No one quite expected Mad Max: Fury Road to be just as good as it ended up being. In a summer filled with a surprising amount of variety and highly-anticipated action movies, Mad Max seemed like the most unique out of the bunch. What it ended up being was one of the most critically well-received films of the entire year, with a majority of fans calling it a “masterpiece” and one of the best action films ever made.
However, it looks like fans might not get to see the version of the movie that George Miller might have wanted them to see. A few months ago, the Australian filmmaker revealed that he would be including a black & white version of the film on the blu ray, with the dialogue being taken out, and the score being the only sound in the film.
As we all know, the B&W version was not included on the blu ray, even though rumors suggest that Miller demanded WB include it. But it looks like we’re finally going to see a version, at least somewhat close to what Miller may have intended, as a dedicated fan of the movie has created the B&W version, as well as using remixed versions of the score over the dialogue and sound effects.
Check out “Black & Chrome”down below:
UPDATE: The video has since been taken down due to copyright issues most likely…
While this clearly isn’t the exact version that Miller probably would have made, it’s still cool to see what his vision for the film might have been, and while the color version includes more than just a fair share of dour undertones – this one is the definition of a post-apocalyptic film.
The gorgeous cinematography still manages to shine through, and it’s rare that a movie that already looked beautiful in color, would look just as good in black & white, but Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the exceptions. The desert landscape and sometimes unnerving silence just help to create Max’s “world of fire” he describes in the beginning. For all of you fans out there looking for a unique film-watching experience – this might be how you want to spend your next movie night.
Mad Max: Fury Road is available on Blu Ray/DVD now.
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