It was first hinted at by George Miller and later realized via fan edit, but now it looks as though the black-and-white version of Mad Max: Fury Road is finally about to get an official release. Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced two Mad Max re-issues for the holidays, both of which will include the so-called “Black & Chrome” Edition of the film. The first is the Mad Max High Octane Collection, which will include all four Mad Max films along with five hours of bonus content. It will be available on both DVD and Blu-ray with the Blu-ray version including a a 4K-Ultra HD version of Fury Road and a UV Digital Copy. If you don’t want to own all four films, you can also pick up a Two Film Collection on Blu-ray featuring both Mad Max: Fury Road and the new Black & Chrome Edition. Special features for the High Octane Collection are as follows:
- NEW! *Fury Road “Black & Chrome” Edition – Witness the surreal black and white version of mastermind George Miller’s Fury Road.
- NEW! *George Miller Introduction to the Mad Max Fury Road: Black and Chrome Edition – Special introductory piece by George Miller describing his vision.
- NEW! Road War – In 1982, the world was blindsided by George Miller’s masterpiece of apocalyptic destruction: The Road Warrior. For the first time ever George Miller, Terry Hayes and star Mel Gibson tell the story of the car-crushing production that redefined action cinema forever.
- Madness of Max – The previously released Mad Max (1979) documentary is a feature-length documentary on the making of arguably the most influential movie of the past thirty years. With over forty cast-and-crew interviews, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and never-before-seen film footage of the shoot, this is, without a doubt, the last word on Mad Max (1979). Interviews include: George Miller, Byron Kennedy, Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, Joanne Samuel, David Eggby, Jon Dowding and many more. From the Producers to the Bike Designers to the Traffic Stoppers, this is the story of how Mad Max was made.
The Two Film Collection will include the George Miller introduction but none of the other extras. Both will be available on Dec. 6th with the High Octane Collection retailing for $79.99 SRP on Blu-ray and $54.97 on DVD. The Two Film Collection will have a suggested price tag of $29.98. Will you be checking out George Miller’s original vision of Mad Max: Fury Road?