Total Recall: Ultimate Rekall Edition - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
STUDIOCANAL are pleased to announce the Triple Play release of Total Recall, Ultimate Rekall Edition on Monday, July 16, 2012, featuring a brand-new and director-approved high definition restoration taken from the original negative.
Paul Verhoeven pictures a lean, mean future in a thrilling, twist-laden story consistently voted one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.
The year is 2084 and the world has survived its third world war. Two opposing government blocs rule the world. Even Mars has been colonized and is wracked by political unrest.
On Earth construction worker Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a man with a beautiful wife, a good job and great friends, is constantly dreaming 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 a customer desires, 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?
Winner of a Special Achievement Award for its groundbreaking visual effects, this cult classic was also nominated for two Oscars.
Highlighted by an exclusive new interview with Verhoeven, this new edition also contains a wealth of bonus materials for fans to enjoy including a behind-the-scenes documentary, a making of featurette and a special effects featurette along with a special commentary from Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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.