Road Warrior (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

Allied officers and a german tank commander have a tactical showdown in the ardennes forest, december 1944.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 204305176
UPC 085391142607
UPC 14 00085391142607
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Animal Heroes
Essential Cinema
Gangs
Good Vs. Evil
Heroes
Justice
On-The-Road
Post-Apocalypse
Recommended
Science-Fiction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The first sequel to MAD MAX takes place after nuclear war has destroyed Australia. In this installment, Max lends his aid and protection to a small band of survivors who are losing their struggle to protect an oil refinery under siege by a band of savage, mohawked marauders. Playing very much like a post-apocalyptic western (right down to Max's dog, Hondo) THE ROAD WARRIOR boats one of the most thrilling car chase scenes ever filmed.
Reviews
Variety "...MAD MAX 2 is a stunning technical achievement....Bigger, bolder, and infinitely more spectacular and powerful than the original..." 12/23/1981
New York Times "Never has a film's vision of the post-nuclear holocaust world seemed quite as desolate and as brutal, or as action-packed and sometimes as funny as in George Miller's apolcalyptic THE ROAD WARRIOR, an extravagant film fantasy..." 04/29/1982 p.C24
Entertainment Weekly "...Not only did WARRIOR up the ante on motorized mayhem, but film fashion was never the same..." 01/11/2002 p.38
Directors
George Miller
Actors
Mel Gibson
Cast & Crew
Brian May - Original Music By
Bruce Spence - Actor
Byron Kennedy - Producer
Dean Semler - Cinematographer
Emil Minty - Actor
George Miller - Director
Graham Walker - Art Director
Mel Gibson - Actor
Michael Balson, et. al. - Editor
Terry Hayes, et. al. - Writer
Vernon Wells - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1981
Catalog ID 114260
UPC 00085391142607
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource FilmCritic.com
Review Though this was the second movie in the Mad Max series, The Road Warrior's post-apocalyptic setting is the one you probably think about when you consider the films. Road Warrior introduced the dystopic battle for oil, warring tribes, and mohawked-players, with Mel Gibson's renegade doing battle with them (his trusty dingo in tow) on the desert flats of Australia. (Believe it or not, the first film took place in the present day, with no WWIII in sight.) The Road Warrior is lots more fun than the original, in my opinion, delightful in its inconsistencies (if they don't have any gas, why does everyone waste so much of it by riding around in circles all the time) and in its over-the-top acting, set design, and kooky plot.
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Reviewer Christopher Null
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Mad Max 2" [released in the United States as "The Road Warrior"] is a film of pure action, of kinetic energy organized around the barest possible bones of a plot. It has a vision of a violent future world, but it doesn't develop that vision with characters and dialogue. It would rather plunge headlong into one of the most relentlessly aggressive movies ever made. I walked out of "Mad Max 2" a little dizzy and with my ears still ringing from the roar of the sound track; I can't say I "enjoyed" the film, but I'll hardly forget it...Max's role in "Mad Max 2" is to behave something like a heroic cowboy might have in a classic Western. He happens upon a small band of people who are trying to protect their supplies of gasoline from the attacks of warriors who have them surrounded...The special effects and stunts in this movie are spectacular; "Mad Max 2" goes on a short list with "Bullitt," "The French Connection," and the truck chase in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as among the great chase films of modern years.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Gibson,Mel
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice ...a rousing tale of survival set in a grim and violent future.
Richard Corliss, Time Apocalypse...Pow! Exhilarating entertainment.
Rob Thomas, Capital Times A brutal, exhausting, relentless action masterpiece.
Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times A smashing good time at the movies.
Urban Cinefile Quite simply the best action-exploitation film ever made.
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