"Quarantine" - Hollywood's version of "[REC]"

United States
September 20, 2008 9:15pm CST
Are any of you familiar with the spanish horror hit [REC] released last year? It was a handy-cam/video movie in the vein of "Cloverfield" and "Blair Witch", it followed a news reporter and her camera man as they document the lives of firemen, all that changes when they get a serious call at a local apartment building where a scary infectious disease is spreading, causing its victims to become possessed murderous zombies. The group and the residents become trapped in there once the Govt. finds out what's going on. It all boils down to the source of the virus which lies in the building's locked up attic and the scariest last 10 minutes ever in film history. A year later and here comes Hollywood with their english version, "Quarantine". Check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarantine_(2008_film)
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@Bionicman (3964)
• Czech Republic
21 Sep 08
I'm really tired of remakes. Why the hell would they remake a movie that came out last year? OK, to make money and because some people are too stupid to read subtitles I guess. The Hollywood version looks exactly the same. I laughed hard when I saw that even camera angles are same. They can't make it better but they'll sure make it worse. It's funny how they spoiled the end on the trailer.
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
Re: the spoiled ending - I know, hey! That's why I really don't like watching trailers and previews nowadays. They always seem to reveal the best/integral parts of the movie.
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
I loved REC! I've watched Cloverfield and Blair Witch and though I didn't really like Blair Witch, I really loved Cloverfield. I compare REC more to Cloverfield than Blair Witch because there is more of a story. I was so disappointed to learn that Hollywood was going to release a remake of the original. If the original is so good, why mess around with it and why don't they just release the original in North American movie theatres. I don't know why movie-goers (or maybe movie releasers) are so against releasing subtitled movies.
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
I haven't seen quarantine yet but i'm confident that [Rec] is a lot more better than Quarantine. Take for example Thailand's Shutter. It was remade by an american production and it totally disappointed me. [Rec] will become future classic in the horror genre.
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