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Total Recall
Total Recall
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2005     1hr 53min

Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in this crowd-pleasing science fiction spectacle. Against the wishes of his sexy blonde wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes...  more »

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Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Science Fiction
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Jerome G. from LA CRESCENTA, CA
Reviewed on 8/7/2014...
This amazing movie was ahead of its time. It's also every scifi fan's dream movie. A story by Phillip K. Dick(Blade Runner,The Adjustment Bureau) and directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct) The story is what propels Arnold into an adventure like no other ever seen before. (This was summer 1990). A huge budget meant huge FX and Rob Bottin, the go to guy for creature FX and gore ( The Thing) creates all kinds of mayhem. There are layers of brilliance in this film and it wasn't just your run-of-the-mill Schwarzenegger shootem up. Dreams collide head-on with reality in this tour-de-force of action, sci-fi, and a bit of romance. A real mind-F. But beware! This is the 'hard R' rated version (not the wimpy PG13 Collin Farell re-make) Verhoeven's previous movies had to be cut down to get the 'R' as did this one. The violence is very strong, very graphic, and not for the squeamish. Most sci-fi films made today don't even hold a candle to this one. It will be remembered as a classic years from now. Mind blowing FX, twist endings and a labyrinth of jaw dropping stunts make this pure entertainment and pure satisfaction!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/8/2012...
Quite a few people made the mistake of thinking this film is just another Arnold action flick without paying attention to the fact that it goes way beyond the mere confines of the genre. While it can be enjoyed this way, there's a deeper layer to the movie that was overlooked upon it's initial release. First hint that there's far more occuring is the source material. Phillip K Dick is best known for writing what can best be described as unconventional sci-fi novels (Blade Runner,A Scanner Darkly & Screamers are also based on his works). Another hint is that the director's sci-fi films (Robocop,Starship Troopers & The Hollow Man) are all unconventional to say the least. It's a rubber reality film.

SPOILER: The majority of the film is Arnold's fantasy. Reality stops the moment his character takes the virtual excursion. Throughout the film various mentions of this are made and a character shows up at about the half way point who tells exactly what will happen during the remainder of the movie. The film ends with Arnold's character being engulfed in white light (he dies).
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Marie R. (reba) from OAK GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 9/28/2010...
this movie is great!*****
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michael G. (mgmirkin) from PORTLAND, OR
Reviewed on 3/2/2009...
This has always been a somewhat underground favorite sci-fi movie. Mildly apocalyptic / rebellious, and a bit "out there." Quite an enjoyable romp, and a nostalgic look at Schwarzenegger before some forgettable later movies like Last Action Hero and before becoming the Californian "Gubernator."

Schwarzenneger's character has had his memories erased and a new persona installed to get close to the leaders of the [mutant] resistance at the Mars colony (granted we don't find this out 'til the end). Plenty of action, a little romance. Slightly awkward in a few spots. But generally a lot of fun.
4 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

cs | 07/12/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I agree. This Blu Ray transfer is the worst Blu Ray transfer I've ever seen. The picture quality isn't any better than a VHS tape. Also, on the packaging and here on Amazon the aspect ratio is wrongly listed as 2.35:1. It is not. It is actually 1.85:1. I'd give the movie itself 4 stars, but my review here is just for the Blu Ray. Zero stars."