Lionsgate Home Entertainment just announced the Mind-Bending Edition Blu-ray of "Total Recall," the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film. What makes it "mind-bending"? Apparently a new hi-def transfer, because the only new bonus features are a demo about the restoration and new transfer and an interview with director Paul Verhoeven exclusive to this release. In fact, not all of the bonus features from the previous Blu-ray release seem to be ported over, though the release says that what's listed is "subject to change."
Here's the announcement:
Just in time for the 2012 release of the theatrical remake, fans can experience the original sci-fi masterpiece like never before when Lionsgate releases "Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition" on Blu-ray Disc and Digital Download this July. Comprised of an all-new director approved, high-definition transfer from the original film negative and including exclusive bonus materials, there's no better time to revisit this cult classic starring action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Terminator"). Winner of a Special Achievement Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects, the blockbuster action film was also nominated for two Oscars. Inspired by the short story "We Can Remember it For You Wholesale" by Phillip K. Dick, "Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition" features a screen story by Ronald Shusett & Dan O'Bannon and Jon Povill and a screenplay by Ronald Shusett & Dan O'Bannon and Gary Goldman.
Highlighted by an exclusive, never-before-seen interview with director Paul Verhoeven and restoration comparison, "Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition" also contains additional bonus materials that fans will love, including a behind-the-scenes documentary, a "making of" featurette, a special effects featurette, audio commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and director Paul Verhoeven, a photo gallery and the theatrical trailer. "Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition" will be available on Blu-ray Disc July 31st for the suggested retail price of $14.99. The new HD version of the film will also be available on Digital Download July 17th featuring the new interview with director Paul Verhoeven.
Action star extraordinaire Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in the year 2084. Against the wishes of his sexy wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes to Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories so he can "remember" visiting the red planet that is now being settled by human inhabitants. However, Quaid soon learns he is actually an amnesiac secret agent from Mars - or is he?
Blu-ray special features (subject to change):
- ALL-NEW Interview with Director Paul Verhoeven (exclusive to release)
- ALL-NEW Restoration Comparison- a look at high-definition transfer from original film negative (exclusive to release)
- "Models and Skeletons: The Special Effects Of Total Recall" featurette
- Audio commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven
- "Imagining Total Recall"- documentary featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's stars and special effects specialists
- "Making of" featurette
- Photo gallery
"Total Recall" also stars Rachel Ticotin ("Man on Fire"), Sharon Stone ("Basic Instinct"), Michael Ironside ("X-Men: First Class"), and Ronny Cox ("RoboCop").