Restored Filipino classics “Himala”, “Oro Plata Mata” now available on Netflix

by Matthew Escosia
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By: Matthew Escosia


Notable classic Filipino films restored by ABS-CBN Film Restoration gets a new home on Netflix with titles like “Himala” and “Oro Plata Mata” now available for streaming on the platform.

Up until the end of 2022, ABS-CBN Film Restoration and its Sagip Pelikula initiative, a program which aims to preserve the Philippine cinematic heritage, will introduce an array of restored classic films of all genres on Netflix.

The first title introduced is the digitally restored version of the 1982 war-drama classic “Oro, Plata, Mata” directed by Peque Gallaga and written by Jose Javier Reyes, starring Sandy Andolong, Liza Lorena, Ronnie Lazaro, Joel Torre, and late Cherie Gil.

Ishmael Bernal’s seminal work “Himala” starring Nora Aunor is also now available for streaming, as well as Reyna Films’ masterpiece “Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit” and one of Dolphy’s iconic films “Markova: Comfort Gay”.

Viewers can also watch the restored versions of Star Cinema’s all-time romantic hits, such as “One More Chance,” “Now That I Have You” and “Dubai”.

Remastered comedy works such as “Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo!” and the Judy Ann Santos-Ryan Agoncillo starrer “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo” premieres on Netflix for the first time, while thrill-seekers can watch the digitally restored horror blockbuster “Feng Shui.”

The restored Filipino works are being made available for Netflix subscribers in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asian territories.

Some of these titles are also available for purchase via with special pre-show interviews before every screening.

What are your thoughts on Filipino classics getting a new home via Netflix? Share it with us in the comments section below!

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