Blu-ray Review: Mad Max (Collector’s Edition)
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Mad Max
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: George Miller
Screenwriter: George Miller, James McCausland
Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward
Scream Factory
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: May 5, 2015

Directed by George Miller, 1979’s Mad Max is a dystopian Ozploitation film about Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), a Main Force Patrol officer fighting for peace on the roads of a lawless Australia.

After a major energy crisis cripples the world’s economy, law and order gives way to complete and total anarchy. The Outback is reduced to a desolate wasteland, roamed by motorcycle gangs who scavenge the lands for fuel and terrorize the few good people left. As a result, Main Force Patrol, an out-run police force, has been created to patrol the lands to uphold the remains of law and justice.

A berserk motorcycle gang member named Nightrider (Vincent Gil) kills a rookie officer and attempts to outrun the MFP in a stolen Pursuit Special. Enter Max, who engages the deranged sicko in a high-speed chase that ends in a fiery crash.

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Blu-ray Deal: Terminator Anthology & Mad Max Trilogy Box Sets
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Terminator Anthology Blu-ray box set for only $24.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $49.99). The set includes all four Terminator films – The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation – along with bonus features.

Also on sale today is the Terminator Anthology Blu-ray box set for only $27.99 (that’s 44% off the list price of $49.99). The set includes all three Mad Max films – Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome – along with bonus features, like feature-length commentary.

Note, this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, August 15, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

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New Patton Oswalt-Commissioned Sillof Action Figures Bring ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Road Warrior’ Together
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Back in April we saw a new line of action figures from artist and custom toy maker/designer Sillof that was commissioned by geek god Patton Oswalt. That line was titled Faster, Empire! Strike! Stike! and combined the worlds of Star Wars and exploitation cinema director Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

As it turns out, after that first project Oswalt and Sillof began discussing a second commissioned project. Ideas were tossed around, and it was ultimately decided to take Star Wars into the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Mel Gibson’s 1981 sci-fi classic The Road Warrior for a line titled Road Wars.

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Riley Keough, Granddaughter Of Elvis Presley, Seeks Role In New ‘Mad Max’
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Up and coming actress Riley Keough is currently in talks to grab a role in Mad Max: Fury Road, the upcoming fourth title in the franchise. Keough is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of beloved King of Rock, Elvis Presley.

The original three films — Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome — all starred Mel Gibson as a man whose family were brutally murdered at the hands of a biker gang in a dystopian and eventually post-apocalyptic future where anarchy reigns. After gaining his revenge for the tragedy, Max goes into a deep, dark place, but eventually resurfaces as a warrior ready to protect the innocent and fight the evolving evils of the depressing world.

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