Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome) is an Australian post-apocalyptic adventure movie from 1985 with Mel Gibson as „Mad Max“ and Tina Turner as „Aunty Entity“. It’s the sequel to „Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)“ and the first real starring role for Tina in an action movie. Tina was offered the role on the same day, as her single What’s Love Got To Do With It reached #1 on the Billboard charts. The shooting took place in late 1984, while Tina was on tour in Australia.
The musical score was composed by Maurice Jarre. The film and the original soundtrack album features also two songs from Tina. We Don’t Need Another Hero, which was played during the end credits, was a worldwide chart topper. One Of The Living, which was played at the beginning of the movie, was honored with a Grammy Award in 1986.
The theatrical trailer for the movie is available on all formats of the home movie as a bonus. For promotion, the „Making of Mad Max,“ narrated by Tina Turner, includes some interesting behind the scenes information and one cut stunt scene.
Producer: George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Terry Hayes
Director: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Release: September 1985 (movie) / March 1986 (video) / 1999 (dvd) / 2015 (blu-ray)
Format: VHS / LaserDisc / DVD / Blu-ray
Time: 107 Min.
A series of films that just keeps getting better and better
Two men enter. One man leaves. That's the law in Bartertown's Thunderdome arena. But lawmaker Auntie Entity will soon add another: Don't get Max mad!
Mel Gibson returns in „Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdorme“ as Max, the world-weary hero who stands alone against the barbarians of a post-nuclear age. Tina Turner is the deadly Auntie Entity, a power-mad dominatrix determined to use Max to tighten her hold on Bartertown. In previous Max sagas (Mad Max and The Road Warrior), director George Miller thrilled viewers with astounding chase sequences. Now Miller and co-director George Ogilvie deliver another rousing apocalypse-on-wheels and add one of the greatest fight scenes ever when Max and the iron-clad Blaster go at it with maces, chainsaws and what-all in Thunderdome where the law is...well, you know the law.
But what you won't know is what’s going to happen next because „Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome“ has excitement, twists, turns - and a heart: a band of marooned children, survivors of the dimly-remembered nuclear holocaust. When they discover Max isn't the savior foretold in their primitive legends, they set out for Bartertown...and Max sets out after them to save what's left of the civilized world.