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Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Full Movie Download

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Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Full Movie Download: http://urllio.com/ra1fq

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7cb1d79195 Bio pic of notorious Manila gangster in the late 40's until his death in 1951 at the age of 26. A legend known to this day coming from Tondo, a town in Manila known during those peroid as tough and dangerous place.
This might as well be the first time that I&#39;m reviewing a film without a director. Of course it was, during production, helmed by veteran film director Tikoy Aguiluz, whose film &quot;Segurista&quot; I truly admire. But because of some post-production politics and creative clashes between him and the producers, Aguiluz&#39;s name, by his own request, was removed from the posters and the film itself, leaving screenwriters Roy Iglesias and Rey Ventura as the only people left at the top of the creative hierarchy.<br/><br/>&quot;Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story&quot; was, above all, branded as a resurrection of sorts for the very dead action genre of the local film scene: an alternative cinematic reality reigned over by the likes of Lito Lapid, Rudy Fernandez, FPJ, and lots and lots of blazing machismo. It was truly a haven of myth-making capable of solidifying silver screen stars such as Ramon Revilla Sr. as an amulet-empowered &#39;crime does not pay&#39; icon and Paquito Diaz as villainy and ruthlessness personified. This is the powerful formula only action movies have the strength and endurance to carry on for more than 40 years or so without looking, even at the slightest bit, exhausted. And in this film&#39;s case, it was that same, enduring formula that was utilized by George Estregan Jr. (or E.R. Ejercito) and company to serve us thirsty fans a tribute to the genre&#39;s lore and also a blood-drenched gangster tale that we can call our own.<br/><br/>Namely, some of the film&#39;s strengths are its exquisite cinematography and set design, which have genuinely evoked the 50&#39;s period with its nostalgic, often times claustrophobic and grayish visual treatment. Take note, &#39;evoked&#39;, not &#39;replicated&#39;. If replication is the film&#39;s real intent, then they should have gone braver and filmed it in full color. But with its purpose being to merely create a distinct visual &#39;feel&#39; completely free to express its own artistic liberties rather than to completely emulate a bygone era to the teeth, &quot;Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story&quot; succeeded.<br/><br/>But although the film has meritoriously upheld its own visually, it has fallen short substantially. The film suffered in severe one-dimensionality in terms of characterization, with George Estregan Jr., most known for merely playing loud-mouthed, smoker-voiced supervillains such as Dr. Zyke in &quot;Batang Z&quot; and Ivan in Andrew E.&#39;s &quot;Extranghero&quot;, although showing relative depth and previously unseen dramatic intensity in his performance as the savage but gold-hearted titular crime boss, obviously looked awkward at times as he makes most out of the stereotypically-written lead role. While character actors like the ever so psychotic John Regala and the subtle Ronnie Lazaro seem to enjoy in their respective characters&#39; caricature-like brutality, the always reliable Phillip Salvador suffered in his role&#39;s tiring and predictable &#39;although my brother&#39;s a hardened criminal I still love him&#39; mentality as Asiong&#39;s older cop sibling.<br/><br/>Ping Medina, one of the best young actors working today, was underused in an

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