Filmography: I Love You, Honey (1970)

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Basic Information: Directed, screenplay: Emmanuel H. Borlaza; Story: Justo C. Justo; Cast: Edgar Mortiz, Vilma Santos, Esperanza Fabon, Romy Mallari, Patria Plata, Mercy Oria, Scarlet, Gaston Garcia, Babette, Henry Cuino, Tweeny, Ely ventuz, Karlo Romano, Dick Israel, Pons De Guzman, SOS Daredevils; Executive producer: Espiridion Laxa; Original Music: Danny Subido; Cinematography: Rey C. Rose Javie; Film poster: Video48

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Film Reviews; “…By late 1969, movie producers had been tapping a Vilma Santos-Edgar Mortiz love team. Edgar was a Tawag ng Tanghalan winner. They started to be together in the movies, My Darling Eddie (1969) and The Jukebox King (1969)…In 1970, the love team of Vilma Santos and Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz was officially launched in the movie Young Love, together with the another popular love team during that time, Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III. The Vi and Bot love team went on to do 14 more movies in 1970—The Young Idols, Songs and Lovers, Sweethearts, Sixteen, Love Letters, Love is for the Two of Us, Mga Batang Bangketa, My Pledge of Love, Renee Rose, Baby Vi, Because You Are Mine, Edgar Loves Vilma, From the Bottom of My Heart, and I Love You Honey. All did well at the box-office…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

“…Noong Dekada ’70, ang mga young stars ay kailangang marunong kumanta dahil yun ang uso kaya naman nagtayo ng sariling recording company ang nasirang manager ni Vi na si William Leary dahil ayaw niyang pahuhuli sa uso ang kanyang alaga. Ilan sa mga naging recording artists ng WILEARS RECORDS bukod kay Vi ay sina Edgar Mortiz, Ed Finlan, Sahlee Quizon, Hilda Koronel at Esperanza Fabon. According to Vi, kapag nagrerecord siya ng kanta ay nakatalikod siya sa dingding ng recording company at si Bobot ang umaalalay sa kanya. Ang SIXTEEN, na sinulat ni Danny Subido ang unang recording na ginawa ni Vi at ito ay flipsided by It’s So Wonderful To Be In Love. Ang SIXTEEN ay agad naging gold record at dahil dito ay gumawa ng pelikula ang Tagalog Ilang Ilang Productions, ang home studio ni Vi at ito ay ginawa nilang pamagat katambal si Edgar Mortiz. Hindi nyo naitatanong, muntik nang manalo si Vi bilang most promising singer sa AWIT AWARDS noong early ’70s…” – Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

“…The loveteam of Edgar Mortiz and Vilma Santos endured a stiff competition from teeny bopper love team of Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III and came up with equal success with string of hit films during the musical era of the 70s. Together they did forgettable but commercial hits and also some hints of the years to come to Vilma Santos’ long career. The most notable one: Dama De Noche. Total Number of films with Vilma Santos – 25 (Young Love, Teenage Jamboree, Songs and Lovers, Renee Rose, My Pledge of Love, Mga Batang Bangketa, Love Is for the Two of Us, I Love You Honey, From the Bottom of My Heart, Baby Vi, Love Letters, The Wonderful World of Music, The Sensations, The Young Idols, Sweethearts, Sixteen, Leron-Leron Sinta, Edgar Love Vilma, Don’t Ever Say Goodbye, Dama de Noche, Anak ng Aswang, Because You Are Mine, Kampanerang Kuba, Kasalanan Kaya, Karugtong ang Kahapon…” – RV (READ MORE)

Filmography: Romansa (1980)

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Basic Information: Directed: Emmanuel H Borlaza; Cast: Vilma Santos, Edu Manzano, Mercy Oria, Bobby Gonzales, Dell Martin, Edwin Perez; Original Music: Rey Valera; Cinematography: Ben Lobo; Theme Songs: “Kung Kailangan Mo Ako” performed by Rey Valera; Release Date: November 21 1980, Philippines; Filming Locations:USA; Production Co: Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions (IMDB)

Plot Description: It was while this movie was being made in San Francisco when Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano tied the knot in the U.S.A. This film, a light romantic drama is about Kristal (Santos), an illegal alien in search of an American citizen to marry, and Doods (Manzano), a dashing young man who has moved to the United States to start life afreash. Doods has inherited 12-million pesos from his deceased father but his new-foud fortune has become more a problem than a blessing, for women seem to be more interested in his money. Directed by Emmanuel H. Borlaza for Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions. – Trigon Video

Film Achievement: Romansa (1980) was the first film of two tha Edu Manzano and Vilma Santos films did together (the other one was Palimos ng Pag-ibig (1986).

Film Review: “…Borlaza and Santos did two films in the USA, Aloha My Love and Don’t Ever Say Goodbye. Both films paired Vilma with on and off the screen love team, Edgar Mortiz. Later on, Borlaza and Vilma did another film in the USA, Romansa, with now ex-husband, Edu Manzano. …” – RV (READ MORE)

“…In 1980, Ate Vi married budding actor Edu Manzano in Las Vegas, USA, while shooting the film, “Romansa.” She was pregnant with Lucky (now called Luis) when she did “Pakawalan Mo Ako” in 1981, for which she won her second FAMAS best actress award. In 1984, her marriage to Edu ended in separation, and she did movies that mirrored her real-life affairs, “Hiwalay” and “Ex-Wife,” both big hits…” – Mario Bautista (READ MORE)

“…In 1980, Vilma made a movie with a well-known model who returned from the States after his tour with the U.S. Air Force. The balikbayan tried modeling and later on, acting. Edu Manzano starred with Vilma in the movie Romansa. He also married her that same year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following year, Luis Philippe Santos Manzano was born. Their marriage did not last. They divorced in 1985…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

“…the song “Kung Kailangan Mo Ako” (If You Need Me) was first used in a movie that was starred by Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano, “Romansa” (Romance)…” – Wikipedia (READ MORE)