Monday, 5 October 2015

DVD Roundup: Mad Max edition

One of the most popular films of the summer is finally out to own on DVD, and I'm not too proud to say that I think I underscored this film. I would definitely say it was the film of the summer, if not one of the best films of the year so far. Indeed, the Mad Max franchise has provided us with a lot to indulge in this summer. First we did a retrospective of George Millar's initial films, with pre-crazy Mel Gibson in the part of Max Rockatansky, before tackling the intense explosions and car crashes of Mad Max: Fury Road (we even managed to squeeze out a review for Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead Aussie flick Wyrmwood). And while we waited for the DVD release, Richee reviewed the video game and I reviewed the comic book, which acted as a kind of prequel to Fury Road.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a hyperactive, over the top, simply told action flick that is simultaneously clever, beautifully shot and progressive. Influencing the likes of Fallout and Tank Girl, George Millar's films are iconic in their genre, and Fury Road has excelled itself as a sequel.

Listen to our reviews of the Mad Max films in the players below. First up is the original trilogy, and below is Fury Road. (Click the links to download the podcasts directly.)

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