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The road warrior / Mad Max II
Standard version ; Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2009.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, widescreen and full screen, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R ; CHV Rating: R.
Language Note:
English or French dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles.

Added Title:
Mad Max 2 / the road warrior
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1981.

Also known as Mad Max 2.

Sequel to: Mad Max, released as a motion picture in 1979.

Prequel to: Mad Max beyond the Thunderdome released as a motion picture in 1983.

Special features: production notes, theatrical trailer.
[Side A]. Standard version -- [Side B]. Widescreen version presented in "letterbox widescreen format preserving the "scope" aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
In a post-nuclear war world, Max is a lone adventurer who drives the roads of outback Australia in an endless search for gasoline. His opponents include Lord Humungus, and they battle over a tiny band of civilized survivors and their horde of fuel.
Added Title:
Mad Max (Motion picture)

Mad Max 2 (Motion picture)

Mad Max beyond the Thunderdome (Motion picture)


Material Type
Shelf Number
DVD PN1997.R633 2009 1

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Director George Miller's follow-up to his own 1979 hit Mad Max is proof that not all sequels are inferior to their originals. If anything, this brutal sci-fi action film is even more intense and exciting than its predecessor, although the state of its post-apocalyptic world has only become worse. Several years after the deaths of his wife and child, Max (Mel Gibson) has become an alienated nomad, wandering an Australian outback that has fallen into tribal warfare conducted from scattered armed camps. After a road battle with psychotic villain Wez (Vernon Wells), Max meets up with the odd Gyro Captain (Bruce Spence), who takes him to the camp of a sympathetic group led by Pappagallo (Mike Preston). As Pappagallo's people are camped at a refinery, Max plans to take their oil -- more precious than gold in this world -- but eventually joins them to fight a band of marauders led by the evil Humungus (Kjell Nilsson). The stunning climax features a heart-pounding chase scene involving an oil tanker-truck and a frenzied rush for the coast, with Humungus and his forces in hot pursuit. Nilsson is a scary villain, with huge muscles and a sinister pre-Jason hockey mask, but the stunt work is the key here, and it is more flamboyantly dynamic than ever, edited at breakneck pace and staged with manic fury by Miller and stunt coordinator Max Aspin. Savage and kinetic, Mad Max 2 is a must-see for action buffs. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi