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Lord Humungus demands you view the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! When not unleashing his dogs of war, Lord Humungus was getting pampered outside of the make-up trailer! What I particularly enjoy about this picture from The Road Warrior is that it looks like it was something snapped by one of the crew members and stored in some basement somewhere, found only when rescued from a flood… hence the water damage on the pic. Forget the recent round of tabloid fuss and remember when Mel Gibson could do no wrong and had to take out this bad, buff, gravely-voiced mo-fo! Here’s the pic:

Thanks to Apolonio for digging this up and sending it over. If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic of the day features a sailor enjoying a stroll through the streets of New York! See ya’ tomorrow! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron

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  • July 23, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST


    by CreasyBear

    Where'd you get this photo again?!

  • July 23, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I hope Mel DOES burn that bitches house down.

    by Ironhelix

  • July 23, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Cool photo

    by godhelpus

    And great movie.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Love it.

    by blackwood

    BIG BAD MOFO gettin' his nails did.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    My penis demands people to watch this?

    by Dharma4


  • July 23, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    My penis demands people to watch this?

    by Dharma4


  • July 23, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I think

    by OSAMP1

    that the water damage adds to the photo

  • July 23, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    That Pic Is From The Feral Kid's Family Photos


    He posted a bunch of these on some Mad Max forum. I can't remember the name of the site, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Lord Humungus demands to be blown before the jacuzzi!

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    "How dare you, you puppy!"

  • July 23, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    He looks smaller than I thought he'd be actually

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    <p>And yea long live Mel!

  • July 23, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Just walk away......

    by sam jacksons wig

    .... and you can put a stop to all this..... just walk away and I'll spare your lives from covering me in all of this crap.......

  • July 23, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    The Ayotollah of Rock n Rolla!

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Road Warrior is freakin awesome. Lord Hummungus is second only to Darth Vader in terms of villains that made me wet my pants as a kid. I always wondered how he got his face burned - in a car wreck? Today's Hollywood would show him without the mask. Miller left him concealed which made him far more effective.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I wore that same outfit

    by Sparhawk38

    to my prom. Chafed a little.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    If I never saw The Road Warrior

    by JoeD

    and found this in my grandparent's basement, I wouldn't know what to think.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    "Hurry up guys, I have to study my part"

    by cookylamoo

    "And put some Dom Peringnon in my trailer. I'm a fucking star."

  • July 23, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Looks more like it was exposed to high temp

    by ATARI

  • July 23, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    It kinda looks...

    by fscottnational Jane Lynch applying the spray to Lord Humungus' hand...

  • July 23, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I couldn't give a flying fuck what Mel Gibson

    by kwisatzhaderach

    does in his private life. I loath this superficial media bullshit criticising him, like none of them have ever done anything wrong in their lives. End of the day Mel gave me Mad Max, Mad Max 2, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Bounty, The River, Lethal Weapon, Lehtal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon 4, Air America, The Man Without A Face, Maverick, Braveheart, Conspiracy Theory, Payback, Signs, Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto. Sign me up for his Leo Viking epic and fuck all the smug Hollywood do-gooders who criticise him and drop him off their Hollywood radar.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    There were no blacks in The Road Warrior.

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    Just sayin'.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Love it! What an astoundingly good film.

    by kevred

    Especially with films like this - which create such a heightened, extreme state of non-normal in the story - it's fun to see the humdrum, everyday routine of making it.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Just Walk Away!

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ... from the makeup trailer!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I think I saw this guy on South Beach last night.

    by chadiwack


  • July 23, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Let Loose the Hydra!

    by cookylamoo

  • July 23, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Didnt he play a saxaphone on lost boys?

    by Human_Bean_Juice_


  • July 23, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Road Warrior....

    by KelseysNuts

    ... fucked everybody's eyeballs out when it was first released! Fantastic film!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Who Knew...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... that the Mel Gibson created by South Park would be significantly less crazy than the real thing?

  • July 23, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    And George Miller went from this to dancing penguins..

    by skimn

    oh the loss...

  • July 23, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    just saw Road Warrior for the first time

    by Bouncy X

    just over the weekend and i guess this is one of those movies that you had to have grown up with or least seen back when it was new. because yeah, i dont get the status its gained. but there are many movies i have seen and grown up with that i know for a fact i wouldnt like otherwise so no judgement kiddies, just an observation. :p

  • July 23, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    No blacks in Road Warrior? Is Tina Turner white?

    by Snake Foreskin

    What the hell? Okay, it was Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but still... And there were no whites in Boyz n The Hood. What's your point? Maybe the blacks were too smart to stick around the outback after the apocalypse. Perhaps they all moved to South Central. Are there a lot of blacks in Australia now? Besides Aborigines, I suppose, and they're not really black, are they?

  • July 23, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Just Walk Away! One of the most iconic villains ever!

    by Snake Foreskin

    My dad and I would do "Just Walk Away" bits for years after that movie came out. Whenever we saw something we didn't like, he'd look at me and do his best impersonation (which was hilariously bad) of the Humongous. Classic!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Still the best!

    by TheDudeinLA

  • July 23, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Snake Foreskin

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    "Aborigines are not really black"? Then what are they? I'm not trying to be racist, but if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck...

  • July 23, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    I was merely attacking Mel Gibson...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ..I'm sure the Road Warrior had a few.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    it was pre-Jason hockey mask too

    by FleshMachine


  • July 23, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    If Lord Humongous goes out looking like that...

    by Ironhelix

    ...he's going to get raped by a pack of ni**ers, And he will deserve it.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    So anyone with skin darker than yours

    by ChocolateJeebus

    is black? I betcha Westley Snipes thinks Denzel Washington is a white-ass honkey.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    @Snake Foreskin-Yeah aborigines are black

    by butterbean

    In fact Australians say, "black fellas" instead of aborigines. Their culture is awesome and like you said, they are too smart and crafty to get involved in a gas war in the Outback. Hence no aborigines in Mad Max and Road Warrior.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by donkingkong

  • July 23, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    you're story about your dad doin' thw "walk away" bit made my day..he sounds like a fun guy to have as a father..

  • July 23, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    I love pig-shit gasoline!

    by Sam_Jay_Jick_Donutly_Dildoclip

  • July 23, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    In Fury Road, they'll be wearing hoodies.

    by Robstar

    Hoodies everywhere. Layered look for all the characters. And probably samurai swords.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Star Trek IV

    by MarionRavenwood

    just has to have some amazing candids floating around in the ether somewhere...

  • July 23, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Maybe there'll be aborigines in Mad Max 4

    by rev_skarekroe

    Their traditional culture would be pretty adaptable to the post-nuke world.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    There's room in the world for this AND dancing penguins

    by Jollymorphic

    And George Miller has done both of them marvelously. Loving this BTS series, by the way!

  • July 23, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    and the aborigine will be played by:

    by nolan bautista

    David Gulpilil..Australias best import!

  • July 23, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Great series Quint

    by SithMenace

    Unfortunately I'm not a big Mad Max fan. But that's ok.

  • July 23, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    The blemishes make me envision . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . The Road Warrior set in a Thomas Kinkade painting. How funky would THAT look?

  • July 23, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Never mind Lord Humungous

    by Ray Gamma

    Check out the jumpsuit on the eighties person on the left.

  • July 23, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Man I loved that movie!

    by Blue_Demon

    It has one of the best opening sequences.<p>"And it was this blighted place...that he learned to live again."<p>Huge roar...and we pull out of the Interceptor's blower and pan over to Max.<p>I remember saying to my buddy, "These Australians don't fuck around!"

  • July 23, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Mel is STILL the man!

    by alienindisguise

  • July 23, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Great shot!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • July 23, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I thank Road Warrior/Escape for creating 80s post-apoc mania

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    with many countless ripoffs. MEGAWEAPON FTW!!!

  • July 23, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Quint you should do some b movies

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Or Bond/Trek has yet to be done.

  • July 23, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Puny plan.

    by worldofwarcraft

    Not only a great villian, but he had a great lackey. And how cool is it that one of the hardest guys is movie history rides around with another guy on the back of his bike? Sick.

  • July 23, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Villains that made me wet my pants as a kid

    by Iowa Snot Client

    Humungus was so humongous... why the hell did they go with Ironbar in 3? Not to mention putting the final chase on... train tracks. Ugh. Oh yeah, my list of awesome villains: Frank Booth, Genesis (Suicide Club), and this dude.

  • July 23, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X...

    by skellngtn old are you and what movies do YOU think kick ass? Are you older than 45 or under 20. I'm not asking just to be a dick(because you certainly gave an honest opinion), I seriously want to know what movie qualifies to get lots of love in your world.

  • July 23, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    NOOOBODY! NOOOOOBODY! Gets Out Of Here Alive!

    by LaserPants

    AWESOME PIC! Thank you for this column! Just keep 'em coming!

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  • July 23, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Gotta love 80's post-apocalyptic movies.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 23, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 2 ...

    by Yer_Maw

    ... definitely the best of the bunch though when I watched the first one again last year I was surprised just how much I loved it.<br><p>Anybody remember the unintentionally hilarious dubbed version with American voices? Bizarrely that one found its way onto UK TV in the late 80s/early 90s. It was its own kind of special genius ...

  • July 23, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    The guy who played Humungus was 6'3

    by SgtSharki

    So that lady on his right must be really tall for a woman, or the perspective is really off.

  • July 23, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Saw the whole trilogy in theater in May

    by SgtSharki

    Two words: BAD ASS!

  • July 23, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by Bouncy X

    i'm older than 20, younger than 45. well okay to be more specific most of the 80s represent my pre-double digit years. but i'm not gonna list anything i like because i've been here long enough to realize that'll just start crap. not necessarily with you but yeah some people are just that way. lol like i said earlier, its just a childhood/nostalgia thing i'm sure. many of my chilhood movies are crap and i'd realize it had i not grown up with them. i guess you hear all the hype for some movies and it sets expectations that are probably not possible to hit. anyway thats why i didnt accuse anyone of being a fucking moron or something for liking this, i actually understand and wanted to just point it out. :)

  • July 23, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    humungus inspired jason to wear the hockey mask

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    he wore it in friday 3 which came out 1 year after RW. even jason reazlied the awesome potential of humungus when he caught it on his cabin tv.

  • July 23, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    First Rated R Movie I Saw in the Theater

    by heyscot

    I was underage visiting my parents' friends in Indianapolis, and this movie scared the shit out of me. I remember when the dog got killed and I couldn't believe they would do that in a movie, and I remember when the pretty girl got shot with the arrows, and I couldn't believe she died.

  • July 23, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by Blue_Demon

    I remember seeing that version late night on HBO waaaay back in the day. Some fool at Warner Brothers decided that we couldn't understand Australian accents or stupidly tried to pass the movie off as domestic. The funniest thing about the dubbing was that the guy who had his throat injured in one of the crashes did NOT get his voice dubbed (probably because they weren't able to get an artificial voice box for the American voice actor) so we got what sounded like an Aussie Cylon talking to Mel.

  • July 23, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Lord Humungus' codpiece FTW!

    by DickBallsworth

    In your FACE!

  • July 23, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    The Feral Kid's steel boomerang

    by Fremen

    I wanted one so bad after I saw this in the theaters as a kid. I had to settle for a cheap Walmart wooden model, but it was fun as hell to run around my yard pretending to kill bad guys. I was lucky we had a field-sized front yard and I didn't hit a house. Good times. Thanks, Quint.

  • July 23, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    That is great

    by GroolDemon

    It is funny to see how petite Humungus is standing next to those makeup ladies...

  • July 23, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I always wondered where he went at night.

    by Captain Happy

  • July 23, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Did anyone else think that Humungus might be...

    by redfang

    ...Max's boss from the first movie? Maybe it's the bald head, but I always saw a connection. Plus, he kinda-sorta seemed to recognize Max (or his car) just before pulling out that incongrously-fancy pistol.

  • July 24, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Nobody Fucks With Mel Gibson's Family!

    by tailhook

    Except Mel Gibson.

  • July 24, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Why is there not a better dvd/blue ray version?

    by Cobb05

    This is a classic movie. It's a movie loved by fans. Why haven't they done a box set or something, loaded with extras? Are they waiting for Fury Road? I'm sure George Miller has some interesting stories about production.

  • July 24, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    my bad

    by Cobb05

    I looked and saw there's commentary on the blu ray. But a bigger box sex would be awesome.

  • just walk away. ok.

  • July 24, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Kjell Nilsson.

    by Das_Butt

    Best Swedish actor ever.

  • July 24, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Great Pic.

    by Gwynplaine

    Great Film. Thanks, Quint.

  • July 24, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Thunderdome was half a good movie...

    by Bill Clay

    Cut out the 'Lord of the Flies' interlude in the middle, and stay in Barter Town for the whole flick, and you have a decent Mad Max film.

  • July 24, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by Bill Clay


  • July 24, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Brilliant movie!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    The chase sequences still pwn everything we get from Hollywood ever since.

  • July 24, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Mad Max: one of the most gheigh movies in history

    by briantag

    A big S&M sausagefest.

  • July 24, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    by smithwhite3362

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  • July 25, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    The Jews took Fury Road from Mel.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 26, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    And there this no bigger authority on Gay than briantag

    by orcus

    Dude, went to the doctor who then looked up his ass and saw the top of his head

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    No more games.

    by Buck Turgidson