TOTAL RECALL 2070 is a stunning futuristic thriller about a world so high-tech, man is the only flaw! In the year 2070, the planet Earth is ruled by a single government entity and a conglomeration of corporations that hold... more » absolute power. The crime rate is virtually nonexistent and the Citizen's Protection Bureau defends the innocent from unchecked sociotechnological forces. But when the Bureau partner of Agent David Hume (Michael Easton -- TV's ALLY MCBEAL and THE PRACTICE) is dramatically gunned down, Hume's determination to uncover the dangerous truth behind this shocking crime leads him on a pulse-pounding race through the galaxy! If you're entertained by intelligent, high-tech thrills and intrigue, you won't be able to forget this explosive motion picture!« less
This series is much much better than I was thinking it was going to be. Takes place in the combined universes of Total Recall and Blade Runner, but with all the futuristic noir of the latter. A little known gem. This is just the pilot. The rest of the series is available on dvd as well.
Jax C. (Destructa) from SAN JOSE, CA Reviewed on 2/18/2008...
This is the pilot of the short-lived Showtime Channel show--I would love to see the rest of the series released on DVD. A smart, grim, and suspenseful plot propels a police detective through the future world of Total Recall and Blade Runner.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This "movie" is the first two episodes of an awesome TV series. It is a captivating blend of 80% Blade Runner, 15% Total Recall, and 5% Data from Star Trek. The plot is dark and intriguing. Character development is excellent. Cyberpunk 2020 role-playing fans should love this. I just hope that episodes 3-22 come out on DVD - the sooner, the better."
The Bladerunner TV series
Colin Neal | Reading, Berkshire. England United Kingdom | 05/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're expecting Total Recall 2070 to be a continuation of the Arnie film from 1990, then you'd be wrong, however, you won't be disappointed, it's BETTER!It's really the Bladerunner TV series. The same issues with androids, the same tops of buildings with large extractor fans turning slowly with steam bellowing from the ground.What stops it from becoming the usual TV series based on a film is a compelling plot and the boldness to have nudity, violence and strong language.Picture and sound quality are good although nothing special. The computer graphics of the city sometimes look a bit dodgy.Really worth getting!"
Amazing science fiction- no comparison
Michelle Aten | Southern California | 02/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never before seen a show that offered such a perfect mixture of science fiction, action and suspense. The characters are believable, the set is masterful and the storyline is engaging. It is the most compelling, adult entertainment that I have ever enjoyed. In fact, I was so impressed with it that I made a point of programming it on my set, looking up its associated web sites and now contacting Showtime to continue support of this unique program. This show deserves a chance - and the audience is out there to support it. I will tell you one thing that is lacking though - IT NEEDS MARKETING! I never knew it was out there until I happened on it by accident. Now I make a point of watching it every weekend and I guarantee that if it were marketed appropriately it would gather a huge following. It is definitely worth buying, worth watching and worth supporting!"
Great start for a series!
Davyd | Houston, TX United States | 02/21/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with the guy from Seattle; they should have made it clearer that this was a series pilot! It was great, visually attractive and the plot and characterization was excellent. It just left too many loose ends to make it on its own as a film, though I would *love* to see the rest of the series! It's kind of like watching _Fellowship of the Ring_ and not knowing that there are more movies coming!"