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Mad Max The Road Warrior arrives on 4K in November

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The 1981 sequel Mad Max: The Road Warrior is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 16th, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources. The film, co-written and directed by George Miller, starred Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Emil Minty, Virginia Hey, William Zappa, and Kjell Nilsson.

UPDATE #2: this title has now been pushed back two weeks, along with the other sequel and box set (Anthology) to a new release date of November 16th (originally slated for 11/2).

The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The release is known to be coming in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart included as well as a digital code (copy) of the film.

UPDATE #1: You now can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.

Meanwhile, you can find a product page (and soon-to-be preorder) for the 4K UHD Blu-ray over at retailer Best Buy. It’s most certainly worth noting that there will also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook as an exclusive over at Best Buy (pictured below). That also has a product page but is not yet available to preorder.

It’s also worth noting that a box set called Mad Max Anthology on 4K UHD Blu-ray (pictured below) has appeared over at Amazon as well as retailer Target. This set will include the first film, “Mad Max” (1979), this film [“Mad Max: The Road Warrior” (1981)], “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985), and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015).

It’s lastly worth noting, as pictured below, that the third film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) will be getting a standard individual 4K UHD Blu-ray release and a 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook, with the latter being exclusive to retailer Best Buy. You can now find this 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. Both releases of this film over at Best Buy have product pages, like the second film, but cannot yet be preordered. More on all of these soon when hopefully the studio announces these releases officially.

Fatman starring Mel Gibson comes to Blu-ray in January

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The 2020 film “Fatman” starring Mel Gibson appears to be coming to Blu-ray Disc on January 26th, 2021, via Paramount, according to multiple retailers. The film, written and directed by Eshom NelmsIan Nelms, co-stars Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Chance Hurstfield. The tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for when the title gets officially announced by the studio, likely next week. In the meantime, it’s obvious you will get a digital code (copy) of the film included with the release, judging from the cover artwork (pictured above). You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon, as well as at retailers Best Buy and Walmart. You’ll see that the 1/26/21 release date is indicated on all of those.

1979 film Mad Max is coming to 4K in November

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The 1979 film Mad Max starring Mel Gibson will officially be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 24th via KL Studio Classics. The film, directed and co-written by George Miller, co-starred Joanne SamuelHugh Keays-Byrne, and Steve Bisley.

UPDATE: The tech specs for the release have now been unveiled. The 4K presentation will come with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range. There will be Australian 5.1 and 2.0 lossless Mono sound mixes, as well as U.S. English dubbed 2.0 lossless Mono audio. This release will be presented on a BD100 (100 gigabytes) disc. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are detailed below.

Disc 1 (4K):

  • Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby and Special Effects Artists Chris Murray & Tim Ridge

Disc 2 (Blu-ray):

  • Interviews with Stars Mel Gibson & Joanne Samuel and Cinematographer David Eggby
  • Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby and Special Effects Artists Chris Murray & Tim Ridge
  • Mel Gibson: Birth of a Superstar
  • Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
  • Radio Spots
  • NEW – ROAD RAGE: NEW Interview with Director George Miller

UPDATE: KL Studio Classics has just announced they will be adding the following 30-minute interview with the film’s director George Miller, listed above as the last feature on Disc 2.


EDITORIAL NOTE: This marks the second 4K UHD Blu-ray release from the folks at KL Studio Classics, with the first being Hannibal that they released last year. That turned out to be one amazing 4K release and one can certainly expect that this will be as well. I’m honestly very glad to see this distributor announcing yet another 4K release. In fact, in regards to 4K UHD Blu-ray, they also tweeted another tweet as well as hinting at a 2021 release for yet another film: Michel Gondry‘s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) — featuring a new 4K restoration. No specific release date or details yet regarding that film but it’s just great to see that Kino Lorber is embracing the 4K physical format.

“Braveheart” and “Gladiator” to get 4K SteelBooks

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The 1995 film Braveheart and the 2000 film Gladiator will both be getting limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases on May 5th via Paramount, according to retailers. The Mel Gibson and Ridley Scott Academy Award-winning films both have been previously released on the 4K format, back in May of 2018, but they will be getting these two collectible re-releases. Tech specs remain identical in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos (Braveheart) and DTS:X (Gladiator) sound. Each 4K SteelBook release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the film. You can now find these 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks for Braveheart and Gladiator are both available for preorder over at Amazon.

UPDATE: An official announcement came today from Paramount, and you can find the full info regarding these anniversary Steelbook 4K editions of the films.

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