Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced a disc set called the Mad Max High Octane Collection, featuring all four Mad Max movies from visionary director George Millers blockbuster sci-fi franchise as one disc set, complete with new bonus features.
In 1979, George Miller celebrated Mad Max, the first entry in the trilogy, a movie that packs brutal action and insane stunts as it follows the inevitable downfall of relentless cop Max Rockatansky (Mel 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.
The 1982 sequel Mad Max 2: The 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.
In 1985 Mel Gibson returns for his third go-round as the title hero in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome as he 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.
In Mad Max: Fury Road the franchise returned with a bang in 2015. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
The box set will feature a number of new bonus features, such as Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition, giving you the chance to witness the surreal black and white version of mastermind George Miller’s “Fury Road.”
The release also includes an Introduction by George Miller to the “Mad Max Fury Road: Black and Chrome Edition” that describes his vision.
Another new feature is Road War, a featurette that discusses how in 1982, the world was blindsided by George Miller’s masterpiece of apocalyptic destruction: “The Road Warrior.” For the first time ever George Miller, Terry Hayes and star Mel Gibson tell the story of the car-crushing production that redefined action cinema forever.
The feature-length Documentary ”Madness of Max” will also be included on the release, which has been part of previous releases. It covers the making of arguably the most influential movie of the past thirty years. With over forty cast-and-crew interviews, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and never-before-seen film footage of the shoot, this is, without a doubt, the last word on Mad Max (1979). Interviews include George Miller, Byron Kennedy, Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, Joanne Samuel, David Eggby, Jon Dowding and many more. From the Producers to the Bike Designers to the Traffic Stoppers, this is the story of how Mad Max was made.
The “Mad Max High Octane Collection” will arrive in stores on December 6 for $79.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $54.97 on DVD. A new version of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” featuring the theatrical and the Black & Chrome version of the movie, will also be available separately for $29.99 on Blu-Ray Disc on the same day.