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Mad Max (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Mel Gibson, Tim Burns, Joanne Samuel
  • Directors: George Miller
  • Format: Color, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: MGM Home Entertainment
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ZD9DUC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,202 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham on May 22 2004
Format: DVD
A rookie director, a dirt poor budget, and a no name cast didn't stop Mad Max from becoming one of the most revered action films of all time. A pre fame Mel Gibson stars as cop Max Rockatansky in a post-apocalyptic future where he, his buddy partner, and his wife and child, try to maintain a sense of civilization while ruthless biker gangs rule the road. When his family is slaughtered, Max goes over the edge, and the movie manages to get better and better. MGM has thankfully released Mad Max the way it was meant to be seen on DVD, with the original Australian language track restored in place of the dubbed American accents that were infamously incorporated into the film for years on home video and television. The stunt work of the film is a definite highlight, as is the young Gibson's performance as the hell bent for vengeance Max. Two sequels would follow, the first of which entitled The Road Warrior, managed to surpass this film and remains what many consider the greatest action movie ever made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. MARCELI on Oct. 12 2003
Format: DVD
This movie sets up the stage for what is to later become Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. If you're a fan of The Road Warrior then You owe it to yourself to see the original Max Rockatansky before he became a shell of a man. Officer Rockatansky was a great cop, husband and father in a time when morals and quality of life were on the decline.
Some reviewers have mentioned this movie was not so "Post Apocalyptic" or high tech. I must remind you this story is set before "the world went to war", you have to pay attention to really appreciate this movie, if you do, you'll notice the Main Force (police) has only 5 or 6 cars for a whole county, a police station with giant holes on the roof, and gangs of men who have realized there is more gain by going out on the roads/towns and pillaging than in searching for non-available jobs. This is, quite simply, the beginning of the end.
I gave this one 5 Stars as this DVD has changed the way I judge other movies on DVD. The remastering process was done so well, it looks like a movie filmed in the 90's! It actually looks better/newer than my Batman and Matrix DVD's. Lots of trivia too. Something else you should know is that this movie was put together with a budget of $200k odd US dollars, volunteer riders and many rookie actors, and it still managed to become an inspiring cult classic. This was a great low budget film brought to life by the talented George Miller/Byron Kennedy team.
Watch this movie along with it's sequel The Road Warrior and you will not be disapointed, you may skip "Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome" because by the time this movie was made, Byron Kennedy, the producer to whom its dedicated, had died and Hollywood's save the -lil' childrens- big budget hype ruined the rest.
The intro to The Road Warrior best explains why this DVD is a must see...
"To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time."
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Love this movie and have to say I never seen it look or sound so good. If you haven't bought a movie form Shout Factory (or it's Sci-fi, Horror, and Exploitation film company Scream Factory) let me tell you from the many Blu-Ray's I bought from them that their products are top notch. They take great care in delivering high quality DVDs and Blu-Rays for many TV shows and movies you can't get anywhere else or in the case of Mad Max with the kind of care they put in to their products. As mentioned before the picture and sound quality are outstanding, not to mention the new cover art looks amazing. It is a little on the light side when it comes to extras but then again this was low budget movie from 1979. Even so, what they do have is pretty good. Over all I have to say if your a fan of the Mad Max series this is a great buy and if your having trouble finding a movie or TV show I suggest you check out what else Shout Factory has to offer. You might just find that one you were looking for or if your lucky the one you forgot all about. Now as for the film it's self, Mad Max takes place in a world barely holding on to civilization as roaming gangs are wreaking havoc on the roads. the young Max Rockatansky (Awesome name) is a patrol car policeman trying to take down these gangs. now without giving to much of the plot away I should say again this movie is from 1979 so it's not a fast burning movie. Not to say it doesn't have action, in fact there are some of the craziest stunts I've ever seen in this movie, including one where a guy goes flying off a bike that's just crazy. But after the beginning chase it slows down a bit which is made more obvious with the fact there is little in terms of a score but over all it's a great flick.Read more ›
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By Tom Benton on Aug. 7 2003
Format: DVD
In 1981, THE ROAD WARRIOR was released in to the United States and became an instant hit, but George Miller's story of angry cop Max begins with his 1979 classic MAD MAX.
Mel Gibson plays the title character, "Mad" Max Rockatansky, a cop in a postapocalyptic future (when exactly isn't specified). He's the best cop around, patroling the highways for speed-hungry gang members. Well, after his best friend is killed and Max steps in, the gang gets a little mad. In the end, Max (now gone a little beyond Mad) sets out to avenge the death of his wife and infant child, both killed by the gang.
MAD MAX is a sci-fi classic that spawned one of the best-loved sci-fi series of all-time. Miller's directing style brings the needed impact to the seemingly dead futuristic earth. Gibson is also good in his star-making role (look at how young he!) - plus Brian May (not the Queen Brian May) contributes a good score.
Top-notch sci-fi action entertainment and one of the greatest (and funnest) films to come out of Australia. Followed by MAD MAX 2 (THE ROAD WARRIOR) and MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME.
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