Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release on Blu-ray director Len Wiseman's Total Recall (2012), starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Ethan Hawke, Bill Nighy, Bokeem Woodbine and Bryan Cranston. Arriving in a 2-disc Blu-ray and 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack featuring theatrical and extended cuts of the film, Total Recall will be available for purchase on December 18th.
Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Cranston), the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
I actually enjoyed it somewhat. Kate was awesome in the movie. Len said it would be like 20 mins or so in some intereview. Found this from Comic Con interview from July 25th:
Director Len Wiseman Talks TOTAL RECALL; Reveals the Blu-ray Will Have a Director’s Cut That’s 17 Minutes Longer
•3:21 The running time of the film. Says it’s 1 hour and 49 minutes or so.
•3:50 Says his original cut was 2 hours and 20 minutes.
I saw this and it's just one of those movies that you completely forget the second you walk out of the theater. I was actually interested in this, but now I'm struggling to remember the vast majority of the plot. I remember Kate Beckinsale being kind of entertaining. But other than that, just lots of running around and very little recollection of the plot. (I guess that's ironic given that it's a movie called "Total Recall"?)
It's a better sci-fi movie than Prometheus. It's actually pretty damn good, surprised me when I saw at theaters a couple months back.
Edit: Yes, downvote me and others for liking this movie over than the plot hole riddle, edited garbage that is Prometheus. You people are a joke if you think Total Recall was a really bad film. Total Recall was a remake of the original tale that it came from, not the Arnold version which is what I gather people don't like about this movie.
Prometheus was the biggest disspointment this year and I went to the midnight IMAX screening to watch it. Ridley Scott lost his touch story wise, visually it looks greats, but to tell me it's a "100,000 times better" and a "waste of time turd" that is, Total Recall, get the fuck out. PS, the Underworld movies sucked and I hold no bias for either director since they both made good/crap movies. Fanboys gonna hate.
I really want to know why people hate this movie. Not enough action, not visually appealing, has a crap story? It's like you guys hold the original like it can't be touched. They are both good in my book just they have a different interpretation of the tale that Philip K. Dicks wrote back in the day.
Funny, I JUST went to this at the dollar theater this afternoon. I had rewatched the original a few weeks ago. This one was surprisingly good, and while the campiness of the original is fun, this one hit some good notes in it's own right. I would be interested to watch this extended cut.
I liked this movie. I thought the CGI was quite good and can anyone say that Kate Beckinsdale is not the hottest female fighter on the big screen? I would love to see the extended version as it most likely adds more character developement and story background. I know I live in a parallel universe!
I'll pass on this one. It was an ok movie but not something I would watch more than twice. For thos of you that hate getting downvoted don't let it bother you. This site is packed to the brim with blind fanboys lately. I miss the days of the tight community on here. I can only count 30 or 40 great movies that have come out in the last 30 years. They don't make great movies like they did when people like Garbo, Wayne, Stewart, Tracy, Olivier, Newman, Fonda...you get the point. Great movies require more than special effects. Sadly great movies are few and FAR between these days.