Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Foreign filmmakers blatantly ripping off Hollywood movies is a tradition with a rich and storied history. Name an American film that had a sizable cultural impact over the past fifty years and you are guaranteed to find an unofficial Turkish or Italian remake lurking somewhere on the fringes of the industry. While modern copyright laws have forced these low-budget rip-offs to get a little more creative in how they steal from larger movies, they still exist, offering a fascinating look at how other cultures absorb and interpret American cinema.
Now, China is adding to this glorious tradition with Mad Shelia, a Mad Max: Fury Road rip-off so shameless that it steals the original’s poster as well as its aesthetic and title.
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Mad Max: Fury Road has reignited an interest in the post-apocalyptic desert setting of the Wasteland. But even before the film made a splash on the big screen last year, people were already taking to the desert for a celebration that would make Immortan Joe proud, and it looks like a party made in Valhalla.
Wasteland Weekend has been running since 2010, combining the aesthetic of the Mad Max movies with the festivities of the desert insanity known as Burning Man. See the party in action after the jump. Read More »
The future of the Mad Max franchise has been a little uncertain at Warner Bros. Pictures. Even though the film was a massive critical success, it wasn’t a runaway hit at the global box office, only earning just over $378 million. Home video releases may have helped earn more, and Warner Bros. is already double dipping to maximize their profits by releasing Mad Max: Fury Road: Black and Chrome Edition. but there’s been no indication that the studio has gained more confidence in a sequel, However, a new rumor says a follow-up to the 2015 hit film may be coming sooner than we thought.
Straight out of Australia, a new report indicates that a Mad Max Fury Road prequel is currently in pre-production in Australia with filming potentially beginning before the end of the year. Find out more below. Read More »
Warner Bros Home Entertainment have announced that the Mad Max High Octane Collection will be released on December 6th, 2016, just in time for the Holiday season. The collection will include all four Mad Max films, as well as the fabled black and chrome edition of Mad Max: Fury Road. Hit the jump for details.
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There’s a lot to love about George Miller’s Best Picture nominated action adventure Mad Max: Fury Road. Every facet of the film is impressive, but undoubtedly one of the coolest elements of the film are the post-apocalyptic vehicles that all the characters right around in. There are classic hot rods turned into fast-moving tanks, semi-trucks turned into death machines in eighteen wheels, and that vehicle with the Doof Warrior that is essentially a mobile metal concert from a Dr. Seuss nightmare.
But what if a bunch of other famous vehicles from film and television got a Mad Max makeover? What would cars like the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo or even the staircase truck from Arrested Development look like if they were modified to look like vehicles from the Wasteland? Illustrator Scott Park has answers to all those questions and plenty more with a cool new set of drawings that you can check out after the jump. Read More »
According to director George Miller, the best version of Mad Max: Fury Road is the black and white version. Unfortunately, as he said, “people reserve that for art films now.” Miller was optimistic Warner Bros. would release his ideal cut in theaters, but a theatrical run for the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white version never happened. We will get to one day see Miller’s preferred cut, and possibly later this year with a brand new box set.
Below, learn more about the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white version and a double-dip actually worth purchasing.
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Will George Miller make another Mad Max sequel? What will it be called? When will it happen? This Mad Max story has nothing to do with all of that hoopla. Instead, we’re talking about the black-and-white version of Mad Max: Fury Road we didn’t see on last year’s Blu-Ray release for our favorite film of 2015.
After the jump, Miller gives an update on the Mad Max: Fury Road black-and-white Blu-ray release.
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Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Let’s just cut to the chase: the internet can be a big, stupid echo chamber where the wrong information travels like like flames through a dry forest. Or, in this case, like flames across a Warboy convoy soaked in precious guzzoline. Director George Miller has been talking about a making a fifth film in his iconic post-apocalyptic action franchise since before Mad Max: Fury Road came out. And when everyone realized that Fury Road was nothing short of a masterpiece, he started chatting about potential sequels in every single interview.
So there was something fishy about him suddenly saying that he was done making Mad Max movies. And now we know the reason for that particular odor: he was misquoted.
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After the success of Mad Max: Fury Road (/Film’s overall favorite movie of the year), director George Miller could’ve decided to take a nice long break and no one would have blamed him. Seriously. After a few years of managing car crashes in the desert, a lengthy vacation to a relaxing place sounds about right.
But nope! Instead, he’s been doing non-stop interviews, addressing questions about a potential Mad Max 5 or a Furiosa spin-off, and preparing to launch himself immediately into another project. And that brings us to today’s big George Miller update: yes, he would love to make a Mad Max sequel, but he’s going to make something smaller first. Something inspired by a movie shot on an iPhone.
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We’ve posted a lot of great Mad Max: Fury Road art over the past year, including a series from Poster Posse, Scott C’s epically-sized Great Showdown and Mondo’s Ken Taylor and Mike Mitchel prints. But that doesn’t mean we can’t post more great art inspired by George Miller’s science fiction action adventure film.
The latest batch of Mad Max Fury Road art comes from Denver, Colorado-based artist Christopher Cox of Changethethought Studio, who created two very cool Mad Max: Fury Road posters which depict memorable moments from the film inside the film’s bold title. Hit the jump to check out Cox’s Mad Max Fury Road posters and even gain some insight into his process.
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