Monday, April 1, 2013

One last thought before I move on...

Whenever you say "Mad Max" everybody immediately thinks of "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior", but did you know there was a Mad Max 1?

It's true, though very few people have seen it. But I am one of them so I can impart some information to you. Basically it is about some bogans chasing each other around Queensland. Mad Max spends half the movie cooling out with his girlfriend, which is nice for him but hey, my man, the audience paid to see a car do a jump.

There's not really that much connection between the films apart from Mel Gibson and lots of driving. It is kind of on some bullshucks really, which is why nobody really thinks about it or mentions it.

But if you must have a taste, here is a bull crap scene from Mad Max 1.







4 comments:

  1. The first Mad Max film is what most people would describe as 'a roaring rampage of revenge', if those people had only seen the second half of the film.

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  2. I have Mad Max on a UK Region 2 DVD that for some unknown reason defaults to the Yankee voiceover they did for stateside cinema when they decided that nobody would be able to understand strine and upspeak in the US. Why the Christing Ann it was realised like this in the UK is anybody's guess.

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    1. Puts me in mind of me of Arnie's dubbing in some versions of "Hercules Goes Bananas"...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAReTzVG-yw#t=52s

      And here you can see why they dubbed him:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1e4bRgCBKs

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  3. Another thing I'm wondering...
    Was the name of the 1984 Dodge Interceptor inspired by the Interceptor in Mad Max 1? Which was a 1974 Ford Falcon...

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