Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

February 17, 2021

MANILA, OPEN CITY (Philippines, 1968), written-produced-directed by Eddie Romero

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 1:15 am


written, produced, and directed by Eddie Romero

Philippines 1968


I was unfamiliar with this film until I heard director Eddie Romero discuss it in a video interview included with the Severin DVD of the film TERROR IS A MAN. A non-horror film, it was clearly something Mr. Romero was quite proud of (and ER mentioned in the interview that this was the first film he brought John Ashley to the Philippines for, prior to the Blood Island films), and he has good reason to be, as it’s a well-mounted, moving, patriotic and well-acted film that depicts the Philippines standing up to the Japanese during WWII and trying to re-united a nation that was broken in two by the war and under siege. It probably did not receive a warm reception in Japan. Congrats to Senor Romero on this epic film.

Give it a try!



  1. Hi Bill! Just discovered that Eddie Romero’s 1966 The Passionate Strangers is also on Youtube!

    Comment by — March 21, 2021 @ 11:10 am | Reply

    • Thanks for the tip. I am looking forward to it!

      Comment by kendrasteinereditions — March 21, 2021 @ 11:14 am | Reply

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