Shake, Rattle and Roll 9
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Shake, Rattle and Roll 9 is a Filipino horror film released in 2007 and the ninth installment of the Shake, Rattle & Roll
Shake, Rattle & Roll (Filipino film series)
Shake, Rattle & Roll is a Filipino horror film series dating back to 1984. It is currently produced by Regal Films. Most of the series are official entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival with the exception of the sixth installment which premiered in January 1997...

film series. It is also distributed by Regal Films. It was an entry to the 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival.

Overview

Shake Rattle & Roll 9 opens with the story of a tame-looking Christmas Tree that morphed into a monster after the full moon casts its light upon it. The cast includes Lovi Poe, Nash Aguas, John Prats, John Lapus, Ms. Boots Anson-Roa, Ms. Gina Alajar and Tonton Guttierez. "Christmas Tree" is directed by first-time director Paul Y. Daza.

Plot

Stephen (Nash Aguas
Nash Aguas
Aeign Zackrey Nash Victoriano Aguas , more commonly known as Nash Aguas, is a Filipino actor. He made his television debut on MTB via the Batang F4 contest at the age of 5...

), his mother Myrna (Gina Alajar
Gina Alajar
Regina Alatiit also known as Gina Alajar was born on in Manila, she is a FAMAS and Gaward Urian Award winning Filipino film actress and television director.-Present Career and Issue:...

), and his two sisters Hazel (Lovi Poe
Lovi Poe
Lourdes Virginia Moran Poe, better known by her screen name Lovi Poe , is an award-winning Filipina actress and singer who is currently a contract star of GMA Network. She is the daughter of the legendary actor Fernando Poe, Jr...

) and Eunice (Sophia Baars
Sophia Baars
Sophia Marie Tecson Baars, better known as Sophia Baars, is a half Filipino-Danish child actress. She first appeared on a TV commercial when she was 5 years old. Later, she auditioned in Star Circle Quest where she was one of the top 5 finalist and started to work in ABS-CBN in 2007...

) planned to visit their Lola Susana (Boots Anson-Roa
Boots Anson-Roa
Maria Elisa Cristobal-Anson or Boots Anson-Roa is an award-winning actress, columnist, editor, and lecturer.-Early life:She was born on January 30, 1945...

) during the Christmas Break. During the long journey, Stephen has a dream concerning his deceased father Chuck (Tonton Guttierez): He was running along a forest where he encounters his father's ghost, who encouraged him to be brave for he is the only male member of his family. Chuck's ghost morphed suddenly into a zombie, waking Stephen up, and receiving teases from his little sister.

Upon their arrival in Lola Susana's house, Jong (John Prats
John Prats
John Paulo Quiambao Prats is a Filipino actor, comedian, dance icon, TV host, model and entrepreneur. He started as a child star in year 1992 and he's now on his 17th years in the entertainment industry. He is the older brother of actress and former child-star Camille Prats...

) had already erected their new Christmas Tree. It was over eight feet tall. Hazel even hypothesized that it came from the Amazon rainforest
Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest , also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America...

 where its kind were a rare species. A day before the Christmas Eve, the family eagerly decorated it, making it look elegant. However, something eerie grips into the atmosphere. During a night stroll, Stephen noticed Elton John, Jong's parrot disappeared without a trace. Worse, even Eunice's giraffe doll was found torn in pieces, thus, blaming the latter's brother. Even Yaya Sonny (John Lapus
John Lapus
Jonathan Anthony Lapus is a Filipino actor, host and comedian.-Biography:...

) wonders why the Tree keeps getting tall.

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve refers to the evening or entire day preceding Christmas Day, a widely celebrated festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth that takes place on December 25...

 descended finally. After a sumptuous Christmas feast, the family was ready to sleep. However, Yaya Sonny, wanted to add a couple of Christmas balls. He noticed something strange within the leaves of the tree: green feathers, evidence that the tree supposedly "ate" Elton John. In a worse turn of fate, Sonny was tragically eaten by the Tree itself.

Things began to became tense. Stephen, having heard of the commotions downstairs, wakes his Ate Hazel to investigate. Jong then arrived to the scene next. The three witnessed the horrendous transformation of the Christmas Tree: All those times, there was a monstrous tree dwelling within the eaves of the Tree itself. Before they could run, Jong was knocked out by the monster. Thinking he was dead, Hazel and Stephen raced to their mother's room, narrating them that the Christmas Tree was truly alive. Myrna dismisses Stephen's story, telling him there were no such things as monsters.

Myrna was wrong: Judging by the stomps heard in the stairs, the Christmas Tree was now upstairs. She peered on the door, only to find out that the monster tree was outside. Danger and tension prevailed over the next events. Myrna warned Lola Susana to stay in the room, while Hazel and Stephen make a diversion, tripping the Christmas Tree.

Hazel and Stephen rushed to the kitchen, while Lola Susana, Myrna and Eunice escaped to the car. Hazel found something: acid
Acid
An acid is a substance which reacts with a base. Commonly, acids can be identified as tasting sour, reacting with metals such as calcium, and bases like sodium carbonate. Aqueous acids have a pH of less than 7, where an acid of lower pH is typically stronger, and turn blue litmus paper red...

. She also found her Uncle Jong unconscious on the floor. Acid will kill the tree. Stephen, having experienced being a baseball
Baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

 player, threw the bottles of acid, missing the first two. At his third turn, the acid went straight to the Tree's mouth, killing it.

Overview

The second episode, "Bangungot", brings us into the tale of a love triangle and a couple who will die both in their dreams and never returning in the living world. "Bangungot" stars Dennis Trillo, Roxanne Guinoo, Pauleen Luna, Jayson Gainza, Jaymee Joaquin, Andrea Torres and Eugene Domingo. This spine-chilling segment was directed by Michael Tuviera.

Plot

Marionne (Roxanne Guinoo
Roxanne Guinoo
Roxanne Guinoo-Yap is a Filipina actress. She is currently under contract with ABS-CBN.-Career:In 2004, Guinoo joined the popular reality search Star Circle Teen Quest via ABS-CBN and made it to the Top 5 finalist or much known as the "Magic Circle of 5", along with co-questors Hero Angeles,...

), a young and beautiful woman, falls in love with the ultra handsome Jerome (Dennis Trillo
Dennis Trillo
Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho , more widely known as Dennis Trillo, is a Filipino award-winning actor, singer and fashion model. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu 1941. He is currently an artist of GMA Network...

). They fall in love and went on a date at an amusement park
Amusement park
thumb|Cinderella Castle in [[Magic Kingdom]], [[Disney World]]Amusement and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions and rides and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people...

. However, a mysterious woman (Eugene Domingo
Eugene Domingo
Eugene Domingo is a Filipina theater, movie and television actress. She is the only actress in the Philippine entertainment history to have participated in six films produced by eight different Filipino production companies...

) warns Marionne not to sleep otherwise she will die. Before the woman can exit the park, she encountered a red cloaked figure, that strangles her killing her in the process.

In her dorm, Marionne wakes startlingly, remembering it was a dream. Her office mate Tatin (Jaymee Joaquin
Jaymee Joaquin
Jaymee Joaquin is a Filipina actress, model, and host. She made a career in the Philippines as a TV and print commercial model during her younger years and ventured in events promotion and hosting on the side.After years of auditioning in the modeling scene, she became a part of ABSCBN Star Magic,...

) then saw her drawing a picture of the red-cloaked figure: the red-cloaked figure that strangled the woman in her dream. She remembered that her grandfather died of a bangungot (nightmare
Nightmare
A nightmare is an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong negative emotional response from the mind, typically fear or horror, but also despair, anxiety and great sadness. The dream may contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror...

). Tatin said it was nonsense. Marionne, concerned for her grandfather's past, unlocked the latter's room. Shortly after she set foot, eerie things flew in the air.

The young woman was revealed to be a candle sales lady. She and Tatin have been friends. One day, her brother Tonton (Jayson Gainza) and a handsome man arrived at the shop. This man was Jerome: the same Jerome in Marionne's dream. The latter informed them that he will be leaving for one week; shockingly, he was engaged to a woman named Florence (Pauleen Luna
Pauleen Luna
Marie Pauleen J. Luna is a Filipina actress and television personality. She appears on the GMA Network, particularly as one of the regular hosts of the long-running Philippine variety show Eat Bulaga! where she portrays the humorous child-woman character Baby Poleng.-Career:Luna began her show...

), a fact that Marionne became jealous of.

Later on, a young girl (Andrea Torres) wants to order a large candle. Marionne notices the strange-looking parchment with strange words written in ink. She demands what is the girl's purpose for the candle. The latter said that if you want to dream of your love ones, and him to you, she must light a candle before sleeping, and chant the words in the parchment. But she must wake up before the candle is consumed otherwise she cannot leave the dream.

Eager to try this, Marionne kept the parchment and did as the girl said. After the ritual was performed, eerie events began to manifest to Jerome and Marionne. The red-cloaked figure reappeared and attempted to strangle the two. Thinking it was a hallucination, they both dismissed it.

Late at night, Marionne visited Jerome in the office, stating that she cannot sleep. She and Jerome began to hallucinate again: the phantom reappeared once more and tries to strangle them again. As they share a kiss of comfort, Florence appeared. Shocked by what she saw, she too was nearly strangled by the phantom, but was comforted by Jerome. Seeing this, Marionne cannot stand this, making her chase the two.

Jerome and Florence walked out of the shop, finally ending up in the peak of an overpass. Florence stumbled and she cannot walk. Meanwhile, the phantom once again reappeared, this time, Jerome confronts it and they both jumped off the overpass. Florence discovered that she too was dreaming.

Marionne, having witnessed of the events before, rushed into the hospital, where she reveals the shocking truth: she and Jerome died already after the spell was performed; this explains why Tonton, Florence and Tatin could not feel Marionne's presence. Florence told them everything, and so as Tatin: in a flashback, the ghost Marionne saw herself performing the spell, afterwards, she collapsed in her bed, apparenty dead. Tatin shooked and jerked her up but she would not wake up. Florence's story matched Tatin's: the former found her fianc√© hunched in the table but he was alreday dead in his sleep. Another thing is: Marionne's grandfather did not died of a nightmare, but of a heart attack and the events happening now is only a bangungot for Marionne. Jerome, who was on a critical state, dreams of Marionne hugging him very tightly; this means that the event that he confronted the red phantom, Jerome, too, found out it was a bangungot. He revealed that the red phantom was the ghost of Marionne herself. Should she let go of Jerome, he would have returned in the living world, but she would not, thus, killing Jerome in a bangungot.

Overview

The last episode of "Shake Rattle & Roll 9" brings us into the tale of a teenage gothic band heading for a gig in a province. However, they were lost on the road and were only going in circles. Upon taking refuge in an abandoned resort, they encountered a beautiful woman, who, unknown to them, was an "engkanto". The band must suffer the consequences. Leading the cast were Katrina Halili, Melissa Ricks, Matt Evans, Jewel Mische, Mart Escudero, Felix Roco, Sam Concepcion and Jojo Alejar. With them are Nanding Josef, Carmi Sanchez and Hector Macaso.
Final Episode On Stories.

Plot

A teenage gothic band
Band (music)
In music, a musical ensemble or band is a group of musicians that works together to perform music. The following articles concern types of musical bands:* All-female band* Big band* Boy band* Christian band* Church band* Concert band* Cover band...

 heads for a gig in a remote province. During the long journey, not many of the young band members talked too much, while, their manager Hans (Jojo Alejar
Jojo Alejar
Jojo Alejar is a Filipino TV host, actor-comedian, best known for his appearances on The Good Night Show.-Early life:Born Alfredo Rizalito P. Alejar on June 19, 1966 in Manila. he is the younger brother of actor Toby Alejar....

) keeps complaining why he's the one who should drive. Meanwhile, Tonee (Jewel Mische
Jewel Mische
Jewel Fatima Avejade Mische is a Filipina actress.-Biography:Although born in Manila, Jewel grew up in Bulacan...

) and Ian (Felix Roco
Felix Roco
Felix Roco is a Filipino actor. He is the son of actor Bembol Roco and the twin brother of Dominic Roco. Felix Roco was under GMA Artist Center...

), who were long-estranged couple, ignored each other. Vince (Mart Escudero
Mart Escudero
Mart Enrico Cruz Escudero, who is better known by his screen name Mart Escudero , is a Filipino actor. He was previously billed as "Martin Escudero" in Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat. He almost resembles Prince Stefan, who is his batchmate and one of his close friends from the same reality show.-Early...

), the leader's band and Richard (Matt Evans
Matt Evans
For the Canadian international rugby union player see Matt Evans Matthew Nicolas "Matt" Evans is a Filipino- American actor who was a former housemate of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition...

) have a small commotion, only to be stopped by Richard's ex-girlfriend Dang (Melissa Ricks
Melissa Ricks
Melissa Marie Ricks is a Filipina actress of Filipino-American descent. She was a runner-up in the reality talent search Star Circle Quest on ABS-CBN.-Background:...

).

The group stopped into a small store beside the road. The others decided to relax while Vince and Dang disappeared from view. The two latter confronted each other; Vince revealed he will be leaving them soon, a fact that Dang objects strongly.

Back at the store, Lucio (Nanding Josef), a local townsfolk, warned them to stay in sight, for they might be kidnapped by an engkanto
Engkanto
Engkanto are environmental spirits that have the ability to appear in human form. They are often associated with the spirits of ancestors in the Philippines. They are also characterized as forest spirits or elves...

 (forest guardian in Filipino mythology). He then told of the story of his son Paeng (Sam Concepcion
Sam Concepcion
Samuel Lawrence Lopez Concepcion born on October 17, 1992 in Manila, Philippines, is a Filipino singer, dancer, actor, host and model. He emerged as the winner for the Big Division of Little Big Star's Season 1 in April 2006. He is under STAGES and ABS-CBN's Star Magic.-Personal life:Concepcion was...

): the latter was gathering firewood when he was suddenly grabbed by someone or something. He then also explained that the engkanto was the reason why they are lost in the middle of nowhere.

Worse, the bus ran out of gas, forcing the band to take refuge in an abandoned resort. Dang, Ian and Tonee then encountered a young and beautiful woman clad in white. Tonee and Ian asked where is the beach. They followed the woman's directions but were lost. Tonee lost her temper but Ian wants to court the young woman. Accidentally, he was bitten by the woman, who revealed to be the engkanto (Katrina Halili
Katrina Halili
Katrina Halili is a Filipina actress, commercial model and music producer. She made her screen debut via StarStruck, but did not gain popularity until playing the antagonist roles in Darna, Majika and MariMar and becoming the protagonist in One Night Only, Gagambino and Magdusa...

).

Vince then encountered Paeng, the aforementioned boy who was kidnapped by the engkanto. He, Dang and Richard demanded that who did this to him and who is this. As they speak, the engkanto summoned her slaves to hunt the band down. Hans, who was looking for gas, was bitten. Meanwhile, Dang met a retreating Tonee informing the former that Ian was killed by the engkanto and made her slave. Sadly, Tonee too was choked to death.

Paeng and Vince then lured the slaves to the beach, discovering they fear water. They formulated a plan: he and Dang will ward off the slaves while Paeng, Richard and Tikoy (Hector Macaso) refilled the bus's gas. Paeng then noticed the tree beside them; this was supposed to be the engkanto's lair. They must burn it to kill the engkanto.

The engkanto, who stopped in her tracks for she fears water, rushes to Richard and choked him hardly. The young man can hear what the latter was saying: he (Richard) was the one she need. Paeng, meanwhile tossed the matches in the air, burning the tree and killing the engkanto.

With all things seem to be alright, the remaining band members visit Paeng's home where his father warmly welcomed him. But, something in their plans went horribly wrong: no matter the engkanto's home was burned down, she will only move into a new dwelling, for she is a spirit of the nature. Mang Lucio was right: Richard was kidnapped by the zombie engkanto and was never seen again.

Christmas tree

  • Gina Alajar
    Gina Alajar
    Regina Alatiit also known as Gina Alajar was born on in Manila, she is a FAMAS and Gaward Urian Award winning Filipino film actress and television director.-Present Career and Issue:...

     as Myrna
  • John Prats
    John Prats
    John Paulo Quiambao Prats is a Filipino actor, comedian, dance icon, TV host, model and entrepreneur. He started as a child star in year 1992 and he's now on his 17th years in the entertainment industry. He is the older brother of actress and former child-star Camille Prats...

     as Uncle Jong
  • Lovi Poe
    Lovi Poe
    Lourdes Virginia Moran Poe, better known by her screen name Lovi Poe , is an award-winning Filipina actress and singer who is currently a contract star of GMA Network. She is the daughter of the legendary actor Fernando Poe, Jr...

     as Hazel
  • Sophia Baars
    Sophia Baars
    Sophia Marie Tecson Baars, better known as Sophia Baars, is a half Filipino-Danish child actress. She first appeared on a TV commercial when she was 5 years old. Later, she auditioned in Star Circle Quest where she was one of the top 5 finalist and started to work in ABS-CBN in 2007...

     as Eunice
  • Nash Aguas
    Nash Aguas
    Aeign Zackrey Nash Victoriano Aguas , more commonly known as Nash Aguas, is a Filipino actor. He made his television debut on MTB via the Batang F4 contest at the age of 5...

     as Stephen
  • Boots Anson-Roa
    Boots Anson-Roa
    Maria Elisa Cristobal-Anson or Boots Anson-Roa is an award-winning actress, columnist, editor, and lecturer.-Early life:She was born on January 30, 1945...

     as Lola Susana
  • Tonton Gutierrez
    Tonton Gutierrez
    Tonton Gutierrez is a Filipino film actor.-Early life:Tonton Gutierrez was born to Eddie Gutierrez and his first wife, actress Liza Lorena. He is the half-brother of Ramon Christopher, with second wife and actress Pilita Corrales...

     as Myrna's husband
  • John Lapus
    John Lapus
    Jonathan Anthony Lapus is a Filipino actor, host and comedian.-Biography:...

     as Yaya Sonny

Bangungot

  • Roxanne Guinoo
    Roxanne Guinoo
    Roxanne Guinoo-Yap is a Filipina actress. She is currently under contract with ABS-CBN.-Career:In 2004, Guinoo joined the popular reality search Star Circle Teen Quest via ABS-CBN and made it to the Top 5 finalist or much known as the "Magic Circle of 5", along with co-questors Hero Angeles,...

     as Marionne
  • Dennis Trillo
    Dennis Trillo
    Abelardo Dennis Florencio Trillo Ho , more widely known as Dennis Trillo, is a Filipino award-winning actor, singer and fashion model. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu 1941. He is currently an artist of GMA Network...

     as Jerome
  • Pauleen Luna
    Pauleen Luna
    Marie Pauleen J. Luna is a Filipina actress and television personality. She appears on the GMA Network, particularly as one of the regular hosts of the long-running Philippine variety show Eat Bulaga! where she portrays the humorous child-woman character Baby Poleng.-Career:Luna began her show...

     as Florence
  • Jaymee Joaquin
    Jaymee Joaquin
    Jaymee Joaquin is a Filipina actress, model, and host. She made a career in the Philippines as a TV and print commercial model during her younger years and ventured in events promotion and hosting on the side.After years of auditioning in the modeling scene, she became a part of ABSCBN Star Magic,...

     as Tatin
  • Jayson Gainza as Tonton
  • Andrea Torres as Schoolgirl
  • Eugene Domingo
    Eugene Domingo
    Eugene Domingo is a Filipina theater, movie and television actress. She is the only actress in the Philippine entertainment history to have participated in six films produced by eight different Filipino production companies...

     as Lady from the Dream

Engkanto

  • Sam Concepcion
    Sam Concepcion
    Samuel Lawrence Lopez Concepcion born on October 17, 1992 in Manila, Philippines, is a Filipino singer, dancer, actor, host and model. He emerged as the winner for the Big Division of Little Big Star's Season 1 in April 2006. He is under STAGES and ABS-CBN's Star Magic.-Personal life:Concepcion was...

     as Paeng
  • Jewel Mische
    Jewel Mische
    Jewel Fatima Avejade Mische is a Filipina actress.-Biography:Although born in Manila, Jewel grew up in Bulacan...

     as Tonee
  • Katrina Halili
    Katrina Halili
    Katrina Halili is a Filipina actress, commercial model and music producer. She made her screen debut via StarStruck, but did not gain popularity until playing the antagonist roles in Darna, Majika and MariMar and becoming the protagonist in One Night Only, Gagambino and Magdusa...

     as Engkanto
  • Melissa Ricks
    Melissa Ricks
    Melissa Marie Ricks is a Filipina actress of Filipino-American descent. She was a runner-up in the reality talent search Star Circle Quest on ABS-CBN.-Background:...

     as Dang
  • Mart Escudero
    Mart Escudero
    Mart Enrico Cruz Escudero, who is better known by his screen name Mart Escudero , is a Filipino actor. He was previously billed as "Martin Escudero" in Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat. He almost resembles Prince Stefan, who is his batchmate and one of his close friends from the same reality show.-Early...

     as Vince
  • Matt Evans
    Matt Evans
    For the Canadian international rugby union player see Matt Evans Matthew Nicolas "Matt" Evans is a Filipino- American actor who was a former housemate of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition...

     as Richard
  • Felix Roco
    Felix Roco
    Felix Roco is a Filipino actor. He is the son of actor Bembol Roco and the twin brother of Dominic Roco. Felix Roco was under GMA Artist Center...

     as Ian
  • Jojo Alejar
    Jojo Alejar
    Jojo Alejar is a Filipino TV host, actor-comedian, best known for his appearances on The Good Night Show.-Early life:Born Alfredo Rizalito P. Alejar on June 19, 1966 in Manila. he is the younger brother of actor Toby Alejar....

     as Hans

Christmas Tree

Stephen's Father (Died in an accident)

Jong's Parrot(Eaten by the Christmas Tree)

Eunice's Giraffe Doll (Torned into Pieces)

Yaya Sonny (Eaten by the Christmas Tree)

The Christmas Tree(Killed by Hazel and Stephen)

Bangungot

The Mysterious Woman (Killed by Red Cloaked Figure)

Marionne's GrandFather (Died in Bangungot)

Marionne (Died after she do a Spell)

Jerome (Trapped in the Nightmare Zone)

Engkanto

Paeng (Kidnapped by the Engkanto)

Ian (Bitten by the Engkanto)

Tonee (Choked by the Engkanto)

Engkanto (Died after Burned)

Richard (Kidnapped by the Zombie Engkanto)

Trivia

  • Of all Shake Rattle & Roll installments, this is the most expensive, garnering a budget of 68 million pesos. Apparently it was because of he "Christmas Tree" episode.
  • The Christmas tree bought for the first episode looms at 8 feet tall.
  • Many of the cast members (save Tonton Guttierez, Gina Alajar, Eugene Domingo, Roxanne Guinoo and Nash Aguas) were first timers in this movie.
  • This is also the first Shake Rattle & Roll that features a story with the background of engkantos. (Shake Rattle & Roll X did the same idea).
  • In "Bangungot" episode, the chase between Jerome, Florence and the red phantom took place in an overpass
    Overpass
    An overpass is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway...

    . Director Mike Tuviera and crew had to close it from traffic.
  • Some viewers maybe confused with the twist of the second episode: Marionne and Jerome died shortly after the spell was performed; the events after they died where Marionne and Jerome share their first kiss was a bangungot for them. This is the evidence why the red phantom manifested after the spell was inaugurated. It means all the characters in the succeeding scenes were shot as a bangungot.
  • The Parrot in the Christmas Tree Was named after British Singer Elton John
    Elton John
    Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, Hon DMus is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor...


Awards

  • Best Child Actor - Nash Aguas (MMFF)
  • New Movie of the Year (2008) - Lovi Poe (24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies)
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