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Mad Max 2 Bonus Disc.

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Mad Max 2 Bonus Disc

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Hello Fellow Fan Res'ers.

PDB is creating a Mad Max 2 preservation which will closely match the original 35mm release from back in 81.
More details here.

In that thread we discussed the rare Lost Version of the movie, cut together for TV in the 80's


And have decided to put together a Bonus DVD disc containing this cut and a collection of extras.

There are a few featurette's and stuff scattered over releases of the film through out the world, which would be great to collect in one place.


Highlights from the Web site

What is Needed Ive underlined

  • Warner Brothers Special Edition VHS

    Warner Brothers have recently released a special edition version of The Road Warrior on VHS in the US. Note that there are two versions of this tape, a Widescreen version, and a full screen version. The Widescreen version has this marked on the bottom of the front cover, the full screen version has no markings. Below are images of the two covers (thanks to John Hoyt):
       Widescreen on the left, Full screen on the right
  • The contents of the tape are as follows:
    - Trailer for Mad Max 2 (same as on Road Warrior DVD)
    - Trailer for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (same as on Thunderdome DVD)
    - Mad Max 2: The Chase Continues, 6 minute behind the scenes documentary, same as on Japanese Mad Max 2 DVD.
    - Introduction by Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight film Critic)
    - The film itself

Media Promotional Material
  • Making of documentary, "Mad Max 2 - The Chase Continues": 6 minute, behind the scenes featurette, focusing on the stunt work, primarily on the two stunts which resulted in accidents. Available on the US VHS Road Warrior Special Edition, and also on the Japanese Mad Max 2 DVD.
    NOTE: I have been told that a MUCH longer version of this documentary aired on TV in Japan in the early 1980's, just prior to the release of Mad Max 2. If anyone can help out in providing further information on this.
  • Video documentary: Featurette which "highlights the dangers and excitement of the spectacular stunt team". Apparently offered in the U.K., running time unknown.  Possibly / probably the same documentary found on the Japanese Mad Max 2 DVD (although I could be wrong, it might also be a longer version).
  • Audio documentary: Featurette produced for radio. Apparently offered in the U.K., running time unknown. (Again, any additional info would be appreciated).
  • Theatrical trailer #1: This trailer features the title "Mad Max 2", and seems fairly early. In the scene with the Humungous his voice is dubbed, it is uncertain if they originally intended to dub this character in the US, as happened with the original Mad Max. Currently available on the U.S. "Road Warrior" DVD release, and also the US Special Edition VHS release. Also available on the Japanese "Mad Max" DVD release. It can also be found online at Movie-List in Quicktime format.
  • Theatrical trailer #2: A later trailer, now using the US title of "The Road Warrior". Apparently not currently available in any official release, but I have it online at this site if you'd like to download it. This was once available on the Japanese laserdisc box set, now long out of print.
  • Theatrical trailer #3: A review style trailer, featuring quotes from various magazines and newspapers. Apparently not currently available in any official release.

    All this material is needed if anybody can help, plus anything else that can be found of worth to be included.

    Cheers and thanks for your time.
(This post was last modified: 2015-03-27, 02:41 PM by CSchmidlapp.)
This looks interesting also
Back 2 the Max: A Fan made documentary http://www.back2themax.com/

Was going through You Tube and found this, which is pretty cool.

(This post was last modified: 2015-03-27, 03:27 PM by CSchmidlapp.)
A great project, really appreciated!!!
Sadly my projects are lost due to an HDD crash... Sad
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Fantastic summary! You rock CSchmidlapp. I do remember watching that Leonard Maltin intro back in the good one VHS days.
VERY worthy project. I hope you guys find all you need. I look forward to it's completion.
RW DVD 4x3 ripped and ready for sharing. PM me for link.
(This post was last modified: 2015-03-31, 08:50 PM by Lil Brutto.)
(2015-03-31, 08:49 PM)Lil Brutto Wrote: RW DVD 4x3 ripped and ready for sharing. PM me for link.

Out of curiosity Lil Brutto. Does the 4x3 version look similar to the widescreen side or is it a different transfer?
I haven't compared but will do so and get back to you.
Same transfer.
(2015-04-01, 10:41 PM)Lil Brutto Wrote: Same transfer.

Thanks Lil Brutto for the update

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