Warner Bros. has announced that audiences will soon be able to get their hands on George Miller’s much-discussed black-and-white cut of last year’s Mad Max: Fury Road, with the ‘Black & Chrome Edition’ set for release on DVD and Blu-ray from December 6th in the States.
The Black & Chrome Edition will also be included as a bonus feature on the new box set release Mad Max High Octane Collection, which includes Fury Road alongside the three original Mel Gibson films, Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
Miller has previously spoken about discovering the black and white version of the movie, which he described as “the best version”, stating that: “[It was] what we called a ‘slash dupe’: a cheap, black-and-white version of the movie for the composer. Something about it seemed more authentic and elemental. So I asked Eric Whipp, the colorist, ‘can I see some scenes in black and white with quite a bit of contrast?’ They looked great. So I said to the guys at Warners, ‘can we put a black-and-white version on the DVD?’ There wasn’t enough room. [It’ll end up] on another version with commentary and other features.”
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in this fourth installment of the post-apocalyptic action series from film-maker George Miller. Set in a desolate desert wasteland, the story follows Max (Tom Hardy), who, following the murder of his wife and child, has been captured by a gang, led by the tyrannical Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). In order to escape Max teams up with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman who wants to travel across the desert and find her way back home. But, after liberating five female captives from Joe’s clutches, she too must escape from the crazy gang leader and his henchmen. Can they make it across the desert in one piece?