Event: The 80s memories watching Digitally-Restored and Remastered #HindiNahahatiAngLangit by Mike De Leon
The Filipino deserves to watch the classic films. Remember the short story 'The Glass Menagerie'? I didn't remember the beginning and end of the scene from Mike De Leon movie "Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit" back in the 80s but I've seen how important it was after watching the movie again digitally-remastered and restored by Central Digital Labs and ABS-CBN Film Archives last night at the press preview at Trinoma Cinema. Starring Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano, Lorna Tolentino and Christopher De Leon, my memories of childhood and the stars I looked up to became young again after watching "Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit". Mr. Leo Katigbak, the head of the ABS-CBN Film Archives shared to us some of the movies from the 63 classic films restored in cooperation with Central Digital Labs. I've watched earlier "Himala", "Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon", "Oro Plata Mata". "Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit" reminded me how I loved those thick shoulder pads and the beauty of Lorna Tolentino and Dina Bonnevie who were my idols back in elementary. I loved this film before because of the unforgettable lines but it was still a marvel to laugh at the funny lines of Melody (Lorna Tolentino) and Noel (Christopher De Leon) constantly fighting throughout the film. The restored version made me feel like it's a new film although it's been 25 years since it was shown on cinemas. My fellow blogger friends also awed at the beauty of Ms. Gigi Dela Riva playing Ressie (the best friend of Melody). I had to introduce who she was then and somehow it taunted me to remember her and the other beautiful actresses of the 80s generation. ABS-CBN Film Archives also restored "Virgin People" (with my fave actress of the 80s Janet Bordon) and soon to hit the cinemas also, Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos' "Ang T-Bird At Ako". Mr. Katigbak said it was more difficult to restore "Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit" compared to Nora Aunor's "Himala" with 24 frames per second erasing molds and fungi. He said it takes at least three months for the team to restore a movie which they hope will soon be available in iTunes. "Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit" reminded me of how broken families back in the 80s was already an issue and how we all fell in love with Christopher De Leon and Edu Manzano. Don't miss the digitally-restored and remastered HD version of "Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit" at selected cinemas nationwide. For more information, please visit www.abs-cbn.com.