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Eddie Romero is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Philippin born on 7 july 1924 at Dumaguete City (Philippines)

Eddie Romero

Eddie Romero
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Nationality Philippines
Birth 7 july 1924 at Dumaguete City (Philippines)
Death 28 may 2013 (at 88 years) at Quezon City (Philippines)

Edgar Sinco Romero (July 7, 1924 – May 28, 2013) was an influential Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter, considered one of the finest in the Cinema of the Philippines. Romero was named National Artist of the Philippines in 2003.

His career spans three generations of filmmakers. His 1976 film Ganito Kami Noon…Paano Kayo Ngayon?, set at the turn of the 20th century during the revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, follows a naïve peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community. Agila situates a family’s story against the backdrop of the country’s history.

Kamakalawa explores the folklore of prehistoric Philippines.

Banta ng Kahapon, his 'small' political film, is set against the turmoil of the late 1960s, tracing the connection of the underworld to the corrupt halls of politics.

His 13-part series of Noli Me Tangere brings Philippine national hero José Rizal's novel to a new generation of viewers. Along with Filipino language films, he made English language films that became cult classics, like Black Mama, White Mama and The Twilight People and worked with American actors like John Ashley and Pam Grier. Romero's films, the National Artist citation states, "are delivered in an utterly simple style – minimalist, but never empty, always calculated, precise and functional, but never predictable."

Quentin Tarantino has drawn upon Romero's film Twilight People as an inspiration for his "grindhouse" homages.

Married to Carol Gonzalez, Romero was for a time the partner of actress Mila del Sol. He died of a blood clot and prostate cancer on May 28, 2013. He is survived by three children.

Best films

Apocalypse Now (1979)
(Associate Producer)

Usually with

John Ashley
John Ashley
(13 films)
Eddie García
Eddie García
(10 films)
Vic Díaz
Vic Díaz
(12 films)
Ken Metcalfe
Ken Metcalfe
(6 films)
Tito Arévalo
Tito Arévalo
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eddie Romero (30 films)

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Actor

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…

Director

Sinong Kapiling? Sinong Kasiping?
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin Philippines
Genres Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Rosemarie Gil, Lito Legaspi, Daria Ramirez, Vic Vargas

This script must be run from the command line
Sudden Death, 1h29
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Robert Conrad, Don Stroud, John Ashley, Felton Perry, Vic Díaz, Bill Raymond
Rating55% 2.7675552.7675552.7675552.7675552.767555
When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death.
As We Were
As We Were (1976)
, 2h5
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, War, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Christopher de Leon, Eddie García, Leopoldo Salcedo, Rosemarie Gil, Jaime Fabregas
Rating72% 3.6316453.6316453.6316453.6316453.631645
Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.
Savage Sisters
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Gloria Hendry, John Ashley, Sid Haig, Eddie García, Cheri Caffaro, Vic Díaz
Rating48% 2.419382.419382.419382.419382.41938
Set in a revolution torn country, the story is about an army led by a woman who helps out two other women escape from jail. A cache of money is around, but the escaped
Black Mama, White Mama, 1h27
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films
Actors Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden, Eddie García, Zaldy Zshornack, Alona Alegre
Rating55% 2.7514752.7514752.7514752.7514752.751475
Brought to a women's prison in a tropical country which resembles the film's Philippines-set location, Lee (Pam Grier) and Karen (Margaret Markov) encounter sadistic matron Densmore (Lynn Borden) who voyeuristically observes through a peephole as the inmates take a shower.
Beyond Atlantis
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Patrick Wayne, John Ashley, Sid Haig, George Nader, Vic Díaz, Eddie García
Rating41% 2.069182.069182.069182.069182.06918
A man brings a woman named Syrene (Leigh Christian) to an island, and she pays him with some pearls. The inhabitants of the island appear to be inbred, with oversized eyes, and they kill an intruder that they find. Back on the mainland, a fisherman, Manuel the Barracuda (Vic Diaz), pays East Eddie (Sid Haig), who runs the piers, with some pearls. Eddie shows them to Logan (Ashley), a local hustler, and they decide to find the source of the pearls. Logan meets Vic Mathias (Patrick Wayne), who has a boat, and strikes a deal with him to use the boat to look for the pearls. Dr. Katherine Vernon (Lenore Stevens) overhears this and talks to Logan, who agrees to meet her the next day. At a museum, Dr. Vernon tells Logan she wants to find the pearls solely for their scientific value. The party sets off for the island, confronting Manuel the Barracuda and finding the location. The group encounters Syrene and her people, who can live both on land and in the sea, and she agrees to show the party where the pearls are, but Syrene and her father Nereus (George Nader), want to mate Syrene with one of the group, specifically, Vic. She leads them to beds of pearls and the first mate is mysteriously killed. Vic wants to leave, but Logan and Eddie want to make one more dive. Syrene enraptures Vic and they mate. Nereus decides that the group must die, and Vic, Logan, Eddie and the crew have to fight their way back to their boat. Katherine is jumped by Syrene, but Syrene is killed, thus ending any chance for the race of sea people to continue. They all march into the sea as Logan takes a blanket of pearls from Syrene's funeral pyre. Manuel arrives and tries to double-cross the surviving pearl hunters. A fight breaks out and the case of pearls falls overboard, with Logan trying to convince Eddie and Vic that they can find the pearls.
Twilight People
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors John Ashley, Pam Grier, Pat Woodell, Jan Merlin, Eddie García, Ken Metcalfe
Rating41% 2.077712.077712.077712.077712.07771
While diving, Matt Farrell (Ashley) is kidnapped by Neva Gordon (Pat Woodell) and Steinman (Jan Merlin) and taken to an island where Neva's father Dr. Gordon (Charles Macauly) is experimenting, trying to make a "Super Race" by combining humans and animals. His creations are Ayesa the panther-woman (Grier), Kuzma the antelope-man (Ken Metcalfe), Darmo the bat-man (Tony Gonsalvez), Primo the ape-man (Kim Ramos), Lupa the wolf-woman (Mona Morena) and Doro the boar-man (who is shot down by Steinman while trying to flee early in the film). Dr. Gordon wants Farrell to be one of his upcoming experiments but Neva begins to doubt her fathers' work after a botched experiment on another test subject, Juan Pereira (Eddie Garcia). She decides to help Farrell and the animal people escape. As Steinman and his men hunt them down, Ayesa turns completely savage and is killed. A fierce gun-battle begins, and Farrell kills Steinman. Most of the other animal people are also killed, except Darmo, who is now able to fly and returns to the compound to attack Steinman's men. Dr. Gordon tries to escape, but is confronted and killed by the tree-woman who used to be his wife. At the end, Farrell and Neva watch as Darmo flies off.
The Woman Hunt, 1h21
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors John Ashley, Pat Woodell, Sid Haig, Ken Metcalfe, Eddie García, Alona Alegre
Rating46% 2.342472.342472.342472.342472.34247
Some mercenaries Tony (John Ashley), Silas (Sid Haig) and Karp (Ken Metcalf) have been kidnapping women and taking them to an island where a wealthy man named Spyros (Eddie Garcia) assembles a group to hunt the women. Tony begins to question what he is doing and helps McGee (Pat Woodell), Billie (Charlene Jones) and Lori (Laurie Rose) escape. Karp and Silas have a falling out and Karp kills Silas. Spyros' head of security, Magda (Lisa Todd) goes after the escapees but is killed in a trap. Billie and Lori are killed during the hunt and Tony kills Spyros. He and McGee escape to safety.
The Beast of the Yellow Night, 1h27
Directed by Eddie Romero
Origin Philippines
Genres Horror
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Demons in film, Werewolves in film
Actors John Ashley, Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Leopoldo Salcedo, Eddie García, Ken Metcalfe, Vic Díaz
Rating34% 1.7242351.7242351.7242351.7242351.724235
Near the end of World War II, Satan saves Joseph Langdon/Philip Rogers (John Ashley) from death on condition that he become his disciple. Satan has Langdon inhabit the bodies of several people over the years, bringing out their latent evil. As it turns out, he becomes a hairy murderous beast — a werewolf on the rampage carrying out the evil deeds of the Devil for the next 25 years.