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Rec 4: Apocalypse DVD Review

Director: Jaume Balaguero

Starring: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Hector Colome, Ismael Fritschi, Crispulo Cabezas

Running Time: 95 minutes

Certificate: 18

Rec exploded onto the horror scene, given us an incredible collaboration of zombie madness and found-footage. It breathed new life into both its medium and its genre, and offered up one of the most terrifying films of recent years. The first person perspective kept us hunkered in to the film’s premise. The third instalment gleefully toyed with the found-footage, before dropping it altogether, and now Rec 4: Apocalypse completely rids itself of its oppressive chains. This should allow for the film to explore new avenues and offer up greater exploration of characters and mythology. It doesn’t. Instead we get just another generic zombie (infected, whatever) film.

Setting up the scene aboard a huge oil tanker, the film immediately confines itself once again. Although this can often work out well, and
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Frightfest Glasgow 2015: ‘Rec 4: Apocalypse’ Review

Stars: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé, Ismael Fritschi, Críspulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio, María Alfonsa Rosso | Written by Jaume Balagueró, Manu Diez | Directed by Jaume Balagueró

When an established film series decides to shed its formula and try something wildly different in its structure – if not exactly its content – I can’t help but feel both relieved and wary. If it ain’t broke, right? On the other hand, later instalments risk becoming stale reruns of earlier movies with no sense of development or even surprise, as every gag, jump and plot twist possible has already been thrown at the audience.

Such is the dilemma I found myself in with [Rec]4: Apocalypse, which ditches the found-footage style of its predecessors in favour of going for full-blown narrative cinema. I must admit, I saw no reason for concern in the intense opening sequence, as the presence of properly-framed action and quick-paced editing (editing!
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2 Clips from [Rec] 4: Apocalypse

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The zombie virus of the influential [Rec] franchise worked its way through the residents of an apartment building and the celebratory guests at a massive wedding reception, and in [Rec] 4: Apocalypse, it looks to ravage the crew of a ship at sea. We now have two new clips from the recently released movie, which show how handy an outboard motor can be in fighting off infected humans (and monkeys?).

“Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive.
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Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Leads Specialty Openers: Preview

Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Leads Specialty Openers: Preview
A24’s A Most Violent Year will dominate the Specialty Box Office New Year’s weekend. The feature began as director J.C. Chandor was releasing his previous feature, All Is Lost. A Most Violent Year will begin its limited run in the New Year, but the title will have a wide release by the end of the month. Also opening this weekend is IFC Films’ doc The Search For General Tso, which has its roots from a New York Times Best Seller. Well Go USA will bow China’s The Taking Of Tiger Mountain in exclusive engagements. The title opened number one at home when it rolled out ahead of Christmas. And Magnolia’s genre label, Magnet, will open Spanish thriller [Rec] 4: Apocalypse in five locations January 2. the title is already available via ultra-vod.

A Most Violent Year

Director-writer: J.C. Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola,
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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Review

Whether or not you’re a fan of [Rec] 2 (which I Loved) or [Rec] 3: Genesis (which I moderately liked), horror fans understand that Jaume Balagueró’s [Rec] 4: Apocalypse brings about the end of a franchise that redefined our perception of found footage horror. [Rec] was one of The movies that pushed my cinematic tastes towards atrocious deaths and jolting scares, and knowing that TV personality Ángela Vidal will finally be going off the air for good brings a tear to my eye – despite the final film’s decision to abandon found footage completely.

[Rec] 3: Genesis teases us with wedding footage to start, until a character scolds the cameraman for continuing to film while simultaneously fighting zombies (finally), where [Rec] 4: Apocalypse goes full theatrical despite some surveillance camera footage. Balagueró’s solo effort rocks back and forth between being a furious zombie death cruise and a dull lazy river excursion, churning like choppy waters,
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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Red Band Trailer Released

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The zombie virus of the influential [Rec] franchise worked its way through the residents of an apartment building and the celebratory guests at a massive wedding reception, and in the soon-to-be-released [Rec] 4: Apocalypse, it looks to ravage the crew of a ship at sea. But, as the film’s new red band trailer shows, the living aren’t going down without a fight, using firearms and even a propellor against the relentless zombies.

“Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive.
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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse Photos Feature Close Encounters with the Living Dead

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After the blood-soaked wedding reception of [Rec] 3: Genesis, the influential Spanish zombie franchise is going back to its roots in its fourth entry with familiar faces behind and in front of the camera. This time around the zombie virus breaks out on an isolated ship at sea, and a new batch of stills from the film feature up-close looks at the ravenous living dead as they hunt the vessel’s crew.

“Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all. The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive.
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Film Review: ‘[Rec] 4: Apocalypse’

After stumbling with its third entry, Filmax’s horror series is more or less back on track with “[Rec] 4: Apocalypse.” Picking up where the first sequel ended — with a desultory nod to “[Rec] 3’s” underwhelming wedding-party digression — this supposedly final though none-too-conclusive chapter is fast-paced and entertaining, if not especially scary. It should do good biz in territories already infected by the earlier fright flicks. International theatrical rollouts begin Oct. 30 after fest preems at Toronto and Sitges.

After army doctor Guzman (Paco Manzanedo) and soldier Lucas rescue TV reporter Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) from the apartment building where the viral outbreak of “[Rec]” and its immediate follow-up occurred, they all find themselves at sea on a ship that’s been commandeered as a temporary quarantine. (Also aboard is Maria Alfonso Rosso as a little-old-lady wedding guest who slept through the third film’s massacre, and thus was the only person to survive it.
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[Media] - "[Rec] 4: Apocalipsis" International trailer poster

Here's the french poster and trailer for Jaume Balaguero's "Rec 4 : Apocalypse" ! Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé, Ismael Fritschi, and Maria Alfonsa Rosso are starring.Ángela Vidal, the spunky young television reporter that entered the building in 2007 has exited with the swat team. Little do they know that she carries the seed of the strange demonic infection. She is taken to an oil tanker miles off shore which has been especially equipped for the quarantine... ...
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Rec 4 Apocalypse Final Trailer With English Subtitles

[Rec] 4: Apocalypse will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Along with the premiere announcement a new trailer has surfaced and the good news is it has English subtitles. The Spanish language film will premiere in Spain on October 31 2014. [Rec] 4: Apocalypse has not been picked up for Us distribution yet watch for a Us release soon. Jaume Balaguer and Manu Dez write the film while Balaguer handles directorial duties. Manuela Velasco Mara Alfonsa Rosso Hctor Colom Ismael Fritschi and Crspulo Cabezas star
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Angelas Back on Spanish [Rec] 4: Apocalypse One-Sheet

Set to premiere at next months Toronto International Film Festival is Jaume Balaguero's Spanish horror sequel '[Rec] 4: Apocalypse'. And hopefully this new international poster featuring a blood-soaked peek at the gorgeous returning star Manuela Velasco will ensure that bums will be on seats when it opens theatrically in its domestic Spain this Halloween. The fourth installment also stars Paco Manzanedo, Hector Colome, Ismael Fritschi, Crispulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio, Maria Alfonsa Rosso, Carlos Zabala, Cristian Aquino and Emilio Buale all star in the sequel which sees the return of possessed TV reporter Angela Vidal. Check out the poster below....
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More Terrifying Images from [Rec] 4: Apocalypse

Jaume Balaguero's horror sequel '[Rec] 4: Apocalypse' will be part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival and will further continue the story of possessed TV reporter Angela Vidal as she finds herself in an offshore quarantine facility. Screening as part of the Tiff's Midnight Madness program the fourth installment in the popular Spanish horror series sees the delightful Manuela Velasco return for a third time. Velasco is joined by Paco Manzanedo, Hector Colome, Ismael Fritschi, Crispulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio, Maria Alfonsa Rosso, Carlos Zabala, Cristian Aquino and Emilio Buale. A new batch of images have been revealed leading up to its September screening which you can view below....
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The Apocalypse Commences in a New Trailer for Rec 4: Apocalypse

It looks like director Jaume Balagueró has tossed aside the found footage gimmick for his latest, the fourth entry in the “Rec” franchise, “Apocalypse.” Check out the trailer for the film below, which actually looks like a cross between “28 Days Later” and those “Resident Evil” movies … except set on a boat. I still have no idea how this ties in with the third movie, 2012′s “Rec: Genesis,” or does it at all? Who knows. Trailer looks pretty good. You can’t really go wrong with a pretty girl trapped in an oil tanker being chased by bloodthirsty zombie/demon types, amirite? The young reporter Ángela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unbeknown to the soldiers that she carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus. Starring Manuela Velasco, Héctor Colomé, Mariano Venancio, María Alfonsa Rosso, Ismael Fritschi, and Paco Manzanedo.
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