The Reunion brings to life all-time favorite hit songs of Eraserheads in a story about a high school barkada's journey and romance.
Director Frasco Mortiz explained that Star Cinema has acquired the copyrights for the Eraserheads songs before they came up with the story of The Reunion, which top-bills today’s hottest male stars Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Kean Cipriano. “Nauna yung kanta bago yung pelikula
,” said Direk Frasco during The Reunion
’s bloggers event yesterday, August 13. “Before kami nag
-shoot, napagkasunduan na na dapat yung mga bandang tutgtog ng
credibility. Yung hindi naman mapapahiya kina
Ely Buendia (lead vocalist of Eraserheads). At yung
Eraserheads maiisip na, ‘Ahh,
logical naman kung bakit sila ginawang mag
-perform ng kanta.
All 14 tracks in The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album
were used in the movie including hits like Ang Huling El Bimbo
. Star Cinema’s head writer Aries De Guzman shared that his objective when he wrote the script was for the audience to identify the songs of the iconic rock band in specific scenes. Coupled with the fact that the movie was based on true-to-life experiences of his friends, how does he handle the pressure for it to become a huge hit? “Fan ako ng
. The pressure came mostly from there. Gusto namin mabigyan ng
justice, na hindi lang basta namin ginamit yung kanta ng
Eraserheads. Sobrang dami ng
fans nila. Ako rin nung
high school, I was into Eraserheads, at yun ang kasikatan nila
. As much as possible, kailangan ‘pag nakita nila itong eksenang ito, wala kang ibang makikita
. ‘Ah dapat Overdrive yung kanta dito. Dapat El Bimbo.
As for working with the four male stars, Direk Frasco said that he was very happy with how they easily established rapport on the set since it’s a barkada movie. “Nag
-enjoy ako katrabaho sila.
July magkakasama kami
halos thrice a week. Kahit na may konting
age gap, nasasakyan ko pa rin yung mga kalokohan nila. Napakagaan. Wala kami naging problema.
Given a chance gusto ko sila makatrabaho ulit
.” He also made sure that Xian, Enchong, Enrique and Kean will each have their turn in the spotlight. “Aaminin ko, nung nag
-first shooting day kami, naisip ko ano ba itong pinapasok ko? Yun ang pinakatatakutan ng
ensemble movie. Hanggang ‘di ko siya nakita na ine-
edit, yung kaba ko nandun. Tatayo kaya yung pelikula? Maramdaman kaya na barkada sila? Nung napagtagpi namin, masaya ako kasi balanse. Lahat sila may
Will the members of Eraserheads attend The Reunion
’s premiere night? “Naging
before pa. Hindi basta-basta mapagsama yung apat sa isang
[event]. Hindi na namin masyado pinursue kasi ok na sa min yung
we’re doing a tribute to them. Alam naman nila yung
project. Iba kasi yung mundo ng
showbiz. Hindi kasi masyado mahilig ang banda sa mga