Lone Wolf & Cub

Photo from (http://johnrieber.com/2014/01/29/slicing-dicing-samurai-lone-wolf-and-cub-bloody-cult-classics/)
Photo from (http://johnrieber.com/2014/01/29/slicing-dicing-samurai-lone-wolf-and-cub-bloody-cult-classics/)

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.

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Bad Boy Versus Goma

Photo is captured from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xa6R1sgi3w
Photo is captured from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xa6R1sgi3w

Remembers when Robin Padilla punched Richard Gomez in front of everyone during the 1991 STAR Olympics held every year at ULTRA.

I recall that this was all about Sharon Cuneta as Robin Padilla was going out with the Megastar during this time and Richard Gomez was Sharon’s ex-boyfriend.

I also remember that the report said that Robin Padilla drove all the way from Baguio and went straight to the STAR Olympics to confront Richard Gomez.

Skip to 3:30 in the video to see the Bad Boy of Philippine Movies knock the block off Goma.

Funhouse

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Photo from http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/off-topic/245165-rare-historical-photos-pic-heavy-9.html

Remembers “Funhouse” in the old Padilla arcade in Greenhills. After school, my cousins would go there to buy itchy powder, fake blood, and that kaleidoscope that gave you a black eye after you peer into it. I couldn’t go inside because I was scared of the Frankenstein statue and of Statler (one half of the balcony critics, Statler and Waldorf from “The Muppet Show”) who was hanging from a hangman’s noose.

If anyone has pictures of the place, please share them with me. I would love to see them.

Not sure who owns this photo but if someone would tell me, I would gladly credit them.
Not sure who owns this photo but if someone would tell me, I would gladly credit them.
Not sure who owns this photo but it says Lito Tesoro on the watermark.
Not sure who owns this photo but it says Lito Tesoro on the watermark.

“Rad” and “Thrashin'”

Rad and Thrashin'Remembers when BMX and skateboarding started getting huge in Manila.

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.

Lori Loughlin in the movie "Rad"

The movie also starred Talia Shire who played the male lead’s mother. Her husband was the producer of the movie, Jack Schwartzman. Jason Schwartzman, who is now a popular actor and the drummer for Phantom Planet, is their son.

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.

Watch the trailer for “Thrashin'” below:

Top Gun Call Signs

Ricky remembers Cougar, Maverick, Goose, Viper, Iceman, Jester, Wolfman, Slider, Merlin, and Hollywood.

Some interesting trivia about the movie here, courtesy of IMDB.

Find out what your Top Gun call sign is by clicking here.

Lastly, check out this hilarious monologue about Top Gun by Quentin Tarantino.