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'Mad Max' (1980) Movie Review

Set in the near future, Mad Max portrays a dystopia on the brink of total collapse. Biker gangs do as they please and the "Halls of Justice" are quite literally crumbling. Yet, small pockets of a peaceful society still exist. People still go to restaurants and nightclubs and an attempt at order, of a sort, is maintained by the Main Force Patrol (Mfp), though the line between good and bad is slowly beginning to blur. Working with a tiny budget, director and co-writer George Miller uses the open road as his visual effect, bringing the action as close to the asphalt as we can get. Tires screech and eyes bug out of their head as a story of a society on the verge of being overrun by savages evolves into a story of revenge as the film's title character slowly earns his nickname. With a mixture of chaos, soon-to-be memorable moments of iconography and comedy,
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Mad Max – The 1979 Original Screens at The Tivoli Midnights This Weekend

“The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It’d take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you’re lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go!”

So jazzed about Mad Max Fury Road you’re having trouble sleeping? Can’t wait until the 15th? Would a midnight screen of the original Mad Max from 1979 hold you over? Unless you got a pass to this week’s screening of Mmfr, it’s gonna have to! Mad Max will be playing midnights this Friday and Saturday night (may 8th and 9th) at The Tivoli as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ midnight series and I will be there handing out some Mad Max Fury Road schwag (I’m not sure what it is exactly yet but I think it will be T-Shirts and hats)

Director George Miller’s Mad Max, with
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Mad Max Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Cover Art & Release Details

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Originally announced by Scream Factory at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Mad Max Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will give viewers an upgraded look at George Miller’s classic first installment of the influential post apocalyptic franchise. Though the special features have yet to be revealed, the release’s cover art and official street date have now been unveiled, with this one fittingly slated to hit shelves ten days before Mad Max: Fury Road roars into theaters.

From Scream Factory: “We’re really excited about our upcoming blu-ray release of the original Mad Max film and now can finally give you some details on it ever since we announced the title way back in July. We appreciate your patience and hope the wait will have been worth it!

– The incredible newly-commissioned artwork you see here (from artist Paul Shipper) is final and approved. (Purists take note: The original theatrical
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The Mad Max Trilogy Blu-ray Collection Arrives June 4th

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The Mad Max Trilogy Blu-ray Collection Arrives June 4th
Mad Max, the sci-fi franchise that introduced Mel Gibson to the world, will come together for the first time as a Blu-ray collection when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) debuts The Mad Max Trilogy on June 4th.

The three films - Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) - are all set in the near-future in Australia. 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
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Two Mad Max Movies Set to Shoot in January 2012

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Two Mad Max Movies Set to Shoot in January 2012
Writer / director George Miller (Happy Feet 2) claims that he'll be starting production on the long awaited the Mad Max sequels this January. He's planning to shoot not one, but two back-to-back movies which have been titled, Mad Max: Fury Road and Mad Max: Furiosa. Today, Australia's Daily Telegraph got an update from Miller himself.

"We've built the vehicles. We've designed the movie. The principal cast is locked in. The film is funded. It has been for 18 months now. It's all ready to go. We just wait."

The delay in production is due to the unpredictable rain has temporarily ruined the desert environment of the Australian outback.

"The week we were to start, it rained the heaviest it had in 10 years. I'll never forget the first day -- we were holed up in a big sort of shed watching the rain. We couldn't shoot. If you want the rain to come,
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[DVD Review] Mad Max

Just as talking about the second most important thing to ever happen in Pearl Harbor seems kind of irrelevant, watching the original Mad Max after you’ve seen The Road Warrior can’t help but seem a little underwhelming. It’s not that the film is bad, or even not enjoyable, but it’s hard to come up with an aspect of story, character, or just plain cinematic gusto that Max accomplishes in a way that in any way compares to Warrior. Watching it, however, does enrich the experience of Warrior, serving as an effective (and more human) prologue that allows you to better know (as well as feel) just why Max is so Mad in the first place.

The Australia of the future is a right-wing dystopian nightmare: motorcycle gangs ran rampant across the countryside, terrorizing innocent people, and law enforcement is more or less powerless to stop them,
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Contest: Win Mad Max on Blu-ray

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Mad Max will make its high-definition debut on the Blu-ray format on October 5 and you just know we have to celebrate this apocalyptic classic's release. We have a brand new contest lined up and we're giving away copies of this brand new Bd disc to our readers. These discs will surely go fast, so be sure and enter this contest today.

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Mad Max Blu-ray

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In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer:
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Mad Max Blu-ray Gets October 5th Release

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George Miller's classic film Mad Max will finally be released in the Blu-ray format on October 5. This new high-def disc will be priced at $24.99 Srp and will come with both a Bd disc and standard DVD disc as well. You can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Mel Gibson in his star-making role as Max Rockatansky, along with Hugh Keays-Byrne, Joanne Samuel and Steve Bisley.

In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him seeking revenge, which is the only thing left in the world for Max to live for.
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