If you, like me, grew up at the tail end of the Cold War, afraid you were going to die in a nuclear holocaust — but, oddly enough, looking forward to roaming a post-apocalyptic desert landscape — then chances are that one or more of George Miller’s Mad Max movies were on heavy rotation in your home. Well, in three months time—on June 4, 2013 to be exact—you’ll be able to recreate those childhood memories as the trilogy comes to Blu-ray. The set will arrive on shelves in a limited edition tin container.
This is good news for a couple of reasons. First, the movies are awesome. Grim, gritty, and bleak, these are the kinds of action movies I was raised on, and, especially the first two films—Mad Max and Mad Max: The Road Warrior—they still rank very high on my list of personal favorites. In fact, this marks the Blu-ray debut of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Tina Turner and all.
The second reason this is a welcome bit of information is that it will give us something to fulfill our post-apocalypse quota while wait for Miller’s return to the scorched wasteland with Mad Max: Fury Road. Though the long-suffering fourth chapter finally wrapped principal photography back in December, we aren’t likely to see it in theaters before 2014.
For now, we get to hang out with Mel Gibson’s highway cop, Max Rockatansky—the role that catapulted him to international superstardom—before meeting the replacement Max, Tom Hardy.
There’s no word about what bonus features the Blu-rays will contain, but you can be pretty sure there will be some gems included to round out the package.