Mad Max: Fury Road is not even close to being out of theaters and, yet, talk about the Blu-ray release is emerging. The news is not premature by any means. The Blu-ray release is going to be quite different than what moviegoers saw in theaters. Oh, and the lawyers say that it is still going to be the same film. The main difference is the home entertainment version of Fury Road is going to be in black and white. Did director George Miller originally want to release the film in theaters in black and white? He might have. Obviously, this did not happen and, likely, the studios balked heavily at any suggestions to do so.
Releasing action movies in black and white became somewhat of a trend/gimmick with the release of the brilliant Sin City in 2005. That film was an homage to the film noir genre so the shooting in black and white made perfect sense. The comic book it was based on was also a black and white endeavor. Why would Miller want to release Mad Max: Fury Road in b/w? We’ll have to wait for the Blu-ray release to see how his visions works in this style.