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106 of 113 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing added, but nothing taken away :D
Mad Max: For some reason, someone felt it necessary to dub Mad Max from its original Australian English to...American English (why I will never know) but the good news is, though the 'English' soundtrack is the americanised version, the original Australian audio is also included. Australians do not speak with American accents, so please watch the Australian version...
Published on 7 Jan. 2009 by Peter Murias

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1.0 out of 5 stars Butchered Travesties
The Mad Max films are fantasic post-apocalyptic movies, Mad Max 2 being the best by far. However, the versions presented on this box set are butchered travesties. The version of Mad Max is the dubbed American version which is unwatchable due to the terrible dubbed American voices, it completely ruins the film. Mad Max 2 is also the American version - which is renamed...
Published on 21 Nov. 2005 by markevans38

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192 of 196 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Butchered Travesties, 21 Nov. 2005
The Mad Max films are fantasic post-apocalyptic movies, Mad Max 2 being the best by far. However, the versions presented on this box set are butchered travesties. The version of Mad Max is the dubbed American version which is unwatchable due to the terrible dubbed American voices, it completely ruins the film. Mad Max 2 is also the American version - which is renamed The Road Warrior. This one is not dubbed but has had several scenes of dialogue edited out and other little trims here and there. Only Thunderdome appears to be the proper full length original version. Also, there are no extras at all on any of the films. If you are a fan of these films I strongly advise you to avoid purchasing this box set as you will only be disappointed. Hopefully one day we will get a proper release of these films in their original unedited forms with some decent extras.
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143 of 147 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An absolute disgrace, 3 April 2006
Do not buy this boxset, the films are basically stripped down, censored VHS transfers in terrible cheap packaging. They have no extras and are not worth £1. Warner Bros have released a Special Edition Region 1 version of Mad Max which is brilliant. Ironic that they haven't released it here considering it was the americans who overdubbed it in the first place! Mad Max 2 and 3 have yet to be released in special edition form anywhere in the world. Absolutely shocking stuff considering some of the rubbish that gets multiple releases. Vote with yer wallets.
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106 of 113 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing added, but nothing taken away :D, 7 Jan. 2009
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This review is from: Mad Max Trilogy: Mad Max / Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior / Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Mad Max: For some reason, someone felt it necessary to dub Mad Max from its original Australian English to...American English (why I will never know) but the good news is, though the 'English' soundtrack is the americanised version, the original Australian audio is also included. Australians do not speak with American accents, so please watch the Australian version.

Mad Max 2/ The Road Warrior: The standalone region 2 DVD only gives a 87 minute cut-down, censored version of the film. We're obviously not good enough in europe for the full film. However this boxset contains the full, 91 minute film in its entirity (its slightly shorter than 95 minutes due to PAL speedup, but its all there) Censorship ruins films, brilliant chase scenes

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: In my opinion this is the weakest of the three films, drawing several plot elements from The Road Warrior, but without the same full-throttle pace of its predecessor. It's still a good action film though, and its worth getting to complete the set.

So in all, here you get the full, uncensored versions of all three films, and annoying American dubbing is either non-existant or can be turned off. If you're not bothered about extras (there aren't any) but want the full set of Mad Max films, get this boxset.
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple Audio Languages!!, 6 Sept. 2013
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The following Audio languages are available on the three movie discs (Mad Max Collection and Limited Trilogy with petrol can packaging, BluRay):
- Original Australian English (only Mad Max 1)
- English Dubbed (only Mad Max 1) / English for Mad MAX 2 & 3
- Francais
- Deutsch
- Italiano
- Espanol - Castellano & Latino
- Portugues
- Casky
- Magyar
- Polski

Additional a quantity of subtitle languages (for impaired people) are availbale... for example:
English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiono, Espanol - Castellano & Latino, Nederlands, Portugues ... and a lot more !!! So many that I can't state them all idividually!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Format, 29 Sept. 2009
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I was a bit skeptical about buying these DVDs. I have read other reviews about the 1998 editions but these are top quality and do do the Max Max Trilogy justice. If you are going to buy the trilogy,buy this 2001 set. The languages can be turned on to the Australian sound for the proper authentic original sound track.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Don't listen to them!", 7 Nov. 2009
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This review is from: Mad Max Trilogy: Mad Max / Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior / Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Despite a few reviews here insisting that this 3 disc set contains the uncut version of the films, I would like to offer my advice to the contrary.

If you're a fan of these films and Mad Max 2 in particular (by far the best of the three) you WILL be disappointed with this set. The opening credits confirmed my worst fears. Mad Max 2 becomes "The Road Warrior". Oh dear, this can only mean one thing: an American 'R' rating and a few cut scenes. Well sure enough, I was right. Those who are familiar with this film will spot the shortened scene where Wez extracts an arrow from his arm and where the boomerang hits his partner's head! What happened to the scene where he removes the boomerang? I'm sure there are others too!

Why can't an adult UK audience be allowed to watch on DVD, a non sanitised version of a film that they've seen countless times before authorised for all previous UK theatrical, TV and video screenings? The film was never cut here in the first place (somewhat amazingly).

***** for Mad Max 2, no stars for Warner Brothers. I shall return my set and wait another 20 years for a decent release to come along. How desperately disappointing.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mad idea, 11 Jun. 2007
Mad Max was a groundbreaking film that heralded the arrival of a nw superstar Mel Gibson. Twenty years later, this very actor became the No. 1 most powerful person on Forbe's powerlist. BUT PLEASE BE WARNED....This DVD trilogy package does not do render justice to the cinema versions. Over censored, needlessly dubbed and the icing on this tasteless cake...no extras.

AVOID !!!
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars UK blu-ray, 14 Aug. 2013
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The first two films are post-apocalyptic action classics. Violent cartoonish fantasies that made an International star out of Mel Gibson who stars as charismatic antihero Max.

The third film was aimed more at Hollywood and suffered from quirky humour and a subplot concerning a bunch of feral children that spoils the overall tone of the film. Still the thunderdome scenes are good and the climactic chase scene is on a par with the action if the first two films.

The UK blu-ray set contains three standard keepcases in a card case (similar to to Spaghetti Western Trilogy packaging). Each blu-ray is region free.

Mad Max looks and sounds excellent. You have a choice of the original Australian audio track or American dubbed version, along with optional subtitles. Only extras is a trailer. This is a shame as the disc in the US boxset contains a commentary and featurette, but is region A locked (though discs 2 and 3 in the US set are region free).

Mad Max 2 is the same print as used in the previous standalone blu release. IE very nice picture and audio (optional subtitles) and uncut. Although the new cover refers to the film as The Road Warrior (as opposed to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior on the standalone cover), the onscreen title remains Mad Max 2. Extras are same as standalone release: commentary, trailer, Leonard Matlin intro.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome looks and sounds just as good as the other two. Yes it has optional subtitles. Only extra is a trailer.

I give the trilogy 4 out of 5 overall, and this set 3 out of 5 overall because the films look nice and its good to see them all on blu-ray, but they deserve a better package in terms of extras.

All three discs are region free.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Audio - Subtitles, 10 Nov. 2013
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Dolby 1.0: French, German, Italian, Castilian, Latin Spanish, Brazilian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian
Mad Max I: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 English; Dolby 5.1 Original Australian
Mad Max II and III: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English

Subtitles:
English, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Latin Spanish, Arabic, Croatian, Chinese, Czech, Brazilian, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Mad Max I and III: Danish, Icelandic
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No frills thrills, 14 Dec. 2007
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It's not altogether surprising that Mad Max got such short shrift when it came out Stateside with an unfortunate dubbing job to eliminate the `Strine accents so American International could pretend it was an American film (Mel Gibson suffered perhaps a worse indignity with his screen credit moved to last position, just before the lab credit on the trailers). Much of what people remember and love about Max is delivered in the sequel rather than this first outing. Indeed, at times it feels more like a blueprint than a proper movie and Gibson barely registers in the surprisingly little screen time he has - the villains, who all seem to be doing either premature Danny Huston impersonations or somewhat more timely German New Romantic turns make much more of an impression. Not only do huge sections of the film keep him offscreen, but he makes little impact in his underwritten role when he is on. In many ways, this is just a first low-budget draft of Max's world - civilization hasn't entirely crumbled yet and the precious juice is still flowing even if parts are getting hard to find. Still, the car stunts are good, if somewhat thin on the ground, but this is one case where the sequels are definitely better.

Whereas MGM/UA's US special edition offers reasonable extras, the UK disc is completely extras-free, though thankfully the original Australian soundtrack to the feature is included on this disc (which is the uncut version, as is Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: only Mad Max 2 is the cut US version).

Still regularly plagiarized to this day and looking a lot more expensive than it really was due to Dean Semler's superb photography and George Miller's great use of the Scope frame, Mad Max 2 here bearing its US title - The Road Warrior - still holds up pretty well, benefiting from innovative design and a charismatic lead performance from Gibson before Mad meant doing Three Stooges impersonations or making drunken anti-Semitic rants, but with distance it's perhaps the bigger budgeted Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome that impresses more.

A lot of the admirers of the first two films found it a little too slick, but for once a big budget isn't a substitute for imagination, and it makes for a good post-Apocalyptic take on the epic genre. There are some great action scenes, Tina Turner has a great screen presence as aunty entity (and throws in a belting title song for good measure), there's a great epic score from Maurice Jarre and the late, great Frank Thring in a thong. Who could ask for anything more? Well, apart from some decent extras, of course (though to be fair, this does at least include a trailer)...
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