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Did you know that all of the US versions of Mad Max doesn't have Mel Gibson doing the dialog? Aha...someone else is dubbing for him!


Well, to cure that "problem" a new Special Edition, anomorphic video, 5.1 soundtrack, DVD transfer -with Mel actually doing his dialog part- will be released on February 4, 2002...for a "measly" $13.95 (discounted -I ordered a copy already! :p ).


I don't know about you, but personally have greatly enjoyed Gibson's Mad Max trilogy films. It'll be good to have this option, too...


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I am going to correct Mr. Manrique. The Mad Max Spec. Ed. does NOT come out on Feb 4, (that would be a monday).


It actually comes out on Jan. 2, 2002. This is a rare wed. release date- cause the first is obviously a holiday.


MGM gets my KUDOS for finally releasing the correct version of the film- even if it is hard to understand due to the thick accents. But hey- i wouldnt have it any other way.
 

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I believe that MM is one of those films that really doesn't require ANY dialouge at all. To prove it, just watch the movie with no sound...George Miller is an excellent story teller.


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I've heard both versions, and the original Australian version includes not only the original dialogue, but also many atmospheric effects that were missing from the American release. Did you ever notice there was no sound when Max was sitting next to the ocean? They even changed the music the chief listens to when Max comes up the stairs to quit, which really changes his character (imagine if he had been listening to country music for example). Well, the original audio makes the movie the best in the series and throws overacting out the window!


I do believe Mel did his own dialogue in the American dub though, can someone point me to info that says otherwise if I am wrong? It sure sounds like him.
 

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I am going to correct Mr. Manrique. The Mad Max Spec. Ed. does NOT come out on Feb 4, (that would be a monday).


It actually comes out on Jan. 2, 2002. This is a rare wed. release date- cause the first is obviously a holiday.
Well, actually you are both wrong. This title is coming out on January 4, 2002 which is a Friday.:p
 

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DMan is correct...the release date is 1-4-2002. :D


Now, can anyone tell me how to correct errors when making mistakes on the thread's heading? This one should have said MAD MAX rather than Mad Mad. By the time I caught the error it was too late to make corrections... ;)


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Heya Frank,


I also thought this was about Mad Mad World. I was almost ready to sell my DVD. :)


Mad Max was a great, visual film. I have never heard the original soundtrack. It should be fun to listen to, like discovering a new movie I assume. By the way, Mel Gibson was Born in the USA (upstate New York) and moved to Australia when he was a child...
 

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Hi, Larry!


Sorry about the confusion caused by the thread's heading!


Yeah...I knew Gibson was born in the US...but raised in Australia.


Mad Max was seminal for the genre and is definitely a good flick. It'll be great to have a new option, but I am really growing tired of seeing so many remasters of the same movies being done over and over, certainly mostly to tap in and exploit the incredible wealth the DVD format represents for movie studios.


Anyway, the new one is on order... :p


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Mel didn't do his own dubbing.


I have the Japanese import and it's quite good, but I'll be buying the MGM version, since it will use the exceptional 5.1 remix that was on the restoration print I saw a year ago on the big screen. That print looked fantastic and the sound was remixed from the original stems. It wasn't some fake, gimmick ridden remix like Superman or Terminator. It's the real deal.
 
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