Mad Max: Fury Road [DVD] [2015]

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1299 out of 1336)

Special Features


  • Drive full-throttle into the blood and gasoline world of Max, Furlosa and the Immortan, where only the made survive! George Miller, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron take you inside the grueling desert mayhem as the create some of the most high-velocity action ever put on film!

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
  • Abbey Lee
    Abbey Lee - The Dag
  • Riley Keough
    Riley Keough - Capable



Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    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

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exquisitely Chaotic and Brutal

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    kenn
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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

    Mad max fury road blu-ray release is fantastic.

    Posted
    Spiderman909

    Mad Max Fury Road Blu-ray Review. Movie 5/5 I love mad max fury road, it's one of my favorite movies of all time and its one of the best action movies of all time. It's got incredible visuals and spectacular action scenes with great character depth and its all done with visuals and same with the story of the film. Picture quality 5/5 The picture quality for this film is so good, the colors Orange and blue just pop right at you. And the picture quality is worth the price of the purchase alone. So I can not praise the picture quality enough. Audio quality 5/5 The audio for this blu-ray release is also fantastic and very well done. The sound is big loud and booming its just so cool to listing to. The dialogue for this blu-ray release is crystal clear. Special features 4/5 The special features are great and very interesting. But my only problem with the special features is there is no audio commentary track, which I was disappointed by but whatever review what I got not what you want. Overall score and should you buy it or not/recommendation. 4.5/5 So overall the mad max fury road blu-ray is great and its got eye popping visuals and great action that's a must see for every mad max fan and everyone in general. Thanks for reading and take care.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy's Mad Max Fury Road steelbook - HOT!

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    nycomet
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    When I first heard about an exclusive steelbook for Mad Max Fury Road coming out from Best Buy, I did a back flip. But then I found out that the steelbook edition only included the 2D blu-ray -- the 3D blu-ray wasn't getting any special treatment from Best Buy at all. I ended up buying the 3D blu-ray separately from amazon, but I still purchased Best Buy's 2D blu-ray steelbook anyway -- and I am glad that I did. Best Buy's Mad Max Fury Road steelbook is a work of art. I love the design and it turned out to be a popular collectible edition that one could ONLY get from Best Buy. In fact, Best Buy has been releasing quite a few exclusives lately, and I love nearly all of them -- especially steelbooks. Thank you Best Buy and please keep up the great work releasing collectible special editions of popular blu-ray movie releases. One word of advice: please make sure you make enough to go around. Often times theses special edition steelbooks sell out within minutes -- and many people end up missing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What A Lovely Day!

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    eckoe
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    Synopsis: 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 (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 (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?

    I would recommend this to a friend




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