Remembers “Lone Wolf & Cub” when it was shown as a TV series in IBC13. Was it a movie that was shown in episodes in Channel 13 or was it really a TV series? The samurai in the series served as a guardian to a baby boy and together they would walk the earth with the boy riding a wooden cart.
I remember a particular episode where it was revealed that the wooden cart was actually a weapon itself. Swords and knives protruded out of it and was used to kill the samurai’s enemies.
I also remember that the samurai was particularly good at fighting with a sword and no one could defeat him.
The BMX movie “Rad” was shown in local cinemas but the producers had to change the title to “Helltrack”. It was one of the first movies of Lori Loughlin and sure enough, every hot-blooded male teenager during that time had a crush on her.
While it was a box-office disaster in the US, it gained a lot of fans in the Philippines. When it came out as “Helltrack” in the moviehouses, a lot of kids had already seen it in Betamax.
Watch the trailer for “Rad” below:
In the same year, the skateboard movie, “Thrashin'” was released starring Josh Brolin. Again, the producers thought that no one in the Philippines knew what “thrashin'” meant so they changed the title to “Challenge to Win”. The movie featured then relatively unknown Los Angeles band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Like “Rad”, “Thrashin'” achieves cult status in the Philippines.