DVD & Blu-ray review: Mad Max Trilogy (18)

George Miller Blu-ray (282mins)

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This revered Australian trilogy put Mel Gibson on the way to superstardom, and it's worth seeing for the excellent, bone-crunching second slice of Max from 1981. It's a futuristic actioner in which coppers and gangs fight over territory and petrol in a post-apocalyptic landscape. There's minimal dialogue here but this is all about the car chases and David Eggby's excellent cinematography. The first two films (forget the Tina Turner-starring third) are like spaghetti Westerns without the big ideas.