you cannot trust your memories, who
can you trust? A construction worker
living in the future has vivid dreams of
living on another planet, but is it pure
fantasy or is his life part of a deeper plan
to control his every move unless he can
realize a total recall...
BELIEVING HE IS HAPPILY MARRIED to the beautiful Lori (Sharon Stone) and with
a good job in construction, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is nevertheless
troubled by increasingly-vivid dreams of life on another world with a mysterious
It is 2084 and Earth has survived a Third World War. Two opposing government
blocs rule and the now-colonised Mars is suffering political unrest. But Doug's
obsession with the colony is to become a living nightmare.
Recall a rocket-
load of turbo-paced
seems unnaturally disturbed by Doug's dreams and keen to stop him from focusing
too much on Mars and on the subsequent televised news coverage of the violence.
But is she a concerned wife who is jealous of the dream woman, or is there another,
darker, reason for her fears?
Seeing an advertisement for Rekall, a mega-conglomerate that has the technology
to give you the memory of a lifetime by taking you on a virtual vacation to
the mountains of Mars or a Saturn cruise, Doug believes he can solve the truth
about his dreams. He upgrades to go with a completely new identity as a secret
agent a decision that will take him into great danger.
During the implant procedure something goes drastically wrong and Doug awakens
a whole new personality that has apparently been blocked from his mind. The
world he thought was his crumbles around him. Everything and everybody he thought
he knew; every experience he thought he'd had, seems to be proving to be a lie.
It appears that somebody has erased Doug's memory and Rekall needs to quickly
get rid of him. So begins the fight to stay alive as he is relentlessly pursued
by his wife and former friends, leaving a trail of devastation in his wake.
It seems they know his every move, but how can they have put a trace on him?
Doug will have to travel to Mars to find out who he really is and what happened
to him. Will he find the answer to his lost memories? Will he find anybody he
can really trust and can he even trust his own instincts? Is he really the spy
he believes himself to be or is he suffering some grand paranoid delusion?
Paul Verhoeven pictures a lean, mean future in a thrilling, twist-laden story,
not surprisingly consistently voted one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.
Adapted from the acclaimed Philip K Dick short story We Can Remember It For
You Wholesale, Total Recall is a cult classic that was winner of
a Special Achievement Award for its groundbreaking visual effects and was also
nominated for two Oscars.
Highlighted by an exclusive new interview with Verhoeven, this new edition also
contains a wealth of bonus material for fans to enjoy. With a rocket-load of
fast-paced action and just a few very gory scenes, Total Recall benefits
from a talented pool of actors and an empathetic team led by Paul Verhoeven.
A brilliant sci-fi adventure.
Total Recall also features: Michael Ironside as Richter; Rachel Ticotin
as Melina; Ronny Cox as Vilos Cohaagen; Marshall Bell as George/Kuato; Mel Johnson
Jr as Benny; Michael Champion as Helm; Roy Broksmith as Dr Edgemar; Debbie Lee
Carrington as Thumbelina; and Lycia Naff as Mary.
Inspired by a short story by Philip K Dick; Screen Story is by Ronald Shusett,
Dan O'Bannon, John Povill and Gary Goldman; Original Music by Jerry Goldsmith;
Cinematography by Jost Vacano; Produced by Buzz Feitshans and Ronald Shusett;
Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce the triple
play release of Total Recall, Ultimate Rekall Edition, featuring a brand
new and director-approved high-definition restoration taken from the original
negative. From the Director of Robocop and the writers of Alien,
the fantastic science fiction adventure Total Recall is out to own on
Triple Play (including Limited Edition Steelbook) on 16 July 2012
DVD: Feature Running Time: 103 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number:
OPTBD1798 | RRP: £24.99. Extras: New Interview with Paul Verhoeven | Total Recall:
The Special Effects | Audio Commentary With Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Blu-ray: Feature Running Time: 103 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue
Number: OPTBD1798 | RRP: £24.99. Extras: New Interview with Paul Verhoeven |
Total Recall: 20 Years After | Audio Commentary With Paul Verhoeven and Arnold
Schwarzenegger | Total Recall: The Special Effects | Making Of | Imagining Total
Recall Featurette | Restoration Comparison | Photo Gallery | Trailer.
"Total Recall… a rocket-load of turbo-paced action" Maggie
"A non-stop roller-coaster ride of top-flight action" Empire ****