1990 film Total Recall 4K UHD Blu-ray December

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The 1990 film adaptation of Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 8th via Lionsgate, distributing for Studiocanal. The film, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has received a new 4K restoration, as you can find detailed below.

“Restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative” […] “Undertaken by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was supervised by Paul Verhoeven himself. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserving special-effects continuity, as Total Recall was one of the earliest films to use computer-generated images for special effects winning the Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects at the 1990 Academy Awards®.”

The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven & based on Philip K. Dick’s short story, co-starred Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, and Michael Ironside. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release will come in a 3-disc set, making it a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart and a digital code (copy) of the film, as well as a Blu-ray bonus disc full of extras. Those discs and their contents are detailed below.

Disc 1 (4K Feature Film and Special Features):

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 (Blu-ray Feature Film and Special Features):

  • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven

Disc 3 (Blu-ray – Special Features):                                               

  • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
  • Total Recall: The Special Effects” Featurette
  • “The Making of Total Recall” Featurette
  • “Imagining Total Recall” Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

UPDATE: The 4K UHD Blu-ray, standard version, is now available for preorder over at Amazon and at retailer Best Buy. There’s still no listing yet on Amazon, but stay tuned for an update on that. Also, here’s the promotional official trailer from Studiocanal showcasing this new 4K restoration of the film via a video on YouTube (below).

Finally, it’s certainly worth noting that there will be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook release exclusive to retailer Best Buy, which is now available for preorder. You can find a glimpse of it below.

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Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the upcoming 4K release of this film.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

 

LIONSGATE

TOTAL RECALL

Available for the First Time on 4K Ultra HD in a 3-Disc Combo Pack, In Celebration of Its 30th Anniversary

 

4K Ultra HD to Include Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®

Street Date: 12/8/20

4K UHD SRP: $22.99

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi classic gets the ultimate high-definition treatment when Total Recall arrives as a 3-disc 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) and Digital 4K Ultra HD December 8 from Lionsgate. Restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative, the visionary film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator franchise, Predator, The 6th Day), Rachel Ticotin (Con Air, Falling Down, The Eye), Oscar® nominee Sharon Stone (1995, Best Actress, Casino), and Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Scanners, Top Gun).

 

Undertaken by STUDIOCANAL, the restoration was supervised by Paul Verhoeven himself. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserving special-effects continuity, as Total Recall was one of the earliest films to use computer-generated images for special effects winning the Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects at the 1990 Academy Awards®.

 

Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, the Total Recall 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include a never-before-seen exclusive documentary feature as well as two brand-new featurettes. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos, which will transport viewers from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with moving audio that flows all around them. Fans will feel like they’re inside the action as the sounds of people, places, things, and music come alive with breathtaking realism and move throughout the space.

 

The Total Recall 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

 

Inspired by the Short Story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick Screen Story by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Jon Povill Screenplay by Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon and Gary Goldman Directed by Paul Verhoeven

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Fully reimagined in stunning 4K for its 30th anniversary — and remastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos — Paul Verhoeven’s out-of-this-world sci-fi thrill ride can now be experienced like never before! In this splintered-reality mind-bender, it’s the year 2084, and construction worker Quaid (Schwarzenegger) is haunted by dreams of Mars, a place he’s never been. Against his wife’s (Sharon Stone) wishes, Quaid goes to Rekall, a memory-implant company that promises a thrilling virtual trip to the red planet. But what Quaid “remembers” is that he’s a secret agent whose cover has been blown…and that he must return to Mars at any cost.

 

4K ULTRA HD / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

 

  • Disc 1 (4K Feature Film and Special Features):
    • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
    • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
    • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
    • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Disc 2 (Blu-ray Feature Film and Special Features):

    • “Open Your Mind: Scoring Total Recall” Featurette
    • “Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall” Featurette
    • Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven

    Disc 3 (Blu-ray – Special Features):                                               

    • Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood Documentary
    • Total Recall: The Special Effects” Featurette
    • “The Making of Total Recall” Featurette
    • “Imagining Total Recall” Documentary
    • Theatrical Trailer

 

 

CAST

Arnold Schwarzenegger         Terminator franchise, Predator, The 6th Day

Rachel Ticotin                         Con Air, Falling Down, The Eye

Sharon Stone                          Basic Instinct, Casino, The Quick and the Dead

Michael Ironside                     Starship Troopers, Scanners, Top Gun

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 1990

Title Copyright: © 1990 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Closed Captioned: NA

Subtitles: French, Spanish, English SDH

Feature Running Time: 113 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation

4K Audio Status: English Dolby Atmos, English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio

Blu-ray Audio Status: English Dolby Atmos, English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio