Saturday, March 31, 2012

Stairway to Heaven (Philippines TV series) DVD

Stairway to Heaven is a Philippine drama adapted from a Korean drama with the same name; directed by Joyce E. Bernal and developed by Dode Cruz, their third team-up after the highly-successful MariMar and Dyesebel.

The series premiered on September 14 and ended on December 11, 2009 in the Philippines via GMA Network, starring Dingdong Dantes and Rhian Ramos reprising the ill-fated lovers Cholo and Jodi - originally portrayed by Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo - with TJ Trinidad and Glaiza de Castro. It was aired internationally with a two-day delay on GMA Pinoy TV. The series also aired internationally in Malaysia (TV3) and Vietnam (CTV). It will now air on Hawaii's KIKU Television on Sundays at 6:00, right after GMA's Wish Ko Lang.

Throughout, the years two best friends shared a life in a beach house, young Jodi Barbie Forteza and young Cholo Joshua Dionisio have lived unsepreable as ever, both have shared the grief, the sadness, and even the meaning of life but little did the two know that they would grow apart, Jodi's father Jovan an Architect Jestoni Alarcon marries A TV and Movie actress, Maita Aragon Jean Garcia. Throughout this decision new changes begin and with Cholo about to leave and continue his studies abroad beyond his mothers decision due to a scholarship, the two promise a longtime of sending notes and telling stories of each day, until upon they meet again.

But unknowingly everything is not all right Maita takes in her two children from a previous relationship before her career Young Eunice, and Young Tristan Jake Vargas although Maita, wants her children to experience a better life and give into wealth Tristan doesn't approve and falls hesitantly on Jodi who suffers from Maita, who grows hatred on her stepdaughter. All of a sudden years pass and Jodi Rhian Ramos grows into a beautiful young woman who expectedly waits for Cholos arrival and the promise they have kept throughout the distance and time they have spent away from each other and then there is Eunice Glaiza de Castro taking in her mothers footsteps and Tristan TJ Trinidad an artist looking for a way for Jodi to be vulnerable enough to notice his love. But as Cholo Dingdong Dantes comes back happy memories come back to the two and cherishing the moment as possible Jodi is offered a proposal but before Cholo goes home to assist his last business ventures for a week Eunice strikes jealousy and causes Jodi to become part of an accident.
Cholo does not believe that Jodi's presence has left and does not exsist and with upon seeing Jodi's familiar face once more can Cholo bring back the love he once lost in someone he has onced loved and longed for who might not be the exact person is there a second chance awaiting?

Cast and characters

Main cast
Dingdong Dantes as Cholo Fuentebella
Rhian Ramos as Jodi / Jenna
TJ Trinidad as Tristan Manansala / Charlie Matias
Glaiza de Castro as Eunice Aragon
Extended cast
Jean Garcia as Maita Aragon
Sandy Andolong as Zoila Fuentebella
Karen delos Reyes as Bernadette "Badet" Mallari
Jestoni Alarcon as Jovan Reyes
Soliman Cruz as Dindo Manansala
Paul Holme as Mr. John
Carlo Gonzalez as Enrico Samson
Shiela Marie Rodriguez as Alice
Say Alonzo as Sheryl
Nonie Buencamino as Dr. Larrazabal
Guest cast
Joshua Dionisio as Young Cholo
Barbie Forteza as Young Jodi
Jake Vargas as Young Tristan
Jhoana Marie Tan as Young Eunice

No. of episodes
65 episodes (Philippines)
30 episodes (Malaysia)

Filipino, Tagalog, English

DVD release
Due to its popularity and reaching success in Philippines and globally, it was released on January 2010, on DVD with all complete episodes in 6 Volumes. The series was released onto DVD-format by GMA Records.

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