Exciting news today for all of us fans of Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) and the post-apocalyptic world that Director George Miller created. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing all three of the Mad Max films to Blu-Ray on June 4th, now Mad Max and the Road Warrior are already available but this will be the first time that Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome will be available on HD.
Mad Max Theatrical Trailer (1979)
I will assume that the Blu-Ray version of Mad Max will present the original Australian dialogue version and not the American dubbed version as you can hear in the trailer above.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
No word yet on if any of the films will have special features such as commentary or perhaps a retrospective of the Mad Max trilogy. A preview of next year’s Mad Max: Fury Road would be a welcome addition to the collection though in my opinion.
From the Warner Bros. Press Release: “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).”
The Mad Max Trilogy Blu-ray Collection will come in a limited premium tin packaging for $49.99, making a great gift for Father’s Day. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which is making its Blu-ray debut, will also be made available as a single release along with Mad Max Road Warrior.”