In the '80s, there was a whole movement of these pulpy films. They weren't generally big draws at the box office, but were saved like so many other titles by the home video revolution and ended up getting plenty of love on endless TV reruns.
Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.
For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.