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New (Old) Total Recall Trailer Lands
'See you at da party, Richter!'

29 June 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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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.


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RE: New (Old) Total Recall Trailer Lands
Whoever cut that trailer was 100% taking the piss out of modern trailers. More

Posted by My name is Legion at 12:33 on 02 July 2012 | Report This Post

Uh- uh pal, you got yourself mixed up with somebody else. AARGH, CRUNCH, CRACK, HUH! BLAM. More

Posted by LSJShez at 15:12 on 30 June 2012 | Report This Post

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I didn't like this trailer one bit. They are trying to hard to be modern in their editing style, music was abit out of place as well. Shocking More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 12:04 on 30 June 2012 | Report This Post

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I didn't like this trailer one bit. They are trying to hard to be modern in their editing style, music was abit out of place as well. Shocking More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 12:03 on 30 June 2012 | Report This Post

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I didn't like this trailer one bit. They are trying to hard to be modern in their editing style, music was abit out of place as well. Shocking More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 11:57 on 30 June 2012 | Report This Post

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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

Posted by burtbondy at 10:33 on 30 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's the spoiler policy on re-releases?
L: Concise_Statement 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

Posted by Whistler at 06:07 on 30 June 2012 | Report This Post

What's the spoiler policy on re-releases?
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

Posted by Concise_Statement at 23:45 on 29 June 2012 | Report This Post

Total Recall
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

Posted by durelius at 19:11 on 29 June 2012 | Report This Post

Needed Jerry Goldsmith....
Hollywood's music is so sub-standard and generic these days....where's the motifs, fanfares and good ol' hum-along themes....it's all the same these days.... More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:07 on 29 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: dear empire
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

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