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May 6, 2013Mad Max Trilogy on Blu-ray
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is finally out on Blu-ray on June 4, along with a Limited Edition Steelbook Box Set release of the entire trilogy on Blu-ray (pictured). Unfortunately, the product listing for the trilogy set at Amazon does not indicate any new special features - and there are no special features listed for the Thunderdome release, so I would be expecting basic re-releases of the first two films, and a film only release of Thunderdome, unfortunately. There is also no indication on how limited the trilogy set actually is. I have the set ordered, I will let you know more when my copies arrive...January 30, 2013Mayors to the Max
- For anyone wanting further information on Bertrand Cadart's entry and related events of Targa Wrest Point, please check out the detail in the following flyer.January 29, 2013Mayors to the Max
- The Mayor of Mad Max, the Ayatollah of Bicheno, Mayor Bertrand Cadart (Clunk of Mad Max / La Parisienne fame) will be competing in this year's Targa Wrest Point (Tasmania). He will drive a 1991 Pontiac Trans-Am Firebird GTA, and will be hosting a charity screening of Mad Max at the State Theatre at North Hobart on Thursday January 31st, along with Nic Gazzana. You can read some further information in The Mercury and at Oz Racing Wrap.January 22, 2013Fury Road Vehicles In Action
- A video has surfaced on YouTube showing some of the Fury Road vehicles in action. This is not an official video, rather someone who came across the set while visiting Namibia (as per a variety of the other vehicle pictures so far), but still definitely worth a look to get a feel for how some of these beasts move!January 1, 2013New Year, New Max?
- Just before Christmas, a picture surfaced of Tom Hardy, as he appears in Mad Max Fury Road (Mad Max on a bike?!) Although I've been unable to locate the source to the original image, it appears this was a pic signed for one of the crew, possibly not intended to have been made public at this stage, but it has since been confirmed by the producers as genuine.December 17, 2012It's all over, let's go!
- According to Inside Film, principal photography on Mad Max Fury Road is complete! Now we just wait for post-production, and hopefully a release in the not too distant future.November 14, 2012Fury Road on the move
- Filming in Swakopmund has completed for Fury Road - the production now moves to Cape Town...October 20, 2012There's no cash here
- According to the Hollywood Reporter, production of Fury Road has "veered off schedule and is running over budget". Warner Bros has dispatched producer Denise di Novi to supervise, and "chart a course correction". You can read the full article here.October 5, 2012Wasteland Weekend
- Wasteland Weekend was held last weekend at California City, you can find a write up on the event at LA Weekly. You can also browse their photo gallery here.October 4, 2012Fury Road Interceptor at Swakopmund
- One of the Fury Road Mad Max Interceptors was on display at the French Toast event in Swakopmund last weekend. Note that this one is painted black, and looks much more like the car from the Road Warrior, compared to the all silver / steel interceptors seen previously. Follow the thread on the discussion forum for more detailed information and pictures.August 30, 2012Mad Megan
- According to news.com.au, model Megan Gale has now also joined the Fury Road cast. Megan was originally cast in George Miller's (unfortunately stalled) Justice League movie, but had not otherwise been tied to Fury Road until now. Read the full story here.August 20, 2012Storyboards, costumes, props, set pics and more
- There doesn't seem to be any explanation of the source of these (and my German isn't too great anyway), but there have been a whole bunch of new pics from the Fury Road production posted to the cinecommunity forum. Again, WARNING: SPOLIERS!August 17, 2012Fury Road Plot Synopsis, Cast List and more
- The Financial Times has posted a detailed article on the upcoming Fury Road, including plot outline, cast list / character names, and some further info (WARNING: SPOILERS!) See the article over at The Financial Post.August 10, 2012She's the Last of the V8s
- More vehicle pics, most of which we've seen before, but also some which we have not - including an XB Coupe dressed up like a Mad Max Interceptor, but in raw steel (silver), and with a jacked up rear end. Check out the pics over at http://imgur.com/a/87AHD.August 8, 2012Bunbury girl scores Mad Max part
- An article in Perth Now reports that local model Courtney Eaton has been cast as one of the five wives - replacing Adelaide Clemens. Courtney can be seen in the pics previously tweeted by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (see July 3rd), and not Adelaide Clemens as previously reported.
- Channel 7 also posted a video news story on this here.August 5, 2012Where in the world am I?
- Another selection of Fury Road car pics can be seen over at CARforums.co.za.August 4, 2012On Location in Namibia
- No particular explanation to any of these pics unfortunately (not that some of them really need an explanation), but check out this Flickr page titled Spying on the Mad Max 4 Film Set in Namibia.July 12, 2012Monsters In The Desert
- Another picture has emerged of the tanker, this time a little more close up and showing some more detail. Check out the full size image originally posted at www.dtnamibia.com.July 10, 2012Greetings from the Lady Furiosa
- Another vehicle sighting in the deserts of Namibia - this one looks like it belongs more at the Big Day Out, with some huge PA system attached to it. And some skulls. See more over at Reddit.July 8, 2012The Cars That Ate Fury Road
- An article on Fury Road in South African newspaper Rapport gives some hints as to the scale of the production. According to the paper, there are some 800 production people involved, with 140 just to drive the vehicles! They have also built three replicas of each vehicle. Filming is set to go through to the first week of December, you can read the full article here. (And remember, if you don't speak Afrikaans, Google Translate is your friend!)July 7, 2012Another dimension, another dimension
- Inside Film has reported that Fury Road will no longer be shot in 3D, but will now be converted to 3D during the post production process. There's a more detailed report, along with a list of the cameras they actually will be using, at the IF web site. Filming itself apparently starts next Monday...July 6, 2012I was driving through the desert one day...
- The Adamant Wanderer has posted some pictures on her blog of more vehicle spottings while travelling through the deserts of Namibia - scroll half way through the pics. Note that the page is from June 19 (so a couple of weeks ago), and is also in Polish - try Google Translate to localise it for you.July 4, 2012Visit scenic Cape Town, home of the apocalypse
- Cape Town Tourism has posted an article on the upcoming filming of Fury Road there. Not much new information here, but a good summary of what is in progress so far for anyone wanting to catch up.
- If you're already all caught up, and just want to see pictures from the set... Try here, here, here, here, here, here and here.July 3, 20124 out of 5 wives recommend
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, @Rosie H-W, has tweeted a variety of pics from the sand dunes of Namibia, including one of herself and fellow cast members Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and
Adelaide ClemensCourtney Eaton. Jump directly to the pics here and here.June 21, 2012Charlize Theron has landed
- According to the Namib Times, Charlize Theron has finally landed in Namibia this week for Fury Road. She joins Tom Hardy who is already there - yes, it looks like this one is finally coming together. For those who can't read Afrikaans in the above article, try Google Translate.June 20, 2012A picture from the past
- The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is currently holding an exhibition of photos from the Broken Hill area, &Now and Then.& Read further info at the ABC web site, and also check out Ian Mitchell's flickr page.June 13, 2012Charlize Theron shaves it all off
- Charlize Theron has been spotted during the past week with her head shaven, and has confirmed that it is all for Fury Road. First the reported arm amputation and now this - Furiosa is shaping up to be one alternate character. You can see more of the head shaven madness at People Magazine and US Magazine.June 6, 2012Has Fury Road started filming yet? How about now?
- More pictures and reports this week of Mad Max vehicles roaming the Namibian countryside, as reported in the Namib times. And also on twitter. Charlize Theron had previously stated in an interview with MTV that filming was due to begin June 2nd...
- In a recent interview with Moviehole, Charlize Theron has also confirmed that Fury Road is a complete reboot of the series - not a sequel, prequel, or other.May 24, 2012George likes Supermodels
- Model/Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers 3) has met director George Miller this week to audition for a part in Mad Max Fury Road. Read more at the Daily Telegraph.May 23, 2012Mad Max 4 Still Stalled
- Although Tom Hardy has been furiously growing his beard for the Mad Max part in recent months, according to him in Cannes this week there is still no set date to start filming. "We keep moving that around, you know?" There are also now rumours that the shooting schedule has actually been cut down to trim the budget. You can read the full article at Empire Magazine online.
- Perhaps Charlize Theron knows a little more than Tom (or maybe he's just being a little more coy!), in a recent interview promoting Snow White and the Hunstman, Charlize indicated that she would be heading to Africa in July for Fury Road - noting of course that depending on their roles, and what scenes are shot in what order, neither may actually be there on the first day of filming. If you can read French (or use Google translate), you can read the interview with Charlize here.May 8, 2012The Dangerous Pornography of Death
- Phillip Adams' classic review of Mad Max has been uploaded into the News Magazine archive for your enjoyment. Thanks to Damien Haas for sending this in.April 27, 2012George Miller has heart surgery
- The Informante (Namibia) reports that George Miller has recently undergone surgery for a defective heart valve. He is still expected back in Namibia next week, although it is unclear whether this is just another progress check, or to actually commence filming. You can read the article here.April 26, 2012Mad Max Supermodels
- According to the Daily Telegraph (Sydney), supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw has now been cast in Mad Max 4, possibly in the role previously attributed to Theresa Palmer. You can read the full article here.April 24, 2012Mad Max Screening, St Kilda, Melbourne
- The St Kilda Memo at 88 Acland St, St Kilda is having a cult screening night of Mad Max this coming Saturday, April 28th at 7pm. Some crew from the film will be attending, as well as some replica cars and bikes, you can find some further information at their Facebook Events page.March 5, 2012Ready to cruise the Fury Road?
- More pictures of the vehicles for Fury Road have emerged, this time in Namibia. These appear to be basically the same vehicles that were photographed leaving Australia back on January 10th, this time they are pictured by the Republikein newspaper. An additional article with further pictures can be found here.January 19, 2012Is the desert ready for Mad Max?
- All signs point to Namibia as the filming location for the next Mad Max film - except no one seems to know that they're coming? Or perhaps they're trying their best to try and keep a lid on it by trying to keep us mis-informed - see the article in The Namibian here.January 11, 2012The Original Mad Max Bikers
- Great article on the original Mad Max bikes and bikers in Motorcyclist magazine, you can read it online here.January 10, 2012Fury Road Vehicle Sightings
January 5, 2012Mad Max Interceptor New Home
- Cars of the Stars sold much of their collection, including the original Mad Max Interceptor, back in May 2011 - we haven't seen the car for many months, but as of December it has now resurfaced as part of the Dezer Collection in Florida. I don't know much more than what I see on their web page at this point, and the listing for the car contains no pics as yet - hopefully we'll see an update soon. If anyone drops by and happens to get any further info or pics on where the car is now, please feel free to send them in.December 28, 2011Three new Mad Max Movies?
- "We started with [Fury Road], but we then started to do a second story and a third," director George Miller is quoted as saying in an interview with the Australian Financial Review earlier this month. "We’ve written the script for the second and almost finished the third. We never intended to, they were part of the exploration of the characters." This one just keeps getting bigger and bigger - you can read the full interview here.
- On January 21st, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will be screening the Mad Max Trilogy - with Mel Gibson in person. See more at the American Cinematheque web site, and another article covering the event here.November 21, 2011Max Power! Street Machine Mad Max Interceptor
- This month's Street Machine features an inside story on the original Mad Max Interceptor, alongside a photo shoot of Kerry Turley's Mad Max Interceptor Replica. It is currently on sale Australia wide.November 13, 2011Mad Max 4, Fury Road, Back to Namibia (Again)
- The Daily Telegraph has reported an article this week on the return of Mad Max 4 to Namibia - leaving Broken Hill and Silverton behind. Now, this has been reported before (see the news from August 7 below), so I'm not sure why this has just made it to the Telegraph this week (other than George Miller has been back in the news around Happy Feet 2), but you can read the article here. Despite their quotes from various government ministers and trying to stir the debate about bringing Mad Max back to Australia, I think this one is unfortunately well and truly gone at this point.
- Speaking of Happy Feet 2, you can read a lengthy interview with George Miller discussing all things Mad Max 4 Fury Road at The Playlist.
October 23, 2011Mad Max Renegade Fan Film
- Paul Miller will be screening the L.A. premiere of his short fan film "Mad Max Renegade" on Sunday, November 6th, from 8pm to 10pm. It will be shown at The CAP Theater, 13752 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. The event will include free drinks, comedy routines, music, and the screening of a "Fury Road" mock trailer and "Mad Max Renegade." Costumes are encouraged. Paul's Interceptor will also be on display. To see more about the film, go to www.MadMaxRenegade.com, to attend the event please RSVP at PCMfilms@sbcglobal.net.
October 17, 2011Forza 4 for XBOX 360
- Out this week on the XBOX 360 is Forza Motorsport 4, which includes an Australian Ford XB Coupe as one of the vehicles. The detail of the graphics in this game look fantastic, although I'm yet to see any images of the XB itself in action. Check out the Forza 4 game listing at Amazon for some further details (below the image of the game cover you can find thumbnails to some game images and a promo video).September 14, 2011Mad Max Road Rage Event Cancelled
- Please note that the Culture Shock Events "Mad Max Road Rage" Event mentioned below has now been cancelled - there will be no event on September 18th.September 5, 2011Upcoming Events
- Culture Shock Events has announced their Mad Max Road Rage event in Sydney on Sunday September 18th. Vernon Wells will be appearing for a Q&A session, and you can find further info at the Culture Shock web site.
- Also be sure to remember the upcoming Wasteland Weekend Roadwar event, now only a few weeks away, September 23-25 in California City, CA. Find more info at the Wasteland Weekend and Roadwar web sites.August 21, 2011RoadWar NorthWest 2011
- RoadWar NorthWest is on in Tacoma, WA this coming Saturday August 27th. For further info head on over to the events page at Mad Max cars.
- Roger Ward (Fifi from Mad Max) is promoting his book "The Set", and will be at a book signing in Spring Hill, QLD this coming Thursday, August 25th. You can find some further info on that one over at Oztix, and you can also see an interview with Roger promoting the book on The Morning Show on YouTube.August 7, 2011Mad Max 4, Fury Road, Back to Namibia
- According to the ABC, the area around Broken Hill still remains too green for filming, even after the 12 month delay that had been put in place due to the heavy rains in the area last year. Broken Hill and Silverton are a favoured filming location for many productions due to the landscape and normally predictable weather, and it will be a big blow to see the area lose the film in this way. At this stage it seems likely the production will move back to Namibia, you can read more in some acrticles from the Sydney Morning Herald, and Inside Film.July 8, 2011Ford Australia / Top Gear Mad Max Concept Cars
- As well as the display at the motor show, The Mad Max Interceptor concept cars are again featured in this month's Top Gear magazine. See the full article on the construction of the quarter scale models on pages 90 to 109.June 17, 2011Mad Max Concept Cars
- Two of the Mad Max Interceptor concepts unveiled by Ford and Top Gear back in March have been constructed as 1/4 scale models. They will be on display at the Melbourne International Motor Show from July 1 to 10, you can read some more about it in this morning's Herald Sun here and here.May 4, 2011The Story of the Mad Max Interceptor - Australian Muscle Car Issue 55
- This month's Australian Muscle Car features an in depth story on the original Mad Max Interceptor, alongside a photo shoot of Kerry Turley's Mad Max Interceptor Replica. It should be on sale Australia wide the first week of May, and should be easy enough for Mad Max fans to spot based on the cover!April 13, 2011Mad Max Blu-Ray price reduction
- If you haven't picked one up already, Amazon have reduced the price of the Mad Max Blu-ray / DVD set to $15. Note that this is the US version, and it is region coded - if you don't have a Region A player, don't bother. You can find the listing here.April 10, 2011Little River 150th Anniversary
- Little River will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Proclamation, next Sunday April 17th. There will be events and displays celebrating the milestone, and although this is not a Mad Max specific event, that is certainly part of the history, and will form part of the display also. Entry is free, for further details see the Little River Historical Society web site.
March 30, 2011"Mad Max's New Car", Top Gear / Ford Australia Concept
- Top Gear Australia have teamed up with Ford to design and build a new Mad Max car. They've whittled down the designs to two - and are looking for readers to vote on their favourite! Once voted, they'll be looking to build the final design into the real thing... You can find more detail in the April 2011 issue of Top Gear Australia, pages 101 to 109, and also at the Top Gear web site.
- You can also find another article on the new concept cars over at the Drive section of The Age web site.
March 8, 2011Mad Max Filming Back On Track
- According to ABC News and the Daily Telegraph, filming for Fury Road is still on track for the second half of this year. In the mean time, according to the Brisbane Times, George Miller is continuing to work on incorporating the back story into anime short films (think "Animatrix"), and video games.
- If anyone is still wondering about the Blu-ray covers pictured below - they were BOTH right! The DVD was released in a slip cover, the picture on the right is the cover you should look for on the shelf, the picture on the left is the DVD itself.
February 27, 2011Mad Max released this week on Blu-ray in Australia
- The local Australian Blu-ray release of Mad Max is due out this Thursday, March 3rd, at a price of around $25. I'm not sure which cover is actually correct - on the left hand side is the cover as seen at fishpond.com.au (which looks like someone modified the MGM cover), and on the right hand side is the cover as seen at jbhifi.com.au (which looks like someone modified the old Australian DVD cover!). Either way, expect that the disc might actually look different to either of these, and also expect not much in the way of extras - I haven't heard of anything promised, and didn't see anything of note listed at either site.
- The Sunday Night program on Channel 7 (Australia) is advertising an interview with Grant Page this Sunday, February 13th. The show is on at 6:30pm in Melbourne & Sydney, 7:30pm in Brisbane & The Gold Coast - be sure to check your local guide for the details.30-Dec-2010
- The January 2011 issue of Street Machine features a new photo of one of the Fury Road vehicles - see the reader's section on page 37. Troy Keyes' Mad Max Panel Van is also featured in the reader cars section of this issue - see page 133.
- Issue 5 of the comic book / magazine "Decay" contains a two page review and photos on the new Mad Max Museum at Silverton. You should be able to find the magazine at various comic outlets around Australia, or visit the Dark Oz web site and contact the guys directly. Note that issue 1 is also pictured to the right - with the yellow VJ hardtop jumping the zombies!
- The rain continues to fall in Broken Hill and Silverton, so much so that it is even greener now than it was in October when the filming delays were first announced. View more on the story at ABC News.12-Oct-2010
- In a follow up article in this morning's Sydney Morning Herald, George Miller has offered some insight into the additional Fury Road filming delays. You can read the full article here.9-Oct-2010
- Mad Max sequel delayed again - according to an article in The Australian today, filming of Fury Road, which had already been delayed from July 2010 until early 2011, has now been delayed a further year until February 2012. You can read further detail in the article here.1-Oct-2010
- A quick reminder that Mad Max is due out on Blu-ray next Tuesday, October 5th. There's still no specific feature list at Amazon, but it has been announced elsewhere (and in a review posted on Amazon as well) that it's basically the same list of extras as came out on the Special Edition DVD some years back, which is as expected. So if you're Blu-ray capable, it's worth the $20 to see the film in HD, but if you're otherwise happy with the special edition DVD you already own, there's probably no rush. It is also worth noting that normally MGM region code their Blu-ray discs (not all studios do), so if you don't have a Region A player , you might want to hold off on this for now. I am ordering one, and will let you know! If you want to order from Amazon, you can find it listed here for pre-order, as well as I would expect any other online retailer for about the same price.16-Sep-2010
- A quick reminder that the Wasteland Weekend 2010 is now only a month away - you can get more info or purchase tickets at www.wastelandweekend.com.
- A sneak peak at some more Fury Road vehciles? Judge for yourself...15-Aug-2010
- Mad Max has been announced for release on Blu-ray on October 5th, you can find it listed at amazon.com for pre-order, although a full list of features is not yet available. As a two disc Blu-ray/DVD combo, my expectation would be the film itself presented as Blu-ray, with the DVD being the same as MGM's previous DVD SE release (we hope). The extras for that SE were not (to my knowledge) ever recorded in HD, so I wouldn't be looking for any Blu-ray extras on this one. I will update with more details as they become available, closer to the release date.14-Aug-2010
- More news on Fury Road from The Hollywood Reporter, it is now reported that Riley Keough (Elvis' granddaughter) is up for a role in the film as well. The article also makes mention of that "Keough will play one of the 'Five Wives', a group of women that (Tom) Hardy must protect from the bad guys". Those who have been following this for a while will recall the "Five Wives" plot mention in a previous incarnation, and the other casting rumours to date would certainly seem to back up a plot along these lines. You can read the Hollywood Reported article here.16-Jul-2010
- Tom Hardy has confirmed in an interview with MTV that production on Fury Road is currently delayed - "We've stopped" Hardy simply says. This is in line with the delay reported in The Australian (7 July below), other than that, not much more detail is given. You can read the MTV interview here.15-Jul-2010
- Tom Hardy may not have been spotted on his visit to Sydney, but Nicholas Hoult certainly has. He was apparently spotted in Sydney this past weekend, you can read more (although not much more) here.10-Jul-2010
- As per the Collider article below (June 30), Tom Hardy has finally made his way to Australia for Mad Max Fury Road. Only one slight hitch - he's already left again as fast as he got here! Back in the UK, Hardy talks briefly to MTV at the Inception premiere... "I've seen all the vehicles, they look incredible again" - you can read it all at the MTV site.9-Jul-2010
- The postponement for shooting on Fury Road until next year is now almost a certainty, with several key cast spotted this week pursuing other roles. Nicholas Hoult has now landed the role of Beast in X-Men: First Class, while Tom Hardy appears to be pursuing a role in the big screen version of The Sweeney. It is worth noting that a schedule change could see any of the currently rumoured cast change when it kicks off again - cast who are currently in may now hit a scheduling conflict, while we could see those who were currently ruled out for the same reason back in.7-Jul-2010
- According to The Australian, filming on Mad Max Fury Road which was originally expected to commence in the second half of 2010, has now been delayed until February next year. One big possible reason for the schedule change is of course the recent rumours that this is now a two film shoot, although the real reasons are anyone's guess at this point - there has been no official statement or comment by Kennedy Miller Mitchell regarding this (or pretty much most of the rumours around currently).
- One item that is now confirmed is that Mad Max Fury Road will be filmed in 3D, as has been previously speculated. Inside Film this month have an interview with George Miller, going into some of the detail of how they intend to set up for the shoot. You can read the online article here, and a more in depth article can be found in the print edition of Inside Film.6-Jul-2010
- Esquire has published an interview with Mad Max Fury Road recruit Nicholas Hoult - apparently his character Nux is to be covered in tattoos, and will look "quite mental". Read the interview here.4-Jul-2010
- The Guardian online today has an interview with Tom Hardy, primarily to talk Inception, but also discussing his other projects, including of course the upcoming Fury Road. You can read the interview here.3-Jul-2010
- Word is that there's a Mad Max sequel in the works... No, not Mad Max : Fury Road, but the sequel to that, Mad Max : Furiosa! According to Twitch Film, the two films are to be shot back to back, which would also explain the length of the shoot. HitFix have also posted a follow up, that "according to sources", confirms that two films are to be made.
- According to Weta Limited (the merchandising arm to Weta Workshop), they are now signed on to Mad Max: Fury Road as well, to provide makeup fx, costumes and dummies. Weta is most famously known for their work (and Oscars) on Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, as well as providing other high quality visual fx to an ever increasing number of films.2-Jul-2010
- According to the Herald Sun, Australian model Nicole Trunfio is also now testing for a role in Mad Max Fury Road. Read the full article over at the Herald Sun. The new Mad Max certainly seems like it is going to be easy on the eyes...30-Jun-2010
- Over the weekend, Collider published an interview with Tom Hardy where he expands on his Mad Max Fury Road role - but still without giving out too much detail! You can read the full article over at their web site.
- Also head over to MTV for their interview with Tom Hardy during the Inception press junket, and hear some more from Tom in his own words.
- It has also been reported by MovieWeb that Teresa Palmer is now out of Fury Road due to scheduling conflicts. You can read the interview here.
- While Teresa may be out, it is also reported this week that Gemma Ward may be in. According to her modelling agency in Sydney, she flew in for a two day "Mad Max" workshop at Fox Studios. Read the article here.12-Jun-2010
- Charlize Theron talks Mad Max, George Miller and Tom Hardy in a recent interview with MTV. Head on over to the MTV web site to read it in full.9-Jun-2010
- Just a reminder that the limited edition Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome expanded soundtrack is now out. You can find a detailed review on this new release over at filmmusicmag.com.16-May-201028-Apr-2010
- Street Machine's Ford Legends II is on sale next Wednesday, May 5th, including a feature on the Mad Max Interceptor - as well as the cover photo of course! Look out for it at your local newsagent from next Wednesday.27-Apr-2010
- An expanded soundtrack to Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome has been produced by Tadlow music. You can jump straight to the soundtrack information page here. The release date is currently set at May 25th, and you should also be able to order this through other soundtrack specialists, such as Intrada.21-Feb-2010
- Gordon Hayes' latest replica will be featured Monday night, February 22nd, on A Current Affair in Australia. Not sure of the Mad Max content, the latest replica is actually of the Tumbler from Batman Begins, but worth a look anyway! The car will also feature in Top Gear Australia magazine, on sale tomorrow.20-Feb-2010
- Popcorn Taxi are featuring a Mad Max screening and Q&A this coming Wednesday, February 24th, as part of the opening night of the Australian Film Festival. Appearing will be Steve Bisley, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays Burne, stunt man Grant Page, and more. Further information, including purchasing tickets, can be found at the Popcorn Taxi web site.17-Feb-2010
- A reminder that the Bairnsdale Motor Expo is on this weekend, February 19 to 21, which will feature some Mad Max replicas amongst the rest of the vehicles. See www.bairnsdalemotorexpo.com for additional information, some further detail can also be found on the discussion forum.10-Feb-2010
- In a recent interview with Screen Rush UK, Nicholas Hoult has confirmed he will be playing "Nux" in Fury Road. He offers a few small details on the audition process and the script, you can read it here.5-Feb-2010
- George Miller and friends were out and about promoting Happy Feet 2 yesterday, with all the star players on hand, and dialogue recording currently under way. This will obviously be the primary focus for the coming months, with the Sydney Daily Telegraph reporting that filming on Mad Max 4 is set to commence filming in August. A brief ABC News story can also be found on their YouTube channel.30-Jan-2010
- As much as Mel wants to promote Edge Of Darkness, everyone else just keeps wanting to ask him about Mad Max 4... In an interview with MTV, Mel again briefly discusses Fury Road, along with the current casting choices - read it online here.28-Jan-2010
- Mel may be out, but rumours of others keep creeping in... The Hollywood Reporter reports that Nicholas Hoult is the next on board for the cast, playing a character named "Nux". Not quite a Mad Max sounding name from my point of view, but wait and see I guess. The article also reports that Zoe Kravitz and Adelaide Clemens are in negotiations, as well as giving away some detail on their potential roles... Read the full article here.26-Jan-2010
- Mel has confirmed again, this time in an interview with the LA Times, that he won't be appearing in Fury Road. It's a great article / interview with Mel, you can read it here.24-Jan-2010
- This Tuesday for Australia Day, Gepps Cross Drive-In in Adelaide will be screening Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The event is being organised by Dogman's Panel Van Club, and includes a show and shine, amusements, bands, etc. Open to cars from 1pm, general entry from 3pm, and the films (Blinky Bill, then Thunderdome) screen at 8:30pm.20-Jan-2010
- Dark Horizons have directly asked Mel Gibson in a recent interview whether he will be making an appearance in Fury Road, and Mel's response is "No, not at all". Read the brief at the Dark Horizons web site, they're indicating the full interview will be posted in more detail shortly. So it looks like no Mel this time around, and we'll just keep following the rest of the casting rumours until something more official is announced...16-Jan-2010
- According to the Herald Sun, Australian actress Theresa Palmer is set to play the female lead in Fury Road. You can read the full article here.
- It has also been reported by /Film that Mad Max 4: Fury Road is to be both 3D and to combine live action with animation. No source for this news is given, but you can read the blog here. (If there is another source, please let me know).14-Jan-2010
- A new drive-in and open air cinema is being launched at the South Melbourne Market on January 21st. The first film shown will be Mad Max, with Mad Max 2 being shown the following Thursday. They would love any Mad Max fans with costumes or cars to get down there for some photo opportunities on the launch night. For ticketing and further info, please see the post on the discussion forum.11-Jan-2010
- Autoart are releasing a new Road Warrior / Mad Max 2 1:43 Diecast model, this time it is a set of the Road Warrior Interceptor, and the Ford Landau from the opening chase sequence (which they seem to have just dubbed "Enemy Car" on the model). You can see some more info and pics at the Autoart web site, and some info can also be found at the Biante web site.5-Jan-2010
- The Big Mouth Cafe in St Kilda (Melbourne) is playing Mad Max next Tuesday, January 12th at 8pm, as part of their Australian Film Nights series. You can view the flyer here, and can also find additional information at their facebook page.4-Jan-2010
- According to Moviehole.net, Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment have announced that they will be co-producing Fury Road. Although this information has also since appeared on IMDB and other sites, I see no link to the official Icon announcement anywhere (and their web site is not up to date) - if anyone has the official word, please let me know. Kinda doesn't tie in with Mel's story that he's not up with what's going on with the next installment of the franchise...
- Just prior to Christmas, Tom Hardy sat down with the Scunthorpe Telegraph, and is again quoted on "taking over the role made famous by Mel Gibson", and that he is planning on flying out to Australia in April 2010. So is Tom official now?14-Dec-2009
- According to Variety, Mel Gibson has recently signed on to direct a period drama about Viking culture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. With shooting expected to begin in the second half of 2010, this would be very likely to rule out any appearance by Mel in Fury Road, if both projects proceed on their currently indicated schedules. Never say never, but chances are certainly looking slimmer for Mel making an appearance in the next installment of the Mad Max series. Read the full article in Variety.6-Dec-2009
- In a recent interview with MTV, Tom Hardy has provided some further insight into his involvement Fury Road, and his early thoughts on the scale of the film and its budget, as well as working with Charlize Theron and George Miller. Still no real detail on the specifics of his role at this stage, and Tom even goes on to say that "George is keeping a lot of things under wraps". Read the full article over at the MTV Movies Blog.
- You should also take note that in an earlier article posted to the MTV Movies Blog, Hardy indicated that at this point he is still not actually officially signed to the project. He does indicate however that he has read the script, but although he is currently trying to get his head around the character of Mad Max, he has been offered little insight beyond the script itself at this point.30-Nov-2009
- LA Weekly has provided some great coverage of the Road Warrior Weekend Event, check out their articles Road Warrior Weekend Brings Mad Max Fans to the High Desert and Ever Wanted to Drive an Interceptor or Fly a Gyrocopter? Also see their slideshows on the Road Warrior Weekend and Mad Max Babes and Bikes.
- Also be sure to check out the Road Warrior Weekend Photo Thread on the madmaxmovies discussion forum.20-Nov-2009
- The LA Weekly has posted some great coverage on the Road Warrior Weekend Event, check out their articles Road Warrior Weekend Brings Mad Max Fans to the High Desert and Ever Wanted to Drive an Interceptor or Fly a Gyrocopter? - Last chance! For anyone thinking of going to the RWWE event that hasn't acted yet on any of the previous announcemnts, links, ads and so on, this is your final chance! The event starts today, and goes through to the 22nd. Tickets are available at the gate, head over to www.roadwarusa.com for further links and info.18-Nov-2009
- There are a few more rumours around this week surrounding Mel Gibson's comments on a role in Fury Road, all of which are apparently in reference to this article published in the Melbourne Herald Sun over the weekend - read to the bottom for the Mad Max 4 discussion. Now, those with a keen eye will recognise that they've seen those quotes somewhere before... ah yes, in this other Herald Sun article, published by the same journalist three weeks earlier. So once again, no new news here folks, just rehashing all the same old news to make you confused. For reference, the original interview occured before George Miller's Fury Road media event - some of these interviews have just popped up again this week due to Braveheart being released on Blu-Ray in Australia yesterday.
For those who missed it (like me!), Braveheart was released on Blu-Ray in the US on September 1st. You can check current prices and other details at amazon.com. For those in Australia, you can order online through fishpond.com.au - I expect this should be available pretty much everwhere else as well at this point.
- Sam Worthington has also "poured cold water over persistent rumours that he is to play Mad Max in Fury Road". But we pretty much guessed that one already too. Sam is back in Australia currently to promote James Cameron's Avatar, and you can read the full article in the Sydney Daily Telegraph.1-Nov-2009
- All the news from the past week has now been summarised into the Mad Max 4 Current News page. No new news today (sorry!), just a summary page to help you find everything in the one place.30-Oct-2009
- Variety reports that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy have been cast in Fury Road. No specifics are given on their roles in the film, or any other possible castings at this stage. Read the full article at Variety.com.
- A similar story has also been reported by Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter, who announces specifically that Charlize Theron will be playing the female lead, with Tom Hardy to be cast as Max. A big thanks to biolumen for bringing these stories to us.29-Oct-2009
- Sky News appear to have removed their news story from their own site already, if you missed it you can view a copy on the flicksnews web site.
- For anyone having issues with the ABC News story through their web site below, you can also view this through the ABC News Channel on YouTube. A copy of the syndicated ABC TV report can also be found on YouTube, with somewhat different content to what the ABC posted in the online version of the story.
- ABC News in Broken Hill have also posted a story to their site on the upcoming Fury Road production. (But who is Roger Miller? Whoops...)28-Oct-2009
- New pages have now been created for the Mad Max 4 Fury Road Interceptor, and the Fury Road FX Holden Ute. The images aren't anything much different to what I posted in the discussion forum over the weekend, everything now just has its own page.
- More coverage of Fury Road in today's papers, this time focusing on the casting, and the possibility of "non-Australians" landing the main roles. Well, it's George Miller's script, so let's let him pick the actors that most suit the characters he has written I say (although having said that, I still have my fingers crossed for Mel making an appearance!). See the articles at The Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Melbourne Herald Sun, and news.com.au.25-Oct-2009
- Further to yesterday's news, for video coverage of the Mad Max 4 story, check out the stories online at Sky News (same link as yesterday), and at ABC News (see the links below the pic to the right for the video story).
- Plenty more coverage can also be found in papers, with the following articles to be found (all roughly reporting the same information as each other): The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney Daily Delegraph, The Herald Sun, and news.com.au.
- Note that it was also widely reported late last week that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy were in consideration for leading roles in the new Mad Max film. The source to these rumours appears to be the following E! Online article, which quotes unnamed sources for this information. At this stage, I would say you are better to take it from Dr Miller directly instead in the video interviews above, where it is stated that there are no specific actors cast at this point. That certainly does not mean they have not been talking to anyone, or entertaining their own ideas, but clearly the filmmakers aren't at the point where they're putting anything officially on the record regarding casting.24-Oct-2009
- After 10 years of Mad Max 4 stories, rumours, false starts and so on, we have finally arrived. Today, in conjunction with NSW Premier Nathan Rees and Producer Doug Mitchell, Dr George Miller announced that the film would be produced in Sydney and Broken Hill over the next two and a half years. See more detail in the Mad Max 4 story from Sky News. More to come...2-Oct-2009
- Stunt Man and Stunt Coordinator Grant Page (Mad Max, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome) has this week released his biography, Man on Fire: A Stunt of a Life. You should be able to find it in any good Australian book store around the recommended price of $35, or you can can click on the link here to try and order one online through fishpond.com.au (who are apparently out of stock currently, perhaps because it's brand new). If anyone knows of any other online retailers stocking this, please let me know.25-Sep-2009
- On Sunday 4th of October, the Mainline Drive-In at Gepps Cross in Adelaide will be screening Midnight Spares and Mad Max. Apparently some of the local SA car clubs are involved in this one, so head along to check it out.
- Love The Beast will also be playing at the Mainline Drive-In, this coming Monday, September 28th. Check out their web site for pricing and further details.20-Sep-2009
- The ACMI Screen Worlds Exhibition opens to the public today at Federation Square in Melbourne. Screen Worlds tells the Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture, and features many great exhibits from the history of Australian Film and Television, including (of course) Mad Max. The Mad Max exhibit in particular features original production materials, photographs, and artwork, so be sure to head down to Federation Square to check it out. For further information, also check out the Screen Worlds article in The Age.16-Sep-2009
- The documentary Not Quite Hollywood is being released on DVD in the US on October 6th. You can currently pre-order from Amazon.com (and probably others) for under $10 - just click the picture to the left. For anyone not familiar with the documentary, it is a look at the "Ozploitation" films of the 70's and 80's, including of course the original Mad Max (just take a look at the cover artwork!). You can find some further info on the documentary in some of the updates below, from when it originally screened last year.4-Sep-2009
- Adrian's Mad Max Museum is featured again today in the print version of Melbourne's Herald Sun (and also online), and quite probably circulated in papers in other Australian states as well.2-Sep-2009
- For anyone wanting to see the Mad Max Museum story, it can now be found online at the news.com.au web site. In addition to the video, an article on the museum can also be found at the Times Online web site, and another article at scifiwire.com.31-Aug-2009
- Channel 7 News in Adelaide tonight (and possibly other states) will be running a story on Adrian Bennett's Mad Max Museum at Silverton. If the story does not play on your local Channel 7 news at 6pm, you could try checking their web site after the story has aired, in case the story is also placed online.2-Aug-2009
- "The Modesto Bee" ran a recent interview with Modesto native and actor Jeremy Renner. Discussing upcoming projects near the end of the interview, Jeremy mentions meeting George Miller and screen testing for Mad Max 4...! Read the full article online here, jump to the second page for the Mad Max mention.18-May-2009
- Mad Max 4 is on the move again, "industry sources say"... No word on exactly who the source is, or any official word from Kennedy Miller at this point, but certainly the Australian press has been all over this story today, in the papers, on TV and on radio. Check out the articles printed in today's Herald Sun and The Age Newspaper.17-May-2009
- Check out George Vizarelis' Yellow Mad Max Replica! Being based in Greece, Australian Fords are a little hard to come by, so this one is based on a 1986 Opel Record.12-Apr-2009
- A few years from then...
Mad Max was released in Australia 30 years ago today. It premiered at the East End Cinemas on Bourke Street, which, unlike the film itself, have long since disappeared. If you look above, you can take a glimpse of what the scene was like, some 30 years ago...
- You can also find some newspaper advertising from the original East End Cinema showing on the Mad Max advertising page (nothing new for you regular visitors though, sorry!).
- John Eaves has posted his own tribute to the 30th anniversary on his movie art blog - take a look over at http://johneaves.wordpress.com/31-Mar-2009
- Maurice Jarre has passed away, aged 84. To Mad Max fans he would be most known as the composer of the "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" score, but beyond this he had more than 150 scores to his name, and several oscars. More detailed information is available through Google News, and most likely also through your regular local news sources.15-Mar-2009
- This year's Melbourne Comedy Festival features "The Mad Max Remix"... the Mad Max trilogy has been edited down, and will be screened silently behind a team of actors, improvisers and musicians, who will turn the tale of Max and the last of the V8s into an uplifting teen movie of one man's redemption through dance. Well that's what the comedy festival web page says anyway. The show will run from April 1st to April 26th, full details at their page.
- For those of you not already Maxed out by Mad Max events this month, there is another! The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be playing the Mad Max Trilogy on Friday March 20th & Saturday March 21st. Some of the guys from the discussion forum may be attending, you can read that thread here, or head on over to the Beverly Cinema web page for the full screening details.
- It seems that the MTV Movies Blog followed up their Mad Max 4 article on March 5th with another article on March 11th, stating that George Miller would still be interested in pursuing this as a live action piece, if given the opportunity to do so. See the Mad Max 4 page for further detail.10-Mar-2009
- Mad Max will be screened in Belgium on March 21st during the OFFSCREEN film festival, in Brussels. The screening is part of the wider Ozploitation program they are running, which also includes screenings of Stunt Rock, The Long Weekend, Dead-End Drive In, The Man From Hong Kong and of course, Not Quite Hollywood. Festival guests will include Mark Hartley, Brian Trenchard Smith, and Richard Brennan, who will all appear for a Q&A at the Not Quite Hollywood screening. See the film festival web site for further details.6-Mar-2009
- The MTV Movies Blog has announced that Mad Max 4 is back on - and this time it's Anime! An interesting route to take - one that I'm personally not sure about. Most people come back to the original trilogy for the cars and the action - quite basically their connection with the reality of that world, and the action within it. I'm not convinced that an Anime incarnation would hit the intended audience with the same impact. You could certainly explore other stories in the Mad Max world going this route (think Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Animatrix), but I'm unsure about presenting the next feature this way. Wait and see I guess.
- Note that this news has also been published at slashfilm.com and worstpreviews.com (and I would guess other sites) - they just seem to be referencing the MTV story above, with no further information.3-Mar-2009
- There will also be a "Love The Beast" Drive-In Night at Gepps Cross Drive-In in Adelaide, on the 28th of March. Gates open at 7pm, movie at 8pm. There are plenty of clubs organising to be a part of this one, so if you're in the area, check it out.
- For those of you in Sydney, Mad Max is screening in 35mm from March 12th to 14th at Cronulla Cinemas, and March 15th to 18th at Beverly Hills Cinemas. The respective web sites contain the screening times, just scroll down to see the listings.28-Feb-2009
- It's been a few years since I worked on the Google Earth locations files - there are now higher resolution maps available in Google for many locations, and the files were also missing some locations, so time for an update. So far I have updated the Mad Max locations file. I still had a few issues pinpointing a couple of spots from the air - if you think any need further work, or if there's anything else to add, please just contact me.24-Feb-2009
- "Love The Beast Drive-In Night": Street Machine is presenting the Drive-In Premiere of Eric Bana's "Love The Beast" on Wednesday March 11th, at Blacktown in Western Sydney, and Coburg in Melbourne. The plan is to jam both venues with street machines, vans, customs, and of course plenty of coupes! Street Machine show bags for the first 30 cars through the gates, see the Street Machine Page for further info, and also the official web page for the film at www.lovethebeast.com.au.23-Feb-2009
- Mad Max has landed in at #4 on MTV's Greatest Movie Badass Of All Time list. MTV spoke with Mel about the character and his time making the film, and you can read MTV's interview with Mel here.22-Feb-2009
- Welcome... to another edition of madmaxmovies.com... For those familiar with the page, you can clearly see that I've changed the layout. Everything should still be exactly where it was, if you do find anything amiss, please just contact me, and I'll do my best to fix it up as quick as I can.15-Feb-2009
- Channel 10 News in Melbourne ran a brief segment regarding the loss of Reg Evans this week, I have placed this online and you can view it here.
- Mel Gibson also appeared as part of an appeal on behalf of those affected by the Victorian Bushfire this week, you can view that segment here.9-Feb-2009
- Reg Evans, the Station Master in Mad Max, amongst other roles, has been reported dead in the Kinglake bushfires. He was 80. Further information can be found online at The Age Newspaper, and likely in other news services. Communities affected by the bushfires can be supported via the Victorian Bushfire Fund, see the Red Cross Page for further details.15-Jan-2009
- On Saturday January 31st, a Mad Max 30th Anniversary screening will be held at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), including a few special guests. Please see the events page for further details, and also read through the full details as posted on the discussion forum.
- For those outside Australia, never fear - you still have your chance! On the same day, the entire Mad Max Trilogy will be screening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA. There will be a discussion following Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) with cinematographer Dean Semler. Please also see the events page for the full details.2-Jan-2009
- This Saturday night / Sunday morning (at approx 2am), Rage will be re-playing Countdown from December 22nd, 1985. This is the one co-hosted by Tina Turner, and promoting Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. So if you didn't catch it back then in 1985, here is your chance to catch it now... See the ABC web site for full playlist details.1-Jan-2009
- Happy New Year!15-Dec-2008
- The January 2009 issue of Just Cars (Australia) features the Back 2 The Max 30th Anniversary event on pages 103 & 104.1-Dec-2008
- George Miller has recently partnered in a new digital media company - Dr D Studios. Check out their web site here. And be sure to check the list of films currently in pre-production...29-Nov-2008
- The December 2008 issue of Street Machine (Australia) features the Back 2 The Max 30th Anniversary event in the news section, pages 10 & 11.
- We've just celebrated 30 years since Mad Max completed filming in Little River in 1978 - October 24th actually marks the anniversary of the commencement of filming in 1977. See the Mad Max shooting schedule page for further information.22-Oct-2008
- Max TV on Foxtel will air their Mad Max Collectors / Back 2 The Max program this coming Saturday on Max at 11am (Australian Eastern time, check your local Foxtel schedules). It will also then be repeated throughout the week.15-Oct-2008
- The Enough Rope George Miller interview is scheduled for next Monday, October 20th, at 9:35pm on ABC1. See the Enough Rope web site for further info.13-Oct-2008
- A big thankyou to everyone involved in the Mad Max 30th Anniversary in Little River - the cast, the crew, the event organisers at the Little River Historical Society, and most of all to all the fans who came down and made the event what it was. Below are some links to some newspaper articles covering the event, and you should also check out the discussion forum for detailed coverage from those who attended, their photos and their experiences.
- "Mad Max Rides Again" - the Geelong Advertiser, including photo gallery: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2008/10/13/22995_news.html
- "Mad Max still revving up the fans 30 years on" - Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/film/an-australian-cult-classic-turns-30/2008/10/12/1223749842406.html
- Also coverage of this article in the Brisbane Times: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/entertainment/film/mad-max-still-revving-up-the-fans-30-years-on/2008/10/12/1223749842406.html8-Oct-2008
- Please note that ticketing for Back 2 The Max 2008 "The Dinner" is now finalised. There are a very limited number of unused tickets available - please email or confirm with the Little River Historical Society before placing an order - availability cannot be guaranteed at this point. This applies to the dinner event ONLY, all other displays for the Saturday / Sunday are of course open to all comers throughout the weekend, and there are still tickets available to the cinema screening.4-Oct-2008
- Back 2 The Max 2008 is now less than a week away, and this is you final chance to purchase tickets to the dinner on Saturday October 11th. Catering numbers for this part of the event will be finalised Tuesday October 7th, so please make sure your ticket order is in by the end of Tuesday if you're coming to this one. You can order online (credit card), or through the Little River Historical Society's page (cheque / money order).1-Oct-2008
- It is official... the Mayor from Mad Max is on his way, and with approval to travel on the official Mayoral scooter no less! It has been voted unanimously and approved in the latest Council Minutes (jump to page 121), and Bertrand Cadart is on his way to Back 2 The Max. Bertrand, better known to some of you as Clunk from Mad Max, and also the owner of La Parisienne, will be there to meet and greet, so make sure to come by and say hello. Bertrand is currently the elected Mayor of Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, and you can read more about him from the Sunday Tasmanian here and here, and also in Tasmania's local government news, here, here, here and here.26-Sep-2008
- Just a quick note that seating for the Back 2 The Max dinner is now more than 50% allocated - if you're intending on being at this one (and I'd truly recommend any fans not miss this), make sure you order online (credit card), or through the Little River Historical Society's page (cheque / money order) as soon as you can. With various guest speakers, auctions, and a few surprises, it promises to be a great night.23-Sep-2008
- I've been contacted by someone with an XA Coupe for sale, not normally the sort of thing I'd advertise here, however this one is located in Northern Ireland! So, given that there would not be many others in that part of the world, this potentially represents an opportunity for someone. It is a March 1973 XA GT (JG66NM) with a V8 351, less than 38,000 miles on the clock, and was imported into the UK in the 80s. You can view some photos here - be warned, it has been left outside, and appears to be in poor shape based on the photos, along with having had various "localisation" modifications done to the front and rear lights. If interested, you can contact the owner, Mike, on 0845 017 5017, mobile 07731 826 398, or through the web site http://www.starcarhire.co.uk/.19-Sep-2008
- Please note that more than a third of the Platinum passes to the Back 2 The Max dinner event are now allocated. If you're intending on being involved in this part of the event, please be sure to book your tickets early - you can order online (credit card), or through the Little River Historical Society's page (cheque / money order). The number of tickets available to the dinner is strictly fixed due to venue and catering constraints - no further tickets will be allocated on this. Please note that this is the only part of the event where fixed numbers will apply - other events and displays are not restricted to specific numbers.17-Sep-2008
- George Miller is certainly confirmed as a guest on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, the taping will be on Monday September 29th. To book audience tickets please visit http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/audience/ or call (02) 9217 2288. The full invite can be found here (note that it is a Microsoft Word Document, your browser may or may not display it, depending on your configuration).
- It's a get out of gaol free card! Or "get out of jail", for some of you...! Back when Mad Max was originally filmed, the cars and bikes were used as every day vehicles on the road, often driven by cast and crew in costume. Obviously to the Victoria Police of the day, this occasionally presented issues - if you see the Toecutter gang tearing past on crazy bikes with crowbars and cleavers, you're likely to want to pull them up. So this letter was given out to help them explain the situation, and keep them on the film set, instead of handcuffed in the back of a passing police car. Those of you attending Back 2 The Max in costume might try you're luck printing a copy out... although I'm doubtful this will work some 30 years on!13-Sep-2008
- The web site has been moved to the new location! The discussion forum is operational again, and everything else should be online also. If you note any issues, please let me know.
- Tickets for the Little River Historical Society / Back 2 The Max event may now also be purchased online via credit card through the Back 2 The Max web site. Jump straight to the ticketing page for further information.4-Sep-2008
- It has been advertised that George Miller is Andrew Denton's guest on Enough Rope next Monday on ABC1 (Australia). The official Enough Rope lists Margaret Fulton as the guest however, wait and see I guess...30-Aug-2008
- Back 2 The Max - Mad Max 30th Anniversary! Ticketing for the event is now available, please visit the Little River Historical Society's web site for full ticketing information, the schedule of events (ticketed and non-ticketed events) and further details.27-Aug-2008
- Amazon are currently having a sale on Blu-Ray discs, unfortunately Road Warrior doesn't appear to be on the sale list, but Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is in there, along with Signs (and a few other cool movies of course). The full list of what's on sale can be found at the Amazon web site.15-Aug-2008
- The September 2008 issue of FHM (Australia) features another interview with stunt man Grant Page, pages 120 & 121. The "Not Quite Hollywood" doco is also reviewed on pages 42 & 43.
- Eric Bana has previously stated the impact the Mad Max Movies had on him as a youth - this Tuesday he presents a screening of Mad Max 2 at the Melbourne International Film Festival, with a Q&A following. For further information see the festival site at http://www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au/films?y=2008&filmsrch=&film_id=11264&pg=147.
- In relation to the Film Festival's Ozploitation documentary, Grant Page has been interviewed again, this time in The Age newspaper.
- Street Machine's August 2008 issue features an interview with Mad Max stunt man / stunt coordinator Grant Page, on pages 32 to 34.
- A new section has been added to the archives, this time for web pages. A number of Mad Max pages have come and gone over the years, here I've started restoring a few of particular interest that have otherwise disappeared from the web, and are no longer available in their original locations.
- Auto Art have released their 1:18 scale die cast Interceptor - see the listing at their web site for further detail. You might try checking your local hobby stores to buy local instead of online, I know they can be had for around $165 locally to me (Melbourne, Australia).
- 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the completion of filming for Mad Max. To celebrate, the Little River Historical Society is holding a Mad Max 30th Anniversary Event on the weekend of October 11 & 12. There will be car displays, memorabilia and information displays, tours of the locations, special guests and other fan events. The full schedule is still to be confirmed, but mark the dates in your calendar now, and further updates will be posted here when they become available.
- The December 2007 / January 2008 issue of Unique Cars features the cover story "MAX Factor", on the legendary Mad Max Interceptor... Available on newsstands Australia wide from today.
- The forum has been restored from a backup, the last couple of week's posts have been lost, but unfortunately they could not be recovered. Everything else now appears to be OK.
- The database for the forum has become corrupted (it looks like my ISP upgraded their version of MySQL, and killed it), and the forum is currently offline. I will attempt to restore the backup again within the next day or so, I've had a couple of attempts since yesterday, but it's not bringing the old posts back online at the moment for some reason.
- Mad Max 4 is back on (apparently!) - see the article at Moviehole.net. Now you know what I know...
- Bruce Spence (the Gyro Captain & Jebediah) will be a guest at the Star Walking expo in Melbourne on October 20 / 21 (Bruce having appeared in Revenge Of The Sith). Costs are $65 for one day / $115 for both, with autograph and photo opportunities with all guests (prices TBA). See www.starwalking.net for further info.
- It looks like George Miller is all but confirmed as the director of Warner Brothers' new Justice League America movie - which I guess pushes back any plans for Mad Max 4 a little further again. Read the recent Moviehole.net confirmation article here, and the original rumour here. Read some further articles here, here, here and here.
- The discussion forum has finally been migrated! Thanks to everyone for your patience, hopefully it was worth the wait. Now you'll just need to find the time to read the 60,000+ posts I've put back online in there...
- The migration of the discussion forum is almost finalised, and the actual upgrade will now occur in the next 24 hours. If you have a current login and don't remember your password, now is your last chance to make sure your email address is up to date so that you can use the reset password feature when the new software comes online!
- Roadwar! The next Roadwar event is fast approaching, happening on August 24 - 26. Please check out the discussion forum here, and also the dedicated web site at http://www.roadwarusa.com.
- The current madmaxmovies.com discussion forum is being upgraded to a new version sometime in the next week or so. I will try to keep any disruption to a minimum, please see the forum post for additional info.
- The Road Warrior has been released on both HD-DVD (pictured) and Blu-Ray. The release includes a commentary track by George Miller (I do believe his first) and Dean Semler. You can see the listings for either release at Amazon, find the HD-DVD listing here and the Blu-Ray listing here. You can also read some more detailed reviews online, see the HD-DVD review here, and the Blu-Ray DVD review here. Now I just need to splash out on a HD player...!
- Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is due out on DVD in the US next week (May 22nd), and includes a commentary track with Mel. Head on over to Amazon for further info.
- There is a very cool Mad Max 4 Fan Trailer over at YouTube, check it out here.
- The Age article can be found online here (thanks to Dave D for that!)
- The LA Interceptor is for sale on ebay, head on over to the web site to see the details.
- Of course, Mel Gibson is also for sale on ebay, so if you're buying the car, why not buy him also...
- Scott Smith and the Mad Max replicas are featured in the Drive section of today's Age newspaper (Melbourne). I've only seen the print article, if anyone finds it online, please let me know...
- A big thanks to Jon Davison and Sandown once again for a fantastic event at the Easternats. Thanks also to everyone who came, and had a ride, especially those who came from far away. Hope to see you all again at the next event... (whatever that happens to be!)
- All systems go at the Easternats - see above...
- Don't forget to come down to the Easternats, only one week to go! www.easternats.com.au.
- George Miller's Academy Award Winning Happy Feet has been released on DVD (in the United States). Jump over to Amazon for more info.
- Congratulations! To George Miller, on the Oscar win for Best Animated Feature, Happy Feet.
- Join Emil Minty, the stunt car, and a few other replicas and surprises this Easter at Sandown International Motor Raceway for Easternats 2007. Further event information can be found at www.easternats.com.au, and more information will be posted here as we get closer to the event.
- George Miller has been nominated for an Academy Award for Happy Feet, and was featured in another article in the Age today, where (among other things) Mad Max 4 was again mentioned. Sounds like its still planned to happen, but it is probably a couple of films and a few years away yet...
- Dr George was interviewed by The Age (Melbourne) for the release of Happy Feet in Australia. You can read the article here.
- Amongst the publicity for Happy Feet, George Miller has done a few interviews of late, and Mad Max IV has had a few mentions. Of interest are the articles at Moviehole, and an article at scifi.com.
- Sorry for the infrequent updates. I've been away on and off the last few months.
- For those who haven't seen it yet, the Mad Max trilogy has now been released as a DVD box set for the first time in Australia. They unfortunately appear to be the same (no extras) DVDs that have been previously available here, so there's only really some new cover artwork on offer in this lot (which appears to be a copy of the older UK box set art). Hopefully we can get some of the already released elsewhere special edition extras released locally some day. And the old making of Thunderdome would be nice too.
- This Sunday night, August 27th, Emil Minty will appear on "Where Are They Now" on Channel 7 (Australia) at 6.30pm.
24-Jul-2006 / 25-Jul-2006
- 25 years ago today... July 24th and 25th 2006 mark the 25th anniversary of the Humungus machine destruction and Tanker roll over stunts from the climax of Mad Max 2. Follow the link for a more detailed account of Dennis William's precision stunt work.
- 25 years ago today... July 22nd 2006 marks the 25th anniversary of the explosive destruction of the Mad Max 2 compound, near the completion of filming back in 1981. See the new sub page for a more detailed account of the events of the day.
- The Grapevine Heritage Foundation is presenting a Mad Max double feature at the Palace Theatre in Grapevine, Texas on Friday, July 21st. It will kick off at 7:00 PM with Mad Max and continue at 9:00 with Road Warrior. Grapevine is located in the heart of the Dallas - Ft. Worth metroplex.
- An "original" MFP bronze badge is being auctioned on eBay currently (auction starts July 28). It actually looks like an MFP Clothing Branch badge to me (see the badge page here), and the fact that it's partnered with a MFP4073 ID tag which is almost certainly a replica seems to point that way. You can find the auction here. If anyone has more info on this one, please send me an email.
- The Road Warrior (70mm blow up print) will be shown again in Los Angeles at the Avco Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, at 7:30 on June 23rd. Apologies for the late notice.
- The Special Edition Mad Max 2 (Road Warrior) DVD has been announced for release in Australia, exact features aren't listed yet, but you can find some brief information at the EzyDVD web site (and probably others).
- The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, is showing a 70mm blow-up print of the Road Warrior, this coming Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 PM. See the post on the discussion forum for some further details (don't look too close at the ad to the left for details, it's an old ad for an original 70mm showing from the 1980's...)
- The Age newspaper today mentions that Mel Gibson's Apocalypto has been delayed.
- Discussion forum is online again. Looks like a dozen or so posts were lost while the migration was being performed - I can't get them back, sorry!
- Email contact form is working again. Anyone who used this in the past week, best bet is to try again, as I probably didn't receive what was sent.
- My ISP has migrated the web site to a new platform. I can see that the forum is not working (I have lodged a request with them which will hopefully bring that back online soon). It also appears that the contact form is not working, it doesn't return an error, but the email does not seem to come through. Will try to rectify that one ASAP as well. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- Sony have announced Mad Max in their UMD / DVD bundle line up for April 25. According to the Sony Pictures web site, Mad Max UMD (Playstation Portable) has been out since November 2005, although I can't actually find any reference to that elsewhere.
- Welcome! To another edition of madmaxmovies.com!
(Sorry for the outage, hopefully we won't have another one of those any time soon...)
- Check it out, the MFP Interceptor Smart Car, http://www.smartsrus.com/interceptor.htm. Maybe they can find a place for these in Mad Max 4...
- Mel Gibson for Governor!! Well, it doesn't actually seem to be an idea he is throwing around, but some others are trying to push the idea:
- Of course, I still think the Humungus for Governor campaign is a better one to back...
- The Z Owners club have organised another Mad Max bike run, although I'm guessing its on a smaller scale than last year's 25th Anniversary run. I haven't received any detailed information directly, but you can check out what's on their web site over at http://www.zowners.com.au/
- OK, the web site has been 'hacked' again twice in the past week by people with too much time on their hands. I gather the problem is a security hole in Microsoft Front Page (either because I edited some pages there, or because or the server extensions installed here). If anyone can offer me any tips, please get in touch. Note that I don't have direct control over the servers, I just buy the space from an ISP. Thanks.
- Judge throws out charges on 'Mad Max' enthusiasts - http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/crime/stories/MYSA1004.08B.mad_max.d76f585.html. (Can we see the photos now? Please?!?)
- George Miller will be interviewed this coming Sunday, September 25th, on 60 Minutes in Australia. Channel 9, 7:30pm. I've no details on the exact content, just the snippet shown on the ads. Check ninemsn.com.au for additional info.
- Interesting interview with George Miller in today's Age newspaper about Australian drama and Kennedy Miller, you can read it online here.
- Michael Rennie's yellow MFP Interceptor Replica is for sale on ebay, you can view it at the following link. Some additional information can be found in the Real or Replica section.
- The Mad Max locations file for Google Earth has been updated again, and now includes Max's Beach House, provided by Jon Gibbs. Also included is a range of enhanced information, incorporated into the file by Robert Vukovic.
- "How to Build a Mad Max Interceptor Replica" - The September 2005 issue of Street Machine features a good article on Gordon Hayes' build up of a Mad Max 2 replica for Japan, pages 72 to 78. Click on the cover for a larger view.
- The Falcon GT Club of Australia is running a cruise, visiting many of the locations from Mad Max 1 on Sunday 16th October 2005, starting at the Spotswood Pumping Station at 9.30am. More info will be available at their web site, www.falcongtclub.org.
- I've been contacted by a collector who wishes to sell from his collection (form one collector to another, no rights given or implied) his 35mm film reels of Mad Max, Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. If you are interested, please get in touch via the contact form, and I'll put you in touch. Note that the prints are currently located within the USA, and it is expected that long distance shipping would be quite expensive due to the weight.
But he's just a raggedy man...
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was first released to Australian cinemas on August 8, 1985 - 20 years ago today.
Pictured on the left is a 4 page Souvenir Ticket from the opening weekend screenings in Australia. Click on the individual panels for a larger view of each image.
Download a review from Channel 10 News (Melbourne) here (4.21MB).
Download a review from Channel 7 News (Melbourne) here (2.72MB).
Download an excerpt from the promotional music video We Don't Need Another Hero (11.1MB).
Download an excerpt from the promotional music video One Of The Living (9.94MB).
To celebrate the opening of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in the United States, a special preview screening was held at the Sack Cheri Theatre. The first 100 fans who appeared in costume were admitted free, see the sub-page for more.
- The Brisbane International Film Festival opened today, and as part of the schedule they will be playing the Mad Max Trilogy back to back on Saturday August 6th at Suncorp Piazza, starting at 5pm. Their official web site can be found here, and you can read a review of the Blacktop Dreams section in today's Australian.
- The August 2005 issue of Empire Magazine (Australia) includes a review of the recently released Kennedy Miller DVDs on pages 110-111. Also included is a brief Q&A with George Miller on the TV series, his movies, and Mad Max 4.
- I was recently sent a link to Auto Assault, http://www.autoassault.com/, which I haven't had time to check through extensively, but it appears to be somewhat Mad Max / Road Warrior / post apocalypse influenced. If you're into gaming, take a look.
- For those who haven't been paying attention to the local (Australian) DVD releases lately (like me), various Kennedy Miller mini-series have been released on DVD, notably The Dismissal (starring Max Phipps), Bangkok Hilton (Nicole Kidman), Dirtwater Dynasty (Agent Smith), Bodyline, Vietnam and the Cowra Breakout. All very Australian in their content, and well worth a look to all you locals. Read a review / interview from the Australian.
- Mad Max 4 reports again, here, here and here.
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