ABS-CBN’s Film Restoration group and Powerplant Cinemas once again team up to bring moviegoers back in time in the special weeklong exhibition of digitally restored and remastered films in “REELive the Classics,” formally opened last night by the classic Star Cinema thriller “Sa Aking Mga Kamay” topbilled by Aga Muhlach.
“It’s really nice and an overwhelming experience, especially now that I don’t do films. This is a chance for people to see it again, even for me because I only get to see my films only during premiere nights. Also, I’m inspired again to do films after I’ve watched this movie,” said Aga during the red carpet premiere held at Powerplant Cinema 3.
“It’s very good for Philippine Cinema, especially for the millennials, that they have an opportunity to watch these classic films that have different stories, styles, and storytelling. These classic films are relevant and universal,” said co-star Christopher De Leon.
Released in 1996, “Sa Aking Mga Kamay” is about a handsome serial killer at large named Gene Rivera (Aga), who is preying on unfaithful wives. The plot thickens when Gene’s latest victim turns out to be Camille (Chin-Chin Gutierrez) the wife of the Joven (Christopher), the investigator of his case.
Aside from the Rory Quintos directed film, making their way back to the big screen via “REELive the Classics” are Romy Suzara’s “Kokey,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary; other Aga Muhlach films like Olivia Lamasan’s “Sana Maulit Muli,” Jose Reyes’ “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana,” Rory Quinto’s “Basta’t Kasama Kita,” and Laurenti Dyogi’s “All My Life;” Antonio Perez’s “Haplos,” Carlos Siguion-Reyna’s “Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit,” Jose Reyes’ “Batang PX,” Peque Gallaga’s “Magic Temple,” and Jerry Sineneng’s “Labs Kita Okey Lang?”
“REELive the Classics” is part of ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project’s advocacy dubbed as “Sagip Pelikula,” which aims to preserve Philippine cinematic legacy by locally restoring classic Filipino films and make it available to the general public via different platforms.
Don’t miss the chance to watch these digitally restored films, head out to Powerplant Mall to watch these digitally restored and remastered films from Wednesday (April 5) to Tuesday (April 12). Tickets cost P230, with a discounted rate of P200 for students. For the full schedule, visit www.facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn on Facebook.
Since 2011, ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project has been restoring classic films to help preserve Philippine cinematic history. Together with Central Digital Lab, it has become the first restoration effort to be done within the country.
To date, ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project has already restored over 120 films, some of which were already screened internationally via film fests, screened locally via red carpet premieres, aired on free-to-air and cable television, viewed via pay-per-view and video-on-demand, distributed on DVD, and downloadable even on iTunes.