Arnie Is Back! With Total Recall 4K Blu-Ray Release

‘Get Your Ass to Mars!’ as Studiocanal today announced they are to release the 4K Ultra High Definition restoration of Paul Verhoeven’s (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers) sci-fi classic Total Recall (1990).

Studiocanal have also undertaken and supervised by the renowned director himself. The film comes to 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Steelbook, not forgetting a limited cinema release in select cinemas in November.

Director Paul Verhoeven says of the restoration: “I just saw the 4K presentation of my movie and it’s absolutely wonderful what STUDIOCANAL and the restoration team have done. There is so much detail you could say it is three-dimensional. Bravo! I hope many people go and see the movie.”

A brand-new poster and trailer have been created to promote the release. The Steelbook artwork was designed by British illustrator and movie poster artist, Kyle Lambert. Previously, Lambert has designed the iconic key art for Stranger Things and is renowned in the industry for his distinctive and retro style

Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s short novel, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Total Recall is a truly visionary film ahead of its time. Featuring a career best performance from the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film was restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative and was made at Technicolor LA in tiff 16 bits format.

The original soundtrack, composed by Jerry Goldsmith, also greatly benefited from digital restoration.

Extra bonus content in the 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition, Blu-ray, DVD and Steelbook includes an exclusive documentary feature, Total Excess: How Carolco Changed Hollywood, as well as featurettes on the soundtrack and the development of the film.


The 5-disc 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition includes:

  • The UHD disc and 2 Blu-ray discs
  • 2 CD Soundtrack
  • Double-sided poster
  • 6 Artcards
  • 48 Page Booklet with exclusive essay by Kim Newman

The 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition disc, Steelbook, Blu-Ray and DVD includes;

  • Open your mind: Scoring Total Recall
  • Total Excess: How Carolco changed Hollywood
  • Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall
  • Audio commentary by Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • New Trailer
  • Making of Documentary
  • Imagining Total Recall featurette
  • The Special Effects of Total Recall featurette

The film has been selected to premiere at the upcoming Deauville American Film Festival (4-13 September 2020) as well as Sitges, International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (8-18 October 2020).

Total Recall  will be released 4K Ultra HD Collector’s Edition, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and Steelbook from 23rd November. The film will also screen at select UK cinema screenings in November.