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Re-cycle (2006)

Gwai wik (original title)
A writer wants to get a glimpse of some genuine supernatural occurrences while doing research for a novel, but her experiences lead her down a dark path as she witnesses vivid hallucinations and begins to lose her grip on reality.

Directors:

Danny Pang (as Pang Brothers), Oxide Chun Pang (as Pang Brothers)

Writers:

Cub Chien (as Cub Chin), Sam Lung | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Angelica Lee ... Tsui Ting-Yin (as Lee Sinje)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soi Cheang ... The director of 'My Love' (as Cheang Pou Soi)
Ekin Cheng
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ... Lawrence
Viraiwon Jauwseng Viraiwon Jauwseng ... Yuk Ling
Siu-Ming Lau ... Old Man
Choi Wah 'Rain' Lee
Jetrin Wattanasin
Qi Qi Zeng Qi Qi Zeng ... Ting-yu (Juvenile) (as Yaqi Zeng)
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Storyline

After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in the horror genre entitled "Re-cycle". While drafting the text, spooky events happen at her apartment and her former boy-friend of eight years ago visits her, after his divorce, proposing Tsui. When Tsui sees a supernatural long-haired character of her book, she follows him and is trapped in his world of terror. But she is saved by the young Ting-yu, who discloses a secret about her to Tsui. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The abandoned don't just disappear.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for frightening and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Ting-yu: This is a forgotten world for the abandoned.
Tsui Ting-Yin: The abandoned?
Ting-yu: Yes, everything you discard ends up here. Even thoughts and unfulfilled promises.
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Starts like a typical Asian horror movie then gets rather different.
25 February 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This movie has a writer who has some trouble in her life at the particular moment the movie starts. An old love has resurfaced and she is having difficulty with her next novel. She is seemingly being haunted by a figure she wrote about, but then tossed away then she is somehow pulled into another realm. The movie does start off a bit slowly as there is a bit of set up with a few scares here and there like the typical Asian horror movie. Then when she gets to the other realm the movie is suddenly totally cool as it is so like watching a Silent Hill movie instead. I mean these strange ghosts start chasing our heroine and they move just like the ghosts in Silent Hill 4, she encounters a cliff like in any of the Silent Hill games and she enters an area that looks like the industrialized zone in part 4. Then she runs into an old man and the movie slams on the breaks and you get a few more great visual scenes, but the movie never has the energy it did when the heroine first enters this strange realm. There are still a couple of good visuals such as the mysterious creepy hanging people and the bridge and well. However, there are a few to many scenes that seem to need a push as it takes a while for them to get going and there are a lot of talking scenes and the final confrontation is very anti climatic. Then the ending comes and they throw a twist on top of the rather predictable twist and movie over. All I could think is what could have been if we had more scenes like that where she first arrived rather than say the scene with the flowers and neglected dead people which had no energy and rather light music. This movie also seems to want to be original, but it does not even come close. Other than Silent Hill there is also bits of The Neverending Story, Wizard of Oz, Spirited Away, and a host of other movies. I guess the makers of this film wanted to recycle a lot of other ideas where they might have been better off using just one or two.


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Country:

Thailand | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 July 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,263,016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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