REC (aka [REC] ) (Spain) (V)

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release date July 14 2009
studio Sony Home Entertainment
director Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza
writer Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza
starring Javier Botet, Niña medeiros, Manuel Bronchud, Martha Carbonell, Claudia Font, Vicente Gil
rating
R
trailer 1 Trailer #1

Synopsis

"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.

Official Review

Even though [REC] has been on my radar for over a year now, it’s not something I was overly excited about. It’s not that it didn’t sound like a cool project – especially having Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza co-direct it – it’s just that pretty much every single Filmax movie is the same. They look the same, feel the same, play the same and even have similar stories, which is why I figured this collaboration would be just another “good rental” – boy was I wrong. [REC], following similar themes to BLAIR WITCH and DIARY OF THE DEAD, is an ambitious low budget first person film that takes place in near-real time over the course of one night. …Read More

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