Has it really been over two decades since Total Recall came out?
I remember when I was a kid at my friend's house and his older brother wouldn't let us watch it because it wasn't "a movie for kids." Guess what? Going on 22 years later and it still ain't "a movie for kids!"
Anyway, with the release of the remake coming out next month (which looks pretty decent, I'll give it that) comes a trailer for the new, director approved transfer of the original Arnold Schwarzenegger/Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic; out on Blu-ray July 31st.
The film will be given a limited theatrical run for the new transfer, but only in the UK (dam you U.S. theater chains!).
I've tried to stay away from purchasing Blu-rays lately, but this is one I might actually dish out the money for (depending on the reviews; you never know how good transfers of older films will be these days).
By the way, I don't care how much better an actor Colin Farrell is, he'll never top Schwarzenegger in the one-liners department.
Specs for the newest Blu-ray edition listed below:
"Quaid (Schwarzenegger) [is] a construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in the year 2084. Against the wishes of his sexy wife (Sharon Stone, Basic Instinct), Quaid goes to Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories so he can 'remember' visiting the red planet that is now being settled by human inhabitants. However, Quaid soon learns he is actually an amnesiac secret agent from Mars - or is he?"
Lionsgate's Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also contains the following supplements:
- Interview with Paul Verhoeven
- Restoration comparison looking at the high-definition transfer from the original film negative
- Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- Models and Skeletons: The Special Effects Of Total Recall
- Imagining Total Recall
- Making-of featurette
- Audio commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
- Photo gallery