Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Ahh, I've finally tracked down an uncut print of Cirio H. Santiago's NAKED VENGEANCE!!! I'm told the only uncut version is this unrated US NTSC tape. All European and Aussie video tapes carry the toned down R rated version. Boo-hoo!!! There are no official DVD release either. I also bought this from ZDD hoping I'd get the uncut version but unfortunatly thier print is the same toned down for our own protection version. :/ (and yes I should have asked first. Please kick me!!).

Anyhoo, screw that cos I'm getting the uncut version now, haha. Oh, and follower of this blog, Nick Nicholson, is in this as well. And if that's not enough our good buddy Fred Adelman said about NAKED VENGEANCE:

Mr. Santiago has directed over 50 features (many for Roger Corman) and is highly-regarded in his homeland of the Phillipines. I consider NAKED VENGEANCE to be his crowning achievement.

Read Fred's review here.

Wauw, I can't wait! (and yes I own the cut down version and no I haven't watched it, I simply refuse to!).

PS: And hey and welcome to everyone who is now a follower of this wee blog. I have no idea why this is still the only site in Cyberspace devoted entirely to trashy Filipino war flicks but we are. And obviously that's a royal "we". And obviously there's exceptions to the rule as I do write a line or two about other wild films once in a while as well, and of course there are other cool blogs like Paul's that deal with trashy war and action movies.


  1. I was one of the five rapists, with Nick Nicholson. Think my name was Arnie and Nick was Sparky. We had quite a challenge doing the rape scene...it was quite intense yet professional. Deborah Tranelli was a trooper and told me to really 'go down' close when I was, uh, well, going down on her just before her 'parents' arrive home. Most of the women on the set were upset at us for several days. (Sheesh, it's only acting)
    Funniest thing was standing around in a 'jock-strap' that I was wearing, my buns hanging out. One of the STILL photographers caught me and gave me a copy but I lost that one.
    I died a horrible death, being wounded by the revengeful "Carla" and knocked down into an Ice Crusher at the Ice House where my character Arnie worked. I had to improvise by duck taping a skateboard to my stomach and that way I could be pushed down the ramp with two huge blocks of ice behind me. Took three takes, first one the stuntmen pushed me to hard and cameras couldn't pan fast enough. 2nd take went great, but I got smashed with the ice inside the box. 3rd take, was the best, with the camera on short tripod the cameraman had to be pulled out of the way as I came screaming straight into the shot.
    The last one I realized that I might hit so I grabbed the side of the box so I would not hit the camera and operator. The two blocks of ice knocked me upwards, slammed my head on the top, but gave them time to roll away. Both blocks of ice came to rest on top of me.
    Director Cirio called out, in his usual calm voice, "Hey babe, you okay?" I was pinned against the back, unable to move the blocks off and no one was helping me. "NO, Direct! I am not okay...get me outta here." Everyone broke out laughing as Cirio called to "That's a Wrap!" By the time I got out, most had left the set. I went back to the hotel, with the skateboard still ducktaped to me, just for fun. AH, those were the days, what a way to make a living.

    Don Gordon Bell

  2. Hi Don,

    So good to see you here and thanks heaps for your post! Awesome to hear about the shoot. I'm definitely looking forward to getting the film. And yes, that must have been some way to make a living, eh. Too bad you didn't keep that photo, LOL.

    All the best


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Bikini girls with machine guns

Yep, this video is from the one they're watching in Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN. It's an awesome video; I mean all it is is a bunch of scantly clad sexy babes with automatic guns going: "This is an AK47" pow pow pow pow - Haha. Absolutely fantastic! xD.