Great news fans of post-apocalyptic action, the entire Mad Max trilogy is finally hitting Blu-ray this Summer in one awesome box set. That’s right, all three movies, including Mad Max, The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome, are getting the Blu-ray, box set treatment.
There’s no word yet on what special features the trilogy box set will contain, but you can bet it will likely have lots of behind-the-scenes goodies, making-of videos, photos and more for you to enjoy. Plus, expect interviews with the filmmakers and probably Mad Max himself, Mel Gibson, to grace the set too.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Mad Max or The Road Warrior have graced a Blu-ray release. This is, however, the first time Beyond Thunderdome has and is also the first time all three movies have been put together and given this kind of box set treatment.
So, if you’ve been waiting for an excuse (and an opportunity) to get all three of these great movies on Blu-ray, looks like this might be a great time to do it. The collection is currently priced at $49.99 and will hit store shelves on June 4th.
THE MAD MAX TRILOGY
BLU-RAY™ COLLECTION DEBUTS JUNE 4
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Mel Gibson Stars in the Franchise that Made Him a Star
Burbank, Calif. February 25, 2013 – 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 Awards® for his roles as producer and director of Braveheart (1995).
About The Films
Mad Max (1979)
George Miller’s first entry in the trilogy, Mad Max packs brutal action and insane stunts as it follows the inevitable downfall of relentless cop Max Rockatansky (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.
Mad Max Road Warrior (1982)
The sequel to Mad Max, Mad Max 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.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Mel Gibson returns for his third go-round as the title hero who 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.
THE MAD MAX TRILOGY
Street Date: June 4, 2013
Order Due Date: April 30, 2013
Catalog/UPC #: 1000334058 / 883929266661
Pricing: $49.99 SRP
Mad Max Run Time: 94 minutes; Rated R
The Road Warrior Run Time: 91 minutes; Rated R
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Run Time: 107 minutes; Rated PG-13