A while ago, it was reported that George Miller was intending to release a black and white version of Mad Max: Fury Road. Many believed that it would be part of the film’s Blu-ray release, but that simply didn’t happen, despite petitions calling for Warner Bros to include it.
In fact, the whole Blu-ray set-up of Fury Road was kind of disappointing. There was no feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary, no delving into the Mad Max universe, simply not enough for fans of 2015’s best-reviewed film to sink their teeth into.
However, according to a new interview with Miller at the L.A. Times, it looks like we’re getting that black and white version after all:
“The best version of Road Warrior was what we called a “slash dupe,” a cheap, black-and-white version of the movie for the composer. Something about it seemed more authentic and elemental. So I asked Eric Whipp, the [Fury Road] colorist, “Can I see some scenes in black and white with quite a bit of contrast?” They looked great. So I said to the guys at Warners, “Can we put a black-and-white version on the DVD?” There wasn’t enough room. [It’ll end up] on another version with commentary and other features.”
So, it looks like our wishes will be granted, but we’ll just have to bide our time patiently.
Synopsis: Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.