Miller’s daring visuals and consistent style established him early on as one of the great science-fiction auteurs, alongside guys like Ridley Scott and George Lucas. The director, who would later win an Oscar for Happy Feet, proved a master at creating the gritty, bleak dystopian world and staging the incredible car stunts and crashes in the era when stuntmen, not computers, achieved the effects.
The sci-fi classic is set for a theatrical reboot next year by director George Miller, who also helmed the originals. The new film will star The Dark Knight Rises villain tom Hardy as the titular hero, Max Rockatansky. That film is rumored to feature Gibson in a cameo role, although it’s unclear whether it’s a sequel in which the original Max plays a small role and hands off the franchise or whether it’s a reboot and Gibson will play another character entirely.
The collection will sell for $49.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which is making its Blu-ray debut, will also be available as a single along with Mad Max Road Warrior.