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"In the not too distant future... there will be no civilization... there will be no heroes... there will only be madmen... and the main force patrol"... and the ultimate home media release of George Miller's classic dystopian action-thriller, Mad Max. Like Fifi, Scream Factory is looking to bring back our heroes with their Mad Max Collector’s Edition Blu-ray that hits shelves on May 5th (ten days before Mad Max: Fury Road roars into theaters). The final bonus features for the anticipated release have been revealed and they include a batch of new interviews, including one with Max himself, Mel Gibson.
From Scream Factory: "**Final List of Extras revealed for Mad Max (Collector’S Edition) Blu-ray release!**
- Derek Anderson
Fans of visionary director George Miller (The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Mad Max: Fury Road) and Oscar®-winning director/producer/actor Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Lethal Weapon) know well the dystopian action adventures of Max Rockatansky from the highly popular Mad Max movies. Relive the high-octane action, experience the visceral thrills, and see the beginning of this legendary road warrior before the brand new major motion picture hits theaters. On May 5, 2015, Scream Factory™ is proud to present Mad Max Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™, packed with insightful bonus content, including all-new interviews with Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, director of photography David Eggby, special audio commentary, retrospective featurettes and much more! This definitive collector’s »
- Pietro Filipponi
When last we saw Max Rockatansky, he had saved a plane full of children, played a smashing game of chicken with the fierce Ironbar Bassey, and was left wandering the desert for parts unknown. He also looked a lot like Mel Gibson. But a lot has changed in the 30 years (!!) since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome came out in 1985. Will audiences still care for this "raggedy man" hero with a taste for motor mayhem? We are about to find out, as Warner Bros. gets back into the Mad Max business this summer. Mad Max: Fury Road continues the story of Max Rockatansky with several new faces and one very important old one: George Miller, who directs the sequel to his hard-hitting trilogy of hits after decades of rocky pre-production. Whet your whistle for the upcoming Mad Max movie with this explosive trailer: And then sink your teeth into our comprehensive guide »
"Out here, everything hurts!" Is there a more unexpectedly anticipated action thriller this May than Mad Max: Fury Road? The previous trailer was absolutely insane! Now, a new Japanese trailer has arrived, and while it's a shorter, slicker 1 minute jolt of intense craziness, it does come packed with a few select, never-before seen moments that make it a worthwhile watch. While it's not much, the footage that we have seen, set to thunderous pounding music, will surely have you smiling all over again.
In Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller continues the saga he created in 1980 with Mad Max, then continued in 1982 with Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and 1985 with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world »
Super Bowl advertising is almost invariably overrated, which doesn’t spare us from the impulse — even the need — to rate it.
As usual, the hype surrounding the ads turned many into a super-bust, suggesting that the folks on Madison Avenue are either bereft of ideas or, in some instances, taking too much advantage of liberalized pot laws.
There was some excitement going into the game about an influx of relatively new advertisers, offering the promise of new blood. But just as a wave of newcomers in 2000 preceded the dot-com meltdown, this year’s crop of novice sponsors merely exposed a lot of not-ready-for-primetime players in the marketing world.
Of course, the criticism isn’t limited to the new guys. Car companies in general had a bad day. And Budweiser– which traditionally wields the biggest stick during the game – didn’t so much come up with new creative as recycle it, »
- Brian Lowry
5 items from 2015
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