-

Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

Total Recall THX reviews?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
40 replies to this topic

#1 of 41 Arnie G

Arnie G

    Supporting Actor

  • 662 posts
  • Join Date: May 29 2002

Posted October 24 2006 - 02:50 PM

Anyone get the new Total Recall or see any reviews?Posted Image
I've got my own Toto

#2 of 41 Bill Thomann

Bill Thomann

    Supporting Actor

  • 581 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2003

Posted October 24 2006 - 03:59 PM

I'm wondering if it really came out. Every B&M store I tried didn't get it in. I called DDD & tried to order it this afternoon & was told it was discontinued (not backordered) & that it could not be ordered. If somebody did get it please let us know how it is & more importantly: Where the hell you got it?

#3 of 41 Yumbo

Yumbo

    Screenwriter

  • 2,243 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 13 1999

Posted October 24 2006 - 06:00 PM

DVD Pacific has it.

#4 of 41 AaronMan

AaronMan

    Second Unit

  • 286 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 20 2003
  • Real Name:Aaron

Posted October 24 2006 - 06:47 PM

On Amazon.com, it says this version is unrated. Is this some kind of different cut? I remember Verhoeven saying how much violence he had to cut out to get an R rating. It'd be cool if so, but I figure they'd advertise this more if it was indeed the case.

#5 of 41 Jeff Bamberger

Jeff Bamberger

    Second Unit

  • 496 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 15 1999

Posted October 25 2006 - 04:25 AM

Maybe this version will have more of Sharon Stone??????

Posted Image

#6 of 41 Grant H

Grant H

    Screenwriter

  • 2,844 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 24 2002

Posted October 25 2006 - 04:28 AM

I'm interested in more info too. I see it had a Blu-Ray release in August, and that's listed as "R". Seems strange they wouldn't use the same transfer for both releases, but you never know.

I already bought this movie twice on DVD, but I'd be interested in an unrated cut.

Oh, DDD still has it on its site to order (for $12.38), but when you add it to your cart it says it's not in stock and will ship when it's available.
My midis bring all the Force to the yard; my midis are better than yours!

#7 of 41 David (C)

David (C)

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 220 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 26 2005

Posted October 25 2006 - 09:53 AM

Doubt this release is anything other than the US theatrical version.

I hope this release has been re-color timed from the ground up. There're a lot of "lazy" mistakes made in the Special Edition transfer.

#8 of 41 Travis Brashear

Travis Brashear

    Screenwriter

  • 1,175 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 31 1999

Posted October 26 2006 - 01:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Thomann
If somebody did get it please let us know how it is & more importantly: Where the hell you got it?

Mine is currently en route to me from DVDEmpire.com. I, too, had originally ordered it from DeepDiscountDVD, only to be given the same bullshit story that the title was cancelled and would not be released. Now, I'm just waiting for my trusty mail carrier to drop off the goods from DVDEmpire. I'll be sure to give my impressions when he does (I also own the Mars tin version to use in comparison/contrast).
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part...
--Det. William Somerset, SE7EN

http://www.dvdanthol...-movielist.html), http://LDDb.com/coll....user=Filmmaker

#9 of 41 Bill Thomann

Bill Thomann

    Supporting Actor

  • 581 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2003

Posted October 27 2006 - 05:51 PM

Great to hear Travis. Can't wait for your impressions on its audio/video quality & extras. As soon as you post them if they're positive I'll order it from DVDEmpire too.

#10 of 41 Travis Brashear

Travis Brashear

    Screenwriter

  • 1,175 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 31 1999

Posted November 02 2006 - 12:31 PM

Well, the disc has arrived and I am tremendously disappointed. The print used is the same dirty, uneven print used for all prior DVD releases, and the THX Optimum bullshit Resolution enhancement has provided only the most minimal improvement to the clarity of the image; it's still light years away from that crisp, 3-D quality we know the film could/should/deserves to look like. The sound option has been upgraded from DD 5.1 to 6.1 EX, so maybe that would be worth it for some, but as a video upgrade, this represents only the most fractional step up from what's come before. A major disappointment, but for whatever it's worth, there is an insert inside that promises further THX O.R. releases, like STARGATE: Extended Cut and JACOB'S LADDER, which look like ass currently, so I'll probably give those another try (like the idiot I am)...
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part...
--Det. William Somerset, SE7EN

http://www.dvdanthol...-movielist.html), http://LDDb.com/coll....user=Filmmaker

#11 of 41 Bill Thomann

Bill Thomann

    Supporting Actor

  • 581 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 02 2003

Posted November 02 2006 - 04:28 PM

Travis, thanks for the review. Sure does sound disappointing. Since I sold back the Mars tin to Wal Mart I might still pick up this unimpressive new release. What's the skinny on the special features on the THX release? Same as before? Better? Worse? None?

#12 of 41 Arnie G

Arnie G

    Supporting Actor

  • 662 posts
  • Join Date: May 29 2002

Posted November 03 2006 - 01:23 AM

Thanks for the info. One less to buyPosted Image
I've got my own Toto

#13 of 41 Travis Brashear

Travis Brashear

    Screenwriter

  • 1,175 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 31 1999

Posted November 03 2006 - 04:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Thomann
What's the skinny on the special features on the THX release? Same as before? Better? Worse? None?

Zip, zilch, nada, just like the first wave of Superbits; considering how many bonus features were on the one-disc S.E., there really should have been a measurable improvement for this THX O.R. release, since they were all dropped but, alas, no. As soon as I went to the opening dream scene on Mars and saw all the compression artifacting, noise, dirt and red color bleed that was on the other earlier releases, my heart sank. And it never got notably better from there... Posted Image
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part...
--Det. William Somerset, SE7EN

http://www.dvdanthol...-movielist.html), http://LDDb.com/coll....user=Filmmaker

#14 of 41 Jeff D Han

Jeff D Han

    Supporting Actor

  • 566 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 02 2003

Posted November 03 2006 - 05:16 AM

Thanks for the heads up on this release, Travis! This will not be a
part of my constant tinkering with my library to get the best
possible releases of my favorite films.
Pretty please, with sugar on top,
clean the f**king car.

#15 of 41 Dave H

Dave H

    Producer

  • 5,260 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2000

Posted November 03 2006 - 05:22 AM

Thanks for the input. It seems as if studios are doing fewer meaningful "clean-ups" or remastering on re-releases these days, but that just saves me money. Posted Image

#16 of 41 captainjoe

captainjoe

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 168 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 01 2006

Posted November 03 2006 - 04:52 PM

I was looking forward to this but I'm glad it wasn't available so I wouldn't waste my money. What a dissapointment, there were so many things they could've fixed for this.

#17 of 41 Mark_TS

Mark_TS

    Screenwriter

  • 1,700 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 23 2000

Posted November 04 2006 - 06:50 PM

after several editions of STARGATE already out, there had better well be visible improvements.
As for JACOBS LADDER-an underated classic--I hope they do it justice also.
The Official HTF 'elitist' lol....
"War is God's way of teaching Americans Geography"-Ambrose Bierce

#18 of 41 Asaki

Asaki

    Auditioning

  • 2 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 21 2006

Posted November 22 2006 - 04:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Travis Brashear
Zip, zilch, nada...

The real burning question is if it's actually unrated like Amazon says it is. That would be the selling point, right there.

#19 of 41 Travis Brashear

Travis Brashear

    Screenwriter

  • 1,175 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 31 1999

Posted November 22 2006 - 11:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asaki
The real burning question is if it's actually unrated like Amazon says it is. That would be the selling point, right there.

As I indicated above, it's the exact same source print used for the prior Region 1 TOTAL RECALL release, which means it's the standard rated-R release. Amazon has its facts wrong.
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part...
--Det. William Somerset, SE7EN

http://www.dvdanthol...-movielist.html), http://LDDb.com/coll....user=Filmmaker

#20 of 41 Asaki

Asaki

    Auditioning

  • 2 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 21 2006

Posted November 22 2006 - 12:54 PM

Bummer, but thanks for the info. Tried emailing Lionsgate about it, but all their addresses bounced right back to me.


Back to DVD



Forum Nav Content I Follow