Star Cinema, the film arm of the Filipino-owned multi-media company ABS-CBN, brings a different kind of movie experience with its first digital movie series “The House Arrest of Us,” which will be seen worldwide on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV starting October 25.
Different from the usual almost two-hours-long movie viewing, the movie “The House Arrest of Us” will be divided into 13 episodes with each episode being released weekly, which viewers from different countries around the world get to watch repeatedly throughout the season.
The digital movie series also serves as the reunion project of the box-office stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, collectively known as KathNiel, since their last TV series and movie together. Their last TV series was “La Luna Sangre” in 2017, while it was in 2018 when they starred in the box-office hit Filipino film “The Hows of Us.”
The setting for KathNiel’s upcoming movie is based in the time when the Philippines was under the enhanced community quarantine, where everyone was mandated to stay at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In “The House Arrest of Us,” the enhanced community quarantine was announced at the time when Korics’ (Daniel) family went to meet Q’s (Kathryn) family for the pamamanhikan, a Filipino tradition where the man with his family formally asks the permission of the woman’s family to marry her. This forces the total opposites and warring families of the newly engaged couple to live under one roof, which will also test the couple’s relationship.
The reel and real-life couple are excited for everyone to watch their romantic-comedy digital movie series “The House Arrest of Us,” which they believe delivers good comedy and gives a peek into the Filipino culture.
“I think nami-miss na nila ‘yong ganitong style ng comedy,” Daniel explained during the media conference for the digital movie series. “Kasi it is the first time nating gagawa ng scenes na ang pagka-mount niya is isang pelikula pero ‘yong script natin is sobrang nakakatawa, hindi tayo bumibitaw sa comedy pero nando’n ‘yong puso. So do’n makaka-relate ‘yong mga Pilipino, OFW man o nandito sa Pilipinas.”
On the other hand, Kathryn is happy that their film showcases the Filipino culture. She shares, “ipapakita dito ‘yong culture natin as Filipino family. Tayo kasi ‘pag sinabi mong pamilya dadaan ka talaga sa pamamanhikan. So maganda ipakita na ganito ang culture nating mga Pinoy, na bago mo makuha talaga ‘yong kamay ng babae ito ‘yong pinagdadaanan natin kasi gano’n tayo lumaki. So nakaka-proud at excited kami na mapanood ninyo ito especially the younger generations, na ganito ang ginagawa ng mga lolo’t lola natin dati pa.”
“The House Arrest of Us” also stars Herbert Bautista, Ruffa Gutierrez, Gardo Versoza, Arlene Muhlach, Dennis Padilla, Anthony Jennings, Riva Quenery, Alora Sasam, and Hyubs Azarcon under the direction of Richard Arellano.
Will their families’ differences affect their relationship? Will their wedding push through? Find out as “The House Arrest of Us” becomes available to viewers worldwide starting October 25 on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV, with a new episode drop every Sunday (Manila time).
Watch the entire season on-demand via iWantTFC by downloading the app or watch online at iwanttfc.com, create an account, and purchase the season pass for Php 499 for those in the Philippines and USD 9.99 for those outside the Philippines.
For TFC IPTV subscribers, you may watch the digital movie series as much as you want throughout the season by purchasing the season pass for USD 9.99 (CAD 13.99*; AUD 14.99*; JPY 1, 220*; SGD 14.98*; SAR 43.50*; AED 38.50*; EUR 10.99; GBP 9.99*). *with VAT
For more details, you may visit mytfc.com, emea.kapamilya.com, or visit TFC’s official Facebook pages applicable to your area.