Get ready for the ride of your life! Welcome to Episode 35 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”
On this episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard and guest Michael Hadjion to discuss 1990’s science fiction/action classic – “Total Recall” – Yes! 1990’s “Total Recall.” Not… I repeat… Not 2012’s “Total Recall” remake!
The guys get their teeth stuck into this personal favourite, retrospectively looking back at it’s amazing legacy in light of it’s 25 year anniversary. Hear the guys discuss the career of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven and his unequivocal love of extreme sex, violence and social satire in all of his projects.
Learn about Philip K. Dick’s original story that the film was based on (“We Can Remember It For You Wholesale“) and how closely the film follows the book in context (but not in tone). Also, discover how Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to not only land himself the role, but also a hell of a lot of creative control of the project, as well as discussion on the film’s outstanding cast, it’s filmmakers, it’s numerous DVD and Blu-Ray releases, Jerry Goldsmith’s outstanding musical score (Adam regards it as one of the best film scores of all time), as well as the never ending debate on whether this film is real… or a dream…
The popular segment “The Assignment” also makes it’s overdue return, with Michael given one whole minute to talk about nothing but positive things about 2012’s “Battleship.”
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Brose 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Stuart 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Michael 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND