Mad Max: Fury Road – Blu-ray Review

Mad Max: Fury Road was a delight to critics on its cinema release, finally the movie is out on Blu-ray on the 5th October, we got our hands on an early release and we have taken a trip along with Max along the Fury Road.

Having missed the cinema release of the movie, we were over the moon to get our hands on the Blu-ray of the movie the other day and couldn’t wait to rip off the cellophane wrapper from the box, insert the Blu-ray into the player and sit back and take the ride of a lifetime.

Director George Miller has not so much brought us a remake or reboot of the Mad Max franchise but more of a continuation of the Mad Max universe, with so many Easter eggs pointing to the original movies, such as Max’s leg brace, the wind up music box and although no one says the words “Road Warrior” it is mentioned in writing on Max’s back.

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot’s five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Mad Max: Fury Road is an all out roller-coaster of a movie, it very rarely slows down for you to take in a breath before its off again along the Fury Road with flame throwers, massive explosions and some pretty amazing stunt work.

Image courtesy of Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures

Image courtesy of Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures

Tom Hardy is perfect as Mad Max, right from the of the movie, in his very first scene you feel that presence that his character is in a world of his own, that his shocking and awful past has made him the man, the animal, that he has become. With a wild and crazy look of a man who has gone over the edge and may not be able to come back.

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A rather strange-looking Charlize Theron as Imperetor Furiosa, with a shaved head and a clever CGI missing lower part of her arm, is great at bringing her character to the screen and she can certainly kick some backside and show that she can take on a rather demanding role in a movie.

Image courtesy of Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures

Image courtesy of Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures

It’s also brilliant to see Hugh Keays-Byrne (Toecutter from the original Mad Max Movie) in the movie as the rather fierce and scary looking Immortan Joe donning a bizarre breathing apparatus and a transparent suit of armour to protect his decaying body.


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Add to the rest of a well-chosen cast including Nicholas Holt as Nux, Mad Max: Fury Road is certainly a movie that has brought the Mad Max franchise back in to the limelight and to not old fans but also new ones.

I spoke to several people who had never seen the originals after they had seen this 2015 version and it certainly had them wanting to check out the Mel Gibson trilogy, if you have seen the original movies, then no doubt you will certainly spot all the Easter eggs that I mentioned earlier in this article.

Mad Max: Fury Road Blu-ray

So let’s get on the Blu-ray of the movie, for starters the film is crystal clear, even in the dark set scenes and moments when travelling the Fury Road, now the version I had been sent is not the 3D version, but the 2D version still looks fantastic, with the colour palette that has been used works brilliantly in HD.

But what about the sound, well dear readers, the Blu-ray comes with a brilliant sound mix with all speakers being used to great effect, the two rear speakers certainly use the stereo sweep to give you the feeling of being smack bang in the middle of the action, making you feel you are part of the movie.

With the Blu-ray packed with special features including Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road, Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels, The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa, The Tools of the Wasteland, The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome, Fury Road: Crash & Smash and Deleted Scenes.

Also look out for an amazing Collector’s Edition with Car Model.

Mad Max: Fury Road Limited Edition 'Intercepter' statuette

Mad Max: Fury Road is one hell of a ride and it’s certainly one of the movies that are getting one of our prestigious top marks, great action, picture quality and sound. Our advice is to check out the movie as soon as you can and take a ride down the Fury Road, the wait for the movie to come out on Blu-ray has certainly been worth it.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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