In celebration of Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s founding anniversary this August, JuanFlix: The FDCP Channel presents a collection of nine (9) classic films produced by Regal.
JuanFlix’s Regal Films line-up features the iconic works of Peque Gallaga, Elwood Perez, Maryo J. de los Reyes, Jose Javier Reyes, Mel Chionglo, and Chito S. Roño, who are some of the most prominent filmmakers in the Philippine film industry.
Peque Gallaga’s provocative thriller “Scorpio Nights” revolves around a sordid affair between a young man and a married woman. Funded by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, this film received praise for its social commentary and won the Gawad Urian Award for Best Cinematography and Best Music in 1986.
“Waikiki” by Elwood Perez is a family drama about three women who are caught between traditional Filipino values and liberal Western conduct. Another cinematic gem from Perez is “Isang Gabi Tatlong Babae,” which examines the complex lives and desires of its three female characters.
Maryo J. de los Reyes’ “Sa Paraiso ni Efren” and “Laman” explore the subject of friendship that becomes entangled with the destructive nature of desire. The former film was written by filmmaker Jun Lana, while the latter won the Gawad Urian Award for Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Oropesa).
Mel Chionglo’s “Sinner or Saint” was written by National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Ricky Lee about a young woman who rejects societal norms and lives life on her own terms. She leaves her family behind for academic pursuits but gets involved in a series of affairs.
“Live Show” by Jose Javier Reyes explores the lives of sex performers and what drives them to pursue work in the sex trade industry. “Minsan May Isang Puso,” also directed by Reyes, tackles a middle class family’s reversal of fortune when the patriarch becomes severely ill, leaving his family members with the responsibility of keeping the family afloat.
Chito S. Roño’s “Babae sa Bintana” is an action-thriller film that tells the story of a man who begins a relationship with his new neighbor while being gradually lured into Manila’s underworld.
Founded by Lily Monteverde in August 1973, Regal Entertainment has produced commercially successful films and television programs spanning all genres, cementing its legacy as one of the leading production companies in the country.
Regal Films classics are now streaming on JuanFlix via subscription, which costs PHP 99.00/month and PHP 499.00/year. To register, visit www.juanflix.com.ph.
In addition to these Filipino films, JuanFlix also acquired Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Three Colours” trilogy and French New Wave films from Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda, and François Truffaut for its World Cinema line-up.