A new generation of film lovers has expressed their desire to be able watch Filipino iconic movies now that the Nora Aunor starrer “Himala” has been restored and will be re-shown this December.
Among the local masterpieces suggested for restoration and re-showing include the first partly color film in the history of the local movie industry “Ibong Adarna,” and the action film, “Tatlong Hari,” which was an early movie directed by Fernando Poe Jr. under his directorial name D’ Lanor:
Also on the top of the requested list for restoration is the action-drama “Geron Busabos, Ang Batang Quiapo,” which was directed by Cesar “Chat” Gallardo and starred the young Joseph Estrada; Manuel Conde’s “Juan Tamad Goes to Congress,” which is conceded the best satirical film ever made; and Eddie Romero’s “Kamakalawa.”
Other spectacular movies that the present crop of movie lovers wants to watch are Celso Ad. Castillo’s “Burlesk Queen” and “Pag-puti ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Tagak,” Laurice Guillen’s “Kasal,” Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Moral,” Lamberto V. Avellana’s “Anak Dalita,” Gerry de Leon’s “Noli” and “Fili,” and Lino Brocka’s “Gumapang Ka sa Lusak.”