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      R 2006 1h 48m Fantasy Horror List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 59% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After writing a successful trilogy based on her affair with a married man, bestselling author Tsui Ting-Yin (Lee Sinje) begins working on a supernatural fiction follow-up. Creatively blocked, Tsui is further unnerved after meeting her ex-lover, who has just been divorced and wants to marry her. While struggling with her book, Tsui stumbles into a fantasy world full of decaying cities, monsters and ghosts. Only a strange young girl, Ting-yu (Yaqi Zeng), can help her get back to the real world. Read More Read Less

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      Derek Elley Variety Re-cycle is a feast for CGI geeks but famine for auds requiring narrative and character development. May 30, 2006 Full Review Andy Klein Los Angeles CityBeat The plot is intriguing -- it took me some time to really figure out what the ending meant -- but the execution is too much like Silent Hill, i.e., like a video game. Nov 12, 2008 Full Review Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile The first thing that strikes you is the beauty and clarity of the images (fabulous transfer to DVD, almost like HD), the brilliantly effective use of music and the artful use of the camera Nov 8, 2008 Full Review Steve Biodrowski ESplatter Re-cycle...seeks to discover previously unexplored pathways sheltering unfamiliar frights. If, in the end, the trip rambles aimlessly through some dull patches, you have to admire the Pang's effort to boldly go somewhere new. Aug 23, 2008 Full Review Sam Sweet L.A. Weekly The film's final minutes erupt in a display of politicized melodrama so hysterical that it could almost be taken for camp if it wasn't so noxious. Aug 14, 2008 Full Review Luke Y. Thompson LYTRules.com The imagination in some of these sequences is reminiscent of the likes of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry Gilliam, which is why it's a shame the story isn't on the same level. Nov 17, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Underrated, visually striking, and flawed. Fans of late nigh fringe cinema and surrealist horror should not pass up Re-Cycle- once the first 30 minutes of watching paint dry are over, shazam! You're watching scenes from a nightmare world that would make David Lynch cover his eyes. The only appropriate comparison I can think of would be the world in the Silent Hill video games. It is brilliant, highly unconventional and terrifying. But then this beautiful, original supernatural currency is squandered on what amounts to a highly conventional adventure-escape plot. Still, it's well-worth viewing just to experience the most inspired pieces. There's a jaw-dropping yet incomplete work of art here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Cool visuals don't make up for an overly saccharine and preachy third act. 2 stars Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member What a stupid idea for a story. Couldn't even be bothered to watch the end of it. Waste of time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Not the typical Asian horror film. Great idea but not the best execution. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Dreadful CGI monstrosity. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Like "What Dreams May Come" or "The Cell", it's an fx overload that's pretty barren of connecting emotionally for me. This seems to be like a mini Dante's Inferno for a writer, done as a live-action anime by the masters of chinese horror The Pang Brothers. That is all you should know going in because that's about all there is to it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis After writing a successful trilogy based on her affair with a married man, bestselling author Tsui Ting-Yin (Lee Sinje) begins working on a supernatural fiction follow-up. Creatively blocked, Tsui is further unnerved after meeting her ex-lover, who has just been divorced and wants to marry her. While struggling with her book, Tsui stumbles into a fantasy world full of decaying cities, monsters and ghosts. Only a strange young girl, Ting-yu (Yaqi Zeng), can help her get back to the real world.
      Director
      Oxide Chun Pang, Danny Pang
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Fantasy, Horror
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 8, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital