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Mad Max

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    At last - the way it was meant to be seen and heard

    I won't rehash the story of Max Rockatansky. We all know it by heart. However, if you're like me and was one of the many unlucky people unable to see this film with it's original Aussie dialogue, this DVD will bring you to salvation (or salavation, which ever makes more sense for you. For me, it was both!) It is amazing what dubbing can do to ruin a movie such as Mad Max. Dubbing does many bad things: it removes the actual feelings of the original acting; it makes the characters artificial and not true-to-life; the voice never seems to be synchronized correctly with the lips of the original voices. With this version, the TRUE feelings of the characters come out and make this more than a campy-action movie. In fact, the campiness is removed and it becomes more of an action/drama. One particular scene that really makes all the difference is when Max is talking to Jessie right after Goose buys the farm. Max is on the beach, attempting to eat his peanut butter and honey sandwich. Hearing how Mel Gibson originally acted and spoke this in scene, you can hear the sadness in Max's voice, close to tears as he attempts to accept losing his best friend on the force. The scene itself is dramatic and sad at the same time. With the Aussie voices back in, I felt like I could connect with the characters, feel for them, despise the bad guys (who seemed even MORE evil now), and truly cheer for Max as he exacts his revenge on the very creeps who took away his family in a matter of seconds. The video to DVD transfer is excellent, both in widescreen and fullscreen. The colors, though not vibrant, look much lusher than in previous releases on video tape. The 5.1 Surround sound in the Aussie audio track is awesome. The terrible American dubbed track is there as well in mono format, but then, why would you want to go back to that? Two documentaries are present. One goes over Mel's rise to fame, while the other documents the making of Mad Max. Theatrical trailers are also available, as well as access to various promotion posters for the movie, audio commentary by the production staff of Mad Max, TV spots as well as a photo gallery. There is a supposed ''Road Rants'' Trivia & Fun Fact Track, but I have yet to find this one. The movies (both the full screen and wide screen) are on one side of the DVD. The other side holds the documentaries and trailers. All in all, an EXCELLENT DVD to have for your Mad Max collection. If you already own the previous versions of Mad Max 1, dump them and get this DVD. This should be the ONLY version you own of the original Mad Max. In fact, to even show the American dubbed version on TV anymoe should be cause for the MFP to come out full force and arrest the perps now that the Aussie version is readily available to the public. Get it, own it, relive it in all it's glory as it was meant to be seen and heard! And, at this price, who can argue it's value? I'd have even paid for it at $20!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ausie At Last!!

    I thought I was the only one searching for the original Australian version of this. What a difference!The Goose doesn't sound like a radio ad man!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sorry but I did not like this

    I don't know maybe it was just weird and downright cruel with what happened to the wife and kid. I prefer the sequel which is much much better. No offense to anyone who actually likes this. This is the story of Max as he gets revenge against one weird biker. The ending was just creepy.

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