Disc 1: Blu-ray
•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
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
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?
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.
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.
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"
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.