Yes, yes, we know there's a new Total Recall coming soon and that running a trailer for the old Total Recall could lead to all kinds of the sort of mindboggle that could have us scurrying to the nearest branch of Rekall, but, heck, we love this fresh promo for the Arnie/Paul Verhoeven sci-fi flick and it's coming to Blu-ray soon. It's time to get our asses back to you-know-where. Michael Ironside wills it.
In case anyone out there has had a memory wipe, our hero is Schwarzenegger's construction worker Douglas Quaid. Finding out that's actually a secret agent whose memory has been tampered with, he heads to the red planet to find out why - and kill them.
The rest, under Verhoeven's wry spell, is cult sci-fi history that can be revisited for one day - July 10 - on the big screen, ahead of a Blu-ray release on July 16.
In Len Wiseman's new Total Recall, of course, it's Colin Farrell donning Quaid's blue-collar threads, but the new trailer strong suggests it'll feature the same levels of mayhem. That one's out on August 29.
Why was it back then blockbusters were rated 18 and studios didn't consider it to be financial death sentance. I was 12 when Recall came out and i remember everybody watching it in the cinema and renting it on video about a year later. More
Is it really the best strategy for the trailer makers to go out of their way to expose whole plot turns and character demises? It doesn't matter that the film's over 20 years old - it makes no commercial sense to exclude a whole generation of filmgoers who haven't seen the damn thing yet. Isn't attracting them the whole point?
hey've done the same thing with the new trailer for the remake. It reveals the whole deal with his wife, so anyone who hasn't seen the or More
Is it really the best strategy for the trailer makers to go out of their way to expose whole plot turns and character demises? It doesn't matter that the film's over 20 years old - it makes no commercial sense to exclude a whole generation of filmgoers who haven't seen the damn thing yet. Isn't attracting them the whole point? More
Love this film one of the first films I saw at cinema.
the new version is going to be a completely different animal but I do like the look of it, strange they are remaking all Verhoevens' minus the violence I expect. More
Great movie - Shit trailer!
Why on earth do they need to "update" the style to make it more appealing to adolescent boys?
The crappy modern music, the crappy modern editing with the speeded up shots and rhythmic bangs with the gunshots and punches - it's so fucking cliche by now because all trailers follow the same formula.
Are they ashamed of the film? Jerry Goldsmith's score is one of his best and would have been way better at conveying the classic Sci-Fi atmosphere of the movi More