|Former type||Film production company|
|Fate||Suspended due to porn films distribution|
|Founded||Manila, Philippines (1984)|
|Defunct||2007 (see Fate)|
|Key people||Robbie Tan (Chairman)|
|Owners||Robbie Tan (Chairman)|
Seiko Films made its initial offering in 1984 with the trio of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon starring in Goodah! Since then, after the People Power revolution, Seiko Films fast became one of the major productions in the late 1980s, alongside with Monteverde's Regal Films and Del Rosario's Viva Films. The film production is home to its homegrown stars, mostly Regal babies like Romnick Sarmenta, Sheryl Cruz, Rey "PJ" Abellana and Gretchen Barretto as well as talents inside Seiko like Jestoni Alarcon, Cesar Montano and Rita Avila. Seiko Films was known for its tagline "If it's from Seiko, it must be good" used from 1989 to 1994. Among most memorable productions at the time is Blusang Itim starring Richard Gomez and Snooky Serna.
The early 1990s saw a dwindle in the film production. After years of providing quality entertainment, Seiko Films ventured into ST (sex trip) production in 1995, particularly the ones with Rosanna Roces, Priscilla Almeda and Natasha Ledesma. Despite its pornographic content, Seiko's movies made Rosanna Roces a popular sex symbol. Roces' departure from Seiko also made her a household name in movies outside Seiko, mostly from Viva and Regal making her an award-winning actress.
In 2003, Seiko films slowly turned from very graphic bold to a little bit wholesome, even though still producing sex-oriented films. The Liberated series, directed by Mac Alejandre, became those of the most important films in the history of Seiko. Seiko produced movies later like Bridal Shower (2003), the mock documentary Bikini Open (2005), the family comedy I Wanna Be Happy (2006) and the psycho-erotic thriller Silip (2007). Seiko Films also co-produced the award-winning Foster Child (2007) by director Brilliante Mendoza. In late 2007, Seiko was reportedly suspended by the MTRCB due to the prominence of the production of sexual oriented movies.
Seiko Films is in hiatus as of the moment.
Remakes of Seiko Movies
This is a list of some movies produced by Seiko that were remade as TV series:
- Sineserye Presents Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? (ABS-CBN, 2007)
- Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN, 2010)
- Blusang Itim (GMA Network, 2011)
- Kokak (GMA Network, 2011)
- Mundo Man ay Magunaw (ABS-CBN, 2012)
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