Throughout the years, television shows has been part of every Filipino household. Various movies and drama series leave marks in its viewer’s hearts, and sometimes, these also become the trademarks of each generation.
One of the TV channels that delivers heart touching programs in the country is the Cinema One. And this year, the said cable channel is celebrating their 25th anniversary. To mark this milestones, they are rolling various programs– one of these is the Restored Cinema. Commonly known as film restoration, this is a process of restoring old films by scanning the negatives and saving it into digital format.
And this month of June, Cinema One will release restored shows with the hopes of bringing it closer to the younger market and bring nostalgic feelings to those who have watched it before.
“Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” and “Ibong Adarna”
On Sunday, June 23 they will air the award-winning war drama “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos.” Helmed by award-winning director late Mario O’Hara, this 1976 film is set during the Japanese Occupation era and follows the story of young school teacher raped by a Japanese-Filipino officer. “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” was starred by top-notched actors of their generation Nora Aunor, Christopher De Leon, and Bembol Roco.
Another classic Filipino film slated to air on June 30 is “Ibong Adarna.” According to Cinema One, this is the oldest movie in their archive. Based on the epic poem of “Prinsipe ng Makatang Tagalog,” Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, the first “Ibong Adarna” motion picture was released in 1939. It was directed by Victor Salumbides and starred by Fred Cortes and Mila del Sol.
“On June 30, aside from showing the biggest film last year the “How’s of Us,” we’re also showing newly scanned version na ginawa ng film restoration, all these films sa archive namin. Yung Ibong Adarna, it’s actually a 1939 film so kailangan nilang mapanuod kung paano nagawa yung pelikula. It’s amazing na mapapalabas pa rin,” Ronald Arguelles, Cinema One channel head told MB Life during their anniversary press conference on Wednesday, June 19.
More restored classic films on its way!
He also promised that these two films is not the end of their Restored Cinema program. In fact, they already have several hit classic films restored to be unveiled this coming November.
“Maraming nire-restore. During the Cinema One Originals festival sa November mayroon kaming ipi-premiere na malalaking pelikula na restored. So wait for the announcements kasi inaayos pa namin,” Arguelles shared.
Are you excited to see these films? What classical Filipino movies you want to be restored?