Mad Max: Fury Road was my favorite film of 2015, a spot it took on many film critics’ and lovers’ lists. Even the Academy Awards recognized the sheer brilliance of George Miller’s 30-years-later sequel, giving it a Best Picture nomination. Now rabid fans like us can get the definitive directorial vision of Fury Road with a new home video release, the Blood & Chrome Edition.
Since way back during the production of The Road Warrior in the early 80s up to the Fury Road promotional tour in summer 2015, Miller wanted to put a Mad Max movie in black-and-white. No such version of Fury Road was available – until now. December 6th is the date you can pick up the Blood & Chrome Edition as well as the Mad Max: High Octane Collection which includes all four films in the franchise.
Miller explains his fascination with black-and-white and what it brings to the film in an introductory video from the release, obtained exclusively by Yahoo. He said the best version of Road Warrior he ever saw was in post-production, during scoring, when it was in black-and-white.
“I’ve always dreamed about putting out a Mad Max movie in black and white,” he begins, noting that his favorite version of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior was a cheap “slash dupe” used for the film’s scoring sessions. “Something about black and white, the way it distills [the film], makes it a little bit more abstract. Something about losing some of the information of color somehow makes it more iconic.”