Mad Max, the sci-fi franchise that introduced Mel Gibson to the world, will come together for the first time as a Blu-ray collection when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment debuts “The Mad Max Trilogy” on June 4th.
The three films – Mad Max (1979), Mad Max: The Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – are all set in the near-future in Australia and hail from Oscar-winning director George Miller (Happy Feet). All three films star Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a highway cop traveling through the Outback in a society descending into chaos.
Although photos of the limited premium tin packaging are not yet available, it has been revealed that the set retail for $49.99 on Blu-ray Disc. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which is making its Blu-ray debut, will also be available as a single release along with Mad Max Road Warrior.
Special features have not yet been revealed, but the films’ official descriptions are listed as follows:
Mad Max (1979) George Miller’s first entry in the trilogy, Mad Max packs brutal action and insane stunts as it follows the inevitable downfall of relentless cop Max Rockatansky (Gibson) in a world gone mad. Living on the edge of an apocalypse, Max is ready to run far away from it all with his family. But when he experiences an unfortunate encounter with a motorcycle gang and its menacing leader, the Toecutter, his retreat from the madness of the world is now a race to save his family’s life.
Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) The sequel to Mad Max, Mad Max Road Warrior provides action-packed, “automotive” entertainment, telling the story of a selfish-turned-selfless hero and his efforts to protect a small camp of desert survivors and defend an oil refinery under siege from a ferocious marauding horde that plunders the land for gasoline.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) Mel Gibson returns for his third go-round as the title hero who takes on the barbarians of the post-nuclear future – and this time becomes the savior of a tribe of lost children. Music superstar Tina Turner co-stars as Aunty Entity, a power-mad dominatrix determined to use Max to tighten her stranglehold on Bartertown, where fresh water, clean food and gasoline are worth more than gold.