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The Mad Max Trilogy

Blu-ray Collection debuts June 4th, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Mel Gibson stars in the franchise that made him a star


The three films – Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – are all set in the near-future in Australia. From the very first film, Oscar® winner George Miller (Happy Feet, 2006) proved a master at creating the gritty, bleak dystopian world and staging the incredible car stunts and crashes in the era when stuntmen, not computers, achieved the effects. All three movies starred Mel Gibson, virtually unknown until after the second film, as Max Rockatansky, a highway cop traveling through the Outback in a society descending into chaos. The films started Gibson on his road to international superstardom, led to his signature Lethal Weapon series, and later two Academy Awards® for his roles as producer and director of Braveheart (1995).

This must-own collection for action fans is available in limited premium tin packaging and makes a perfect gift for Father’s Day. The collection will sell for $49.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc™. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which is making its Blu-ray debut, will also be available as a single along with Mad Max Road Warrior. Order due date for all is April 30th.



About The Films:

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. Living on the edge of an apocalypse, Max is ready to run far away from it all with his family. 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.



Mad Max Road Warrior (1982)

The sequel to Mad Max, Mad Max Road Warrior provides action-packed, “automotive” entertainment, telling the story of a selfish-turned-selfless hero and his efforts to protect a small camp of desert survivors and defend an oil refinery under siege from a ferocious marauding horde that plunders the land for gasoline.



Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Mel Gibson returns for his third go-round as the title hero who takes on the barbarians of the post-nuclear future - and this time becomes the savior of a tribe of lost children. 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.

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THE MAD MAX TRILOGY

ON BLU-RAY



Street Date: June 4, 2013

Order Due Date: April 30, 2013

Catalog/UPC #: 1000334058 / 883929266661

Pricing: $49.99 SRP

Mad Max Run Time: 94 minutes; Rated R

The Road Warrior Run Time: 91 minutes; Rated R

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Run Time: 107 minutes; Rated PG-13

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Yea, but will it include the original Australian dialogue track???
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The big thrill of this DVD, and the extra we've all been waiting for, is hearing the original Australian dialogue track, which admittedly neutralizes some of Savant's original feelings about the film, as exploitative and shrill. In their original dialects, with their voices matching their mouths, the cop characters come off as a lot more interesting and human, more 'natural' actually than the comicbook characters of The Road Warrior. That optional subtitle fact track is useful here too, as it explains some thicker instances of Oz jargon, including profanity that doesn't sound profane at all to us Yanks.

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The golden days of Mel before he went all bible thumper crazy...

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I would like to know if the first two will be remastered and more about the features......if Mad Max and The Road Warrior are the same as the current disc's I will just buy Thunderdome separately.
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Greetings,

FYI - Warner forwarded me a new image with the metal packaging. Any further details that I receive will be passed along. Right now what you see is what I know.


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The golden days of Mel before he went all bible thumper crazy...

For your information, Mel is NOT a "Bible thumper"; he is a promoter of the old Latin Roman Catholic system that is corrupt to the core.

The Bible and Roman Catholicism have nothing in common.
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He directed Passion Of The Christ no? Man I would have loved to seen that movie.

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For your information, Mel is NOT a "Bible thumper"; he is a promoter of the old Latin Roman Catholic system that is corrupt to the core.

The Bible and Roman Catholicism have nothing in common.

Heck, he's more Raving Mad Mel now more than anything else. Pretty sad really. His father really screwed him up.

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Don't have any of these in any format whatsoever! eek.gif I do remember them fondly, so COUNT ME IN! cool.gif

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Well The Road Warrior has a slightly higher bitrate and lossless soundtrack. Could not ask for too much more but really there is no reason they simply could not just do a super high bitrate with so much disc space unused. Over 25 is good I guess, allowing for some decent peaks. Colors as suspected are not changed from the previous one. I kind of liked the warm colors but I guess this is how it is supposed to look.
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I was disappointed in Mel as well, with the hard drinking and mouthing off. Yet, the man has made movies that you can watch countless times, regardless at what point in the movie you've discovered it when surfing TV channels.
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