OK, there's probably not a huge amount to state about the story of Total Recall after 22 years apart from the fact you've likely seen it by now and either like it or don't!
Douglas Quaid, a bored construction worker decides to get his memories implanted with a dream vacation and soon finds himself caught up in interplanetary intrigue and a battle for the future of a whole world! Or does he?
The question here is whether or not the new Blu-ray edition is worth the spend or not? On balance I would say that while this isn't the absolute best transfer and remaster that I've seen I'm not sorry that I upgraded. There's a clear and distinct difference from the moment the big opening titles begin but some of the shots seemed grainy to me (inside Quaid's apartment, inside the Rekall facility etc) which are probably I'd guess due to how the film was shot in 1990. But other aspects do come up quite a treat in particular some of the visual effects shots.
Bearing in mind that Total Recall was pretty much the last big Hollywood film not to employ any CGI at all and rely on traditional effects and modelwork it's surprising that much of it still actually looks pretty decent. Not across the board, but certainly it makes the film look good. And it also screams the 90s in the sheer amount of blood that goes flying about once the action kicks in! Buckets of the stuff adorn most of the film by the end!
Extras-wise the major new feature is a 35 minute retrospective interview with director Paul Verhoeven looking back on the film, a commentary (which to my ears seemed to be the one on the previous special edition DVD) and some features on how the film was made etc. There's also a remastering comparison featurette that aims to show you just how much better the transfer here is over the original footage.
So, all in, given it was an older sci-fi actioner I hadn't seen for a while it was both refreshingly violent (modern action films are just so tame in comparison when you look at them) and also refreshingly still highly entertaining, with a script that mixes traditional Arnie action with a plot and story that's just smart enough and layered enough to give the film more than one interpretation.