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Cirio H. Santiago is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Philippin born on 18 january 1936 at Manila City (Philippines)

Cirio H. Santiago

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Nationality Philippines
Birth 18 january 1936 at Manila City (Philippines)
Death 26 september 2008 (at 72 years)

Cirio H. Santiago (January 18, 1936–September 26, 2008) was a prolific Filipino film producer, director, writer and cinematographer. He also uses the screen names: Cirio Santiago and Leonard Hermes.

Usually with

Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(19 films)
Ken Metcalfe
Ken Metcalfe
(8 films)
Vic Díaz
Vic Díaz
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cirio H. Santiago (30 films)

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Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Roger Corman, Colleen Camp, John Landis, Sid Haig, R. Lee Ermey, Joe Dante
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.6386853.6386853.6386853.6386853.638685
Des femmes plantureuses, des monstres mutants et des agents secrets nains… On trouvait tout cela dans les films de genre philippins des années 70 et 80. Envahissant les drive-ins du monde entier, les Philippines sont devenues un eldorado pour les réalisateurs de films dits « d'exploitation », alliant une main d'œuvre bon marché, un cadre exotique et une règlementation inexistante en matière de santé et de sécurité. Ce documentaire retrace l'histoire d'un genre sans scrupules, sans scénarios, sans frontières et - plus souvent que jamais - sans vêtements…


Bloodfist 2050
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films
Actors Glen Meadows, Beverly Lynne, Monsour del Rosario
Rating33% 1.6953051.6953051.6953051.6953051.695305
Alex Danko descend dans le monde souterrain ultra-violent des arts martiaux extrêmes pour trouver le meurtrier de son frère avec l’aide du détective endurci Ramirez et de l’ex-amant séduisant de son frère dans cette allégorie post-apocalyptique de cupidité et de vengeance qui se déroule dans le Los Angeles 2050.
Operation Balikatan, 1h28
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin Philippines
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Christian Boeving, Stacy Keach, Eddie García, Jesse Vint, Monsour del Rosario
Rating37% 1.873871.873871.873871.873871.87387
Group of American commandos goes for the mission of saving American politicians who were kidnapped and are hold on forgotten Malaysian island. Tough-guy lieutenant Andrew Peers command the action. During the mission it's revealed there's a traitor in the ranks of the team. Consequently American soldiers are betrayed and captured by the opponents, who then interrogated and brutally tortured team's lead Andrew.
Angelfist (1993)
, 1h20
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Catya Sassoon, Melissa Moore
Rating48% 2.420172.420172.420172.420172.42017
Aux Philippines, les Brigades Noires multiplient les actes terroristes contre tous représentants américains. Lors de l'assassinat d'un diplomate, K.D. Lang réussit à prendre des photos des Brigades Noires. Peu après, à la sortie de son entraînement, elle est assassinée. Sa soeur prend donc l'affaire en main.
Equalizer 2000, 1h25
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Actors Richard Norton, Robert Patrick, Corinne Alphen, Ramon d'Salva, Vic Díaz
Rating41% 2.0710552.0710552.0710552.0710552.071055
Dans un avenir sombre d'un monde postnucléaire, un camp de combattants luttent pour obtenir la seule arme assez puissante pour garantir leur survie : "L'Equalizer 2000".
The Expendables
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Genres Action
Actors Peter Nelson, Vic Díaz
Rating43% 2.1940752.1940752.1940752.1940752.194075
The movie is a Vietnam exploitation film where a commando makes an elite team out of rebels. The men are trouble makers and rebels, but are able to perform well. The men are sent out to blow up a bridge and manage to destroy the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) guards. However, another NVA force arrives and an all out battle commences. During the battle, two of the men are killed, but the team kills off all of the NVA reinforcements and captures their leader.
Demon of Paradise, 1h27
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Kathryn Witt, Nick Nicholson
Rating39% 1.976681.976681.976681.976681.97668
The film is set in Hawaii and features fire-twirling women who participate in rituals to appease the awoken monster. The hunters become the prey when illegal dynamite fishing prematurely ends the hibernation of a mythological carnivorous lizard-man known as Akua which lives in the lake. The owner of the local resort, whose patrons have become the appetizers on this predator's menu, and a woman herpetologist join forces with the sheriff to save the tourists from succumbing to the feasting of the beast.
Naked Vengeance
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Political films
Actors Kaz Garas, Carmen Argenziano, Nick Nicholson, Rosemarie Gil, Terrence O'Hara
Rating57% 2.850052.850052.850052.850052.85005
Carla Harris Deborah Tranelli is living the American dream. She has a handsome and wealthy husband named Mark Terrence O'Hara. Today is their 5th anniversary but Mark forgets. Even though he has a lot of work he decides to take a break from it. Carla then becomes really happy! Later that night Carla and Mark leave the restaurant. Before they get in the car they spot a male attacking a woman. Mark wants to help but Carla tells him not to. Mark does not listen and goes and fights the attacker. Mark and the male fight but then the male hits him with a stick. When he falls down the male grabs his gun. He points it at Carla and asks her "Don't you wanna know how this thing works?" He tells him no but then he shoots Mark. Even though people saw the attack from their windows they think it's a prank. Carla fights the man but then the police come. The male escapes. At the funeral Carla is the most sad person there. When everyone leaves she stays for 1 hour. Before she leaves she say to his grave that she loves him. When Carla goes to her house she packs Mark's clothes away and begins to cry, When Russo an officer comes in her house he says that there are no witnesses. Carla is shock but she asks him why can't the girl who was attacked say something. He says she is scared because he might kill her. Carla is really mad and she keeps trying to point out options but the officer dismisses. Carla begins to cry then she says that she is going to her parent's house cause she wants to get away from all of the horror. Russo says that he will contact her if they find anything. Carla goes to her parent's house by car. On the way she stops at a gas station. Carla then sees her old boyfriend Burke! Burke then starts to flirt with her but she dismisses. She also meets one of Burke's friend Sparky. Carla makes it to her parent's house. Her mom says that nothing will happen to her. Carla feels safe. A little while later Carla is wearing a long shirt and no pants. When the teen gardener asks for some water when Carla gets it he see her panties. Later that day he hears that Carla's parents are leaving at night. She then goes out of town. When an ice worker blocks his truck so Carla won't get by he starts to flirt with her. The sheriff stops by and asks the worker (Arnie) what's happening. They then begin to argue. Carla then goes to a butcher shop where she meets a weird butcher named Fletch. He starts to ask her some questions and he flirts with her. But Carla dismisses again! She is really attractive. Later that night Carla's parents leave. She kisses them bye and then they leave. Later that night the Gardner gets kicked out of a club. Carla goes in the club and meets her old high school friends and her best friend Estelle. She also meets Slob her husband. Slob also likes her. Carla also meets David but Estelle does not like him. Estelle asks Carla if she has kids. then Carla feels a little sad since she never had. Then she starts to feel bad since Estelle is asking her personal questions. She goes and gets a drink and meets the wine man. She spots that he has a gun! He then flirts with her and he is about to kiss her but then she slaps him. She then leaves. The sheriff seems strange about them. Outside she meets Fletch. Fletch assaults her but then the gardener sees everything. Carla escapes and leaves. She goes back to her house. When she is changing the gardener peeks out the window and sees Carla in bra and panties. He then runs away. Carla then goes to the sheriff. She says that Timmy (the gardener) peeked threw her window. The sheriff does not help her in any way and does not seem to care. She also says that Fletch assaulted her and that those men keep flirting at her. The sheriff says that they are just having fun. The sheriff tells Fletch not to go near her. Later that night the men who flirted with Carla and some other go to the bar. They start to drink and they discuss about Carla. Fletch becomes mad. Timmy states he saw her naked only with panties. They then say let's teach her a lesson. Timmy says that she is alone. Later that night the men sneak in her house and take off her clothes. They then assault her. Fletch then rapes her and so do the other men. Burke seems really happy to do this. Later Carla's parents come. Timmy wakes up (Because he fell) and he is shocked that they raped her. When the parents come in the house Burke grabs Mr. Harris's shot gun and kill Carla's parents. Thinking that Carla died the men shoot Timmy since he was going to tell the police. They then frame Mr. Harris and then leave. BUT CARLA IS NOT DEAD! The gang start to feel safe. Meanwhile, in the hospital Carla has not spoken one word! The sheriff decides to help her but Carla dismisses. When she hears a woman in the other bedroom screaming at a figure. She tells the doctor that she wants revenge and tell her revenge skills. Later that night Carla escapes from the hospital. She goes to the closed bar and tell the wine man (Who raped her) to poor wine all over his body. She steals his gun then she throws a candle at the wine man leaving him to burn! She says "Burn Bastard!" The next day Carla pretends to be scared. The doctor tells Carla in the big backyard she can take a look around the lake. Then Carla looks around. She thens spots one of her rapists in their speedboat. He looks at her and it's BURKE! Carla takes off her clothes and seduces him to take a dip. She grabs a knife on the boat and stabs him. She then takes a grapple and throws it threw his chest. She ties the other end to his boat. She starts to the boat and making him drown. She says "DROWN BASTARD!" Then she escapes. Police find the body and think that CARLA did it! Fletch makes a group to kill Carla but the sheriff breaks the group up. Carla then sneaks to Sparky's gas station. When the sheriff comes to see him CARLA hides. When he leaves Sparky starts to work on a car and goes under it. Carla sneaks to him and drop the car on him. She starts the car and it bumps into a 50L gasoline can making it explode killing Sparky. Police then go after her but she escapes and hides in the woods. Later that night Carla goes to Arnie's ice company. When Arnie finds her, he chases her in the factory and keeps shooting. Carla starts to hide in the maze of ice. Fletch hears about this and goes to the ice factory to pick up Arnie. Carla pushes Arnie in the ice cube maker. A block of ice pushes him in the cube hole leaving him to die. Carla goes in the ice truck then Fletch, the gang and some town locals spot her and chase her to her parent's house. Carla blocks the doors and hides in a corner. The men start to burn the house down. The men think she is dead but Carla goes in the basement and goes into a vent leading her to escape. Now Fletch is the only one that Carla has not killed. When the sheriff asks Fletch about the burning he dismisses. Later that night Fletch is the only one in the butcher shop. Carla takes a knife but Fletch find her and cuts her. They two then fight. Fletch cuts himself and he is about to put Calra's head in the meat slicer. She pokes his eyes and stabs his back. The two again fight. Now the both of them are beaten like hell. Carla tries to get out but the door is locked. She goes in the office and locks the door. Fletch takes and axe. When Carla opens the drawer she finds the shot gun that Fletch killed her family with. She then shoots him killing him! Finally all the gang members died. The police find out that Carla did this. The sheriff gets a call from Russo saying that they found the murderer of her husband. The sheriff says that Carla died but he lied. The sheriff says that so there won't be any more murders in the area. 2 MONTHS LATER IN NEW YORK. Carla got away from the murders that shattered her life. Carla then finds the man who killed her husband. He does not remember her though. Carla pretends to like him and they start to walk around. Carla seduces him then grabs his gun. She points it at him and then says "Don't you wanna know how this thing works?" then she shoots him. Now she killed everyone who shattered her world. She then starts to walk away in tears as the main credits show.
The Muthers
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Rosanne Katon, Trina Parks, Jayne Kennedy, Ken Metcalfe
Rating49% 2.461792.461792.461792.461792.46179
Une bande de femmes pirates va sauver secrètement la soeur de leur leader dans un camp de prisonniers sur une plantation de café.
Cover Girl Models
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Lindsay Bloom, Mary Woronov, Vic Díaz, Tony Ferrer, Joonee Gamboa, Ken Metcalfe
Rating44% 2.2386552.2386552.2386552.2386552.238655
Three fashion models travel from Los Angeles to Hong Kong for a shoot. Barbara accidentally comes in possession of some microfilm and is chased by secret service agents. Claire tries to get a role in a film. Mandy tries to make it as a model and falls for their photographer.
TNT Jackson, 1h8
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Chiquito, Stan Shaw, Max Alvarado, Ken Metcalfe, Leo Martinez, Joonee Gamboa
Rating47% 2.3594252.3594252.3594252.3594252.359425
The film is about Diana Jackson (aka TNT), who learns her brother is missing. She suspects a powerful gangster and his friends are behind the disappearance. Determined to get at the truth, she goes to Hong Kong, and along with a friend named Joe, wages war on the criminal gang she's out to nail.
Savage! (1973)
, 1h21
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors James Iglehart, Carol Speed, Vic Díaz, Eddie Gutierrez, Ken Metcalfe
Rating52% 2.6300152.6300152.6300152.6300152.630015
Une aventure à petit budget avec l'ancienne star de baseball James Iglehart dans le rôle de Savage, qui est kidnappé par des rebelles sud-américains. Après un certain temps, il voit leur position et est rejoint par une équipe de commandos féminins dans la lutte contre les responsables du gouvernement répressif.