September 20, 2013

Graceland

Family man Marlon Villar is the long-time driver of Manuel Chango, a corrupt Filipino politician. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. The driver's life takes a sudden, terrifying turn which propels him into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Changho, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent.
Special features: Audio commentary with writer/director Ron Morales, producers and more ; audio commentary with sound mixer Nikola Chapelle ; A life for every lie: the making of Graceland ; deleted scenes ; alternate ending ; 16-page booklet.
DVD widescreen (1.85:1) presentation Dolby digital 5.1 surround NTSC.
In Tagalog with optional subtitles in English.

A very well done film about a family man who is involved in a situation he cannot control. He is a driver for a politician and he is being manipulated by both the politician and the kidnapper. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 60953-D Released in 2012 84 minutes

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November 08, 2011

The Dawn in tulad ng dati

The Dawn, originally composed of Teddy Diaz, J.B. Leonor, Caloy Balcells, and Jett Pangan. During the second half of the 1980s, the band had risen to become the most influential musical rock group of the time. At the height of their popularity, their leader, Teddy Diaz is murdered. The remaining members decide to continue on with the music but eventually disband in 1995. In 2000, the Dawn reunites. Tulad ng Dati starts in 2006. It revolves around the character of Jett Pangan who is nearing his forties. Jett has lost his passion for music and life and entertains thoughts of retiring from the band. On a fateful night, Jett is assaulted by a burglar and goes into a coma. He wakes up with no memory of his life after 1988. He remembers that he is 19 years old and is at the peak of his career with the Dawn. Not satisfied with how things turned out with his life, he tries to change everything back to the way it used to be. The path he takes while finding his place in this strange new world proves itself to be a tough, emotional, and sometimes hilarious journey.

I would say this is a drama and not necessarily a documentary. The film is very well done. The music is excellent. The name of the group "The Dawn" ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56526-D 105 minutes 2007

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