Over 2 Decades of Total Recall

Total Recall

Sometimes when I discover the age of a much loved movie I really feel my age. Now clocking up 22 years, total recall is an influential movie from my early teens. Knowing there is a remake coming out this year starring Colin Farrell makes it worse. With the remake imminent now is the perfect time to revisit the original, and this time in High Definition Blu Ray.

The Special Edition Triple Play release of the classic multi-award winning TOTAL RECALL, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone available to own from 16th July.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers) and featuring Schwarzenegger in one of his most popular roles, the new special edition Triple play includes several exciting bonus features not available before, including a new interview with Verhoeven discussing the film after 20 years, as well as a featurette on the visually stylish special effects of the time.

To celebrate the release, the film will screen in selected cinemas nationwide for one night only on 10th July, to allow fans the opportunity for another big screen outing of the much loved, retro classic.

The year is 2084 and the world has survived its third world war. Two opposing government blocs rule the world. Mars has been colonized and is wracked by political unrest. On Earth construction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger), a man with a beautiful wife, a good job and great friends, is dreaming constantly of Mars, of another life there, and a mysterious woman. His wife Lori (Sharon Stone) worries he?s becoming obsessed with the war torn planet and deters Quaid from taking an actual trip to the colony there, so he settles for the next best thing – a ‘virtual vacation’. Mega conglomerate Rekall has the technology to implant the memory of any holiday that a customer desires, one guaranteed to seem as real as the real thing. Quaid chooses the upgrade package ? the opportunity to ?go? with a whole new identity, choosing that of a secret agent. But during the implant procedure something goes very wrong. A whole new personality that had been blocked from his mind violently awakes. His everyday world crumbles around him, a world in which everything ? and everyone – he thinks he knows and experienced may be a fabrication. Thrust into a fight for his life and relentlessly pursued by former his wife and former friends, Quaid travels to Mars to unravel who he is really working for and why. Is he really a spy, or is he just suffering from a massive paranoid delusion?

Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox

DVD extras: New interview with Paul Verhoeven / Total Recall: Special Effects / Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger / trailer

Blu-ray Extras: New Interview with director 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

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