Tuesday, November 13, 2007

jeric raval: the comeback of philippine action cinema

have you ever wander, how there are no longer action films being shown among philippine cinemas?
i just realized this after seeing jeric raval as one of dennis padilla and long mejia's guests in kapamilya deal or no deal.
when dennis called for help in the second set of the game, he called in JERIC RAVAL. it was a long pause before i was able to recall the name. i finally remembered him as one of the action stars in the 90s. he is often partnered with either jennifer sevilla or shirley fuentes. he also contributed to the era of black leather jackets and maong pants together with robin padilla.
i immediately grabbed my phone and sent a group message to all of my friends indicating the comeback apparition of the former action star. most of their response was, who is jeric raval?
at the back of my head, how come these guys don't know jeric raval? i am just an older or probably a year younger to them. so how come they don't know him?
probably, i thought its been a while since we've seen jeric raval. or better yet, its been a while since we've since a philippine action movie.
philippine cinema today, is bombarded by either fantasy, comedy, drama or love story movies. the golden years of both action and sexy movies had begun losing its spot in the movie screen except on specific movie houses in recto and cubao, which still shows cynthia luster movies. come to think of it, probably our country just have had enough of the fights, violence and high volume of rape cases over the past years. so the movie industry decided to uplift the masses' morale by giving lighter movies to watch.
just a thought that i pondered.

30 Comments:

blogadikted said...

a time to reminisce.......

Bonbon'ito said...

oo nga no. puro horror, drama, comedy... patay na ata ang action films. well except for those fantasy movies.

wanderingcommuter said...

tama nga eh... ang hirap nga maghanap ng picture ni jeric raval eh...hehehe

Ebenezer said...

pag sinabing pinoy action movies ito yung pumapasok sa isip ko:

1. habulan ng mga sasakyan tapos biglang babangga sa fruit stand o kaya naman sa tindahan ng samalamig.

2. si action star tumatakbo kasama si leading lady habang nakikipag barilan. sabay din silang tumatalon sa waterfalls, at pag may sumasabog.

3. bago magbarilan sina action star at si kontrabida, magbabatuhan muna sila ng mga malulupet na linya.


pinoy action movies...gone are the days. lol

re: jeric raval...my memory is failing me. haha

wanderingcommuter said...

hahaha. same points. galing. i am going really going to look for his pictures and post it here

Anonymous said...

ngayong araw na to kakapagod kc naglinis ako buong bahay... tapos pahinga ako nuod tv nakita ko commercial ng j.bordado... inalala ko kung cno kaya yung parang robin din dati... search ako... e2 nga pala hehehe jeric raval... ano ba nangyari don bakit nawala

Anonymous said...

Related comment:

jeric raval in estribo gang... pure testosterone. I was a sixth-grader back then (I think).

I love the 90s young action stars (Raval, Diaz, Legazpi, Padilla).

Nowadays, young leading men can't jump. John Lloyd cries a lot in his movies. Well, that can't us turn on.

Related Blog post "For Jeric Raval"
http://sinturon.blogspot.com/2009/06/for-jeric-raval.html

Diss out the pretty boy wimps, bring back the makalaglag-panty bad boys!

zian caedy said...

ka mizzzzzz si idol n pogi sawa n kme s iyakan bakbakan n man...jeric raval my idol lavas k n man na.....
pls!!!

Anonymous said...

nasan kna idol? ang galing mo tlaga basta sa action panalo ka, magpakita kna kc!

Anonymous said...

ikaw talaga ang idol ng mga kabataan basta bugbugan panalo lagi ang laban!

jeric said...

cla adik na naman sa facebook! hehe adik tlaga.

Anonymous said...

nag tataka ang lahat sa biglang pag kawala ng action sa industria ng pelikula.. nag simula ang lahat sa pesteng piracy.. sinong producer ang maglalakas ng loob na mag labas ng milyon sa pag gawa ng quality pictures kung hindi pa naman na ipalalabas sa sinehan eh pinag pipiyestahan na sa bangketa.. ang mga drama movies hindi ganon kalaki ang puhunan dahil puro luha lang ang kailangan.kikita talaga ang isang movie lalo na pag sikat ang mga artista..pero tubong lugaw lang yun.. pag action naman kailangan maraming goons, iba't ibang lokasyon na pag sasabugan ng mga kotse etc. mas madugo ang salaping kakailanganin d2.. at kung minsan maraming chicks na involve kaya maraming artistang binabayaran,.. pero sulit naman.. nung panahon ni jeric raval nakikita ko na rin sya sa tv.. sayang talaga.. nawala na lang sya na parang bula.. sana makabalik na sya kasi maraming nag hihintay sa kanya..

AXL TAZ said...

c jeric raval idol ko yun,,, san na kaya xa ngayon?

AXL TAZ said...

idol ko yun c jeric san na ba xa?

Anonymous said...

I've been a big fan of jeric raval. it was the time of my younger years. i miss my favorite actor also, he;s patrick dela rosa. so hard to find pictures of him. leading star din yan xa na naging kontrabido na sa mga guesting programs sa tv series or movies.

Anonymous said...

OMG. Jeric Raval is the Philippines' Chuck Norris! Just kidding. I still see his movies being played in buses, usually those going to Ayala.

Anonymous said...

may mga action movies pa din naman ngayon..yun nga lang may halong fantasy na tulad ng mga movies ni Bong Revilla na entry for film festival. Sya na lang din ang gumagawa ng Action movie. I remember pa dati na hindi nawawala yung mga advertisement ng mga action movies kapag nanunuod ako ng TV. Sayang, Ace Vergel was among my super favorite Action Star, Jeric raval, Ace Espinosa and Roi Vinzon to complete the set. I hope to see them again kahit sa mga teleserye na lang din.

Newfoundrejectrock said...

Well, action movies d2 sa atin medyo nawala na. Pero sabi nmn ng iba at nila cesar montano ibabalik daw nila ni robin padilla.. sana nga no bumalik din si jeric raval, para astig ang action movies natin..

Anonymous said...

"have you ever wander"
di ko po alam kung sinadya ninyo para ibagay sa title ng blog ninyo pero kung hindi, correction lang po... "wonder" po kasi dapat. :)

Anonymous said...

_.gosh !!!
it takes almost how many years na since nkita ko ang favorite action star ko ...*JERIC RAVAL*...
im one of his biggest fan ever,i terribly miss him .
How i wish na sana bumlik na sia .for the sake of his fans.
sana mbigyan nman ito ng ktuparan by the help of our ALmighty and Precious loving GOD .

lornarallos said...

ay kakamiz nga c jeric raval mapanood sa pelikula buti ung studio23 pinapalabas mga pelikula nia.sana magbalik showbiz n xia kht guesting lng...miz u na idol

bheng said...

idol miz k n nmin ang guapo mo pa rin grabe

Cody said...

las night i watched his movie on studio 23 and i saw his interview last year grabe lang parang d sya tumatanda,gwapo prin

josephine_cavalida@yahoo.com said...

i had seen in youtube that a news anchor of gma sunshine kinumusta si jeric raval just recently lang..gwapo parin cya attractive at masculine ang dating..what ive got from the documentary is may 8 na anak si jeric raval..sa 3 babaeng naanakan nya..he is also a good father and provider sa kids nya. may anak cla ni monica herrera, isang sexy star at non showbiz who is naging wife nya ngayon.nag bebenta nalang cya ng sasakyan ngayon..i hope maka balik cya sa movie industry or kahit guesting lang..ung mga anak nya is nag aaral sa st.mary academy sa pampanga..if you want to watch the story just go to youtube and type jeric raval kinumusta ni sunshine

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

HI IDOL..(JERIC RAVAL)..KUMUSTA NAH TAGAL MO NANG HINDI NAKABALIK SA PHILLIPINES ACTION MOVIES INDUSTRY..BALIK KA NA IDOL,,MARAMI NAH ANG NAGHIHINTAY SAYO..MIIISSSS KA NA NAMIN IDOL..SANA MATUPAD ANG GUSTO NANG LAHAT NA IBALIK KA NAH..,KASI SUPER DUPER MIIISSS KA NAH TALAGA NAMIN...:-)

Anonymous said...

ang gnda ng career n idol Jeric Raval nung hindi p talamak ang pirated cd's/dvd's.but now he's coming back,im sure sisigla n nmn ang action films dahil s katulad nyang magaling s acting esp in stunts.can't wait to see him again in big screen,even in tv guestings.goodluck to your comeback movie...GOD bless.

Anonymous said...

do you have any latest pictures of Jeric Raval? I really missed him.

Anonymous said...

jeric asan kna?

Anonymous said...

one time may napanood akong foriegn action film,sabi ko parang sa pinas lng hah,.tapos napaisip ako..bakit nga ba nalaho yong aksyong film ng pinas..eh yong tatay ko nga kahit paulit ulit nyang napapanood yong pelikula nina robin padilla at da king FPJ di nagsasawa,.at kung tutuusin marami sa'ting mga pinoy ang fan ng mga akson film...ngayon mga romance at comedy na lang ang mapapanood mo... :'(