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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple Audio Languages!!
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
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Don't listen to them!"
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"...
Published on 7 Nov. 2009 by L J Thomson


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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing added, but nothing taken away :D, 7 Jan. 2009
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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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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Don't listen to them!", 7 Nov. 2009
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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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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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21 of 23 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Prey He's Still Out There, 20 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: The Mad Max Trilogy [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Mad Max Trilogy (Blu Ray.

DVD Info.
Format: PAL, Subtitled
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Classification: 18
Running Time: 282 minutes

Positive.
1)Mel Gibson delivers in his first big screen outing.
2)Mad Max 2 one word "Classic".
3)Superbly directed action by George Miller in camera no CGI.
4)V8 Interceptor what a car!!!

Negative.
1)Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a weaker third film that lacks brutality of the previous 2 movies.

Review.

MAD MAX.

Mel Gibson's first big starring role as Max a burned out young cop on the edge in George Miller`s classic trilogy.(although Mad Max Fury Road with Tom Hardy due out next year 2015).

With the world on brink of third world war and law and order virtually non-exsistant.

Max kills the Nightrider (No not the Hoff and Kitt)the leader of a biker gang the gang seeks revenge on the bronx a.k.a cops when Max`s best friend is killed by the bikers Max quits the force fearing the on verge of madness himself.

Max & his family decide to go on a peaceful holiday with the gang in hot pursuit, The Toecutter kills Max`s wife Jess and son running them down in a horrific scene.

Mel Gibson shows what a great actor he will become as he portays the rage of a man who got nothing let live for a man who`s soul`s been destroyed by vengeance.

Max`s relentless hunt for the bikers using the V8 interceptor as it's crash, bang, wallop hardcore outstanding action scenes considering that the budget on this production was very low the finale is disturbing chilling ending with Johnny The Boy (Goes a bit Saw here) with Max now a emotionless killer no longer a cop as he drives into the wasteland now a broken lawless man.

Blu Ray: features (Original Australian Dub Soundtrack).

Timelord Rating.
8/10

MAD MAX 2 THE ROAD WARRIOR.

Second of the trilogy and one best action films ever made, No CGI crap here all done old school in camera shows the aftermath of a third world war all that remains is a barren wasteland & it's battle of survival as fuel is now what man kills for.

Max stumbles upon a camp of survivor's who have taken refuge in a oil refinary, Max reluctently helps them to protect the fuel from Humungus leader of another gang of psychos and Vernon Wells as the Toadie as all attempts fail by them to take the fuel fail.

Max goes in search of a truck he saw previously to haul the tanker of fuel so the survivors can go to a safe haven of paradise.

What follows is 20mins of classic destruction as the tanker chase is expertly filmed as cars get trashed people get smashed it`s full on carnage, They dont make em like this anymore.

Mel Gibson`s best portrayal of Max & best movie of the trilogy with great villains and car chases climaxes with an outstanding truck chase.

Timelord Rating.
10/10

MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME.

The weakest of the trilogy it's toned down and not as action packed as Mad Max 2.

Max stumbles into Bartertown were everything is up for grabs as Max risks all for a fight in Thunderdome the fight scene is well done & when Max doesnt kill his oppenent he is exilled outside of Thunderdome were he stumbles upon a tribe of survivors.

The survivors being children & young adults thinking that Max is their lost captain come to take them home unknown that the world as they once new no longer exist`s.

Max leads them through Thunderdome to freedom in the old ruins of what was once a city confronting Aunty Emily`s warriors on the way, The climax while not on par with Mad Max 2 is decent using a train to good effect.

I felt it a bit weak nobody dies except one guy who dies numerous times even Tina Turner`s Aunty Emily gets to live and they just drive off leaving max once again alone, Bit of a cop out ending I thought.

Timelord Rating.
5/10

MAD MAX FURY ROAD.

Tom Hardy takes over the role of Max although Mel Gibson cameos so here`s hoping it's a return to form in vain of Mad Max 2 with George Miller directing once again as hopes are high.

Timelord Overall Rating.
9/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars uk region 2 blu ray., 7 Jun. 2014
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I cannot do justice to other reviewers.So i will not try.All 3 have a nice picture quality mm2 seems uncut slightly longer boomerang and crossbow bolt in the leg.Mm1 complete as the video the attack and rape and trashing of car was almost completely excised.My only complaint is the later mm1 release on video in the nineties in widescreen was nearer 2.66.1 as was filmed in todd ao were this is 2.35.1.Mm3 the weakest of the three.The ausie soundtrack mm1 i found it hard to hear the dialogue but the engine noises were so loud i was turning the volume up and down and trying to find an happy medium.But for the price you cannot go to far wrong purchasing this item.also very little in the way of extras.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superior action movie cycle, 14 Jun. 2011
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To anyone who hasn't seen or at least heard of the Mad Max series... "where have you been all your life?" It was nevertheless a little shocking to be reminded just how old this franchise is - the first in the series was released in 1979! The films have aged remarkably well, as one might expect, I suppose, of anything with a dystopian, post-apocalyptic theme. Remarkably well.

The story begins as Max, a road cop in a society where law and order has mostly broken down, does battle with a band of nomad bikers. Burnt out by the horrors he has endured, Max takes his young family on holiday to get away from it all, only to be followed by his implacable enemies. The second film is more clearly set in a post WW3 landscape where Max, alone now, wanders the wasteland in a self-perpetuating search for fuel. He eventually falls in with a group of survivors who are besieged by savage hot-rod driving crims and rediscovers his lost humanity. In the third film, Max gravitates to a "wild west outpost" called Bartertown and is thrown into the gladiatorial arena that provides the town's occupants with justice and entertainment.

The plot line is for the most part undemanding and uncomplicated and the characterisation is more or less non-existent. What the films provide, however, is some of the best action movie/road movie thrills ever committed to celluloid. The crash sequences in the first two have to be seen to be believed and it's perhaps a miracle that Australia didn't lose a generation of stunt-riders as a result of these films. In many respects, the second film is far and away the best of the bunch (and how many sequels can claim that distinction?). The first is standard cop-war fare but particularly well realised and both of these benefit hugely from being Hollywood independent. Some of the production techniques are a little clunky (speeding up the film to make driving/riding sequences "faster") but the set design but the excellence of the action sequences allows one to forgive so much.

Despite the rather ordinary acting (Gibson will never win any awards from me) there are some excellent characters lurking in the films. Hugh Keays Byrne as the Toecutter (MM1) is particularly good, as is Bruce Spence (the wonderfully realised Mouth of Sauron in Peter Jackson's Return of the King), the gyro captain (MM2) who makes a quasi-comeback in the third film (is he playing a different character the same way or the same character differently? We just don't know!). My favourite supporting act and winner of the "Crookedmouth Performance I'd Like to Have Seen Lots More Of" Award has to be Geoff Parry as the Toecutter's understated, sinister and crushingly ironic second-in-command Bubba Zanetti.

Unfortunately, the third film, Thunderdome, is an over-complicated, commercialised, camped-up mess. I can only guess that Hollywood had got their teeth into the series and wanted to improve its appeal (as if that was necessary). It's still a good, highly watchable film but most definitely the weakest of the bunch. I'm somewhat concerned about the fourth film in the series (if it ever gets made).

If you enjoy action movies and haven't seen these, then your life isn't complete. My individual ratings are as follows:
MM1 - ****
MM2 - *****
MM3 - ***

These are vanilla disks with no extras at all, but with subtitles and overdubbing in several European languages, including French, Italian and Spanish. It's worth noting that the default setting for MM1 is with the truly awful American language overdubbing for American audience members who hadn't heard of Australia. I could launch into a geopolitical diatribe about that, but I'll spare you my opinions and assure you that if you change languages during the film to Australian English you can get to the original (and far superior) Aussie voice track. MM2 is the 91 minute version. I'm not sure if this is the uncut version or not.

Kid: Hey Mister! What happened to the car? Looks like it's been chewed up and spat out.
Bubba Zanetti: Perhaps it was a result of anxiety.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mad Max Trilogy! A Must for all Mad Max Fans!, 18 Dec. 2011
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Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film starring Mel Gibson, who was unknown at the time. Its narrative based around the traditional western genre, Mad Max tells a story of breakdown of society, love and revenge. The film was also notable for being the first Australian film to be shot with a widescreen anamorphic lens
In a dystopian future Australia, law & order has begun to break down. Berserk motorcycle gang member
Crawford "Nightrider" Montizano has escaped police custody and is attempting to outrun the Main Force Patrol (MFP) in a stolen Pursuit Special (Holden Monaro). Though he manages to elude his initial pursuers, the MFP's top pursuit man, Max Rockatansky, then engages the less-skilled Nightrider in a high-speed chase, resulting in the death of Nightrider in a fiery crash.

Nightrider's motorcycle gang, led by Toecutter and Bubba Zanetti, is running roughshod over a town, vandalizing property, stealing fuel and terrorizing the populace. Max and officer Jim "Goose" Rains arrest Toecutter's young protege, Johnny "the Boy" Boyle, when Johnny, too high to ride, stays behind after the gang rapes a young couple. When no witnesses appear for his trial, the courts throw the case out and Johnny is released. An angry Goose attacks Johnny and must be held back; both men shout threats of revenge. After his lawyer drags Johnny away, MFP Captain Fred "Fifi" McPhee tells his officers to do whatever it takes to apprehend the gangs, "so long as the paperwork's clean."

A short time later, Johnny sabotages Goose's motorcycle; it locks up at high speed, throwing Goose from the bike. Goose is unharmed, though his bike is badly damaged; he borrows a ute to haul his bike back. However, Johnny and Toecutter's gang are waiting in ambush. Johnny throws a brake drum at Goose's windshield, which shatters and causes Goose to crash the ute; Toecutter then instructs Johnny to throw a match into the gasoline leaking from Goose's wrecked ute, while Goose is trapped inside. Johnny refuses; Toecutter first cajoles, then verbally and physically abuses him. Johnny eventually throws the lit match into the wreckage, which erupts in flames.

Goose is severely burned. After seeing his charred body in the hospital, Max becomes disillusioned with the Police Force. Worried of what may happen if he continues working for the MFP - and that he is beginning to enjoy the insanity - Max announces to Fifi that he is resigning from the MFP. Fifi convinces him to take a holiday first before making his final decision.

While at the coast, Max's wife, Jessie and their infant son run into Toecutter's gang, who attempt to rape her. She flees, but the gang later finds them again at the remote farm where she and Max are staying. The gang runs over Jessie and their son as they try to escape, leaving their crushed bodies in the middle of the road. Max arrives too late to save them.

Filled with rage, Max dons his police leathers and takes a supercharged black Pursuit Special (Ford Falcon XB GT 351) to pursue the gang. After torturing a mechanic for information, Max methodically hunts down the gang members: he forces several of them off a bridge at high speed, shoots Bubba at point blank range with his shotgun, and forces Toecutter into the path of a semi-trailer truck. Max finally finds Johnny, who is looting a car crash victim he presumably murdered for a pair of boots. In a cold, suppressed rage, Max handcuffs Johnny's ankle to the wrecked vehicle whilst Johnny begs for his life. Max ignores his begging and sets a crude time-delay fuse with a slow fuel leak and a lighter. Throwing Johnny a hacksaw, Max leaves him the choice of sawing through either the handcuffs (which will take ten minutes) or his ankle (which will take five minutes). Max wordlessly drives away; as he clears the bridge, the vehicle explodes thus killing Johnny. Max continues driving into the darkness, the movie ending with his ultimate fate unknown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars apocalyptic impression, 14 Nov. 2011
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honestly, I was interested in Mad Max because I was wanted to hear a film in australian english, and this film was the only one that had come up to me fulfilling this need.
that's the best part of this triple collection: for reasons unknown (to me), the first movie was dubbed in American English, and this was the version that became wider spread. In this Box, with the first film, there is also the original australian audio version included.
The first and the second film are both awsome, though produced on a very low budget. Shot in New South Wales in the south-east of australia, you often don't know by instant where the story takes place.
It's a very dark dystopian vision of the future, showing a tumbling-down civilisation with gangs and madmen looting the highways.
Max (the young, good-looking and still unspoiled Mel Gibson), a highway police officer (which in this movie is called "Main Force Patrol") and his collegues are desperatly trying to push thru law and order. Incidently, they kill an escaped mnurderer, "the nightrider", whose friends try now to avenge his death by killing policemen. Max' s happy-go-lucky friend Goose dies, which encourages Max to quit his job. However, when going on vacation, Max's wife Jessie and his son Sprog run into the same gang, and both get killed in front of Max's eyes. He, now having lost everything dear to him, plans revenge on them. He steals a police car ("one of the last V8s") and now hunts the gang members thru the australian outback, murdering one after another brutally.
Mel Gibson's performance is great, very authentic, often described as "underplaying his role" by other critics. Him playing this burned-out man seems almost terrifyingly close to reality, and he also adds depth to Max's character. That's being portraied when he gives his reason for quitting the job "I'm afraid, this violence out there, day after day, I'm beginning to enjoy it. That's no more me, and only my police badge identifies me as the good one." However, though trying to escape from it, he can't escape his destiny.

The second Mad Max movie, "The Road Warrior" ist far less complex. Taking place about 3 years after the first plot, there is almost no civilisation left. The whole country is deserted, everything is destroied and burned down. There is almost no more gasoline (odd, australians don't say petrol?) left, finding (and fighting for) it is the reason of everyone's existing. Max, travelling thru the country with his strange V8-police car and his dog called "Dog" searches for fuel. It is mysterious to my what else he 's doing beside of that, maybe he distracts himself from his pain by going on busy. He runs into an autogyro pilot, who tells him of a place, a refinery where there would be tons of fuel. He takes the pilot with him, and finds the place, only discovering that a huge gang is also trying to get into the refinery. Being smart, Max succeeds and gets in there, making deal: they would give him as much fuel as he could carry, if he gets them a truck that could pull the tank trailer containing the fuel. In the end, they manage all manage to escape (after a very bad fight).
The second film is less complex than the first one, but still very good. It perfectly displays this post-apocalyptic atmosphere, being so close to reality that it was giving me goose-bumples.
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