Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
WSR Detailed DVD Review
Total Recall
Special Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 54 (Nov 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside & Ronny Cox

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 4
Internet Links

Special Features
The Special Edition comes in a cool (for those of you who love this movie), but difficult-to-file-in-your-DVD-collection round, red planet-shaped tin.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 11957
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1990
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/18/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Verhoeven
(Screenplay/Written By): Subscribe Now!
(Story): Subscribe Now!
(Music): Subscribe Now!
(Director Of Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Production Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Visual Effects): Subscribe Now!
(Costume Designer): Subscribe Now!
(Editor): Subscribe Now!
(Supervising Sound Editors): Subscribe Now!
(Re-Recording Mixers): Subscribe Now!
(Executive Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Co-Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Producers): Subscribe Now!
(Academy Awards): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Picture Information

(Principal Photography): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!
(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio): Subscribe Now!

  DVD Sound Information

(DVD Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Sound): Subscribe Now!
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack): Subscribe Now!
(DTS Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate): Subscribe Now!
(Additional Languages): Subscribe Now!
(Subtitles): Subscribe Now!
(WSR Superb Sound Qualities): Subscribe Now!

  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This super science fiction action adventure was inspired by a short story by Phillip K. Dick. As the protagonist, Schwarzenegger finds himself in a surreal fantasy world of the year 2084, where his beautiful wife ( Stone) turns deadly and he is trapped in a mind-altering mining colony of aliens whose overseer alters reality accordingly to his own dubious wishes.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture has a slightly dated and soft appearance, but detail is satisfying and images are more nicely rendered, with better clarity when compared to the previously reviewed DVD. Colors are generally well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Source element artifacts and film grain are revealed. Edge enhancement is noticed, as well as occasional pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

The Dolby