Synopsis: In a not-too-distant dystopian future, when man's most precious resource -- oil -- has been depleted and the world plunged into war, famine and financial chaos, the last vestiges of the law in Australia attempt to restrain a vicious biker gang. Max (Mel Gibson), an officer with the Main Force Patrol, launches a personal vendetta against the gang when his wife (Joanne Samuel) and son are hunted down and murdered, leaving him with nothing but the instincts for survival and retribution.
Main Features: "Mad Max" is a quintessential first film: guerilla style, gritty, and bare bones. Many starts for now-big stars and filmmakers are just like this: they are able to make something exquisitely savory with the most minimal of ingredients. Director George Miller and young Mel Gibson did just that. Everything clicks based off the cards Milelr and Gibson were dealt in getting such a film off the ground. And Kino's 4K presentation is breathtaking.
Bonus Features: The 4K disc only contains archival audio commentary with Miller, art director Jon Dowding, cinematographer David Eggby, special effects artist Chris Murray, and filmmaker Tim Ridge. Still fun to listen to while watching one of the best 4K presentations. The accompanying standard Blu-ray disc of the set has more extras, including a new video interview with miller. A few more archival interviews with Gibson and others, plus vintage promo videos, and the features round out a brand new set for a classic.
Final Call: "Mad Max" looks spectacular, furiously paving it's way down the 4K road as one of the best UHD presentations.