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Mad Max (1979)

Director: George Miller     Starring: Mel Gibson
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40162705
UPC: 027616869241
UPC 14: 00027616869241
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Setting Mel Gibson on a sure path to superstardom, this highly acclaimed crazy collide-o-scope (Newsweek) of highway mayhem cinematically defined the postapocalyptic landscape (TV Guide). Featuring eye-popping stunts that are electrifying and very convincing (Variety) and an authentically nihilistic spirit (The Village Voice), Mad Max is pure cinematic poetry (Time). In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for -- revenge!Special Features:New Digitally Remastered Anamorphic TransferNew-To-The-U.S.! Original Australian LanguageOriginal Mono Audio Track Mel Gibson: The Birth Of A Star Documentary Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon DocumentaryTheatrical TrailersAudio Commentary With Jon Dowding, David Eggby, Chris Murray & Tim Ridge Road Rants Trivia & Fun Fact TrackPhoto GalleryTV SpotsAnd More!System Requirements: Running Time 94 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE

"Weird atmosphere and characters combine with amazing stunt work in this remarkable action film.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...exceptionally entertaining action-packed adventure.  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
"A riveting classic!  The New York Times

Editor's Note
Rebel bikers combat the police in a bleak post-nuclear future where the highways are bloody battlegrounds. When a gang of motorcyclists brutally murder a policeman's family he becomes Mad Max, avenger of the highways. Sequel: THE ROAD WARRIOR.

Features

Video Features DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/22/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 94 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1979
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1002726
Video UPC UPC: 00027616869241
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.66:1/4:4

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Hugh Keays-Byren
Video Cast Info Mel Gibson
Video Cast Info Reg Evans
Video Cast Info Roger Ward
Video Cast Info Steve Bisley
Video Cast Info Joanne Samuel
Video Cast Info Claire Griffin - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info George Miller - Director
Video Cast Info David Eggby - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Cliff Hayes - Film Editor
Video Cast Info Tony Paterson - Film Editor
Video Cast Info Brian May - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Byron Kennedy - Producer
Video Cast Info Jon Dowding - Production Designer
Video Cast Info George Miller - Writer
Video Cast Info James McCausland - Writer
Plot Summary
Futuristic tale set in Australia, which has become a wasteland where vicious, fast-driving criminals cause death, destruction, and mayhem on the highways. The police do their best to maintain control, but their attempts prove futile. As a result, one cop named Max quits his job and goes on a vacation with his family. However they are terrorized by a gang of malicious speed-demons, who kill Max' wife and baby. Angry, Max rejoins the force, revs up his motorcycle -- and seeks bloody revenge against the fiends who murdered his family.

Awards


Australian Film Institute (1979)
Video Award Name Cliff Hayes, Tony Paterson, Winner, Best Achievement In Editing
Video Award Name Ned Dawson, et al., Winner, Best Achievement In Sound
Video Award Name Brian May, Winner, Best Original Music Score
   Video Award Name Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nominee, Best Actor In A Supporting Role
   Video Award Name George Miller, Nominee, Best Director
   Video Award Name Byron Kennedy, Nominee, Best Film
   Video Award Name James McCausland, Nominee, Best Original Screenplay

Professional Reviews

Variety
"...An all-stops-out, fast-moving [film]....This is the most audience involving film since HALLOWEEN....The leads are all effective..." 05/16/1979

USA Today
"...Mayhem-heavy....Road-cop Max was Mel Gibson's star-making role..." 01/04/2002 p.4E

Wall Street Journal
"[A] dazzling, violent and endlessly influential postapocalyptic action fantasy." 11/27/2009

The Motion Picture Guide 8 of 10
...director George Miller infuses the film with a kinetic combination of visual style, amazing stunt work, creative costume design, and eccentric,detailed characterizations that practically jump off the screen and grab you by the throat.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gibson,Mel
Product attributeLabel:   Mgm Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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