This science fiction blockbuster from 1990 began its production life as a very different movie than the one that was released. An adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," Total Recall was originally conceived of with Richard Dreyfuss starring as a Walter Mitty-like character who experiences a variety of artificially induced fantasies. The movie we know is a mega-budget action epic set on Mars. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a normal working man who discovers that his entire reality has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Oscar-winning special effects and violent action propel the twisting plot, in which Arnold manipulates his manipulators in a world of dazzling high technology. Director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) indulges his usual penchant for gratuitous bloodshed, but the movie has enough cleverness to rise above its excesses. --Jeff Shannon--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A classic. Always interesting to watch again once in a while. As usual, Arnold is not that good, but the vewer makes it it. The idea is most interesting. Read morePublished 29 days ago by tornitons
Great looking steelbook with all the trimmings. The only downside- it really is a crying shame it isn't debossed. Look at it. It is literally begging to be debossed! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Scottland in Cleveland
A great film. Paul Verhoven is one of my favourite directors despite the fact that he only directed a hand full of movies in north america. Arnold is also in top form. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. LeGrow
Only gripe was no DVD copy. But am keeping this great pic anyhow cuz story, action, and plot r over the top. Read morePublished 13 months ago by George