TOTAL RECALL – 30th Anniversary Release 2020

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Sydney Australia September 4, 2020   STUDIOCANAL, Lionsgate, Fathom Events and Rialto Pictures today announce the 4K, Ultra High Definition™ restoration of Paul Verhoeven’s (ROBOCOP, BASIC INSTINCT, STARSHIP TROOPERS) sci-fi classic TOTAL RECALL (1990) which was undertaken by STUDIOCANAL and supervised by the renowned director himself. 

The film has been selected to premiere at the upcoming Deauville American Film Festival (4-13 September 2020) as well as Sitges, International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (8-18 October 2020).

Director Paul Verhoeven says of the restoration: “I just saw the 4K presentation of my movie and it’s absolutely wonderful what STUDIOCANAL and the restoration team have done. There is so much detail you could say it is three-dimensional. Bravo! I hope many people go and see the movie.” 

In celebration of the film’s 30th Anniversary, the film will premiere theatrically in France on September 16 2020 followed by the US, where Fathom Events and Rialto Pictures are partnering with STUDIOCANAL to bring the restored classic back to cinemas this fall. Fathom’s screenings will feature an exclusive introduction from Paul Verhoeven.

STUDIOCANAL will also launch a series of new home entertainment editions in France, the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand later this year.  Additionally, Lionsgate will release a 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack and Steelbook in the US on December 8 2020.

A brand-new poster and trailer have been created to promote the release. Notably, the poster was designed by British illustrator and movie poster artist, Kyle Lambert. Lambert has previously designed the iconic key art for STRANGER THINGS and is renowned in the industry for his distinctive retro style. 

Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s short novel, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, TOTAL RECALL is a truly visionary film ahead of its time. Featuring a career best performance from the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film was restored in 4K from a scan of the original 35mm negative and was made at Technicolor LA in tiff 16 bits format. Colour-grading was supervised by Jérome Bigleur at Hiventy. The restoration crew paid particularly high attention to preserve special effect continuity. One of the earliest films to use computer generated-images, TOTAL RECALL was honoured with the Academy Award® for Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects in 1991, and those effects have impressively stood the test of time. The original soundtrack, composed by Jerry Goldsmith, also greatly benefited from digital restoration. This exceptional restoration in its Dolby HDR version will make it possible for all generations to enjoy TOTAL RECALL both in theatres with the 4K cinema version, and on Home Entertainment with the new UHD™  Blu-ray edition.

TOTAL RECALL will be released on Ultra HD™, Blu-Ray and DVD.  Extra bonus content includes an exclusive documentary feature, TOTAL EXCESS: HOW CAROLCO CHANGED HOLLYWOOD, as well as two additional featurettes on the soundtrack and the development of the film.

SPECIAL FEATURES available on Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

  • Total Excess: How Carolco changed Hollywood
  • Open your mind: Scoring Total Recall
  • Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall 
Theatrical release date:
AUSTRALIA: 29th October 2020 – Monster Fest 2020
Home Entertainment release date:
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: 25th November 2020


STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting more than 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun The Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Marc Munden’s The Secret Garden produced with Heyday Films (Paddington 1 & 2) starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (On Death Row) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm) as well as of UK-based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES; Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds).

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Founded in 1998 by Bruce Goldstein and joined by partner Adrienne Halpern a year later, Rialto Pictures is a pioneer in distributing restored classics. The company has been honored with retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the Moving Image, Film at Lincoln Center, and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. Most recently, Rialto Pictures received the 2020 Film Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics for distributing restorations of classic pictures. For more information about Rialto Pictures, please visit or follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @RialtoPictures.


Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theatres in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit


Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world.  Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.  A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.

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