TOTAL RECALL
1990, Rialto Pictures, 113 min, USA, Dir: Paul Verhoeven

Future-time 2084: Construction worker Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to escape his nightmares by taking a mind-vacation to Mars - trouble is, he’s already been there, in director Paul Verhoeven’s brutally surreal, wickedly funny adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." Sharon Stone literally kicks out the jams as Arnold’s murderously sexy "wife" with help from uber-villain Michael Ironside.


TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
2003, Warner Bros., 109 min, USA, Dir: Jonathan Mostow

Female terminator Kristanna Loken arrives from the future to try to kill young John Connor (Nick Stahl) once and for all - but she's going to have to fight off Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-101 to get to him. Taking over the reins of the franchise from James Cameron, director Jonathan Mostow creates a slam-bang entertainment filled with non-stop action and dazzling special effects by Stan Winston.


THE TERMINATOR
1984, Park Circus/MGM, 108 min, USA, Dir: James Cameron

"I’ll be back," growls metal-machine Arnold Schwarzenegger - and James Cameron’s career kicked into overdrive with this story of a cyborg killer from the future tracking down human prey Linda Hamilton. Shot on a very lean budget of $6.5 million, with excellent F/X by Stan Winston and Fantasy II, THE TERMINATOR is pulp sci-fi at its very best. "I don’t think we were trying to set the world on fire ... I just came up with a way of juxtaposing futuristic elements with a kind of everyday reality." - Cameron.


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