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[ Rec ] (2007) Movie Information

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1132

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2.93/4

# of Ratings:

71

Genres:

Horror

Rating:

R

Language:

Spanish

Theater Date:

11/23/2007

DVD Release:

07/14/2009

Director:

Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza

Actors:

Manuela Velasco
Ferran Terraza
Jorge Serrano
Pablo Rosso
David Vert
Vicente Gil

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A local television reporter and her cameraman are tracking the practices of a local fire department for a segment. The department is dispatched on an emergency call and the television crew goes along for the film. Once inside the building where the call came from the government quarantines the building. And what's with the old lady that bit that guy? They're both acting like zombies! -- CJP

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Monnie1976 09/15/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This horror movie from Spain, remade as the inferior Quarantine here in America, is one hell of a ride. This is another movie with where people are being filmed but the results are far to gory and riveting to dismiss as just one of this overused trend. There are numerous scenes which are unforgettable and the lead character is actually likeable. By the end of this movie you feel like you have actually been through something.

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mitchellyoung 08/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Pure and unadulterated terror. This film takes a little while to get going, but, once it does, it's one of the best zombie flicks out there. The film builds its characters and then lets them loose in an apartment building that quickly becomes a nightmarish setting. The designers for the Left 4 Dead video game series could take notes because I was amazed at how quickly a simple apartment complex can become a maze of fear. The story itself is pretty straightforward and this is one of the few "found footage" films that I feel uses its chosen medium well and not in a gimmicky way. The bottom line is that, as any good horror film should be, [REC] is really, really scary.

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GJ81 11/23/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

I was really looking forward to this. I'm a sucker for real style horror faux documentary films and the reviews to be fair, have been very positive for it. But i was very disappointed. I felt they were trying too hard to make this 'real' and by doing so, the seams were visible. Not only that, but the film quickly fell into movie cliche and so any suprises the movie could have thrown at me, were expected and underwhelming.

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  Yojimbo
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02/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"[Rec]" by Yojimbo

[Rec] is a Spanish horror in which a camera crew following the local fire department stumble on an outbreak of a lethal virus and find themselves quarantined in an apartment building with the resulting flesh eating victims. It actually manages to side step many of the usual flaws of this kind of camcorder style horror film in that it has decent actors speaking real dialogue within a well engineered, structured plot line. It even uses the format to interesting effect, the cameraman often being brushed aside and forced away from the action, leaving us to hear and imagine what is going on off-sceen which is actually quite effective and adds to a genuine documentary-style experience. The effects are convincing without getting too gratuitously gory and technically, it is very accomplished. Unf...

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2.5/4 

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  TrifibianTerror
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12/02/2009 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

[REC].

[REC].
Now, I know this was spawned from the loins of The Blair Witch Project, and that there amny other films in this vein, such as Cloverfield and the ass sucking Diary of the Dead (that couldn't have sounded good in the Romero's head...), but this Spanish horror actually does well to bde freaky-deaky.
A news caster and camera man are sent out woith some firemen to document a daily routine. When the firemen are called out to an apartment block, they all find something more terrifying than a fire or accident. 90% of the residents in the block are now Rage style zombies! Chewing and screaming and being beastly! What gets me is that whenever the undead are enoucntered in a film, they are never eferred to as zombies, which whatt hey obviously are. They're alwyas 'them' or for some annoyin...

Rating of
4/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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07/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Catch the Fever!

Finally saw this original version. As I had seen Quarantine first, I wasn't sure how this would hold up, but it was surprisingly good despite almost the exact same story. This one felt a little more raw and unpolished, but it helped rather than hindered. If you're a fan of horror, this should be seen, even if you've already watched Quarantine.

The pace goes a little faster, there is still plenty of gotcha! moments, mixed in with an overall feeling of helplessness and dread. If there's one complaint, it's that the characters are pretty flat - there's not much in the way of development beyond some pretty general strokes.

The ending is also a bit different, but I think it worked just as well, even if it had a more religious bent. Though it falls in the realm of a 28 days later - it...

Rating of
3/4 

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