The Road Warrior [HD 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
This one of the ultimate classics and will remain at an all-time high! Mel Gibson also rocks the movie scene!Published 11 hours ago by Anthony Tristan
I remember going to a late show at a movie theater in the 1980s to see this movie. I knew nothing about it, but the handsome young Aussie, Mel Gibson, was the hot new actor and I... Read morePublished 15 days ago by cmac324
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|Looking forward to this, but how about Mad Max on Blu-ray?||
I noticed what I thought was an extra scene in the Blu-ray Road Warrior compared to the DVD. After Max leaves the outpost and crashes, the Helicopter Pilot sees a tower of smoke, and realizes it is Max. I don't recall this scene from the US release version. It changes the effect of watching... Read More
Jan 29, 2008 by A Movie Lover | See all 5 posts
|the road warrior hd||
The actual aspect ratio for this is the original 2.40:1, source HighDefDigest.com.
May 14, 2007 by Stephen Keck | See all 3 posts
|waiting for the ultimate collection (Blu-ray)||
A box set of all three films is unlikely. While "The Road Warrior" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" are released by Warner Home Video, the original "Mad Max" is released by MGM. So as you can see, there is a little corporate mix-up involved in putting all three out...
May 4, 2009 by C. D. Malin | See all 4 posts
|This is one of those movies that made me fall in love with film!||
The sound effects are still there and they do sound good. Not outstanding though. The picture quality of the HD-DVD is fantastic. In the sound department, we're talking about DVD quality "only". But this is complaining on a very high level. This movie on HD-DVD is a must have.
Jul 1, 2007 by Home Cinema | See all 2 posts
Agreed. A worthy companion to the end.
Sep 7, 2009 by Christian Davis | See all 3 posts
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