Filmography: Vilma Viente Nueve (1975)

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Basic Information: Directed: Pablo Santiago; Screenplay: Tommy David; Cast: Jun Aristorenas, Max Alvarado, Lito Legaspi, Vilma Santos, Anita Linda, German Moreno, Charmie Benavides, Jun Santos, Ruben Ramos, Johnny Rio, Angel Confiado, Tony Beso, Martin Marfil; Executive producer: Jun Aristorenas; Cinematography: Joe Batac Jr.

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: Adapted from comics, Vilma Veinte-Nueve (1974-1975) was written by Cris R. Marcelino and illustrated by Vir G. Flores for Aliwan Komiks (Aliwan Komiks ).

Film Review: (No available film review)

The Balisong-wielding Batangueña Fighter – “…Vilma Santos, the Batanguena: However, the most telling evidence of how well a person can suit language and lifestyle lies in Vilma Santos-Recto, who now peppers her conversations with traditional Batangueño lines spoken with the right attitude. Vilma has taken to calling friends as Ka Nitoy or Ka Celia, Ka being a term of endearment among Batangas old-timers. Ka is also used as a term of respect to another person, usually older. In the late ’70s, Vilma acted in a film called “Vilma Veinte Nueve (29)” where she played a balisong-wielding fighter of a character. She was Batangueña, but of course…” – Nestor Cuartero, Manila Bulletin, 27 January 2017 (READ MORE)

The Blade That Defines Batangueño – “…The balisong is our identity, Ona said. It defines us as Batanguenos. We can’t just let the industry die because of politics and cell phones. Through his business which is known all over the world, Ona is doing his best to help revive the industry by producing collectors’ type balisong and constantly improving on the the quality of the knife which has become his passion. Balisong is not only my passion, it is also a fascination,” he said. “In 1970, this fan knife saved my life from an attacker who retreated after he saw how fast I was with my balisong, and realized that his small weapon was no match for my bigger fan knife…” – Mei Magsino (READ MORE)

Juanito “Jun” Aristorenas (May 7, 1933–2000) was a Filipino actor, director, dancer, producer and writer. Aristorenas was known for his western roles, and has topbilled cowboy’ movies such as Sagupaan ng mga Patapon, Dugong Tigre, Apat na Bagwis. As an actor, Aristorenas has performed in movies such as Danilo Ronquillo: Cavite Boy, released in 1965, in which he portrayed Danilo Ronquillo, Rico Solitaryo (1966), and Bale-bale Kung Lumaban (1964). As a movie director, he has worked on movies such as Matalino man ang matsing na-iisahan din!, released in 2000, Cara y Cruz: Walang Sinasanto! (1996), and Marami Ka Pang Kakaining Bigas (1994). Aristorenas has also written the story of “Matalino man ang matsing na-iisahan din!”, released in 2000 (Wikipedia).

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Filmography: Larawan ng Pag-ibig (1964)

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Basic Information: Directed: Jose Miranda Cruz; Story: Jose Miranda Cruz; Screenplay: Jose Miranda Cruz; Cast: Willie Sotelo, Rosita Noble, Eva Darren, Vilma Santos, Lolita Lopez, Ben David, Teddy Santos, Carol Varga, Martin Marfil, Tessie Tecson, Nello Nayo, Johnny De Leon, Rolando Liwanag, Roger Nite, Dalton De Castro, Cleng-Cleng Diaz; Executive producer: Vicente De Leon; Original Music: Pablo Vergara; Production Design: Vicente Nayve; Film Poster: Video 48

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Reviews: “…Ipinanganak nga marahil si Ma. Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos sa show business dahil sa pagitan ng taping ng “Larawan..” ay nagkasunod-sunod na ang kanyang mga pelikula…“Larawan Ng Pag-ibig” ng Vitri (base sa TV series, Pebrero 19 – 28, 1964)…ng lumikha ng rekord sa takilya…Makalipas ang mga tatlong buwan, nakatanggap ng maikling sulat si Mama Santos muka lay G. Agra. Naghahanap ang Sampaguita Picutures ng batang babae na gaganap ng mahalagang papel sa “Anak, Ang Iyong Ina!” at isinali ng amain ang pangalan ni Vi. Hindi puwedeng lumiban si Papa Santos sa pinpasukang government office, at ayaw naman nilang mapahiya ang kamag-anak, kaya napilitan si Mama Santos na humingi ng day=off sa opisina (Aguinaldo’s). Pagdating sa studio, wala si G. Agra at nasa location shooting, ngunit totoong naroroon ang pangalan ni Vi, kaya’t pinapasok sila sa tanggapan. Napadaan sa harapan ni Mama Santos si Bella Flores na dala ang script ng “Trudis Liit.” Nagulumihanan si Mama Santos. Binasa niyang muli ang liham ni G. Agra. Mali yata ang napuntahan nila! Akma niyang tatawagin si Vi na noon ay nkikipaglaro sa iba pang mga bata upang yayain na itong umuwi, nang pumasok sina Mommy Vera, Dr. at Mrs. Perez, at Eddie Garcia. At doon nagsimula ang movie career ni Vi na magpahanggang ngayon ay batbat pa rin ng iba’t ibang panunuri, opinyon at konklusiyon…” – Ched P. Gonzales (READ MORE)

“…Ang kaunaunahang Teleserye o Telenobela sa Television ng ABS CBN Channel 3 ay pinagbidahan ni Vilma, ito ay ang Larawan ng Pagibig. Dinirek ni Jose Miranda Cruz at mga artista din dito sina Eva Darren, Willie Sotelo, at Rosita Noble. Si Vilma ay 11 years old pa lang dito. Pagkatapos ng taping ng Larawan ng Pagibig, lagare naman si Vi sa kanyang Radio Drama program sa DZRH ang Naligaw na Anghel, kasama nya sina Maggie de la Riva at si Anita Linda na gumanap na ina ni Vilma. Ang T.V. show at Radio drama program ni Vi ay tumagal sa ere ng 3 years…” – Jojo V. Lim (READ MORE)

“…Ang teleseryeng Larawan Ng Pag-ibig (July 19, 1964) ay prinodyus ng Vitri Films at pinangunahan nina Vi, Willie Sotelo, Eva Darren, Ben David at Rosita Noble. Si Jose Miranda Cruz ang sumulat, gumawa ng iskrip at nagdirek ng pelikulang ito na nasubaybayan sa Channel 3…” – Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

“…Larawan ng Pag-ibig, teleserye, 1963 – on ABS-CBN. She’s the original TV drama princess. Buckets of tears, the familiar high-strung acting, but forgiveable, she’s just a kid, please. Were there TV household ratings in 1963? The show was a hit, Larawan the movie had to be done. The little brown girl from Iriga, Nora Villamayor, was a big Vilma fan…” – anonymous (READ MORE)

Filmography: Aninong Bakal (1963)

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Basic Information: Direction, story and screenplay: Jose Miranda Cruz; Cast: Ronald Remy, Willie Sotelo, Lourdes Medel, Renato Robles, Lydia Resma, Carol Varga, Martin Marfil, Eva Darren, Nello Nayo, Sammy Sarmiento, Bino Garcia, Vilma Santos, Cleng-Cleng Diaz, Oscar Staris, Pepito Garcia, Max Rojo, Louie Florentino, Armando Lucero, Nina Araneta, Seme Policarpio, Joe Constantino, Andring Asuncion, Ric Halili, Ernesto Del Rosario, Ernie Fajardo, Mario Savalsa, Armando Grisola, Marilyn Monje; Executive Producer: Vicente De Villa; Original Music: Pablo Vergara; Film poster: Video 48

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Reviews: “…Ipinanganak nga marahil si Ma. Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos sa show business dahil sa pagitan ng taping ng “Larawan..” ay nagkasunod-sunod na ang kanyang mga pelikula…“Aninong Bakal” ng Vitri Films (Oktubre 9 – 28, 1963)…ng lumikha ng rekord sa takilya…Makalipas ang mga tatlong buwan, nakatanggap ng maikling sulat si Mama Santos muka lay G. Agra. Naghahanap ang Sampaguita Picutures ng batang babae na gaganap ng mahalagang papel sa “Anak, Ang Iyong Ina!” at isinali ng amain ang pangalan ni Vi. Hindi puwedeng lumiban si Papa Santos sa pinpasukang government office, at ayaw naman nilang mapahiya ang kamag-anak, kaya napilitan si Mama Santos na humingi ng day=off sa opisina (Aguinaldo’s). Pagdating sa studio, wala si G. Agra at nasa location shooting, ngunit totoong naroroon ang pangalan ni Vi, kaya’t pinapasok sila sa tanggapan. Napadaan sa harapan ni Mama Santos si Bella Flores na dala ang script ng “Trudis Liit.” Nagulumihanan si Mama Santos. Binasa niyang muli ang liham ni G. Agra. Mali yata ang napuntahan nila! Akma niyang tatawagin si Vi na noon ay nkikipaglaro sa iba pang mga bata upang yayain na itong umuwi, nang pumasok sina Mommy Vera, Dr. at Mrs. Perez, at Eddie Garcia. At doon nagsimula ang movie career ni Vi na magpahanggang ngayon ay batbat pa rin ng iba’t ibang panunuri, opinyon at konklusiyon…” – Ched P. Gonzales, Modern Romances & True Confessions, 15 December 1980 (READ MORE)

“…Pinangunahan nina Vi, Ronald Remy, Willie Sotelo, Lourdes Medel, Carol Varga, Martin Marfil at Eva Darren ang pelikulang Aninong Bakal (October 9, 1965 ) na prinodyus ng Vitri Films. Ito ay serialized sa Radio sponsored by PMC at sa direksiyon ni Jose Miranda Cruz…” – Alfonso Valencia, VSR_Vilma Yahoo Group (READ MORE)