Win Mad Max on blu-ray!

A column article, Shot For Shot by: Charles Webb
On October 5th, Mad Max will be hitting blu thanks to MGM home entertainment. And they've been kind enough to give Comics Bulletin a couple of copies to pass along to a couple of very lucky fans.

Did I say lucky? It wouldn't be a contest without a couple of hoops. To win, e-mail me your name and mailing address with "Mad Max Contest" in the subject line. Plus, I want to know the name of your favorite post-apocalyptic movie, book, or comic. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada through Thursday, September 30, at midnight EST.


Celebrate 30 Years of Crime-Fighting Action

First Time on Blu-ray October 5th

The “take no prisoners” cop MAD MAX rides onto Blu-ray for the first time October 5 as MGM Home Entertainment releases the post-apocalyptic action classic. Starring Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Lethal Weapon) and directed by George Miller (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City), MAD MAX was hailed by the New York Times as one of the “Best 1000 Movies Ever.”

Now viewers can experience the thrilling dystopian action film with an all-new Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Special features include filmmaker commentary and the documentary “Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon,” featuring interviews with the original crew and film experts. The new release also features the very popular original Australian audio track in addition to the American dubbed track.

Considered one of the best films of 1979, MAD MAX garnered three Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards for editing, sound and musical score. The film was also nominated by the AFI for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Keays-Byrne).

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 seeking revenge, which is the only thing left in the world for Max to live for.

The MAD MAX Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 U.S. /$25.99 Canada. Prebook is September 8

MAD MAX Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack: (Catalog # M122835 U.S. / M12286 Canada)

DISC ONE (Blu-ray):
Filmmaker Commentary by Jon Dowding, David Eggby, Chris Murray & Tim Ridge
Documentary: “Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon”
New-To-The-U.S. Original Australian Language Track
Two theatrical trailers
TV Spots

New Digitally Remastered Transfer
"Mel Gibson: The Birth Of A Star" Documentary
"Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon" Documentary
New-To-The-U.S. Original Australian Language Track
Theatrical Trailers"Road Rants" Trivia & Fun Fact Track
Photo Gallery
TV Spots

Street Date: October 5, 2010
Prebook Date: September 8, 2010
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: Australian English (original audio track) 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
French Stereo
Spanish Mono
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
U.S. Rating: R
Total Run Time: 93 minutes

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