Mad Max in Japan

With the imminent release of a new Mad Max film, I’ve found myself subjected to countless trailers and posters, all pushing me to go and see ‘Fury Road’. Whilst it does look fun, it’s a far cry from where the series began – it will be very interesting to see if it manages to feel like a Max movie or not!

As preparation for watching the new film, I sat down and re-watched the Mel Gibson original recently. ‘Mad’ is truly apt in the case of this 1979 George Miller classic, as you’ll find in the trailer:

One of the things that has always stood out for me with the Mad Max films has been the poster art. The iconic image of the Road Warrior pointing his gun at you has long been a favourite of mine but it has now been eclipsed by the posters produced for the Japanese market. The poster above is truly beautiful and the more minimalist approach to the standard poster (below) is a big improvement in my opinion.

Mad Max Poster

Expect more Mad Max inspired artwork on the site over the next couple of weeks as I re-watch the remainder of the original series!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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