If there’s one genre film you should get your hands on or upgrade, it’s got to be this one, [Rec]. Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza‘s cult horror classic which was released earlier this month on 4K UHD Blu-ray by general specialists Arrow Video.
We follow a TV Crew who are following a local Fire service in Barcelona. They get a call which seem to be infected by a mysterious virus that turns the inhabitants of an apartment building into a horde of frenzied, bloodthirsty ghouls in [REC] – the original 2007 “found footage” phenomenon that spawned a hit franchise and US remake.
We recently posted a review from our new writer Jack Cameron, the link to that review below. Before you read that review watch this tense new clip…
Related: Film Review – [Rec] (2007)
A television film crew, documenting the night shift of a Barcelona fire brigade, get much more than they bargained for when they attend an apparently routine call-out. Upon arrival at an inner city apartment, the firefighters are viciously attacked by the elderly female occupant, who appears to be in the throes of some sort of viral infection. Before long, the virus has taken hold of the entire building, which is cordoned off by the authorities. Trapped inside, the television crew – using their cameras to capture the events as they unfold – and the other remaining survivors find themselves pitched into a nightmare of unimaginable proportions.
Fusing the zombie genre with the “found footage” format to throw the audience right into the midst of the action, [REC] is a terrifying, relentless rollercoaster ride which builds to one of the horror genre’s all time bone-chilling climaxes.
[Rec] is available now on Blu-Ray, 4K UHD Blu-Ray and on Arrow video channel.