Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Fan-Made Black and White Cut


George Miller previously stated that his ideal cut of Mad Max: Fury Road would have been black and white, but that it wasn’t possible because that is reserved for art movies nowadays. He had also hoped to include a completely desaturated version of the film on the Blu-ray release, but that didn’t happen either. Now a mysterious fan by the name of Nux has done the work for him and uploaded it to Vimeo. I’m not too sure how long this will be around for, but it’s worth checking out while you have the chance. (Steven Soderbergh also tried a similar experiment with Raiders of the Lost Ark last year.) Check out Mad Max: Black & Chrome after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • Matt R

    I don’t see why. The movie had beautiful colors.

  • William Hill

    A black and white version is completely pointless in my opinion. It doesn’t really serve this type of movie.

  • devolutionary

    The inversion of what was applied to Nebraska by Alexander Payne’s producers. Would be interesting to see Black & Chrome as an experiment but I don’t get how it was intended.
    Edit: Link already removed.

  • Jonny Ashley

    I mean yeah you could put almost any filter on this movie and it would still be mesmerizing. But when any director says they wish they could have made their movie in black and white, they really mean they wish they could have shot in black and white. Simply desaturating and raising the contrast on a color movie, a black and white movie does not make.

  • Kinda reminds me of when some people went through and saturated a bunch of scenes from Man of Steel to match the aesthetic of the earlier Superman films. Guess what? Looked like shit.

  • Watching this is like watching a fan cut. If it’s not made by the man himself, what’s the point?

  • theo

    I’m not so sure Daniel…. lol