Ang Panday (1980 film)
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Ang Panday (The Blacksmith) (1980) is a popular Filipino action-fantasy film starring Fernando Poe, Jr.. The movie is based on the fictional comics character of the same name, which was created by Carlo J. Caparas and illustrated by Steve Gan.
The movie was followed by three other sequels, also featuring Poe as Flavio: Ang pagbabalik ng Panday (1981), Ang Panday: Ikatlong Yugto (1982) and Ang Panday IV: Ika-Apat na Aklat (1984).
All four films were shown during Metro Manila Film Festivals from the early 1980s.
Panday is a blacksmith whose real name is Flavio. When a meteor fell from the sky one night, he forged the metal from the meteor into a dagger, the balaraw. When he raises the dagger to the sky, it magically grows into a sword. He uses this magical sword to fight the evil Lizardo (Max Alvarado) and other supernatural beings. Eventually, Lizardo and his minions are destroyed.
Incarnations of Ang Panday
After the original four films, two films followed which continued the storyline of the original series.
Dugo ng Panday
Centuries have passed and Flavio's descendant (his name is also Flavio) finds the balaraw and because of his pure heart, is able to draw it from the wall in which it is embedded. Meanwhile, Lizardo's brain has been resurrected by an alien robot. But eventually, the new Panday kills Lizardo.
Hiwaga ng Panday
When the original Flavio died, his magic sword was thrust into a wall where only those with clean heart and noble intention can pull it out (much like the story of King Arthur). Guiller, an expert gunsmith and protector of the poor, meets Emily in the oddest of situations. Guiller became the new Panday after they have uncovered the balaraw of Panday. The sword is forged into a gun and it fires bullets and stun rays. It turns back to a sword when needed.
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- Panday at IMDB, additional text.