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Disc 1: Blu-ray
•1080P Widescreen
•New-To-The-U.S. Original Australian Language Track (5.1 DTS-HD MA)
•English Dub Track (5.1 DTS-HD MA)
•French Stereo and Spanish Mono
•English, French and Spanish subtitles
•Filmmaker Commentary by Jon Dowding, David Eggby, Chris Murray & Tim Ridge
•Documentary: “Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon”
•Two theatrical trailers
•TV Spots

Disc 2: DVD
•New Digitally Remastered Transfer
•"Mel Gibson: The Birth Of A Star" Documentary
•"Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon" Documentary
•New-To-The-U.S. Original Australian Language Track
•Theatrical Trailers"Road Rants" Trivia & Fun Fact Track
•Photo Gallery
•TV Spots

http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.co.u...n-october.html

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I'm glad to see this is getting a BD release, even though it means I'll have to keep my current DVD (as I have to with Escape From New York for the same reason, lack of extras). Shame that MGM can't be bothered to at least put the extras on the DVDs in these combo packs, like they did for the original releases. Are they really in that much trouble over there?

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Didn't Harry Knowles confirm this a while back after shooting some new extras for it? Unless MGM can't afford an intern to edit some video there might be hope for this.
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I think that was MGM had money
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Is that a backwards European date?!? LOL October, 5th, right?

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Its a right way date
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Fan-****ing-tastic! Watched Mad Max 2 again just the other day, but it's been years since I've seen the first one (or Thunderdome, for that matter). Hopefully the DVD in the pack will be the not-so-special MGM SE from a few years ago. Something's better than nothing, I guess.

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WTF is up with the fact there are no extras? Is this 2006? MGM owns all the rights to them so why are they not included? same $h!+ with Escape from New York.
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Cost, Warner has the rights in the UK for all 3 so I would hope they do better
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As long as pq is good I could give a rats ass about extras. Amazon has this up for pre-order.

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The PQ on the WOW HDTV showings is amazing
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Its a right way date

Pfft, everyone should know that the one true date format is YYYY/MM/DD because it is text-sortable!

I don't remember being particularly thrilled by this movie even though I love the Road Warrior and Thunderdome. However, it's been a long time since I've seen it, so a Blu-ray release is as good a reason as any to see it again.
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Thunderdome was only good for the first half before it switched to another movie. (They literally took 2 different scripts and pasted them together to make that movie )

And two directors aswell...
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I gotta disagree a little on Thunderdome - the whole chase at the end is pretty fun. I'd say good first half, good final quarter.
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The older I get the more I like Thunderdome, there are some beautiful scope shots in it
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I'm assuming it will have the original Aussie soundtrack like the Special Edition DVD.

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NICE! But I despise how they throw in that extra DVD on these quickie releases. No extras is a shame.

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The older I get the more I like Thunderdome, there are some beautiful scope shots in it

Funny, the older I get the more I can't stand it. It's got a couple of nifty action scenes but the rest of it is painful to sit through. Talk about a movie that was overrated when it first came out.

It's a massive comedown after ROAD WARRIOR, no doubt about it.
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Funny, the older I get the more I can't stand it. It's got a couple of nifty action scenes but the rest of it is painful to sit through. Talk about a movie that was overrated when it first came out.

It's a massive comedown after ROAD WARRIOR, no doubt about it.

Mad Max 2 is by far the best of the movies, and out of them I like the first less.
I feel it's budget held it back and the ideas never quite made it.
Thunderdome went a little far in the other direction and the kids are a little twee, but I watched all 3 back to back in HD a few weeks ago and the stunning photography blew me away.
The stunt work is great as it's all done for real and in camera, but packs the visceral punch that Mad Max 2 has in spades.
Also Tina turner is sh*t , in saying that I like the opening credits song, but as empire used to say:
The Tina Turner song "We Don't need another Mad Max film"
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To wet your appetite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khffg...eature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLyGvcQ9x7A

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Even though purists would balk the Australian DVD has a full bitrate DTS 5.1 upmix that has some of the deepest bass I've ever heard...on DVD, that is. Like when Max first starts his Interceptor...
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Except for night shots, I was happy with HDDVD version.

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when was it ever released on HD DVD?
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Except for night shots, I was happy with HDDVD version.

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when was it ever released on HD DVD?

It wasn't, AFAIK. Only Road Warrior was released on HD DVD.

I like The Road Warrior, but even that had a little too much cuteness in it. Max Max is the darkest of them all, even if it obviously had the lowest budget.

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Extras on a MGM disc!!!!! new details added to the OP
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I did watch the Road Warrior BD recently and was impressed.

It's been light years since I have seen MM.
It can't hold a candle to RW, IMO.
Would like to see a Thunderdome BD....if for nothing else than to see Billy Barty Angelo Rossitto again.

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Thanks Mike for the heads-up on the extras. Looks like someone over at MGM either got the memo, or decided on their own to do the right thing for once. This might actually be good enough to replace the SE DVD I have of this.

BTW: FWIW I also have The Road Warrior on Blu-ray, though I haven't watched it at all yet, since I was waiting for the first film to hit the format. This is one title I wish Warner would reissue, due to the plain-vanilla Dolby 5.1 track and dearth of extras. (For all I know, my old widescreen VHS copy might have had more on it than this. ) I'm sure it's otherwise passable, I just want to put the two films back-to-back, and see how they stack up against each other.

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I liked Mad Max the best. It was dark, it showed his wife being run over, and it was a pure revenge movie. It's just a classic.

Is this also the one were Mad Max was talking to his friend in the shop, and his friend was revving up the engine saying, "Is got' a blowa!"?
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Good news about the disc's features. I can't wait to get Mad Mel Max on Blu-ray.
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Good news about the disc's features. I can't wait to get Mad Mel Max on Blu-ray.

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