Pepeng Kuryente: Man with a Thousand Volts

Pepeng Kuryente: Man with a Thousand Volts is a 1988 Filipino science fiction action film written and directed by Jose Yandóc and starring Ramon Revilla as the titular character. Also starring are Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., Dante Rivero, Marissa Delgado, Ramon Zamora, Melissa Mendez, Gwen Avila, Alicia Alonzo, Cecille "Dabiana" Iñigo, and George Estregan Jr. Produced by Imus Productions, Pepeng Kuryente was released on November 16, 1988. Critic Lav Diaz gave the film a negative review, criticizing its lack of direction, slow pace, superfluous scenes, and constant product placement.

Pepeng Kuryente:
Man with a Thousand Volts
Directed byJose Yandóc
Produced byAzucena M. Bautista
Written byJose Yandóc
StarringRamon Revilla
Music byMon del Rosario
CinematographyRamon Marcelino
Edited byTonie Sy
Production
company
Imus Productions
Release date
  • November 16, 1988 (1988-11-16)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
CountryPhilippines
LanguageFilipino

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

Pepeng Kuryente was released on November 16, 1988.[2][3]

Critical responseEdit

Lav Diaz, writing for the Manila Standard, criticized the film's slow pace, lack of direction, filler situations (e.g. burning of the beach house), and constant product placement for the beer brand Carlsberg. Diaz also noted that though the film's Lola Basyang-like tone could appeal to children, its violence makes it inappropriate.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Willis, Douglas (1997). Horror and Science Fiction Films IV. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Pres. p. 380. ISBN 0-8108-3055-8. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "Movie Guide". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. November 16, 1988. p. 15. Retrieved August 21, 2020. DART CINEMA..........Pepeng Kuryente
  3. ^ "Movie Guide". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. November 15, 1988. p. 15. Retrieved August 21, 2020. DART CINEMA...Shoot to Kill, Boy Bicol
  4. ^ Diaz, Lav (November 22, 1988). "Mintis". Manila Standard (in Filipino). Manila Standard News, Inc. p. 16. Retrieved August 21, 2020. ... napakabagal na takbo ng istorya (andaming pasikut-sikot), kawalan ng direksyon ng istorya at iskrip, at mga sitwasyon na hindi naman kailangan.... Napaghahalata pang patalastas ng Carlsberg ang pelikula

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