George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road has earned itself much praise from both audiences and critics (read my glowing review right here).
One of the many awesome things about the film is its bright and vibrant color palette, boasting bright oranges and hot yellows that go very well with the film’s crazy car chases and even more insane explosions.
But Miller himself said that the film’s best cut is viewed in black and white, with an isolated score to help balance out the lack of color.
I’m not exactly sure if this cut is for me, but if it means more Mad Max then I’m all for checking it out at least once.
According to sources, the rumored black and white cut will be available as a bonus feature on the upcoming Blu-ray release, which should hit shelves later this year sometime in the fall.
Are you excited to checkout the film through an entirely different lens?
Here’s a quote, confirming this new cut of the film:
“We spent a lot of time in DI (digital intermediate), and we had a very fine colorist, Eric Whipp. One thing I’ve noticed is that the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies. There’s only two ways to go, make them black and white — the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now.
The other version is to really go all-out on the color. The usual teal and orange thing? That’s all the colors we had to work with. The desert’s orange and the sky is teal, and we either could de-saturate it, or crank it up, to differentiate the movie. Plus, it can get really tiring watching this dull, de-saturated color, unless you go all the way out and make it black and white.”
Source : /Film