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Full Name
Edgar Sinco Romero

July 7, 1924 (

Film director, producer, screenwriter

Carolina Gonzalez (m. ?–2013)

Joey Romero, Leo Romero, Ancel Romero

Jose E. Romero, Pilar Sinco

Ganito Kami Noon - Pa, Black Mama White Ma, Beast of the Dead, The Mad Doctor of Blood Isla, Brides of Blood

May 28, 2013 (aged 88) Manila, Philippines

Order of National Artists of the Philippines


John Ashley (actor), Gerardo de León, Vic Diaz


Edgar Sinco Romero (July 7, 1924 – May 28, 2013) was an influential Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter, considered one of the finest in the cinema of the Philippines.


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Romero was named National Artist of the Philippines in 2003, and his body of work delved into the history and politics of his country. His 1976 film Ganito Kami Noon…Paano Kayo Ngayon?, set at the turn of the 20th century during the revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, follows a naïve peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community. Agila situated a family’s story against the backdrop of Filipino history, while Kamakalawa explored the folklore of prehistoric Philippines. Banta ng Kahapon, his "small" political film, was set against the turmoil of the late 1960s, tracing the connection of the underworld to the corrupt halls of politics. His 13-part series Noli Me Tangere brought Philippine national hero José Rizal's novel to a new generation of viewers.

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Along with Filipino-language films, he made English-language films that became cult classics, like Black Mama, White Mama and The Twilight People and worked with American actors like John Ashley and Pam Grier. Romero's films, the National Artist citation stated, "are delivered in an utterly simple style – minimalist, but never empty, always calculated, precise and functional, but never predictable." Quentin Tarantino drew on Twilight People as an inspiration for his "grindhouse" homages.

Romero was born on July 7, 1924 to Jose E. Romero and his first wife, Pilar Guzman Sinco. Married to Carolina Gonzales, Romero was also for a time the partner of actress Mila del Sol. He died on May 28, 2013. He was survived by three children, including film director and MTRCB board member Joey Romero. Eddie Romero was an alumnus of Silliman University.

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  • Si, si, señorito (1947) (writer)
  • Paloma, La (1947) (writer)
  • Ang Kamay ng Diyos (1947) (director, writer)
  • Kaaway ng bayan (1947) (writer)
  • Hele hele bago quiere (1947) (writer)
  • Sipag ay yaman (1949) (writer)
  • Milagro ng birhen ng mga rosas (1949) (writer)
  • Camelia (1949) (writer)
  • Batalyon trece (1949) (writer)
  • Sabas, ang barbaro (1952) (director)
  • Buhay alamang (1952) (director, screenplay)
  • Indio, El (1953) (director)
  • May bakas ang lumipas (1954) (director)
  • Man on the Run (1958) (director)
  • The Scavengers (1959) (co-producer, writer)
  • Pitong gabi sa Paris (1960) (director)
  • Lost Battalion (1961) (director, writer)
  • The Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1963) (director)
  • Cavalry Command (1963) a.k.a. The Day of the Trumpet (director, writer)
  • Intramuros (1964) a.k.a. The Walls of Hell (director, writer)
  • Flight to Fury (1964) (producer)
  • Moro Witch Doctor (1964) (director, writer)
  • The Ravagers (1965) a.k.a. Hanggang may kalaban (Philippines: Tagalog title) (director, writer)
  • The Passionate Strangers (1966) (director, writer)
  • Manila, Open City (1968) (director, writer)
  • Brides of Blood (1968) (director)
  • The Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) (director)
  • Beast of the Yellow Night (1971) (director, writer)
  • Beast of Blood (1971) a.k.a. Beast of the Dead (USA: TV title), a.k.a. Blood Devils (UK), a.k.a. Horrors of Blood Island, a.k.a. Return to the Horrors of Blood Island (director, writer)
  • Black Mama, White Mama (1972) (director)
  • The Twilight People (1972) a.k.a. Beasts, a.k.a. Island of the Twilight People (director, writer)
  • The Woman Hunt (1973) (director)
  • Beyond Atlantis (1973) (director)
  • Savage Sisters (1974) (director)
  • Ganito kami noon, paano kayo ngayon (1976) (director, screenplay)
  • Sudden Death (1977) (director)
  • Sinong kapiling? Sinong kasiping? (1977) (director, writer)
  • Banta ng kahapon (1977) (director, writer)
  • Agila (1979) (director, screenplay)
  • Durugin si Totoy Bato (1979) (screenplay)
  • Palaban (1980) (director)
  • Kamakalawa (1981) (director, writer)
  • Desire (1982) (director)
  • Padrino, Ang (1985) (screenplay)
  • Hari sa hari, lahi sa lahi (1987) a.k.a. King and Emperor (International: English title) (director, writer)
  • A Case of Honor (1988) (director)
  • Whiteforce (1988) (director)
  • Faces of Love (2006) (director)
  • Teach Me to Love (2008) (director)
  • References

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