Rec (film series)

Rec (stylized as [•REC]) is a Spanish supernatural zombie horror film franchise.[1] The original 2007 film was shot in Barcelona, Catalonia and the title is an abbreviation of the word "record", as it appears on a video camera.

Rec
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Rec theatrical release poster
Directed by
Written by
  • Paco Plaza
  • Luis Berdejo
  • Jaume Balagueró
  • Manu Diez
  • David Gallart
Produced byJulio Fernández
StarringManuela Velasco
CinematographyPablo Rosso
Edited byDavid Gallart
Production
companies
Distributed byFilmax International
Release dates
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish

Rec was followed by three sequels; Rec 2 in 2009, Rec 3: Genesis in 2012, and Rec 4: Apocalypse in 2014 as the final installment in the franchise.[2] Spanish company Filmax is responsible for the production of the REC franchise and released all four installments.[3][4]

The series lead protagonist, Ángela Vidal, is portrayed by actress Manuela Velasco in all the films except Rec 3: Genesis.[5]

Actor Javier Botet portrays Tristana Medeiros, the series main antagonist.[6]

The first film was remade in the United States as the 2008 film Quarantine.[7] Quarantine 2: Terminal was released in 2011. Although the sequel's plot picks up directly from where Quarantine leaves off, it is not a remake of Rec 2. Quarantine 2: Terminal takes the series in a completely different direction with its own rules and mythology different from those of the Rec series.

CastEdit

List indicator(s)
  • This table shows the principal characters and the actors who have portrayed them throughout the franchise.
  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film, or that the character's presence in the film has not yet been announced.
  • A C indicates a cameo appearance.
  • A A indicates an appearance in archival footage only.
  • A V indicates a voice only role.
Character Original series
Rec Rec 2 Rec 3: Genesis Rec 4: Apocalypse
2007 2009 2012 2014
La Niña Medeiros
Tristana Medeiros Da Souza
Javier Botet
Roser AldabóV
Javier Botet Manuela Velasco Pau Poch Javier BotetC Javier BotetA
Paco Manzanedo
Claudia Silva (Jonathan Mellor)V Nico BaixasV
Ángela Vidal Manuela Velasco Manuela Velasco
Manu Ferrán Terraza Ferrán Terraza
César Carlos Lasarte Carlos Lasarte
Pablo Pablo Rosso Pablo RossoA
Álex David Vert
Sergio Jorge-Yaman Serrano Jorge-Yaman SerranoA
Mari Carmen María Lanau
Jennifer Claudia Silva
Mrs. Izquierdo Martha Carbonell Martha CarbonellA
Guillem Marimón Carlos Vicente Carlos VicenteA
Old Lady María Alfonsa Rosso
Japanese Family Akemi Goto
Chen Min Kao
Daniel Trinh
Older Policeman Vicente Gil
Elderly Couple María Teresa Ortega
Manuel Bronchud
Colombian Girl Ana Velasquez
Jennifer's Father Mentioned Pep Molina
Dr. Owen Jonathan Mellor
Chief Fernández Oscar Sánchez Zafra
Martos Alejandro Casaseca
Larra Ariel Casas
Rosso Pablo Rosso
Mire Andrea Ros
Tito Pau Poch
Ori Àlex Batllori
Clara Leticia Dolera Mentioned only
Koldo Diego Martin
Rafa Ismael Martinez
Adrián Àlex Monner
Pepe Victor Emilio Mencheta
Menchu Mireia Ros
Atun Sr. B
Guzmán Paco Manzanedo
Nick Ismael Fritschi
Lucas Crispulo Cabezas
Dr. Ricarte Héctor Colomé
Jesu Emilio Baule
Dr. Ginard Paco Obregón
Edwin Cristian Aquino

Cast (remakes)Edit

Character Remake series
Quarantine
(2008)
Quarantine 2: Terminal
(2011)
Angela Vidal Jennifer Carpenter
Scott Percival Steve Harris
Jake Jay Hernandez
George Fletcher Johnathon Schaech
Danny Wilensky Columbus Short
James McCreedy Andrew Fiscella
Yuri Ivanov Rade Sherbedgia
Lawrence Greg Germann
Bernard Bernard White
Sadie Dania Ramirez
Wanda Marimon Elaine Kagan
Kathy Marin Hinkle
Briana Joey King
Randy Denis O'Hare
Elise Jackson Stacy Chbosky
Mrs. Espinoza Martha Carbonell
Thin Infected Man Doug Jones
Jenny Mercedes Mason
George Mattie Liptak
Henry Josh Cooke
Shilah Washington Noree Victoria
Ed Ramirez Ignacio Serricchio
Niall Britz Phillip Devona
Susan Britz Julie Gribble
Hvost Tyler Kunkle
Nicca Erin Aine Smith
Louise Tredwell Sandra Lafferty
Preston Lamar Stewart
Doc Stevens Tom Thon
Bev Stevens Lynn Cole
Paula Bre Blair
Ralph Budnt George Black
Captain Forrest John Curran
Sylvester Judd Lormand
Lee Blake Blake Mason

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jason Buchanan (2007). "REC (2007)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2015-02-09.
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (6 May 2013). "Exclusive: '[REC]4 Apocalypse' Teaser Poster Sees Red!". Bloody Disgusting. Bloody Disgusting LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ "[REC]3 GENESIS". Filmax International. Filmax International. 2013. Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (29 November 2012). "Official '[REC] 4 Apocalypse' Teaser Trailer Infects The Web!". Bloody Disgusting. Bloody Disgusting LLC. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Manuela Velasco". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-02-07.
  6. ^ Turek, Ryan (October 11, 2009). "Exclusive Interview: Rec & Rec 2's Javier Botet". ShockTillYouDrop.com.
  7. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (October 10, 2008). "Infection's Bad Symptoms". The New York Times.

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