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The black and white version of Mad Max Fury Road is still a happening thing…

January 27th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


A while ago, it was reported that George Miller was intending to release a black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road. Many believed that it would be part of the film’s Blu-ray release, but that simply didn’t happen, despite petitions calling for Warner Bros to include it.

In fact, the whole Blu-ray set-up of Fury Road was kind of disappointing. There was no feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary, no delving into the Mad Max universe, simply not enough for fans of 2015’s best-reviewed film to sink their teeth into.

However, according to a new interview with Miller at the L.A. Times (via Squareeyed), it looks like we’re getting that black and white version after all:

“The best version of Road Warrior was what we called a “slash dupe,” a cheap, black-and-white version of the movie for the composer. Something about it seemed more authentic and elemental. So I asked Eric Whipp, the [Fury Road] colorist, “Can I see some scenes in black and white with quite a bit of contrast?” They looked great. So I said to the guys at Warners, “Can we put a black-and-white version on the DVD?” There wasn’t enough room. [It’ll end up] on another version with commentary and other features.”

So, it looks like our wishes will be granted, but we’ll just have to bide our time patiently.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.