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Old 04-07-00, 10:19 PM
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I am thinking of getting The Road Warrior and/or Beyond Thunderdome. I today heard from a questionably reliable friend of mine that TRW is being re-released as a special edition. Is this true? Also can you tell me if TRW and MMBT are worth buying in its current form video and sound wise. A quick review of each would be appreciated.
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I can tell you that in their pure uncut form -- sounds like coke huh? -- Road warrior is far superior to Beyond Thunderdome althought IMO Beyond is still an interesting flick.

The action scenes and chases in RW just blow me away every time. I'm awaiting my copy right now, but i haven't heard of any new versions coming out. There's nothing really special on the current dvd, but it's worth it for the movie alone.

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Old 04-08-00, 03:48 PM
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I haven't had the chance to see this movie yet, but I keep hearing about how violent it is. Just what are some of the grusome scenes in it (The Road Warrior)?
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Old 04-08-00, 06:04 PM
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The Road Warrior is one of the biggest and greatest action movies of all time. The chase scenes ending in destruction are by far the best ever filmed. Beyond Thunderdome is ok, but nothing like Road Warrior. I haven't heard anything about a Special Edition of Road Warrior, but the current version will do the job. Enhanced for 16:9 TV's too, if you have one. Highly recommended!!!
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Old 04-08-00, 10:21 PM
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Thanks for your input guys. You have helped me make a decision.
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Old 04-09-00, 01:43 PM
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I've only seen the uncut version once and I can't really remember too many differences between it and the tv version. A couple of scenes -- people getting run over, tortured (can't remember how bad it was -- you might want to rent it first). because of a lack of guns, most of the actual fighting is done with crossbows so you have the general random impalement. One guy gets his fingers chopped off -- pretty funny actually considering the circumstances, etc.

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Old 04-09-00, 05:17 PM
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I vote for Road Warrior as well. On a related topic, are there different versions of Mad Max available on DVD? If so, anyone know the differences?

There's something about the rawness of Max that makes it my favorite of the 3. Road Warrior is a little more polished/refined than Max but still outstanding... but Thunderdome is the hollywood-polished predecessor to Waterworld. :-(

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Old 04-09-00, 05:34 PM
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I would call Waterworld a near perfect (in terms of actual representation) copy of Road Warrior -- which is where it sucks the most. The only difference between the two --story and plot-wise is that ones in the desert and one's on water -- needless to say, Waterworld is a shameless imitation.

I don't believe there are any SE's or anything available yet for any mad max movies except the possibility of a very rare Japanese dvd that features the original Australian audio for Mad Max -- all others are dubbed in American -- ridiculous if you ask me -- very very obvious when you're watching it. Haven't seen it for sale anywhere though, unfortunately.

hope that helps. if someone knows something bout availability, etc, that i don't, all the better.

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