Lulubog, lilitaw, sasarado hukay!" Check it out below: Need a refresher? However, the heavy use of CG was problematic as the low resolution renders culled from the past technology does not match the contrast and clarity of the scenes shot on film. Seeing it in high definition makes it feel more real — bringing one closer to the material to see the film in all its clarity. Both Samadhi and what is presumably our world is a mix of Eastern and Western mythology, mixing western notions of the underworld with Chinese fantasy martial arts and mysticism. While their individual powers are getting stronger, it’s working together that pushes the protagonists to reach their goal. LOOK: “Magic Temple” Will Be Digitally Restored! Each is characterized by their own character traits. Sambag (Junell Hernando), the crybaby, is the often misunderstood middle child. "Buto, kalansay, tabi-tabi po sa bangkay. It ended up winning a whole bunch of awards from Best Float to Best Picture. Omar is a common Moslem name that hails from the tribes in Mindanao. “Magic Temple” had the budget and took risks. If you want to relive a bit of your childhood (and see an MMFF film that's legit for kids,) I wholeheartedly recommend Magic Temple. The film is obviously catered for younger audiences; constant narration from Sambag helps us along the story and keeps the lines between good and evil clear. The restoration also amplified some goofs left in the final cut: For instance, during Sambag’s parseltongue scene, it became more obvious that there was a sheet of glass between the boy and the cobra. Each of the three main characters represents one of the major island groups of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Advertise With Us. Temple Restored is a Bible-based, Christ centered ministry. Certain sequences look so good that they could pass for a film released today. Sometimes we also talk about other things, like toilets. [/su_table] Synopsis. The celebrated period film was worked on meticulously as the print used in the process was badly molded and scratched. Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Within seconds of seeing the remastered edition of Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes’ “Magic Temple,” there already is an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Despite this, the film does carry a bit of added symbolism to it. Karapatan mo ay ipaglaban mo, ngunit iisa pa rin tayo. Use your powers to fight for your right, but together, as one, we remain.). With the current political landscape looking disjointed and scattered, the film’s cry for unity might be just what we need. MAGIC TEMPLE digitally restored - Premiere Night - 12-06-2016 - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds. The magical world of "Samadhi" is threatened by the evil forces of Ravenal and Sifu sends out three teenage boys to journey on the Magic Temple. Working as a team becomes tougher as the three must also deal with overcoming their individual issues: Sambag falls in love with a pretty girl named Yasmin (Anna Larrucea), a ghost who can’t lay to rest until her bones are buried. You can vote up to 20 times per day on this IP address. Nevertheless, “Magic Temple” stood the test of time, and audiences today now have a chance to see the film, warts and all. Before the planned murder of Omar and Sambag, the villain makes them eat oranges — fans of “The Godfather” will get the implication of the act. LOOK: “Magic Temple” Will Be Digitally Restored! This film (as well as a number of other restored films) will be showing at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell from December 7-14 as part of ABS-CBN's REELive the Classics event. Yasmin is made to look like a porcelain doll with a penchant for Japanese Lolita fashion. Cinephilia on the Go (Extra Time): Death Note, Lon... REELive the Classics: Magic Temple (Restored Version). A few seconds into "Magic Temple," it hits you: this restoration looks so goddamn beautiful. It somehow feels like the perfect MMFF movie: something that blends horror and fantasy in a child-friendly package, meant to be devoured by families in droves while still brandishing the important message of standing as one while fighting the scum of the earth. © 2015 Nine Media Corp. CNN name, logo and all associated elements ™ and © 2015 Cable News Network. Hopefully, the re-release of the film will entertain and inspire a new generation of audiences today. MMFF Rejects 2016: Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Aban... MMFF Rejects 2016: Super Parental Guardians. “Magic Temple” knows that no matter how strong evil is, it’s no match for those who fight together. The 20-year old Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes masterpiece - which won Best Picture in the 1996 Metro Manila Film Festival - follows the journey of three young boys who went on a quest to save the magical world of Samadhi after it was threatened by a villain named Ravenal. Samadhi is a state of “one-pointedness,” a concept found in Buddhism and Hinduism. Tell us in the comments! Overall good work for a 20 year old film. Nevertheless, “Magic Temple” stood the test of time, and audiences today now have a chance to see the film, warts and all. Support your favorite music video on the MYX charts by voting daily! Magic Temple Trailer - Duration: 85 seconds. 90's kids may remember fond memories of watching Magic Temple, a 1996 film by the formidable duo of Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes. You can vote again for your favorite music video later at 12mn PHT! Posted at November 22, 2016 "Buto, kalansay, tabi-tabi po sa bangkay. The film's narrative takes us to the mystical world of Samadhi, where three young boys - Jubal, Sambag and Omar - are tasked to restore balance to the world and defeat the entity responsible. Omar, a temperamental brat, often questions Jubal’s capacity to lead. After Samadhi falls into the hands of Ravenal (Jackie Lou Blanco) and her brigade of goons in their classic jeans and black beanie combo, three protégés of Sifu (Jun Urbano) must use their training to overcome each and every quest — and side quests — and restore the balance between light and darkness. Created for that year's MMFF, the film is a remarkable work of the imagination, considering that in the nineties Filipino fantasy films were rare. Is this it? Some characterizations, like that of Omar, are a bit stereotypical, and one wonders if characterizing Jubal (who represents Luzon) as the truth-seeing person of authority (since the seat of power is Luzon after all) brings a whole new level of discourse to the whole thing. MYX Celebrates 20th Anniversary This November 2020, MYXclusive Interview: NADINE LUSTRE & JAMES REID On Her Visual Album "Wildest Dreams", Thousands Sign Up For First Leg Of MYX MUSICLASS, MYX AWARDS 2020 Winners: The Complete List, ELMO, SAAB, BARQ Join OPM Icons In Tribute For MYX Magna Awardee FRANCIS M. Sambag means tamarind in Bisaya. No worries! And now, we will finally see the super fun trio of Jubal, Sambag, and Omar back on the big screen! Moreover, Gallaga and Reyes’ film remains impressive for combining classic cinematic elements from the East and West. Careers Watch the unrestored trailer below: Are you excited to see the digitally restored and remastered "Magic Temple" on the big screen? We call them pegs these days, but in the context of a 1996 blockbuster, these slight links to Eastern and Western pop culture feel well-meaning and smart. To rid Samadhi of evil, the three must unite and work as one. However, other scenes shot in darkness are a bit spotty quality wise. Jubal lacks focus, underperforming as a leader. You can only vote up to 20 times per day using this IP address. Lulubog, lilitaw, sasarado hukay!". Factions and cliques, labels and colors, these things divide further. A blog about films, mostly Philippine and Asian regional cinema. EriCKson Dlc. In any case, the film's message seems to be that all three need to cooperate to succeed - a call for unity of sorts. This year, the ABS-CBN restoration people have restored and remastered the film, and it looks great.
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