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Total recall
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment : Distributed in Canada by Maple Pictures, c2006.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
Blu-ray DVD; 1080p high definition; 16 x 9 widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Region 1; DTS HD High resolution ES audio; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround EX Audio; 1080p high definition; requires Blu-ray player.

This is a Blu-ray disc and will not play in a standard DVD player.
Target Audience:
MPAA Rating: R CHV rating: R.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
General Note:
Inspired by the short story, "We can remember it for you wholesale," by Phillip K. Dick.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.

Special features: Visions of Mars featurette.
A 21st century construction worker dreams every night about the colonization of Mars, so he decides to visit a travel service that specializes in implanting vacation memories. During the implant things go wrong and Quaid goes to Mars to sort things out.
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Total recall (Motion picture : 1990)


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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, Rovi