Come Dec. 6, Rockatansky fans will be able to savor the stark cinematography of Mad Max: Fury Road in a new Blood and Chrome Edition bleached of all color.
Director George Miller wanted this black-and-white version to be released in America, but until now, the only announcement from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was for a German market run starting on Sept. 29. Now the cinematic gods (and smart execs at Warner) are blessing us with two ways to guzzle up this desolate cut of the apocalyptic sci-fi thriller that won six Oscars at this year's Academy Awards.
The first method of obtaining the madness is in the Mad Max High Octane Collection, featuring all four films in the frenetic franchise: Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and last year’s Mad Max: Fury Road. It's all rolled up in a special collection packed with a new Road War documentary and a trunkload of bonus features, including this killer Black and Chrome cut of Fury Road.
You can also score the Black and Chrome Edition in a limited-edition two-film set that includes both the full color and the monochrome masterpieces, alongside a new introduction by George Miller himself. Whichever way you choose, this will be a fantastic opportunity for cinephiles to study the superb cinematography of legendary lensman John Seale (Dead Poets Society, Rain Man) and see which version you dig the most.