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[Rec] 3: Genesis

  Tags: Diego Martin, Filmax, FOREIGN FILMS, infected, Jaume Balagueró, Leticia Dolera, Luis Berdejo, Paco Plaza, pov, PREQUELS, spain, spanish, SUPERNATURAL, [rec]

Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind...

March 30, 2012 (Spain)
August 2, 2012 (US)(VOD)
September 7, 2012 (US)(Limited)
November 6, 2012 (US)(DVD)
Now On DVD
R "strong bloody horror violence and some language."
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Paco Plaza
Paco Plaza
Luis Berdejo
Leticia Dolera
Diego Martin

  • Magnet Releasing will distribute the film in the US, likely via a limited theatrical and on-demand run.
  • You can follow the film's production via a Spanish blog located here.
  • Alternate synopsis: The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment.
  • Actress Leticia Dolera ironically also played the reported in a [Rec] spoof segment in the film, Spanish Movie.
  • The virus in the film has reportedly "left the building" and it's said that the "action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight."
  • Director Paco Plaza co-writes with Luis Berdejo, who co-wrote the original [Rec] and made his directorial debut with The New Daughter.
  • It's said that the story will further explore the origins of the virus.
  • This film is a prequel that's said to take place hours before the events of the first movie.
  • The film will offer tradiational filming as well as the POV style we're used to seeing in the series.
  • The writing/directing duo of the previous two films Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró will solo-direct this and the fourth film, with Plaza taking this one while Balagueró directs [Rec] Apocalypse.
  • The second film still has yet to come to the US, but Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will distribute it on DVD (much like they did with the first).
  • The third installment in the popular [Rec] series.

6/10 | Click here to read the official review from a UHM staff member.
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