» 1 Disc
» Foam-padded Tin Case
» Cardboard Stand
» Unknown amount
» Total Recall (movie)
» Audio Commentary by Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger
» Imagining Total Recall (30m 12s)
» Rekall Virtual Vacations
» - Dunes Of Mars (32s)
» - Mountain Expedition On Planet Lumina 3 (32s)
» - Earth Beach (32s)
» Visions Of Mars
» 3 Storyboard Comparisons
» Conceptual Art Gallery (03m 21s)
» Trailer & TV Spots (06m 18s)
» Photo Gallery (02m)
» Production Notes
» Cast & Crew Info (text)
» JVC Trailer (easter egg)
» DVD, R1, NTSC
» 1.85:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0 surround
» English, French, Spanish
» Total Recall
» Paul Verhoeven
» Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell
This is one of those releases where the initial idea might have felt like a good call but once the final product arrives the second thaughts pile up faster than you can say "Get your ass to Mars".
Now I'm not saying that this is a bad looking case, I'm just saying that it's unpractical.
The round tin ment to resemble the planet Mars feels like a cool idea but beneath the red surface there are way bigger issues to be looked at.
The tin comes with a red foam padding for the inside but this is a rather poor choice as the padding is rather rough and might very well scratch the disc over time if you don't handle it gently enough.
Also included is a hollow cardboard stand to hold the tin, but this is an extremely unstable construct and with absolutely zero weight to it this seems like a really poor choice.
The tin case will happily fall front first out of the stand at even the slightest tilt. The risk of damages in transit (for the stand) is quite high as all the cardboard walls feel pretty thin and not to sturdy.
All in all I think this case is an interesting choice but the when you look at it more closely, you're kind of glad that it's limited (in a different way than you usually are).
The extras feel rather slim with nothing but an audio commentary and a few short featurettes.
There's a variaty of text-based stuff but not much else on the horizon and once you turn on the alternate audio track it becomes clear that some actors and director's just shouldn't record commentaries. I know I usually don't mention the quality of the commentary tracks but in this case I'll make an exception.
The limited edition Mars tin packaging is no longer available. Current pressings are presented with the same disc in a standard keepcase.