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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’s’ Black-and-White Edition is Still Happening, Miller Says

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Although the “Mad Max: Fury Road” Blu-ray didn’t include the highly anticipated black-and-white version of the acclaimed film — “the best version,” according to George Miller” — don’t give up hope. It’s still coming, the director insists.

“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,” the filmmaker tells the Los Angeles Times. “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.”

However, Miller doesn’t offer a hint as to when that version might be released. Perhaps if “Fury Road” cleans up at the Oscars — it scored 10 nominations, including best picture and best director — Warner Bros. will be eager to release a deluxe edition, and soon.

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