The year is 2084 and the world has survived its third world war. Two opposing government blocs rule the world.
Mars has been colonized and is wracked by political unrest. On Earth construction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger), a man with a beautiful wife, a good job and great friends, is dreaming constantly of Mars, of another life there, and a mysterious woman.
His wife Lori (Sharon Stone) worries he’s becoming obsessed with the war torn planet and deters Quaid from taking an actual trip to the colony there, so he settles for the next best thing - a 'virtual vacation'.
Mega conglomerate Rekall has the technology to implant the memory of any holiday that a customer desires, one guaranteed to seem as real as the real thing. Quaid chooses the upgrade package - the opportunity to ‘go’ with a whole new identity, choosing that of a secret agent.
But during the implant procedure something goes very wrong. A whole new personality that had been blocked from his mind violently awakes.
His everyday world crumbles around him, a world in which everything and everyone - he thinks he knows and experienced may be a fabrication.
Thrust into a fight for his life and relentlessly pursued by former his wife and former friends, Quaid travels to Mars to unravel who he is really working for and why. Is he really a spy, or is he just suffering from a massive paranoid delusion?
Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox
DVD extras: New interview with Paul Verhoeven / Total Recall: Special Effects / Audio commentary with Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger / trailer
Total recall Special Edition is released 16th July