Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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Director: George Miller, George Ogilvie

Cast: George Miller, George Ogilvie, Mel Gibson, Tina Turner

     
 

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The third of George Miller's Mad Max films, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and SpanishSee more details below

Overview

The third of George Miller's Mad Max films, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes and theatrical trailers. This release from Warner Bros. does a superb job of presenting the film, though surely the series' devoted fans would want more bonus features.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although it's slicker and more hopeful than the low-budget original (and its equally nihilistic follow-up), the third Mad Max offering is still an entertaining sci-fi-action flick with breathtaking production design and a script and cast that back it up. George Miller, writer/director of the first two films, teams with co-director George Ogilvie for the most visually elaborate entry in the series, delineating his film's competing post-apocalyptic societies with a deftness and density that other science fiction storytellers should study. Despite his newfound scruples -- sparing the life of a gladiator with Down's syndrome and aiding a band of feral children -- Mel Gibson's titular protagonist is still an engagingly gritty hero. In addition to his now well-honed leather-n-guns schtick, here Gibson also gets to show off the game sense of humor that would characterize his later blockbusters, including the Lethal Weapon films. Tina Turner makes a sublimely campy villain, clad in low-cut chain mail and some serious horns. Barking orders in that distinctively gruff voice, the soul survivor takes care to strike bad-girl poses that show off her famous legs to good advantage. Despite the strong leads, though, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome would fall apart if not for the supporting characters, costumes, and settings that bring the post-nuclear outback vividly to life. From an underground pig dung factory to an idyllic valley to a desiccated frontier town, the sets look great. As for the performers, veterans as varied as horror-flick bit-part champ Angelo Rossitto and venerable Aussie thespian Frank Thring get to blend quirky character acting and far-out costumes into a truly memorable rogues' gallery. The film's chase sequences can't match those from the previous films, while the good-guy Max and the film's hopeful finale alienated some fans of the franchise. But as a stand-alone action extravaganza with a Hollywood touch, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome delivers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/1997
UPC:
0085391151920
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English, Français, Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Mad Max
Tina Turner Aunty Entity
Angelo Rossitto The Master
Helen Buday Savannah Nix
Bruce Spence Jedediah
Rod Zuanic Scrooloose
Frank Thring The Collector
Angry Anderson Ironbar
Paul Larsson The Blaster
Adam Cockburn Jedediah Jr.
Alison Barrett Actor
Ben Chesterman Gatherer
Heilan Robertson Gatherer
James Robertson Little One
Kate Tartar Gatherer
Robert Grubb Pigkiller
George Spartels Blackfinger
Edwin Hodgeman Dr. Dealgood
Bob Hornery Waterseller
Andrew Oh Ton Ton Tattoo
Ollie Hall Aunty's Guard
Lee Rice Aunty's Guard
Max Worrall Aunty's Guard
Susan Leonard Aunty's Guard
Robert Simper Aunty's Guard
Virginia Wark Aunty's Guard
Ray Turnbull Aunty's Guard
Geeling Aunty's Guard
Gerard Armstrong Aunty's Guard
Mark Spain Mr. Skyfish
Mark Kounnas Gekko
Justine Clarke Anna Goanna
Shane Tickner Eddie
Toni Allaylis Cusha, the Pregnant Girl
James Wingrove Tubba Tintye
Adam Scougall Finn McCoo
Tom Jennings Slake
Gerry D'Angelo Hunter
Travis Latter Hunter
Miguel Lopez Hunter
Paul Daniel Hunter
Tushka Hose Guardian
Emily Stocker Guardian
Sandy Lillingston Guardian
Adam Willits Mr. Scratch
Liam Nikkinen Gatherer
Christopher Norton Gatherer
Katharine Cullen Gatherer
Gabriel Dilworth Gatherer
Hugh Sands Gatherer
Rebekah Elmaloglou Gatherer
Marion Sands Gatherer
Shari Flood Gatherer
Rachael Graham Gatherer
Emma Howard Gatherer
Tarah Williams Gatherer
Joanna McCarroll Gatherer
Daniel Willits Gatherer
Toby Messiter Gatherer
Tonya Wright Gatherer
Amanda Nikkinen Little One
Flynn Kenney Little One
Luke Panic Little One
William Manning Little One
Adam McCreadie Little One
Sally Morton Little One

Technical Credits
George Miller Director,Producer,Screenwriter
George Ogilvie Director
Alison Barrett Casting
Anni Browning Art Director,Associate Producer
Marcus D'Arcy Producer
Elizabeth Ann Fardon Makeup
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Terry Hayes Co-producer,Screenwriter
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Phil Judd Sound/Sound Designer
Doug Mitchell Co-producer
Norma Moriceau Costumes/Costume Designer
Grant Page Stunts
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Graham "Grace" Walker Production Designer
Michael Wood Special Effects

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Scene Index

Jump to a Scene
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits (One of the Living). [1:49]
2. Plunderers from the sky. [2:53]
3. Bartertown: terms of trade. [3:57]
4. The marketplace. [1:55]
5. Auditioning for Aunty. [5:41]
6. Underworld. [2:52]
7. Embargo on. [4:06]
8. Picking a fight. [2:48]
9. Dyin' time in Thunderdome. [8:12]
10. Down for the count. [2:43]
11. Facing the wheel. [3:49]
12. Master no longer. [1:25]
13. A messenger. [2:39]
14. Found-by a lost tribe. [5:36]
15. A rude awakening. [1:26]
16. The legend of Capt. Walker. [4:38]
17. Not the man of legend. [5:09]
18. Restless to leave. [5:15]
19. Reluctant journey. [4:07]
20. Snatched from death. [1:12]
21. Back into Bartertown. [2:30]
22. Taking over Underworld. [4:11]
23. Bartertown blows its lid. [3:25]
24. Vehicular mayhem. [4:19]
25. Aunty comes calling. [2:55]
26. A stickup-and a way to escape. [3:17]
27. Making enough runway. [3:48]
28. "Ain't we a pair." [1:43]
29. Coming home by the distant light. [3:08]
30. Dedication and End Credits (We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)). [5:02]
Side #2-Widescreen
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits (One of the Living). [1:49]
2. Plunderers for the sky. [2:53]
3. Bartertown: terms of trade. [3:57]
4. The marketplace. [1:55]
5. Auditioning for Aunty.' [5:41]
6. Underworld. [2:52]
7. Embargo on. [4:06]
8. Picking a fight. [2:48]
9. Dyin' time in Thunderdome. [8:12]
10. Down for the court. [2:43]
11. Facing the wheel. [3:49]
12. Master no longer. [1:25]
13. A messanger. [2:39]
14. Found-by a lost tribe. [5:36]
15. A rude awakening. [1:26]
16. The legend of Capt. Walker. [4:38]
17. Not the man of legend. [5:09]
18. Restless to leave. [5:15]
19. Reluctant journey. [4:07]
20. Snatched from death. [1:12]
21. Back into Bartertown. [2:30]
22. Taking over Underworld. [4:11]
23. Bartertown blows its lid. [3:25]
24. Vehicular mayhem. [4:19]
25. Aunty comes calling. [2:55]
26. A stickup-and a way to escape. [3:17]
27. Making enough runway. [3:48]
28. "Ain't we a pair." [1:43]
29. Coming home by the distant light. [3:08]
30. Dedication and End Credits (We Dont' Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)). [5:02]

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