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The Squad [DVD]

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  • Actors: Juan David Restrepo, Mateo Stevel, Andrés Castañeda
  • Directors: Jaime Osorio Marquez
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0071LQVO0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,425 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

When contact is lost with a military base set deep in the desolate plains of Colombia, a special high mountain command unit is sent to check things out.

On arrival they find only one person alive and gradually the isolation and inability to communicate with the outside world takes its toll on their sanity. Prisoners of fear, paranoia and a dark secret; they must challenge each other and be prepared to kill one another in order to survive, unless they can work out the true nature of their enemy and unite to defeat it.

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SamJones99 on 31 May 2012
Format: DVD
This South American exercise in claustrophobic army horror sees a squad of soldiers investigate a bunker where things are very much not what they seem. Insanity and death aren't far behind... The director uses close-ups and narrow spaces to create a walls-closing-in atmosphere of creeping dread. We feel like we're there in the middle of the creepy horror and the gritty look and realistic performances from the cast only adding to the sense of impending doom.The Squad [DVD]
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By LukeW on 18 Jun 2012
Format: DVD
Sharing the occasional similarity with the Korean horror R-Point, The Squad is an effective film that manages to do a lot with a minimal cast and what I'm guessing wasn't a massive budget.

A Colombian military unit are deep in what looks like the middle of nowhere on a mission to get into a fortified hilltop building. While it's not stated outright, the building is base to guerrillas and the unit is ready to shoot to kill. Almost immediately, it's clear the building is dangerous but not for the reasons they expect. Saying any more would spoil things so I'll leave the plot at that. In any case, it's refreshing to see a horror film that utilises atmosphere and location as well as The Squad does, and one that doesn't state everything outright as if the viewer is an idiot.

If you're a fan of a bit of gore that's in the film for a reason rather than being the entire film, characters with flaws and a great atmosphere, then The Squad is for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Brookes on 30 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
The Squad tells the story of a squad of soldiers sent to investigate a guerilla base where they discover everyone has been killed except for a lone woman imprisoned in a storage room. It's quite a slow paced film, but does portray the chaos and madness of the situation quite well.

As a horror film it's ok, not great, but worth a watch. Some of the scenes are pretty grim, but not gratuitously so. I appreciate a film that is comfortable not showing you every gory detail. Unfortunately the story is a little predictable, and doesn't really explore what is actually going on.
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By Mr Boring on 23 Nov 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm giving this five stars just to counter all the negative reviews. It's a good film. It's low-budget, it's well-acted, it's original, it's FAR better than its DVD cover (tailored for the DVD section in ASDA, quite clearly) and, in all honesty, I found it quite frightening in places.

It's a slow-burning, psychological tale of terror in which a close-knit nine-man squad send to investigate a military base high on a mist-encroached Colombian mountain top, feared to have fallen in to enemy hands, gradually lose their morale, their humanity and their sanity as their deep-rooted guilt, paranoia and fear give rise to the worst horror of all.
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