The life of a simple working guy Doug Quaid is boring and monotonous. Therefore, in order to somehow have some fun, he decides to use the services of a certain company, which for a certain fee sends impulses to his brain that create a complete illusion that he is another person, living a different, interesting life.
Everything would be fine, but after the session, it is absolutely impossible for Dagu to understand who he really is – a simple hard worker or a special forces soldier who owns all types of weapons and martial arts. They are afraid of him, they want to kill him, the hunting season is open for him; even his beloved wife tries to wring his neck. Now, in order to survive, he needs to remember, remember everything …
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Do you remember many cases when the film adaptation was better than the book original? Little? So, before you, undoubtedly, one of the most striking cases of such a phenomenon and, moreover, an absolute classic of a fantastic action movie. Tightly tailored, without undue modesty, by the genius Paul Verhoeven, who at that time managed to be noted with the cult “Flesh and Blood” and “Robocop”, the film took from the story of the notable science fiction writer Philippe Dick (Does Blade Runner say anything?) Only inexplicable the desire of the protagonist – a simple hard worker Doug Kueid – will go to Mars. And since the action of the picture takes place in 2048, it is not so difficult for Doug to fulfill his wish. There is even a choice: go to the Red Planet in a spaceship or visit a company that creates memories identical to real ones.
Having made his choice, Doug, from a typical American model of the near future, turns, with horror even for himself, into a death machine, folding jaws, splitting skulls and breaking enemies in half. But where did a law-abiding citizen (albeit with the face and complexion of Arnie Schwarzenegger) get such amazing skills and enemies armed to the teeth, whom you can’t feed with bread, let them fire a hundred or two bullets at him, destroying half the city along the way?
Answering these and many other questions that arise along the way, Doug will smear on the walls, mix with space debris and banally shoot a bullet in the forehead of a good division of enemies, whose number will grow exponentially closer to the credits. And of course, he will visit Mars …
It is difficult to convey how you feel while watching. As if someone had the idea to mix Ludlum’s spy trilogy with The Martian Chronicles by Edgar Burroughs, diluting this bizarre cocktail with dashing special effects, stunning make-up and turning everything upside down by the ending, in comparison with which, Lynch’s creations no longer seem strange or confusing.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Total Recall takes one of the leading places in the career of Iron Arnie. Largely, thanks to the non-trivial script, multiplied by an impressive number of the most colorful supporting characters, starting with the sexy wife played by Sharon Stone and the boy-girl Rachel Tikotin and ending with the Âeternal villains Ronnie Cox and the owner of an unforgettable voice, Michael Ironside. All of them are so organically inscribed into the plot that the crazy thought that one of them is optional or, God forbid, is unnecessary, not something that does not come to mind, but completely bypasses her tenth road.
Among other things, Jerry Goldsmith’s atmospheric music and humor, blacker than the darkest night, invariably delight. What is it worth, the hero of Schwarzenegger, with a semblance of a chelma rolled from a towel on his head, Âdissecting through the city at night or hilarious in the context of the picture, Arnold’s phrase ÂMeet me at the party, Richter, Âshaking out the villain’s severed hands from the elevator car.
By the way, about cruelty and violence. The level of both the first and the second in Verhoeven’s creation breaks all records. Blood gushes with a fountain every five minutes, the number of those killed, deliberately and by mistake, cannot be counted, while the creators have extremely creatively approached the methods of extermination. Here you have different-caliber submachine guns, and glands that accidentally come under your arm, piercing the bodies of enemies with a satisfied chomp, as well as a drilling machine, not to mention the good old method – to roll your neck or drive your nose deeper into the back of your head. All this comes out with that fantastic believability that happens only in films with Schwartz, looking at the parameters of which, you believe, it is easy, it won’t even get tired.
Now, in the era of “skirt” heroines like Mila Jovovich and Angelina Jolie, for whom everything is done by stuntmen and a computer, “Recall Everything” is especially dear and loved, because those were the times when Arnie had not thought about the Governor’s chair, the grass was greener , and put their whole soul into the militants without a trace. And they received the main award for this – the love of the audience.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
German: LPCM (2 304 kb/s)
French: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English SDH, French, German.