day ay nagtatapatan ang mga pelikula nila. Nang ginawa nina Guy at Pip sa Hawai ang pelikulang Blue Hawai, hindi nagpatalo ang Vilma at Edgar. Nagtungo rin sila sa Hawai at ginawa nila ang pelikulang Aloha, My Love bilang pantapat sa pelikula nina Nora at Tirso. Ganyan talaga kainit ang labanan noon ng dalawang parehang ito. Pagkatapos ipalabasa ang mga pelikulang Blue Hawai at Aloha My Love na parehong kumita sa takilya, nagtungo rin ang dalawang pangkat sa USa para gawin naman nila ang pang-Valentine’s Day offering nila. Don’t Ever Say Goodbye ang kina Vilma at Edgar, samantalang ang kina Guy at Pip naman ay ang Gift of Love. Hindi lang iyan. Tuwing sasapit naman ang Metro Manila Film Festival ay nagkakaroon din sila ng kanya-kanyang entry under their respective production companies – ang Tagalog Ilang Ilang for Vi and Bot at Sampaguita Pictures kina Guy at Pip. Halos sila na lang ang siyang pinapanood at iniidolo ng fans…” – Ely S. Sablan (READ MORE)

“…Ang The Sensations ay isa sa pinakasikat at numero unong musical variety show noong early ’70s. Dito din sa programang ito nakilala sina Darius Razon, Rhodora Silva, Florence Aguilar, Eva Vivar, Geraldine, Richard La Torre, Romeo Miranda, Rene Ordoñez, Esperanza Fabon (na isa nang judge ngayon sa Quezon City), ang Two of Us na sina Ronnie Henares at Jojit Paredes at marami pang iba. Sa programa nina Vic at Tony ay palaging pinapatugtog nila ang mga plaka nina Vilma at Edgar (duet) katulad ng Something Stupid (na naging theme song ng Vilma-Edgar fans), Goodnight My Love, I Love You Honey (na ginawang title ng pelikula nila), I Have Dreamed, I Understand, Better Than All, I Wonder Why, Always With You, Two People in Love, You Don’t Love Me Anymore at marami pang iba. Si Vic Pacia ay namatay sa isang car accident. Samantala sa The Sensations, pinauso ni Vilma ang sayaw na Vilma’s Penguin. Kwelang kwela ang mga bumubuo ng The Sensations at ito ay sa direksiyon ng isa sa pinakamahusay na aktor ng pelikulang Pilipino na si Tony Santos Sr. (si Ka Dencio sa pelikulang Sister Stella L, remember? at naging Best Supporting Actor din sa Asya). As a matter of fact, ang The Sensations ay ginawang pelikula ng Tagalog-Ilang-Ilang Productions na kinunan pa sa iba’t ibang parte ng Pilipinas. May kinunan din nito sa Pagsanjan Falls kung saan muntik nang malunod si Romy Mallari. Nang ideklara ni President Marcos ang martial law noong 1972 ay biglang nawala din ang The Sensations, pati na ang ABS CBN 2 ay isinara, subali’t ito ay pinalitan ng Santos, Mortiz And Associates sa ibang TV station na. Nang maghiwalay ng landas sina Vilma at Edgar ay nawala na din ang Santos, Mortiz And Associates. Nagkaroon ng tampuhan ang grupo nina Edgar at Tony Santos, Sr. at ang grupo ni Vilma at Ike Lozada. Si Vilma ay ipinareha ni Ike kay Jojit Paredes pero nanligaw din si Ronnie Henares kay Vi. Si Vilma at Jojit ay iginawa ng pelikula ni Baby K. Jimenez (isang drumbeater ni Nora Aunor) via Tok Tok Palatok, isang comedy movie. Si Vilma at Ronnie naman ay gumawa din ng pelikula sa Lea Productions na may pamagat na Let’s Do The Salsa, isa namang musical film…” – Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

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Filmography: Big Ike’s Happening (1976)

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Basic Information: Directed: Pablo Santiago and Bobby Santiago; Writing credits: Tommy C. David, Santiago and Lozada; Cast: Tirso Cruz III, Walter Navarro, Ike Lozada, Aurora Salve, Gina Alajar, Jojit Paredes, Dondon Nakar, Arnold Gamboa, Maribel Aunor, Winnie Santos, German Moreno, Allan Valenzuala, Inday Badiday, Doyet Ilagan, Ben David, Edward Campos, Lilian Laing, Aruray; Special Guest Stars: Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Perla Bautista, Charlie Davao, Esperanza Fabon, Bella Flores, Lito Legaspi, Christopher De Leon, Van De Leon, Pinky Montilla, Alma Moreno, Dencio Padilla, Eddie Perigrina, Andy Poe, jerry Pons, Ric Rodrigo, Gloria Romero, Daria Ramirez, Darius Razon, Marianne Dela Riva, Eddie San Jose, Ricky Santiago, Lorna Tolentino, Eddie Villamayor, and Vic Vargas; Executive Producer: Larry Santiago; Original Music: D’Amarillo; Cinematography: Joe Batac Jr.

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement:   Ranked 32nd on Top-US-Grossing Tagalog-Language Feature Films Released In 1976

Film Review: Enrique “Big Ike” Lozada (August 13, 1940-March 8, 1995) was a Filipino comedian, actor and TV host. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Iloilo City. He started acting at the age of 11 on the movie Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan with the younger Susan Roces. He died on March 10, 1995 in Manila, of heart attack. He was 54. His had lain at Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City. – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

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