In Paul Verhoeven's wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. Schwarzenegger learns that he's actually a secret agent who had become a threat to the government, so those in power planted the chip and invented a domestic lifestyle for him. Once he has realized his true identity, he travels to Mars to piece together the rest of his identity, as well as to find the man responsible for his implanted memory. Verhoeven has created a fast, furious action film with Total Recall, filled with impressive stunts and (literally) eye-popping visuals. Though the film bears only a passing resemblance to the Philip K. Dick short story it was based on ("We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"), the movie is an entertaining, if very violent, ride.~Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Total Recall is just an absolute blast. My first time watching this is this year, 2021 and this is definitely the best way I could have ever watched it for the first time! This is some the best acting from Arnold I have ever seen and he just oozes charisma throughout. The 4K transfer/restoration is fantastic too. Now an absolute favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie of mine.
I have the VHS, DVD, and now this really awesome 4K steelbook of one of my favorite sci-fi movies of all time!
Total Recall is one of those movies that you can admire in its presentation of story, character performance and sci-fi visual effects for its time.
Director Paul Verhoeven [RoboCop] [Basic Instinct] directs an action packed thriller where you, as the viewer, question whether Doug Quaid is actually living the life of a secret agent or dreaming it.
An awesome movie with a memorable cast of characters!
A must buy!
The picture quality is hit or miss with this transfer. It wont be everyones cup of tea. I'll say I didnt love the transfer, but there were some scenes that did look really good. The print was definitely cleaned up of scratches and tears. Fine layer of grain throughout. The audio is solid. Love the steelbook artwork. Very happy with this purchase.
Nice plastic clear slip keeps your movie title and disc information off the steelbook when slip is removed, I really like that more and more steelbooks are doing this. The paint is a nice metallic color but not entirely glossy. Changes brightness depending on the light angle.
Total Recall is Arnold at his best. He has a great script, lots of violent action, plenty of cheeky humor and now a gorgeous 4K transfer.
Audio is amazing with the new Atmos track. Picture has lots of grain but is the best I’ve ever seen.
So very worth it.