The Road Warrior
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Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 3-FEB-2004
Media Type: DVD
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And this movie's quality doesn't end with the visuals. It has a great, exciting story, very reminiscent of the pulp adventures of old. It's hero, a wanderer, a uniquely skilled and deadly loner, is a mythic archetype. The actors are all perfectly cast. Mel Gibson, with only a few lines of dialogue, turns in a compelling, emotional performance, showing the transformation from the happy, loving husband and father of the first film, to the wounded, burnt out shell of a man seen here.Read more ›
At the end of the day, the movie is delivered in an above average presentation and definitely worth a peek in HD.
I recently got a 46 inch Hi-Def LCD set and had watched the DVD on it. The image was bigger but no better.
The Blu-Ray version of The Road Warrior ( or Mad Max 2 since this is the original Australian version,) is far superior to the DVD. There is far more detail and the colors are more saturated. I found the widescreen scenes of the Aussie desert quite stunning. This film is easily worth the discounted price it sells for on Amazon.
Since this is the original Aussie version of the film, there are about ten more minutes of the movie which were trimmed out of the U.S. version. While the Aussie version doesn't move quite as quickly as the U.s. version, it is more complex and interesting.
The added detail of the Blu-Ray makes the road battle finale even more dramatic. You have to admire the fearlessness of the stuntmen as they are thrown dozens of feet through the air during those amazing crashes. As this was in the days before CGI, what we see is more or less what really had to happen in front of the camera. Obviously some scenes have dummies getting crushed under wheels, but those are brave guys driving down that narrow road with that huge tanker.
Sadly, the Special features are rather sparse. We do get a commentary track with director George Miller and the director of photography. While I could have wished for a making- of featurette, the Blue-Ray commentary is far better than the zero features of the DVD.
If you love this movie, You should see this disc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For whatever reason I had never watched any of the Mad Max films in full before seeing Fury Road. Bits & pieces here and there whenever they would be on TV. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Adamo
was not the video I was looking for. There is the real "original", which was made prior to this one. That is the one I was looking for.Published 10 days ago by BJ
I loved it. The film is crazy in a good way. The rough gem that was Mad Max has been polished quite a bit. Read morePublished 11 days ago by firgold
Very entertaining. Great fun. Would recommend this movie to my friends.Published 1 month ago by Paul Green
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