"The Road Warrior" - special edition DVD?

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  1. Michael Allred

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    Forgive me if this has been mentioned already but.....I got the new Columbia House DVD catalog today and listed in it is the following;

    "The Road Warrior" Special Edition (Note: This title will be available to ship on 5/18/04)

    Well May 18th came and went...I certainly didn't see this mentioned anywhere. There's no new DVD listed on www.amazon.com and I sure don't remember any announcement from Warner Brothers about this.

    So was this a Columbia House screw-up or did they let the cat out of the bag early (but only have the release date wrong)?
     
  2. Gary->dee

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    Hmmmmm.... I'm a bit skeptical but damn I sure hope it's true! [​IMG]
     
  3. Shawn_KE

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    I hope that is true, my favorite movie.
     
  4. Mike Wadkins

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    and mine anyone got any contacts to check this???
     
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    be nice to have a release to match the Mad Max release...

    maybe the proper title too.

    Does the current release have the original audio or is it a dub job like the original Mad Max?
     
  6. Charlie O.

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    If its the same old R rated cut and not the unrated version that's on the Jap DVD then there's nothing special about it.
     
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    The Road Warrior is a dub job.
     
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    Hey Charlie-

    What are the differences between the R-rated
    and the Japanese unrated DVDs? Thanks.
     
  9. Chris PC

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    I don't recall Road Warrior as a dub job. The original theatrical NA release, and the subsequent VHS tapes of Mad Max were a dub job, but my Road Warrior DVD and VHS tape both have accents on all the actors.
     
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    Some character voices are clearly dubbed. Humungus and Wez are for sure and a few others. I have a vhs of Mad Max 2, and there are different voices for cast members in Road Warrior.

    It's not a full dubbing like Mad Max was, but they are sprinkled throughout Road Warrior.
     
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    Taken from http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=392

    R1 (America): R-rated theatrical cut (missing several brief scenes, including the close-up of Wez twisting an arrow from his arm and the shot of the feral kid with the boomerang embedded in someone's forehead.)
    R2 (Japan) No cuts: This is the complete uncut version which includes the missing scenes from the US theatrical cut.
     
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    Can you verify the catalog number? Is this the uncut version you have? Road Warriors
     
  13. Charlie O.

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    Pictures of cut shots
    http://www.christophkirsch.de/madmax/


    The original Japanese unrated release is long OOP. Its non-anamorphic and only has 2.0 surround sound The other Japanese which is one found in the link you post, is anamorphic, has 5.1 sound and some extras but is the R rated cut.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. Any idea if this unrated cut was ever on LD?
     
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    Amazon and DVDEmpire both show the current Road Warrior disc as out of print.
     
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    is there still a 4th mad max movie in the works? If so, a new release might coincide with that.
     
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    So some voices were dubbed in the American release version?

    Crazy...I never knew that.

    This film needs to be restored, fully uncut, and un-re-dubbed!!!

    Oh, and a heaping helping of extras would be nice, like a commentary from George and Mel, interviews (I'd love to know what the Feral Kid is up to nowadays), trailers, posters, stills, etc.
     
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    Can someone ask when this is coming out, on the Warner On-Line chat as it's past my bedtime being in England![​IMG]
     
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    If you watch the trailer on the dvd you can hear the original voices for some people.
     
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    I don't believe the Road Warrior was ever dubbed not unless you mean the first movie Mad Max. Fortunately they released a SE version of this a few years ago that restored the original Australian track.
     

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