To coincide with the re-release of 1990’s classic sci-fi thriller Total Recall, we had the pleasure of chatting to one of its stars – the great Michael Ironside – to find out why the film has endured and become such a phenomenon over the years.
For those of you who have yet to discover the film for yourself, the new 4K restoration is the perfect chance to discover its brilliance. Based on Philip K. Dick’s We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, Total Recall is a truly visionary and ground-breaking film that paved the way for so much, not least taking the careers of star Arnold Schwarzenegger and director Paul Verhoeven to even greater heights.
Chatting to Ironside – who plays one of the films antagonist’s Richter – he regaled us with many stories from the film, including how the famous arm-severing scene was accomplished, why Verhoeven was the perfect choice to make the film, and how he and Schwarzenegger – and his sister – became life-long friends. And, yes, we discussed the famous quotes from the film that have stuck with him all these years later.
You can watch the full interview below:
Total Recall: 4K 30th Anniversary Edition is released on Blu-ray, DVD, Steelbook and 4K HD Collector’s Edition on November 23rd.