Interviews include: George Miller, Byron Kennedy, Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, Joanne Samuel, David Eggby, Jon Dowding and many more. Angry, volatile and visceral, Mad Max is a rage-fuelled and nihilistic picture, whose low budget is inventively used for maximum destruction. Later, a motorcycle gang with a bizarre hatred for anything on four wheels and led by Toecutter Hugh Keays-Byrne looking like a scruffy, hairier version of Simon Le Bon seek retribution for their fallen comrade. Home Entertainment, befittingly titled the High-Octane Collection. And the surround mix really packs a visceral punch -- it's truly room-rattling at points.
Its sharp, detailed video transfer is a little too good at showing off the numerous -- and gruesome -- injuries in this war movie. It's also been praised for offering one of the better 3D experiences, though 3D experiences at home will vary widely based on your 3D display. Alas, today's audiences are averse to an abundance of film grain. You can quibble that the audio mix isn't quite on par with the video, but it's close, and this is arguably the best of the three Cap movies to date. For the first time ever George Miller, Terry Hayes and star Mel Gibson tell the story of the car-crushing production that redefined action cinema forever. All four films from visionary director George Miller's blockbuster sci-fi franchise -- Mad Max 1979 ; Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981 ; Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 ; and Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 , now with Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky -- are together in one collection.
Miller when it came to discussing his desire for an achromatic version of his critically and commercially beloved masterpiece. Impressive as the video is, the audio is arguably even better with lots of nuanced sound and tight, rumbling bass that will put your surround system to the test and make a great demo for guests. It blows my tiny mind to think of how Miller envisioned this epic, let alone shot it with such stunning clarity. Miller boils everything down to Mad Max at its purest; the film is one extended action sequence that really has to be seen to be believed. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa Charlize Theron. This is the stuff of nightmares. The film's action sequences are sprinkled throughout the film, which culminates in the fierce gun battle you'd expect. Road War — In 1982, the world was blindsided by George Miller's masterpiece of apocalyptic destruction: The Road Warrior. Mastered in 4K, overall the film is pretty dark -- and by that I mean the color palette -- but the inky blacks, depth to the images and impressive level of detail even in dark scenes are as good as it gets. Note: We're still waiting for the extended and theatrical-release versions to be bundled in one Blu-ray package.
Hugh Keays-Byrne makes as terrifying an antagonist as he did in the first Mad Max film. Not bad for a low-budget exploitation flick from Down Under. From the Producers to the Bike Designers to the Traffic Stoppers, this is the story of how Mad Max was made. For those outside of the Los Angeles area, the set is slated for a December 6th release from Warner Bros. Do you wish to ride eternal shiny and chrome? There are drummers pounding mercilessly from the top of the rig, not to mention a feral guitarist who blasts out metal riffs and shoots fire from his guitar.
After the disappointing restraint of the last Mad Max movie 30 years ago, this reboot once again lets Max off the chain. But that was just people; this is enormous vehicles driving, spinning and crashing at unfathomable speeds, on an unprecedented scale. The chase sequences are as watered-down as the rest of it, the violent slapstick replaced by sub-Indiana Jones schtick. You also get a digital copy and an UltraViolet copy, which is nice. It will be interesting to see this one as a 4K Blu-ray, but that isn't out yet, though a is.
. And I didn't run out and see it when it came back to theaters in a 3D version not too long ago. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981 With civilisation now obliterated, bloody battles are fought over the scarce remaining supplies of gasoline. Music superstar Tina Turner co-stars as Aunty Entity, a power-mad dominatrix determined to use Max to tighten her stranglehold on Bartertown, where fresh water, clean food and gasoline are worth more than gold. However, there are two referential points of interest to me, at least.
George Miller Introduction to the Mad Max Fury Road: Black and Chrome Edition — Special introductory piece by George Miller describing his vision. Living on the edge of an apocalypse, Max is ready to run far away from it all with his family. It's a bleak, nihilistic future where law and order is quickly deteriorating while the world continues to survive on the fumes of the planet's virtually-depleted fossil fuels. And we would argue it's one of the greatest movies of all time, so it makes our list. Barf, as Greg Proops would say, and never stop barfing.
It sounds like an opera, moves like a ballet and looks like a bad acid trip. While purists tend to greet such remixes coolly, this one comes off very well, especially during the frantic beach scenes where panicked swimmers exit the water en masse. You can practically smell the gasoline and feel the dust on your skin. It will certainly rock your home theater. The film introduces the customised vehicles and feral villains that would come to characterise this idiosyncratic franchise. This is also one of the few discs that offers a Dolby Atmos mix for home-theater systems that support it. Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 Now played by Tom Hardy, Max joins a woman named Furiosa Charlize Theron as they flee the citadel of the warlord Immortan Joe Hugh Keays-Byrne.
Overview - Mad Max 1979 - George Miller's first entry in the trilogy, Mad Max packs brutal action and insane stunts as it follows the inevitable downfall of relentless cop Max Rockatansky Gibson in a world gone mad. Burnt-out chassis are fitted with deadly spikes, human skulls and, in some cases, living people strapped to the grill. With over forty cast-and-crew interviews, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and never-before-seen film footage of the shoot, this is, without a doubt, the last word on Mad Max 1979. Alas, the only drawback here is that you have to buy all three movies we're less partial to the sequels. Music superstar Tina Turner co-stars as Aunty Entity, a power-mad dominatrix determined to use Max to tighten her stranglehold on Bartertown, where fresh water, clean food and gasoline are worth more than gold. Mad Max 1979 George Miller's first entry in the trilogy, Mad Max packs brutal action and insane stunts as it follows the inevitable downfall of relentless cop Max Rockatansky Mel Gibson in a world gone mad. But when he experiences an unfortunate encounter with a motorcycle gang and its menacing leader, the Toecutter, his retreat from the madness of the world is now a race to save his family's life.