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Hahaha! You think this is the real Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day? It is!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Ah, Paul Verhoeven once more. Although that crazy bastard isn’t in this pic, but I do love this movie. Can you imagine a film like Total Recall being released in the current studio climate? Here’s something that is bigger than life, a convoluted, ambiguous science fiction action adventure movie that is rated R, filled with morally corrupt “heroes” and near cartoon villains, but shot in an eerily realistic way. Granted, we still haven’t seen Philip K. Dick’s story the way it was meant to be seen, but much like another Verhoeven adaptation (Starship Troopers) I love the movie I got and can’t fault the man too much for branching out because I am just enamored by his particular storytelling ability. I’d love to know more about the David Cronenberg version that was to start Richard Dreyfuss (and if anybody has a dimension-skipper that can take me over to whatever crazy dimension is home to that particular reality let me know), but I’m happy with what I got. Today’s picture features the great make-up man, Mr. Rob Bottin, goofing off with one of his crazier effects in the picture. All the suffocating on Mars’ surface scenes freaked the 10 year old me the fuck out and the eye-ball popping still gets under my skin. Thanks, Mr. Bottin! And thanks again to “Greekgeek” for finding this image and sending it my way! Here’s the pic! Click for the bigger version! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic features everybody’s favorite bumbling Inspector! See ya’ then! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
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- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
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- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3


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  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Make up or dummy?

    by TrueLies

    Is that a person with lots of makeup or a prosthetic?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    You've got a lot of nerve showing that pic on here

    by alan_poon

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    SCREW YOU QUINT!

    by alan_poon

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Watched TOTAL RECALL on Blu recently.

    by blackwood

    Still awesome, looked amazing. And STARSHIP TROOPERS... god I love that movie and the balls it must have taken to pull it off. A hundred million dollar satire. So awesome.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    So

    by Amfpsych

    Was Arnold dreaming the whole time or not? I was too young to be that aware when I saw it.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Sleeeeeezy

    by Exasperilious

    I did a powerpoint presentation in college about the 10 reasons Total Recall is the greatest movie ever, along with pictures and video.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Exasperilious....was that a community college?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I'm just sayin'...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Jehovahs....

    by Exasperilious

    Actually it wasn't...But it was a simple business writing class. 5 minute presentation on anything you wanted. Surprisingly mine was the most thought out.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Damn do I love this movie!

    by SoylentMean

    I was probably too young to see a movie where there's a fleeting glimpse of a character with three tits, but whatever...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Amfpsych

    by Roderich

    SPOILER ALERT! Many things in the movie tell us that Arnie's Char is dreaming. When entering Rekall his adventure is described from start to end by the office-man in advance. Then regarding the plot point that the power plant on Mars is a super-secret, there is no explanation why this exact alien power plant can be seen as a picture on a screen just before Quade gets his memories implanted. So yes, it's a dream, even PV thinks so iirc.<p>In the end it doesn't matter, as the speculation is all the fun. I love this movie because of its ideas, but to be honest i really DIG it because of the no-holds-barred-action, especially the elevator-chase.<p> See you at the party, Richter!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Total Recall is among the best movies of the 90's

    by tomimt

    As well among the best Arnold has made.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Triple breasted whore

    by redshirt

    That alone makes it a superior movie.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Freaky or hilarious?

    by Xaximus

    I have a friend who told me that, when he saw the movie in the theater, this scene caused him to laugh so hard that it was contagious to the point that the whole theater was laughing. Probably not the intended effect.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Exasperilious

    by HansBubi

    ...is the Talkbacker of the Day. Congratulations, Exasperilious. We recognize the passion, creativity, and hardwork you put into a blow-off PowerPoint assignment that your professor probably gave when he was hungover or simply more concerned with his personal life than his teaching. Yesterday's honoree was AsimovLives. Until tomorrow...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    "Give those peaople aiiiiiiiiihhhhhrrrr!"

    by Sailor Rip

    Great movie. I wish Verhoeven would return to sci fi. <p> Why isn't he doing the Judge Dredd movie?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    alan_poon

    by Sailor Rip

    "Looks who's talking."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    KingOfMilwaukee

    by Sailor Rip

    Shit. You beat me to it.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Haha....Thanks HansBubi!

    by Exasperilious

    I'd like to thank all the talkbackers for this incredible award and a special thank you to Paul Verhoeven. See you at the party, Richter!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure how "Total Recall" qualifies as...

    by ufoclub1977

    I'm not sure how "Total Recall" qualifies as being "shot in an eerily realistic way", but it is a fun movie!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    BTW,

    by Sailor Rip

    I just watched my copy of Robocop unrated last night. Perfect film. Not a single flaw. <p> Total Recall, pretty much the same. I wish someone would step up and do hard core violent sci-fi again. Sure, in Total Recall and Starship Troopers Verhoeven strayed way off the source material but damn if they aren't some great movies.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I agree Sailor Rip...

    by Exasperilious

    I can't get enough of Robocop...it's fantastic. It's really got heart too.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Christ you're right. Verhoven made Robocop

    by UltraTron

    because he couldn't get the rights to Judge Dredd. That's why robocop rips all of dredd's lines. Your move creep! A Verhoven dredd with a 200 million budget and an entire mega-city of bug nuts Verhoven characters getting slaughtered. Runaway lawmasters, boingers with blood and guts all over their boing balls as they squash citizens from skyscraper heights, runaway genetic themepark dinosaurs, apocalypse war!!! Bring it Verhoven you crazy fuck!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    GET YOUR ASS TO MARS

    by KilliK

    get your ass to mars

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Paul Verhoeven is one of the most misunderstood directors

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    American mass audiences don't get him, by and large. Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers are a trilogy of the most outrageous, satirical and intentionally funny genre films ever seen in mainstream cinema. Hollow Man is the only dud movie he ever did, and yes, that includes Showgirls.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, noon CST

    Rob Bottin is the man...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    one of Arnold's best. I disagree that it was all a dream however. When he first flipped out in the Recall office, the salesman said he was just acting out the secret agent part of the trip, yet the tech lady said that thet hadn't implanted it yet.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    TR beats robo for me

    by David Cloverfield

    But again, it beats most movies, hands down. So dense with ideas. It's wonderful in HD.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Inspector Clouseau tomorrow?

    by pushthebuttonmax

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    If I'm not me...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Then who the hell am I?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    SAILOR_RIPLEY

    by redshirt

    That's just it. We are seeing it from Arnolds' perspective. In his "implant" that is how it plays out.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    The tech lady could have said that as part of the implant

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    To make it more convincing. Everything after the fade out as Arnie drifts off too sleep is suspect. My preferred ending is Arnie preferring to get lobotomized with the white light instead of going back to his mundane, blue-collar life. But then again, he was getting to bone Sharon Stone in her prime so how mundane was it really?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Total Recall is a great film...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    but Robocop is better. Any movie with Michael Ironside can't be bad.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I FUCKING LOVE TOTAL RECALL!!!!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I'm gonna go a little crazy here.... <p> Consider dot a divorce! <p> <p> YOU BLEW MY COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <p> You gotta lotta nerve showin your face around here.............. <p> Is that midget half price or what?????????? <p> Young, tight slutty Sharon Stone being kinky 'drooooooooooooooooooool' <p> TRIPLE TITTED WHORE! DID YOU FUCKIN HEAR ME! A FUCKIN TRIPLE TITTED WHORE!!!!! <p> Fuckin chick from Poltergeist with throat cancer appearing out of some dudes' chest and talkin shit with Arnie!!!!!!! <p> An ugly as fuck chick who will read my palm, my aura which says I'd still bone the shit out of her! <p> Jonny Fuckin Cab! <p> and last but not least, Benny the fuckin Father of the year..... <p>

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    redshirt..

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    I guess it could go either way, but i still think too many things point to it being real. Sharon Stone seemed suspicious from the beginning.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the pic

    by SinclairZX_81

    Now Im off to Venusville cos im getting off to an early start.....

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I agree that it points to it being a dream, but

    by Ingeld

    would a company that was going to give you a implanted memory that was to feel real and be a postive experience, give you one that made you remember people in your family (i.e. your wife) as evil?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't want a guy like Quaid screwing my old lady.

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    You saying she likes it? No, I'm sure she hated every minute of it!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    by Sailor Rip

    "American audiences" made Robocop and Total Recall domestic hits. I was there opening day for Starship Troopers, loved it, wish it made more money.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Verhooven is genius

    by lochkray

    Too bad the studios have learned that most people don't "get" satire. At least, not enough to create mega-buggeted ultra-violent sci-fi masterpieces of tonge-in-cheek satirical wildness (Teaching them that was Starship Troopers' fault. It's only one). As for Hollow Man, it was just a poor movie. It could have been so much better, and lots of hints throughout that it could have been. It just meandered aimlessly in structure, until it decided to become a standard slasher flick. Ugh. A rare disappointment, Mr.Verhooven.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Get your ass to Mars...

    by Logan_1973

    Line gets me every time.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Total Recall explained:

    by Sailor Rip

    Arnold is Quaid. He used to be a dick. He is deprogrammed after his visit to recall. Shit gets real.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Starship Troopers blew my fuckin mind

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I was already a massive fan, Robocop was a masterpiece, Total Recall.... well look above. <p> I saw Troopers on acid and it was the greatest experience of my life, eclipsing the birth of my son, my graduation from Stanford and mans first steps on the moon. <p> Needless to say I vomited.....................

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    SAILOR_RIPLEY agrees with Sailor Rip...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    You are exactly right. It is ultimately the story of the redemption of an evil man. Ronny Cox fucked up by dumping Quaid like that. He didn't want to go back to the way he was. Like one of the lines in the movie, "A man is defined by his actions, not by his memories". If it were all a Recall dream trip, it would be an utterly pointless movie.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip, yep, but

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I think those movies were hits because of different reasons - people taking the violence and sex on the level, and in Total Recall's case, Arnold's presence didn't hurt, either. But I think the black comedy and satire went over the majority of the audiences' heads. Starship Troopers was not a big hit, which is a shame. I don't think people got that Verhoeven had cast vacuous soap actors as a joke - to nail the point of the fascist military by making all the soldiers young, aryan and attractive.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    blue skies on mars, we're doing alien artifacts now,

    by UltraTron

    Those are some of the things the scientists are saying before they implant him. Pretty accurate foreshadowing which suggests the rest of the movie is recall. However the secret agent portion hadn't been implanted yet. So my theory is Arnold's character simply likes the idea of being a secret agent thats why he suggested it in the first place. He get lobotimized some-time after he kills the recall agent that tries to give him the pill

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip.. nice synopsis

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    you should work for Reader's Digest dude....

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    consider that a divorce.

    by disfigurehead

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry ma'am, but I NEED IT!

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Fuck you, you asshole!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Anybody else feel that Ironside was meant to be...

    by Sailor Rip

    Boddicker in Robocop? It seems like the obvious choice but I am so glad Smith got the role because Boddicker is easily the most sadistic, ruthless, evil, villain in cinema and Smith pulls it off like no one(Ironside included)could have.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Two weeks...

    by Sailor Rip

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants.. close but no cigar...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    "I'm sorry ma'am but I am NEEDING IT!" is the proper Arnold pronunciation....

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip... I too always that about Ironhide

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    and yet I too am glad ..it be.. he?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    by Sailor Rip

    They never respond to my letters. I know, it's weird right?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    SCREWWWWW YOOUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven wanted to cast Kurtwood Smith

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    and Ronny Cox in TR, reprising their chief bad guy/henchman arrangement as in Robocop, except this time they would be playing different characters. That would have been cool to see, though Ironside was equally good. Actually, Ironside was considered for the role of Murphy in Robo, as was Verhoeven's favorite leading man at that point, Rutger Hauer.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Exactly cheese head.. Exactly

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    oops wrong flick...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    That is weird Sailor...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    as weird as a woman with only two breasts....

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I was disgusted that Quaid turned down the three breasted

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Martian. What a waste. He could have whipped it out and had a titty fuck while he was waiting for Melina.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    by Sailor Rip

    lmfao @ your poltergeist chick comment.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Sweet.. was hoping it hit someone....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    wow my douchebag-like ego has killed the talkback

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Or maybe that's what my ego wants me to think?

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Have you brought any fruits or vegetables to the planet?

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    TWO WEEKS!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    this is all too confusing.... I'm off to bed

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    ooh I almost forgot ....if yer mamma rocks up <p> Fuck off you Cunting Slag!!!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Have you brought any fruits or vegetables to the planet?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Just him.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I was hoping the BTS shot from Recall would feature

    by skimn

    Rob Bottin. His work is right up there with the genius work of Rick Baker and the recent work by the KNB guys. Did he retire? Fall off the face of the earth?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I'll break his balls

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Uh uh sweetheart, we're getting you fixed.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Some good old fashioned cussing...

    by HansBubi

    ...in Total Recall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jaA7qA0ErE (remove any spaces)

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Johnny Cab!

    by Wyndam Earle

    once more for old time's sake? you can tie me up....

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    What happened with the remake?

    by KilliK

    is it still on or did they abandon it?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    "The fare is 18 credits, please."

    by HansBubi

    "Sue me, dickhead!" "We hope you enjoyed the ride!"

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    OH i just had a revelation

    by KilliK

    I saw yesterday CON AIR and that hot latina who was playing the hostage guard looked familiar to me but i couldnt remember in what other movie i had seen her. <p>Now i was reading this talkback and it hit me: she was the hot brunette rebel and girlfriend of Arnie in the movie. <p>talk about cosmic coincidence.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna go eat some sushi and not pay

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Nah...I'm gonna pay. I'll tip, too.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Rachel Ticotin

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Say that five times really fast. Rachel Ticotin, Rachel Ticotin, Rachel Ticotin, Rachel Ticotin, Rachel Ticotin.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    "oohhh, baby, you make me wish I had three hands!"

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Bennie was hilarious. I want to see a spin-off where we follow his taxi rides on Mars for a day with different customers, on the hustle and pimping martian hookers.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    "YOU BLEW MY COVAHHHH!!!"

    by Tacom

    "THEY'LL KILL YOU ALL!!!!" Total Recall rules!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    "Heeeeeeey, man, I got FIVE kids to feed!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "BEN-EH! VHERE AH YOUH, BEN-EH?!"

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Awesome pic.

    by Traumnovelle

    But I thought Cronenberg wanted William Hurt to star? I've never heard anything about Dreyfuss, although that WOULD be amazing.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    One of the last great practical effects showcases ever

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Virtually no CGI (maybe the full-body X-Ray screen), all done with models, animatronics, matte paintings, and makeup. The movie STILL looks astonishing even two decades later.<BR><BR>Plus, the first of three stellar colaborations between Verhoeven and Jerry Goldsmith. Too bad the music got so buried under sound effects that Goldsmith swore off action movies for years afterwards.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    "See you at the pah-tee Rictah!!!"

    by th3480

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    "Benny, SCREW YOU!!"

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry I always thought TR looked Cheap

    by InActionMan

    Especially after they got to Mars. I think they reused the Mars sets for "The Adventures of Pluto Nash".

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I dunno dey ver spiize orr sumting! Dey trhii tew kill

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Me

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    All Verhoeven's movies have a gaudy, cartoon look

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Brightly lit, kind of cheap and plasticy, yet expensive. Suits the tone of his movies.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    "And I'll be home in time for cornflakes."

    by Sailor Rip

    And there is some great drama in this movie. When Cohaagen realizes that Quaid isn't going to regress to his former self and he gives the order to kill him that really adds a lot of weight to the story and in that one line you realize that Cohaagen and Quaid really were good friends and it hurts Cohaagen a lot to have him killed. You also realize in that scene that Richter(who probably worked under Quaid before he was put on Earth and is now the top enforcer on Mars)never liked Quaid and is happy to kill him.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Bot I kill dem!

    by UltraTron

    Duz dish look liike uh deloowshun?!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Rachel Ticotin was on Lost as well

    by Bouncy X

    she was Ana Lucia's mom. she still looks good too, a mom/daughter 3some with them would have been pleasurable.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    The dumbest scene in Total Recall

    by RPLocke

    It's funny to think that their eyes and everything would go back into place when the air was coming back in.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Verhoven is one of the few directors who can....

    by rbatty024

    make a b-movie on a big studio budget and still make it work. Above, Jehova's Witness quoted Repo Man, and at times I think there's a real fraternity between that film and the work of Verhoven. Both use the conventions of "low" art in order to pose complex questions. The only difference is that Verhoven somehow manages to get big budgets for his films.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by Mr Gorilla

    Totally agree! I love the Verhoeven blockbusters. TROOPERS looks goddamned prophetic when you realise it was released in 1997. I remember seeing that at a preview screening at the National Film Theatre in London - Verhoeven was meant to be there be had to cancel. Anyway, the moment the film finished there was this amazing vibe in the audience. We'd expected to see something like Independence Day, but what we got was this amazing satire that nonetheless was also an incredibly exciting blockbuster. The guy's amazing.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    "What da FUCK did ah do wrong?! Tell me!"

    by Amazing Maurice

    Man, I quote this movie everyday. <P>And I do give fuck about the strange looks I get.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    This talkback...

    by HansBubi

    ...has convinced me to download the movie from iTunes (iTunes and Amazon unfortunately don't have it available to rent), which I hate because I won't have it on a disc and I know I'm downloading it only because I want to watch it NOW. No patience. I don't own the movie on DVD, and I'm not even sure if I have a VCR player and the movie on VHS any longer. I used to. I guess I can't complain in this age of instant downloads; at least I get to watch it right now even if it costs me.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Rob Bottin, man!

    by ObiBen

    Where is he now? His last work I remember was from Fight Club.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    "Vhen yoo heer de crunch, you're dere"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I also miss Rob Bottin

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Sadly, his brand of on-set animatronic and makeup effects wizardry just doesn't have a place in today's all-CGI, all-the-time mindset. You can bet the upcoming Thing prequel is gonna be a CGI abomination.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    The Totall Recall commentary is pretty funny

    by RPLocke

    I'd say it's one of the better ones.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Bottin's work for Se7en

    by ObiBen

    was outstanding as well. Sloth waking up and twitching completely took everyone by surprise.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Hey Quaid, you ever fuck a mutant?!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Love this talkback.<br><br> I got the impression from some sites I've browsed that Bottin is a bit of an asshole, at least when it came to his treatment of artists that work for him. Still, I worship the work he did.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    (500) DAYS OF QUADE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Quade: "So ... you're married." <P> Summer: "Yeah. Crazy, huh?" <P> Quade: *BAM* "Considerdettadivorce."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    THUN THPOTS!

    by alan_poon

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    TWO WEEKS!

    by Koborover

    We will ever see these great over-the-top big budget B-movies again? 'Fraid not.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Koborover

    by RPLocke

    WTF are you talking about? So far this summer we had Machete, Piranha 3D, and Iron Man 2.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    GET READY FOR A SURPRISE!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    RPLocke calm down dude

    by cgih8r

    hit the showers

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    This scene always gets under my skin

    by cgih8r

    Great behind the scenes pic!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Enjoy Total Recall

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    but do prefer Robocop. After watching TR again, it does feel a bit dated and of it's time, more so than Robocop. Definitely entertaining, immensely quotable Arnold plus trademark over-the-top Verhoven qualities, but after reading Dick's short story (We Can Remember it For You Wholesale, strikingly different than Total Recall) and of the failed possibilities pre Arnold's involvement, its hard not to wonder what coulda been-maybe more a psychological sci-fi espionage thriller compared to Verhoven's action/camp choice, which was still enjoyable in it's own right. Makes me nervous to read about the studios attempting a new Total Recall, if that's even still on track?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    CGIh8r

    by RPLocke

    Hit the showers? Are you gay?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Twooooo weeeeks...

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    my friend and I have a "game" where we photograph random women (whenever a camera is present) who bare any resemblance to the "Two Week" lady. We're thinking it will make a helluva photoscrapbook, in its own perverse way.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    TurquoiseNapalm

    by HansBubi

    ...might be in the running to be a Talkbacker of the Day this week if he's even half-serious about that messed up "game." I'm both proud and ashamed of my fellow talkbackers right now.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Hey man let me ask you something...

    by Han Cholo

    You ever FUCK a mutant?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    HansBubi-

    by TurquoiseNapalm

    Hahaha... Yeah, I was almost ashamed to admit it. But it's quite the conversation starter at bars-you'd be amazed! I kid, I kid. But hell, it could even be an Amazing Race-style contest if one were to really get serious about it.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    "Scuse me, what is that?"

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    "You mean the Pyramid Mine? <p> I used to work there, 'till they found all that alien shit inside..."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    "Scuse me, what is that?"

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

    "You mean the Pyramid Mine?" <p> "I used to work there, 'till they found all that alien shit inside..."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I know these siamese twins...

    by Han Cholo

    You won't know whether you're comin' or goin'

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Love it....except for the mediocre ending

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    Why does every Arnold movie have to have a cliched showdown with a video game boss?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    There was a videogame boss showdown in TWINS?

    by AmbroseChaseWillRise

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    CHRIS EVANS AS CAP!!!!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Thats a behind the scenes pic you should show. Whats wrong with this site lately???

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    "Get yo AHSS to MAHHRS!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    There's also a ton of Iron Man 2 deleted scenes up

    by RPLocke

    on youtube, yet I guess we'd rather see another crap black and white pic from some old movie we've seen 100 times already.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/37f6qzm

    by UltimaRex

    Got nothing else to say.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Watching Total Recall right now

    by HansBubi

    About an hour into it. A catfight is presently going down. "Doug....honey? You wouldn't hurt me, would you sweetheart? Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we're married..." ***He shoots her in the head*** "Consider that a divorce."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    What da fuck did I do wong?

    by SinclairZX_81

    You blabbed Quaid, you blabbed about mars! Fucking love the guy who delivers that line

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    FUN FACT:

    by DiscoGodfather

    "Total Recall" was the ONLY film nominated for Best Visual Effects in 1990.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    We need a Batrman Forever pic next

    by RPLocke

    It's boiling ACID!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Can anyone imagine JJ Abrams

    by kwisatzhaderach

    making anything a tenth as exciting, intelligent and provocative as Robocop, Total Recall or Starship Troopers?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    AICN has become an elitist site

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    While cool geek stuff goes on in the news they rather put up boring behind the scene pics. They barely review films these days. Fire all the current writers and hire new ones Harry!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    When Arnie pulled that tracker out his nostril

    by Amity75

    I was kinda hoping that he'd spend the rest of the movie with a huge stretched nostril.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven

    by redrain

    My favorite director, now and forever!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain

    #2-David Cronenberg

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain

    You ever fuck a mutant?

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    have you ever seen totall recall?

    by redrain

    Priorities for Survival, #1-sex(with girl preferably) #2-see total recall(on drugs, lots of drugs) #3-food #4-sleep #5-watch football(ya know,SPORTS)

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    to all nerds who have NOT seen the film TOTAL RECALL

    by redrain

    WHY THE FUCKING HELL ARE YOU STILL HERE, I MEAN REALLY, FOR FUCK SAKE, PUT THE FUCKING INTERNET DOWN AND DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT TODAY!!! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I hated Total Recall when I first saw it...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...but every subsequent viewing has made it better and better. <p>I don't think I really got Paul Verhoeven until Starship Troopers & listening to his DVD commentaries in the late '90s. <p>I remember thinking that the sets looked plastic and cheap back in 1990 -- and this was after a year or two of pre-release hype about the expense of the film. Of course now real, cheap-looking sets are 1000% better than flat, expensive virtual sets.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Did you guys see...

    by NixEclips

    Turkish Delight?? "A guy's got his cock stuck!!!!" Verhoeven and Hauer, baby!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Too bad the guy dies at the end of the movie

    by RPLocke

    When he wakes up he has a lobotomy.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Stick this up your nose.

    by Billy Goat

    Don't worry, it's self-guiding.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Guys, you're not going to believe this

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I was at the gym today, and when I was in the lockerroom, this guy was totally naked, and I saw his pee pee. True story.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    rbatty, yeah the sushi line I mentioned is from Repo Man

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    But I wasn't comparing Repo Man to Total Recall. I simply went and had sushi today, and I was considering not paying. I did, though....pay that is...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    While Warehouse 13 is cheesy...

    by Alientoast

    ...they did have an awesome shoutout to Total Recall a few episodes ago when the guy was telling himself to "Getcha ass to Mahs!!" in the film reel.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Jehovahs_Witness

    by KilliK

    and? you had a bit of saliva dropped from your mouth? <p>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHA

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Killik

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Yes, I said, "Patoooeey!" and spit in the nearest waste bin. And then I said, "Cover yourself, knave. I only like vagina...you cannot tempt me with your testes," and I stormed out.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't happen, BTW...

    by BurnHollywood

    There's not enough pressure in the human body to make your eyes and tongue bulge out that way in a vacuum, let alone the light pressure of the Martian atmosphere.<p> Although suffocating on Mars would be unpleasant...the body is "programmed" to panic and react with pain to carbon dioxide buildup as a self-preservation mechanism, and the Martian "air" is 95% carbon dioxide...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Total Recall fun fact -

    by RPLocke

    The cab driver was played by Robert Picardo - the Dr. on Voyager. He was also in Innerspace and Gremlins II.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    The eye bulging scientific inaccuracies can be explained

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    By the movie all taking place in Quaid's dream. Therefore, the vacuum sequences are playing off his nightmares and sunconscious fears of what it would be like to suffocate on the surface of Mars. The same with the OTT violence in the movie. It's all a heightened, absurd fantasy of Quaid's.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by HansBubi

    Johnny Cab? I didn't know that. Cool.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Surprised no one said this one yet:

    by FlipFriddle

    Rachel T: "What you been feeding this thing?" as she grabs Quaids crotch. Quaid: "Blondes."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Total Recall was Arnie's last truly great film

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    As much as I enjoy T2 and True Lies, I consider Total Recall as the last truly great Arnold "vehicle" - let's face it in T2 he was always playing second fiddle to the T-1000. Total Recall was the conclusion of ten years of great Arnold piledrivers that started with Conan, peaked with Terminator and Predator and ended with Total Recall.<P>And of course Verhoevan was on top of his game. Look at the scene where Quaid sticks the arm restraining bolt through the head of that scientist - it still makes me squirm to this day. As noted above, cartoon characters and plastic looking sets with hyper real violence is what makes TR so memorable.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    The score is incredible

    by Fred Garvin

    One of the best action scores in history. RIP Jerry.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Thank you Fred Garvin

    by HansBubi

    You're right about the score.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    HansBubi

    by RPLocke

    Yep, if you look close, then even modeled the actual cab driver after Robert.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Not a chance - T2 was Arnold's apex

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    And True Lies was his last great film period. Write those two out and Arnold barely escaped from making cheesy, though entertaining, action flicks for the hard-core action crowd. The trio of TR, T2 and TL allowed him to move into more sophisticated, epic scale action, which in a perfect world he would have continued with potential greats such as Crusade, With Wings as Eagles, and I am Legend. Instead we got reductive crap like Eraser and The Sixth Day and End of Days, which he had long since progressed past. He was just rehashing past glories at that point.<p>I don't how anyone could say Arnold was second fiddle to the T-1000 in T2, as spectacular as that character was. Arnold DOMINATES T2 and is in every scene - it is the utter iconographic peak of his screen persona, returning to his signature cult role and cementing it once and for all across the world for all times. T2 is, and always will be, his defining moment.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I would have liked to have seen the following

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    aternate filmography for Arnold in the 90's, post True Lies.<p>1995 - Crusade, directed by Paul Verhoeven. 1996 - With Wings as Eagles directed by John McTiernan (though I think Frank Darabont was also mooted). 1997 - Face/Off, starring Arnold and Sly, directed by John Woo. 1998 - I am Legend, directed by Ridley Scott. 2000 - True Lies 2, directed by James Cameron. 2001 - King Conan: Crown of Iron directed by Millius. 2003 - Terminator 3: War of the Machines, directed by James Cameron. Then he would have had an epic run up until his governorship, instead of almost fading away to a B-list star in the latter 90's/ early 00's.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I consider Eraser his last good movie

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I consider Eraser his last good movie

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Christ, this an awful movie

    by SmokingRobot

    When I think of how smart the story was and how dumb this movie was...I wept for what could have been.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

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  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    And also

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    1999 - Planet of the Apes remake, directed by Oliver Stone. Last Action could have been a good movie with a better script. Spielberg was offered it at one point. Arnold in his prime working with Spielberg around 92 on a better version of Last Action Hero would have been colossal.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Eraser would have been a good Arnold movie

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    If it was sandwiched between, say, Raw Deal and Predator. An 80's vibe is all over that movie. But when it came out it felt like Arnold was regressing, that he'd been stung with the flop of Last Action Hero and that he was just reverting back to formulaic 80's style action again as a safety mechanism, at a time when the whole John Woo or Matrix aesthetic was just starting to creep into American action cinema and was making Arnold's style look obsolete and dinosaurian.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Remember in End of Days....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...when Gabriel Byrne fucked that mother and her teenage daughter at the same time....one with his penis...and the other with his tail....remember that? That was awesome.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Raw Deal could have been good....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....but the director seriously fucked up the tone. His choice of music is a prime example. At the start of the movie during an action scene, there's honky tonk music playing. Then at the end when Arnie is shooting the baddies at a construction site, "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones is playing. Totally drains the scene of any tension. However, the end where he goes all Terminator on the baddies...that part is decent, and the music there is appropriate. The lighting on Raw Deal is also very drab. Looks very cheap.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    They made Arnold like a deadbeat cop in EOD

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Like Martin Riggs or John McClane. That type of role doesn't work for The Oak. Then Collateral Damage looked like the sort of action thriller that Harrison Ford had probably rejected, and Arnold got sloppy seconds. What was he thinking picking those turkeys? They didn't play to his strengths AT ALL.

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  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    "You should not drink and bake!"

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    And "Joseph P. Brenner? What's the P stand for?" Arnold/Kaminsky (draws on stogie): "Pussy".<p>Raw Deal was cheap shit but had some funny moments. And the scene where he 'suits up' to the 80's synth score is fucking awesome.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Been a while since I watched EOD or Collateral Damage....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....but I didn't think they were that bad. They were decent, but forgettable, and not the type of movies I wanted to watch a second time, so I haven't. But his others....Eraser, 6th Day, Batman and Robin....pure garbage. <p> As for Jingle All the Way....among the Christmas movies on TV around that time of year....Jingle All the Way isn't that bad. The worst thing about it is Sinbad....and how the movie horribly defies the laws of physics.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    GET YOUR ASS TO MAHRS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Best Arnold movie is KINDERGARTEN COP!

    by RPLocke

    It's not a TUMAH!!

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    I SECOND KINDERGARTEN COP

    by BringingSexyBack

    I really enjoyed it up until the bad guys came to town. Then it became bullshit.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    K Cop is pretty funny.

    by RPLocke

    But yeah, they added a tacky action plot to it.

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  • Sept. 26, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah the cheapness of RAW DEAL had me

    by KilliK

    confused.i always had the impression that this movie and Running Man which was also very cheap,came out way out before his Commando and Predator movies which had better production values. <p>I was surprised to find out from imdb that they came after/between the above films.maybe these two movies were made from Cannon? heh. <p>Oh and i just noticed that Arnie had at least 3 (4 if you count Collateral Damage) latina babes as his female companions in his flicks.lucky bastard.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    And because i am an asshole:

    by KilliK

    At least TR tried to play with the idea of mixing reality and dream THROUGHOUT the movie,and leaving the question about the movie being a dream or not to be answered by the audience. <p>On the other hand with INCEPTION,not only we dont even know if it was ever the intention of the director to play with the idea of what is real and what is dream,since his film,though self-explanatory,it was completely bloated thus it lost its focus,BUT even if it that was his intention,the only thing that he did was to use the cheap and completely failed trick of the spinning top at the end of the movie,and nothing else. <p>and the ignorant Nolanoids keep comparing him to Kubrick.jesus christ.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    "You blabbed about Mars!" guy:

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Robert Constanzo. Also played the cop who gives John McClane a ticket at the beginning of Die Hard 2 ("Merry Christmas, pal!") and was the voice of Detective Harvey Bullock on Batman: The Animated Series. "Glory-hoggin', long-underweak geek..."

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    and the last time i saw him was in Undisputed 3

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    "Long-underWEAR geek..."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Dreyfuss...

    by dukeroberts

    Loved his cameo as "Matt" in Piranha, lowly singing "Show me the way to go home...". Fun.

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Saw an early screening on LSD in San Francisco.

    by Flip63Hole

    I didn't know what to think. Rocked my world...

  • Sept. 26, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I am So Over Inception

    by Autodidact

    Seriously WTF was that movie even about? For my money, in the "is it reality?" genre, give me Total Recall every time!

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Anyone else remember the "Total Recall" video game?

    by Toe Jam

    Must have been for the original NES. God, it sucked. I couldn't even get past the X-ray machine, which was pretty early in both the game and movie.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Verhoeven is a god of action film making

    by southafricanguy

    and I love Robocop, Total Recall, hell I even like Basic Instinct in a trashy sort of way. But man what the fuck was he smoking when he made Showgirls? And im sorry but Starship troopers was damn dissapointing, I had rerad the book beforehand and was thus expecting something that good, but it contained little of what made the book really good. And why did he cast it full of shitty soap actors. The actiona dn fx were awsome indeed, and the gleeful violence was fun, but talk about vapid, one dimensional characters, and stripping away the whole point of them being the mobile infantry....

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Verhoeven made Showgirls didn't he?

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    So...yeah.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    OOPEN YOURRRMIIIIINDOOPENYOURMIND

    by Wyndam Earle

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  • Sept. 27, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by billandted

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    TAKE THEM TO THE DENTIST!

    by frank cotton

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    All I thought of while watching Total Recall

    by RPLocke

    was how much Michael Ironside was going on Ham Tyler autopilot.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Guy on the left is DP Jost Vacano

    by RexNebular

    And here's the link to Cronenberg's TR script (if it doesn't work, remove any spaces): http://rapidshare.com/files/421599912/Total_Recall__Cronenberg___Undated___Unprod.___Scan_.pdf

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Apparently rapidshare is shit so here's another link:

    by RexNebular

    http://hotfile.com/dl/72037411/7aeadd4/Total_Recall_(Cronenberg)_Undated_Unprod._Scan.pdf.html

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Raw Deal

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    I started watching it again and after 5 minutes thought wtf is this? it looks like a shitty TV show.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    I liked Total Recall on the NES!

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

    It was hard as hell...and I know it got terrible reviews, but I always liked it

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    "What da fuck did I do..TELL MEEE!!!!"

    by BookhouseBoy

    Oh how I love Total Recall. The was shit though..

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Bottin looking a bit...

    by captainxenu

    He's totally looking like Mick Foley in that picture.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Verhoeven and Bottin were made for each other

    by photoboy

    They both bring so much to the films they collaborated on. If only we could get more films like that today instead of the vapid studio shit that gets pumped out every summer.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I watched Showgirls recently on Instant Netflix....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....I scanned it really for all the nude scenes, and you know, it delivered. Lots of tits, and the swimming pool scene of Elizabeth Berkeley getting fucked was quite nice for a soft core movie. So it delivered in that sense....I always thought people were disappointed because there was a lack of nudity in the movie...but that wasn't the case....

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    So was it real? Or a dream?

    by SithMenace

    I remember something about a tear (or bead of sweat, don't remember), and hearing that was the key scene since you don't cry or sweat in dreams.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I love this movie, because Arnie BEAST VACUUM

    by ricarleite2

    He was out in Mars atmosphere, and was able to BEAT FUCKING VACUUM for several minutes.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see Robocop with all of the ED-209

    by SithMenace

    scenes redone with modern fx, maybe on Blu-Ray. I'd also like to see Aronofsky's Robocop film.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Amazing movie. First 18 I ever saw at the cinema.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    See you at the party, Richter!

    by BilboRing

    What have you been feeding this thing? Blondes. It's still hungry.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The Total Recall NES games is FUCKING AWFUL

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Like that scene where you have to kick the shit out of the Sharon Stone character BEFORE the elevator doors open. If you don't defeat her before then, the doors open and the bad guys just keep shooting into the romm until you're dead. You can't stand up, you can't shoot back, you can only make a futile run at the door until you get killed. What BULLSHIT.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Showgirls

    by rogueleader66

    Classic trash. Damn Elizabeth Berkely has some killer body on her back then didn't she? The lap dance and the fuck scene was enough to put her on your "Gotta fuck the hell outta that actress" list.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    The Oscars that year...

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    Didn't even nominate any other film. They just handed the award to Total Recall. I'll never forget that.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Recall vs. Reality

    by Demps

    I always got the sense that the events in the movie were actually happening and that it wasn't all just a dream sequence. I don't really have anything to hang that on, but it seems like any movie looking to confuse the viewers about whether this is the main character's reality or not doesn't do itself any favors by featuring scenes where the main character is not present. Why would Quaid dream scenes about other characters without him being present?

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by Koborover

    Comparing a movie like Iron Man 2 with Total Recall kind of illustrates my point. I just meant to say that action movies like Robocop, Recall and Troopers are one of a kind and that it's sad they're not made anymore.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    The one major argument AGAINST it being a dream

    by Kaitain

    If I were Quaid and I woke up from Rekall's "dream vacation", I would be pretty pissed off that they'd given me memories of being betrayed by my real-world wife, and then murdering her. Lawsuit ahoy.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Johnny Cab guy

    by Kaitain

    ...i.e. Robert Picardo. Gremlins II and Innerspace? While it's worth pointing those out as an aside, surely a much more important geek reference is his werewolf role in The Howling, most obviously at the centre of one of the two candidates for Greatest Werewolf Transformation Scene Ever?

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Spanish title for Total Recall

    by Kaitain

    "El vengador del futuro" - "The avenger of the future". <p> Fantastically undescriptive.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    The dumbest scene in Total Recall

    by Baryonyx

    is Arnie with a wet towel on his head.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Total Recall: Directors Cut

    by savagedave

    Preview scene<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Vjmjqx6_U

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Arnolds alternate filmography

    by savagedave

    End of Days at least was unlikely to be the classic everyone seems to think it would have been. The script was mooted for Scotts version misses the point as much as Will Smiths did.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    That should be "I am Legend"

    by savagedave

    rather than EOD. EDIT BUTTON!

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Total recall's ending

    by Stalkeye

    judging from the bright light during the final seconds of the movie, it's somewhat obvious that it's a dream and quade is more likely lobotmized.<p>How's that for a mind fuck?

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Well there are even worse foreign misleading titles

    by KilliK

    the greek title for Demolition Man was: The Master of the Game.yep.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    so I saw Inception again

    by CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HELMET

    and I'm not sure if the top at the end actually is falling before the fade to black. and someone claimed you can hear it fall. but you can't. fuck. Massawyrm was right!

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Sixth Day wasn't too bad... can't go wrong with Rapa & Schwartza

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye

    by TedKordLives

    How does the bright light make it 'somewhat obvious'? You can say that that's what convinced YOU that it was a dream, but if you can't see that Verhoven purposefully left the ending ambiguous (the reason we're discussing it all these years later) then this conversation ain't gonna get too far.

  • Sept. 27, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Wow.

    by TedKordLives

    Whole lotta dummies in this thread. With RPLocke leading the charge as usual.

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    It's all real because...

    by catlettuce4

    It's much cooler and more fun to think of it that way. (Also, we see things happen with other characters while Arnie is unconscious...)

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Get you ass to moss...

    by Blue_Demon

    Does this pic looke posed to anybody? Every now and then, I get the feeling that the on-set photographer tells a director and whoever he is talking to to look "Hollywoody."<p>I remember an old paperback book in the eighties called "The Making of The Empire Strikes Back (by Alan Arnold?) which showed Mark Hammill in his Bespin outfit minus the shirt shown "rehearsing" the duel with David Prowse. What made me think it was fake was that Prowse was in street clothes and glasses, while Hammill looked like he was taking a break from shooting.<p>Anyway...cool pic.

  • Sept. 28, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    "looke" = "look" GAAAAAHHH!!

    by Blue_Demon

    >:|