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2.0 out of 5 stars A stunted masterpiece, 16 Dec. 2000
This review is from: Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior [1981] [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
I bought "Mad Max 2" (aka "The Road Warrior") on DVD today - my all-time action movie favourite. I've watched it on video more than 30 times, where the editing, music and action sequences form one of the very best action movies ever made. It is violent, yes, but not in the splatter movie way. Instead, it is tough, grim and violent without being gory. The DVD is a Zone 2 release (Europe), and I began to suspect foul play when I saw the running time: 87 minutes. When I came home, I checked it against my British video version, which is 92 minutes, and the US release, which is 96. Dreading the worst, I started watching the DVD... And yes, the censors had been there and cut or shortened several scenes. Mad as h*ll, and disgusted as well, I stopped watching the travesty. I will return it to the shop, as the cuts made it unwatchable. I absolutely _hate_ censorship, and the DVD version has severely stunted what should have been a welcome addition to my DVD shelf.
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2011 23:17:00 GMT
Couldn`t agree more. Imagine giving this a 18 rating and then removing anything that could remotely be described as being worthy of such a rating. In fact I`ve just recorded this film onto my Sky planner and noticed that Sky have the full version with all cuts restored which makes this pretty much a worthless purchase.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2014 21:59:54 GMT
Ahantrobus says:
I would be interested to know what is missing.
Otherwise these kind of rants are a trifle useless.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2015 12:45:15 BDT
* Ahantrobus:8 minutes of footage is going to be significant regardless.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2015 15:28:02 BDT
It`s mostly scenes that have too much blood and gore.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2015 10:46:40 BDT
Too much for who?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2015 13:29:23 BDT
The target audience presumably.
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