[NOTE: As a tribute to the late film director Celso Ad Castillo, we will be presenting some newspaper movie advertisements that are part of our collection.]
On January 18, 1996, Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa, a film by Celso Ad Castillo, opened in theaters. This is a remake of the 1974 similarly titled film which starred Gloria Diaz and was also directed by Castillo. The 1996 version, a co-production between Viva Films and Royale Era, has Ruffa Gutierrez in the lead role.
It can be noted that the lead actresses in these films were both beauty queens: Gloria Diaz was crowned Miss Universe in 1969, while Ruffa Gutierrez was Second Princess at the 1993 Miss World pageant. Following is a newspaper advertisement for the 1996 version of the film: