Mad Max: Fury Road [3D] [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D] [2015]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5374 out of 5563)

Special Features


  • Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road
  • Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels
  • The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa
  • The Tools of the Wasteland
  • The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome
  • Fury Road: Crash & Smash
  • I Am A Milker
  • Turn Every Grain Of Sand!
  • Let's Do This

Synopsis


Mad Max: Fury Road
In this long-awaited reboot of the landmark series that helped define the postapocalyptic genre, loner Max (Tom Hardy) joins forces with the mysterious Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and a group of warrior women as they flee from an evil despot across a sun-parched wasteland. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hardy
    Tom Hardy - Max Rockatansky
  • Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron - Imperator Furiosa
  • Nicholas Hoult
    Nicholas Hoult - Nux
  • Zoë Kravitz
    Zoë Kravitz - Five Wives
  • Abbey Lee
    Abbey Lee - The Dag



Customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review of all versions of the movie (4K, 3D, BW)

    Posted
    Mike
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    I'll start off by saying I love the movie -- it's a fun movie with a lot of great cinematography and over-the-top action scenes. This review focuses more on the different versions of the film: Having bought the Blu-Ray, Black & Chrome set & Blu-Ray 3D previously, I wanted to see what the 4K experience was like. Blu-Ray: Looks great. Sounds great. Overall very good experience. Black & Chrome set: Definitely recommended; includes both the original blu-ray and a black & white version which is a totally different experience. Not the same as just lowering the color on your TV.. this one really "shines" (no pun intended). Even after watching the normal version several times, this felt like a totally new movie. 3D: Again, a totally unique experience that was a lot of fun. Good 3D popout and depth.. Alongside the Black and Chrome version, this is tied for my favorite version of the film. Also includes the 2D Blu-Ray. 4K: And here's where I was disappointed. I have a high-end UHD Player (Oppo 203), high-end 4K OLED (LG 65c6p) and was excited for it. Unfortunately.. it didn't deliver. In fact, parts even look worse. The film is slightly re-colored using the HDR toning (apparently this was done from the original master rather than the same as the previous releases). Beyond that, CGI becomes very noticeable (stuff that looked real in all the other versions looked very fake in this one; the fire, backgrounds and more all looked pretty bad and stood out). The film is also very noisy; apparently this was part of the original effect, but the 4K significantly enhances it and it doesn't look good. Lastly, the overall increase in sharpness isn't as significant as you would like. I will say that the first few chapters were significantly worse than the later chapters and I don't know why. Of all the versions I've watched, the 4K was the least impressive. I went in with mixed expections on what to expect (some reviews are very positive, others very poor) and unfortunately wasn't impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Review of all versions of the movie (4K, 3D, BW)

    Posted
    Mike
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    I'll start off by saying I love the movie -- it's a fun movie with a lot of great cinematography and over-the-top action scenes. This review focuses more on the different versions of the film: Having bought the Blu-Ray, Black & Chrome set & Blu-Ray 3D previously, I wanted to see what the 4K experience was like. Blu-Ray: Looks great. Sounds great. Overall very good experience. Black & Chrome set: Definitely recommended; includes both the original blu-ray and a black & white version which is a totally different experience. Not the same as just lowering the color on your TV.. this one really "shines" (no pun intended). Even after watching the normal version several times, this felt like a totally new movie. 3D: Again, a totally unique experience that was a lot of fun. Good 3D popout and depth.. Alongside the Black and Chrome version, this is tied for my favorite version of the film. Also includes the 2D Blu-Ray. 4K: And here's where I was disappointed. I have a high-end UHD Player (Oppo 203), high-end 4K OLED (LG 65c6p) and was excited for it. Unfortunately.. it didn't deliver. In fact, parts even look worse. The film is slightly re-colored using the HDR toning (apparently this was done from the original master rather than the same as the previous releases). Beyond that, CGI becomes very noticeable (stuff that looked real in all the other versions looked very fake in this one; the fire, backgrounds and more all looked pretty bad and stood out). The film is also very noisy; apparently this was part of the original effect, but the 4K significantly enhances it and it doesn't look good. Lastly, the overall increase in sharpness isn't as significant as you would like. I will say that the first few chapters were significantly worse than the later chapters and I don't know why. Of all the versions I've watched, the 4K was the least impressive. I went in with mixed expections on what to expect (some reviews are very positive, others very poor) and unfortunately wasn't impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Review of all versions of the movie (4K, 3D, BW)

    Posted
    Mike
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    I'll start off by saying I love the movie -- it's a fun movie with a lot of great cinematography and over-the-top action scenes. This review focuses more on the different versions of the film: Having bought the Blu-Ray, Black & Chrome set & Blu-Ray 3D previously, I wanted to see what the 4K experience was like. Blu-Ray: Looks great. Sounds great. Overall very good experience. Black & Chrome set: Definitely recommended; includes both the original blu-ray and a black & white version which is a totally different experience. Not the same as just lowering the color on your TV.. this one really "shines" (no pun intended). Even after watching the normal version several times, this felt like a totally new movie. 3D: Again, a totally unique experience that was a lot of fun. Good 3D popout and depth.. Alongside the Black and Chrome version, this is tied for my favorite version of the film. Also includes the 2D Blu-Ray. 4K: And here's where I was disappointed. I have a high-end UHD Player (Oppo 203), high-end 4K OLED (LG 65c6p) and was excited for it. Unfortunately.. it didn't deliver. In fact, parts even look worse. The film is slightly re-colored using the HDR toning (apparently this was done from the original master rather than the same as the previous releases). Beyond that, CGI becomes very noticeable (stuff that looked real in all the other versions looked very fake in this one; the fire, backgrounds and more all looked pretty bad and stood out). The film is also very noisy; apparently this was part of the original effect, but the 4K significantly enhances it and it doesn't look good. Lastly, the overall increase in sharpness isn't as significant as you would like. I will say that the first few chapters were significantly worse than the later chapters and I don't know why. Of all the versions I've watched, the 4K was the least impressive. I went in with mixed expections on what to expect (some reviews are very positive, others very poor) and unfortunately wasn't impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds High Expectations...One of the Best

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    Bender
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    Absolutely loved this movie. It's the closest any film has ever come to being non-stop action. While that may turn some people away, it's good to know that even though there is so much action in this movie, it does not slight on character. The story isn't much, but is more than enough to propel this movie forward. I love visual storytelling and this is the absolute best example of that. You get to know the characters and their motivations by what they do, not by them simply telling you everything. Director George Miller literally drops you into this world and doesn't take the time to explain a single thing (also brilliant) and just brings you into this experience, letting it wash over you. While Max may not be the real star of the film, he is terrific in the role and does the original trilogy justice in portraying him as a tortured man, obviously reeling from the death of his family, as well as many others he could not save. Charlize Theron gives my favorite performance of hers in what will be up there as the best of feminine heroines like Ripley from the Alien series. This is really Furiosa's story, but her and Max's mostly unspoken bond & respect is a real highlight of the film. It comes through in their actions based on each side out of the necessity in order to survive. When I think about the Mad Max series, I think about the finale of the Road Warrior and how I had never seen anything like it before. This entire film feels like that. It's intense, daring, and has a lot of weight to it because of the lack of CGI. I also have to give a shout out to the music in this film because I feel it's difficult to effectively score an action film. However, Junkie XL really knows how to keep the blood pumping throughout. He's does a great job with the loud, bumping action beats -- as well as the more tender and quiet moments. Fury Road is one of those movies I will never get tired of watching. I would love to see Miller & Tom Hardy come back for a couple more movies because I love this world and I love these crazy characters....but I honestly don't know how they could top this. Easily the best film of the year, and one of my favorites of all time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Max is back with a bang

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    Cylonagent
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    Mad Max is back with a bang. The latest George Miller film follows the tradition of his earlier manic action films following the life and times of an outcast group of dysfunctional ‘survivors’ from a post-nuclear war, global apocalypse. Let’s be honest, no one goes to a Mad Max film for the careful character development and the nuanced screenplay. In fact, Mad Max (Tom Hardy), is almost irrelevant in this film; for most of the time his identity is hidden behind a small inverted garden hand-fork, forcibly strapped to his face, as a marker of his ownership by others. Even his blood is literally being stolen by his enemies. For a more dynamic and less broken human interest we turn to the left arm amputee ‘Furiosa’ (Charlize Theron). She is still active in her world and is seeking signs of ecological survival and ‘redemption’, in this blasted landscape of utter alienation (the Namibian desert). Max merely hopes for escape and freedom. Theron carries what little plot there is, and she does this well. But Miller thinks visually and this film is an auditory and visual feast. Director/writer Miller pays a little ‘knowing’ homage to the westerns of John Ford at the beginning of the film by choosing a section of the Monument Valley skyline as a place to begin. Ford, like Miller, thought in visual terms. Plot and screenplay were usually subsidiary to sketched story-boards. In this case the story-boards preceded the script by many months The plot is silly, circular and repetitive. What makes this film so visceral and so spectacular is the sheer effort and energy put into the splendid cinematography and sound-track. Usually a review emphasises acting and directorial skill. Here we must acknowledge the extraordinary creativity of the artwork, the costumes (Jenny Beavan), the weapon experts (Simon Bethune), the stunt drivers (‘Western on Wheels’) and the vehicle-chase co-ordinators (Lauren Wild) The film is unapologetically loud and brash (a theme taken up by the audience in the cinema I visited). The scenery and the sets are breath-taking, but above all, the trucks and combat vehicles are superb. Bosch would have loved them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MOVIE

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    sam077
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    The Mad Max series is finally enjoying a long awaited (30 years!) return to form (or is it?). Fury Road brings our titular hero back into the spotlight where he deserves to be. This time around Mel Gibson has been replaced with fan favorite actor Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises). Not only was Hardy a perfect cast from the aesthetic standpoint (looks very much like a younger Mel Gibson in the movie) but the way he plays the character makes it feel like he's been doing it forever. The supporting cast was anything but lost in this one. In fact many people will say they stole the show (mostly because of Hardy's more limited role). Theron turns in an excellent performance as the Imperator Furiosa and raises the bar of the female hero almost to the levels of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies. Nicholas Hoult (Google him) plays someone that hardly resembles him or anything else he's done and does a great job making you feel conflicted about his character Nux. Chaotic and brutal, those are the two most defining words to describe this movie. The action in this film is so intense and so constant the minutes in between scenes where it slows down (albeit with an uneasy tension) are just enough for you to catch your breath. Don't be fooled by the extravagantly improbable scenes. Most of which you see in this film was ACTUALLY done (not CGI). Many, if not all of the race scenes are all done with professional drivers and stunt people, making the movie just that much more incredible George Miller (who also directed the first 3 movies) returns to re-create his dry and desolate world and fill it with vile villains and heroic heroes. This is Mad Max for the new era.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blown!

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    Brad
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    Wow what a movie, George Miller (like a fine wine) has perfected his craft over all the years the Mad Max franchise has been left untouched, and 'Fury Road' may well be his Magnum Opus. I didn't really know what I was watching, or what to expect, all I know is I liked it! From start to finish, this movie is one non-stop, action-packed, explosive (literally) chase that barely gives the viewer a moment to catch their breathe. That's not to say it only appeals to the mindless popcorn flick fans, as there is much more going on, but 'Fury Road' is a little light on expository dialogue. And that's perfectly fine! For those interested in the philosophical themes and implications of the film, look no further than the classic tale of the oppressed being freed and getting revenge on their tormentors. Furiosa is a strong lead character in an era when Hollywood pushes for strong female characters but often fails. You just wait for Charlize Theron's Best Lead or Supporting Actress Oscar Nomination. The titular character Max does play second fiddle to Furiosa, but that shouldn't detract from your enjoyment of this masterpiece in any way. *SPOILERS* As for the 'wow moment' when I was really sold on 'Fury Road': Mauraders are pole vaulting over Furiosa's war rig, dropping fire bombs onto the engine compartment. The front end of her vehicle goes up in flames and we think all is lost for our heroes when the booming overture comes in. Furiosa pulls a lever and drops the 'scoop' on her war rig's front end into the desert sand. This kicks up a huge cloud of dirt and sand, covering the front end of the vehicle, and putting out the fires as the overture continues increase in volume and our heroes escape unscathed. If that doesn't make you want to watch 'Fury Road', I don't know what will.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Diamond In The Rough

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    Audiolvr
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    This was the best kind of find for me. I had heard no buzz about the movie and caught a sneak preview when it was On-Demand by chance, then was blow away by how enjoyable the movie was. I later read that the movie was filmed in 3-d so I picked it up on 3-d bluray. The 3-d is extremely effective at adding perspective to the non stop action, but does not resort to gimmicky effects which would probably end up causing fatigue in a movie which is essentially one long chase seen. I have not seen the UHD version of the film but even in 3-d bluray all of the textural elements are razor sharp, especially the desert which is a constant backdrop for the film. In fact the landscape almost acts as another character in this film, always working against the heroes. I think my favorite thing about this movie is the way that the eyes tell each characters emotional back story and stand in sharp contrast to the bleak backdrop. In fact, in a movie with so little dialog, we really care what happens to these people and feel empathy for them. Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy do a great job of squeezing the most out of roles without a lot lines to chew on. It's not brain surgery but as far as action movies go it's right up there amongst the best of them. It definitely takes the 80's Mad Max films up a very big notch. In a movie with so many bizarre and reprehensible characters in it, it all seems to make perfect sense and fits into this post appocolyptic world where normal life is left way in the rear view mirror. Highly recommended when you want to put the pedal to the floor and hold it there for a couple hours!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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