The films that ushered in a new era of action film staging, a new form of apocolyptic storytelling, and brought us one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history will finally come together for the first time as a Blu-Ray collection when Warner Brothers Home Entertainment unleashes THE MAD MAX TRILOGY on June 4.
This is exciting news for fans of the series as it will mark the first time that MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME will be made available on Blu-Ray, even though the preceeding films, MAD MAX and MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR, have been available on the format for some time. The collection will be available in a limited premium tin packaging and will retail for $49.99 SRP.
Although no special features have been announced as of yet, let's hope they include a preview of the upcoming MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, which is slated for release in 2014. Also interesting to note is the title change for THE ROAD WARRIOR (originally titled MAD MAX 2), which on this collection has been retitled MAD MAX ROAD WARRIOR. Hey, if it helps to alphabetize my collection, I'm A-OK with that.
From the Press Release, here are the films' official descriptions:
Mad Max (1979)
George Miller's first entry in the trilogy, Mad Max packs brutal action and insane stunts as it follows the inevitable downfall of relentless cop Max Rockatansky (Gibson) in a world gone mad. Living on the edge of an apocalypse, Max is ready to run far away from it all with his family. But when he experiences an unfortunate encounter with a motorcycle gang and its menacing leader, the Toecutter, his retreat from the madness of the world is now a race to save his family's life.
Mad Max Road Warrior (1982)
The sequel to Mad Max, Mad Max Road Warrior provides action-packed, “automotive” entertainment, telling the story of a selfish-turned-selfless hero and his efforts to protect a small camp of desert survivors and defend an oil refinery under siege from a ferocious marauding horde that plunders the land for gasoline.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Mel Gibson returns for his third go-round as the title hero who takes on the barbarians of the post-nuclear future - and this time becomes the savior of a tribe of lost children. Music superstar Tina Turner co-stars as Aunty Entity, a power-mad dominatrix determined to use Max to tighten her stranglehold on Bartertown, where fresh water, clean food and gasoline are worth more than gold.
Action fans rejoice! THE MAD MAX TRILOGY will soon be in our hands. Who's up for an all-day MAD MAX marathon? I know I am!
While we're at it, why not enjoy the trailer for MAD MAX ROAD WARRIOR!