‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Finally Cops That Apocalyptic Black & White Edition

For the most part, cinephiles would be better off replicating multimillion-dollar blockbusters at home by feeding a 50/50 mix of aluminium foil and glowsticks into a blender. Looking at you, Michael Bay. 

That is to say, Hollywood has decided that we’re an easily entertained lot who desire nothing more than a 90-minute-long kaleidoscopic blur. For the most part, they’re right – hell, we’re in for a trilogy of Tetris movies. We accept the movies we think we deserve. 

Still, every now and again, we’re gifted with a film like Mad Max: Fury Road. A picture that somehow turns a dramatised Shitbox Rally into an engrossing piece of storytelling, while utilising next-level practical and visual effects.

So, well after the film’s theatrical release, what could director George Miller do to further differentiate that hectic flick from its contemporaries? Do away with the film’s hues altogether and release a totally apocalyptic black and white version, that’s what.

According to a newly-listed special multi-disc edition of the film listed on Amazon Germany, Hardy and Theron aficionados can expect to finally see the ‘Black And Chrome‘ edition in September. 

(No word on an Australian release – yet. Hold tight.)

Earlier on, Miller said it was always his intention to unleash a monochrome version of the film upon the planet. The Aussie mainstay also added “the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies.”

“There’s only two ways to go, make them black and white — the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now”.
We’re not about to argue with the bloke re: his preference for b&w cinema, either.

Also included in the special edition is a whooole truckload of bonus footage, and all the previous outings of one Max Rockatansky. Definitely not mediocre, hey. 

Source: Empire. 
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures / YouTube (edited.)