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Mad Max Trilogy (3 Discs)

Featuring: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel & Steven Bisley

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  WE REMEMBER THE NIGHT RIDER !!!

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Mel Gibson as it all started ,Mad Max set in the " not to distant " future is about a police force in Austalia protecting it's population from " crazies " a particular motor cycle gang led by The Toe Cutter who prey on other road users and anyone who happens to meet them are causing a great concern for the police , tensions build to a head and peak dramaticly until Max gets pushed over the edge . The Road Warrior is set a while after when Max has learned to live in a world of road scavenging , everyone is killing over gasoline for their vehicles . Some memorable chracters and battles and a great chase sequence . Beyond The Thunder Dome is set in post apocolyptic Austalia it has it's share of violence but as every third film in a series of any genre this seems more of a comedy , still it is enjoyable and to get all three films on one disc it works out cheeper than buying each one individualy. iIf you go in the subtitles menu ,you can choose, origonal Australian ( not English,which is also an option !?) so you don,t have to put up with the ridiculously dubbed American voices

  WE REMEMBER THE NIGHT RIDER !!!

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Mel Gibson as it all started ,Mad Max set in the " not to distant " future is about a police force in Austalia protecting it's population from " crazies " a particular motor cycle gang led by The Toe Cutter who prey on other road users and anyone who happens to meet them are causing a great concern for the police , tensions build to a head and peak dramaticly until Max gets pushed over the edge . The Road Warrior is set a while after when Max has learned to live in a world of road scavenging , everyone is killing over gasoline for their vehicles . Some memorable chracters and battles and a great chase sequence . Beyond The Thunder Dome is set in post apocolyptic Austalia it has it's share of violence but as every third film in a series of any genre this seems more of a comedy , still it is enjoyable and to get all three films on one disc it works out cheeper than buying each one individualy. iIf you go in the subtitles menu ,you can choose, origonal Australian ( not English,which is also an option !?) so you don,t have to put up with the ridiculously dubbed American voices

  Will love if youre a car lover

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The only way anyone could like these movies was if they enjoyed watching cars zoom around for 100 minutes. There is very little character development and the action is so poorly done you cant tell whats going on half the time. The directing is terrible as many of the performances are well over the top. There is a very anti climatic feel to these movies, espcially with the main bad guys in one and two. The worst part is the obvious speeding up in the action seense to give it a extra edge. Instead it looks cheap and poor quality as if it should be part of a Benny Hill sketch. I respect these movies where good for their time, but i think the long awaited 4th movie is much needed to make young audiences like me repect this series at all.

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  A -Mazing!

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Yes the first two are dubbed in American however if you toggle the audio options to option 4 you will get the original Austalian version, took me a while to figure that out though and the movie just isnt the same with the American voice overs. Please dont let this put you off though as it is simple to change the voice options back to original Australian. Such an amazing triology 10/10

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  Why do they have to ruin things!?

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I love the Mad Max films, and this box set would have got five stars from me if it wasn't for the awful American dubbed voice-overs. Why do film makers feel the need to "Americanize" things? Nice way to ruin a classic.
The Mad Max trilogy are brilliant films and you shouldn't be put off buying them. Just don't buy this box set.

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  Cult Lo-Fi Movie, Classic Action Blockbuster, Shoddy Finale

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Mad Max (1979) - ****
In this low budget action movie, a young Mel Gibson plays Max, a man driven to insanity by the senseless murder of his family. The film feels as if it was shot as a TV movie, crammed with over dramatic and unnecessary music and some terrible acting. But none of that matters; the desolate, brutal imagery of Mad Max will prevail.
Mad Max 2: Road Warrior (1981) - ****
A pinnacle in entertainment, the sequel to Mad Max is a bigger, more confident spectacle, but has not sold out it's principles. Gibson is stronger and given more to work with. The villains are just as cheesy but less awkward. A masterpiece in the blockbuster genre, much copied, never surpassed.
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) - **
It's painfully obvious watching this cringe-worthy slice of schmaltz that the original script was not meant for Max at all. It's two weak storylines twisted awkwardly together, leading to confusion as well as destroying some continuity from the previous installments. Look out for three uses of the Wilhelm scream, as well as a reference to A New Hope. A few good action sequences, especially the fight in the Thunderdome, but I'm afraid Tina Turner's crimes against acting will shine through.

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  What these films really mean...

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Firstly to point out a mistake made by another reviewer- with the first film you can press the audio button on your dvd remote and get the austraalian original sound version- which is crap- the american dubbed version sounds much better and adds to the charm and style of the film! Classic trilogy- 1 is very nightmarish and 2 is very violent- and number 3 is a very strange mix of both that doesn't work out too well!

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  Oh No! The Amerian Version!!!

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I sat down to enjoy 3...well 2 cult classic movies! Only to be gutted by the fact 1 and 2 are the american dubbed version's!!!

Thats all i can say really about the films! Well apart from why the hell are the dubbed versions still around? Good greif!!!

2 Exellent films ruined :-( only buy the ozzie versions!!! .....I wish i had !

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