Without a shadow of a doubt, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was one of the best films of 2015. In fact, it may have been one of the best summer blockbusters in a long time. But did you know that director George Miller originally had other plans for it? The filmmaker has previously shared that there was a silent black-and-white cut that he described as “more authentic and elemental”. While many expected this version to be included on the DVD and Blu-Ray release back in October, Miller suggested that we’d see it on a future home release. Although, he gave no indication of an exact date to expect that iteration to appear in stores at the time. However, it appears that the internet has come to the rescue again. What a lovely day!
According to Refocused Media, Amazon Germany has recently listed a brand new box set dubbed ‘Mad Max: High Octane Collection’. This six-disc collection scheduled to be released on September 29, 2016 is said to include all four ‘Mad Max’ movies on Blu-Ray, plus a good amount of special features including a brand new sixty-minute behind the scenes documentary and featurettes looking back on entire franchise. But the thing that stands out the most in this set is ‘Mad Max: Fury Road – The Black and Chrome Edition’. Described as ”the surreal black and white film version” of the movie, this is the fabled cut that we’ve been waiting for. And though we don’t have any official stills from that cut just yet, here’s the box art that accompanied the listing:
Of course, there are other questions to consider when seeing this listing. Will it be released in North America in September as well? If not, will the collection be region-free and able to be played on any Blu-Ray player? And will the ‘Black and Chrome Edition’ be released separately or is it exclusive to this set? We can’t really answer these questions yet, so how about these instead? Are you excited to see this new cut of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’? How do you think it will change your viewing experience by seeing it with no dialogue and in black-and-white? Will the stunning visuals be as effective for you when they’re presented in that manner? Sound off in the comments.