How good is the sci-fi classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger still today?

How good is the sci-fi classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger still today?

“Total Recall” is about implanted memories – but how good is our memory of “Total Recall”? In the Canvas Love podcast we talk about the sci-fi classic and don’t skip the remake either.

"Total Recall": How good is the sci-fi classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger still today?

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“Total Recall”: How good is the sci-fi classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger still today?

The cinemas in Germany have to be closed again at least through November. We cinema fans already know that from the closings in the first half of 2020. This is very bitter for the cinemas, but for the screen love it means:

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This time, too, we had to think of an alternative program spontaneously. Fortunately, our dear listeners have named films that they would like to hear us talk about.

“Total Recall” twice

Moderator Sebastian, his buddy Yves from Moviepilot and FILMSTARTS editor Markus are discussing Paul Verhoeven’s popular sci-fi actioner “Total Recall“Which is about implanted memories and Arnie is first a construction worker and then a secret agent.

The remake 2012 is also mentioned, but fortunately the focus is on the action classic – which will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray on November 19, 2020 (and will be shown again in theaters on January 28, 2021 should).

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