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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

So last night I caught a gorgeous 35mm print of The Road Warrior (under the title Mad Max 2) at the Alamo and planned to run a picture in celebration of one of the craziest ‘80s action flicks. I even found it in the folders to make sure I still had it.

Cut to today as go to find it and I swear to god the little bastard has run off my harddrive. There’s no other explanation, but I spent half an hour looking through all my BTS folders for it and couldn’t. Thankfully I had a backup and it’s just as cool, but now you know my little drama this afternoon.

I’m told this comes from Emil Minty’s blog or Facebook page. Minty, of course, plays The Feral Kid in the flick and has graciously thrown this image out into the interwebs. I would have jumped up to catch it, but I’ve seen Road Warrior and know better than to try to catch anything Minty throws!




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Say, I think I love tomorrow’s pic...

-Eric Vespe
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  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Still the best...

    by Monticello

    Car chase ever put to film. stunt guys didn't mess around back then!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by Randy_of_AFTimes

    "Who's a little minion of the Hummungous? YOU ARE!" Great pic! BTW-You hear/see the triple feature of the Mad Max movies being show at the Egyptian in LA with Mel Gibson showing up?!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Get the fuck out of here, really? That's awesome.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Add this to the list of movies I haven't seen.

    by Yelsaeb

    Hey, I'm just a puppy. Give me time.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Watched it recently

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Still brilliant. What happened, Mel?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST


    by Randy_of_AFTimes

    Hell's Yeah! And to the best of my knowledge he's NEVER done anything public about MM since '85 and THUNDERDOME! All 35mm prints and Mel's supposed to talk between MM and RW/MM2. Unfortunately, it has sold out but only just recently. But I got my tickets since last month! A friend of mine is going and she's hasn't seen ANY of them! Use your powers for Evil and get tix and get out here! Otherwise, the Lord Hummungous will RULE the Wasteland!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

  • Though it is widely regarded to be unfilmable, if it ever is filmed I wonder if they can get Emil Minty to play Emil Minty.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I'll be at Sundance, so I'm glad it's sold out. Glad, I tell you!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    1st movie I bought on DVD

    by Robusto

    After seeing this widescreen on laserdisc I was blown away even though I had seen it on TV and VHS. Kids are so spoiled to see everything ws now .

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by TakeItEasyMon

    We do it MY WAY! MY WAY!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Tomorrows pic, well...

    by mattforce7

    i like 1933

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    The Gasoline will be ours!

    by Al

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    The South Park Queef joke owned this line.

    by Tarijeno


  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Never seen a man beat the snake before...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    A smart fella - a quick fella - might have a weapon hid under there.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Fucking quotation/disappearing post crap!

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Lost a rather lengthy post...but what the fuck. Bottom line - best film of the trilogy.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    lord humungus could eat Bane for breakfast

    by unparanoid_android

    and batman for dessert. Still one scary mutherfucker. "Just walk away..." you bet your ass I would!

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    That's awesome.

    by Mike

    Love this movie, one of Mel's best. Hey...what happened to the Hobbit set reports around here?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    My life fades...the vision dims...all that are left now are memories

    by DementedCaver

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    One of the most striking, brilliant films of all time.

    by kevred

    Not just action films, not just fantasy films. There's nothing else like it, and pretty much everything of today looks tiny and weak in its shadow. Utterly magnificent, and chilling.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 2 vs Road Warrior

    by bohdi71

    Would it be safe to say Mad Max 2 is the original title and only changed for American distribution like Harry Potter and the Philosophers/Sorcerers Stone?

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah that's safe bohdi

    by white_vader

    Was called Mad Max 2 in Oz.

  • Jan. 9, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Thanks Quint!

    by white_vader

    Never seen that one! And some of the rigs they've built for Fury Road are even more over the top! Woot!

  • oops wrong Humungus.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Awesome movie.they dont make them like this anymore.

    by KilliK

  • here is a clue.his acting career has been ruined so he returned back to what made him a star in the first place.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Mad Max Trilogy at the Egyptian in Hollywood is true!

    by SgtSharki

    It was a rumor for a while, but they confirmed it at the beginning of the month. It was strange, I was at the theater when they announced it. When the MC said they were doing the Mad Max trilogy there was huge applause. When he said Mel Gibson would be in attendance there was very muted applause. No one really know how to react. The screening is on Saturday the 21st. As of Friday night there were about 100 tickets remaining (I've got mine!). Might still be some available. I think it's going to be a very awkward evening.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Screening @ The Egytpian is sold out!

    by SgtSharki

    Just checked their Website. The screening is sold out. Looks like I got one of the last tickets.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Why would Mel Gibson being there make it awkward?

    by Ironhelix

    If it weren't for Mel, we likely wouldn't have these movies. Sure the guy gets wasted and acts like a lunatic, but there are people (people in HOLLYWOOD I might add) that have done FAR worse. He's a human being obviously struggling with a drinking problem, not some inhuman monster. Do any of you remember those conjoined twins from South America that were successfully separated a few years ago? Gibson paid for that. Not only did he pay for it out of his own pocket, but it was only discovered that he had anything to do with it when the mother let it slip that he was the one who picked up the tab. He never once sought any publicity, or even mentioned it. I am left with the impression that he did it out sheer kindness. Anyway... I think the guy needs to be cut a little slack, everyone makes mistakes.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    @ironhelix well said.

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:49 a.m. CST

    I agree, Mel Is a good dude

    by phantomcreeps

    We all have said crazy shit when we have been drunk or just mad. Seriously.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Road Warrior is a

    by phantomcreeps

    brilliant film.

  • For fuck's sake, he IS Max.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    saw a 35mm print of this myself, about three months ago...

    by Tigger Tales

    it was an amazing theater experience; once the intro movie segued into the loudness of the intercepter blazing over the desolate highway, I knew I was in for something magical

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    under the title Mad Max 2

    by Keith

    Because that's its name. Everywhere except the USA. And Sweden.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Randy does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Randy, do us a favor and write in to this site after that MAD MAX trilogy screening with Mel. Would really love to hear how the night goes. I'm just really hoping that all this time getting FURY ROAD on the road results in it being a better movie. WHY ARE WE WAITING?!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Humungous, wears a mask and chokes his minions. Darth Vader, wears a mask and chokes his minions. Bane, wears a mask and.... (if he DOES choke a minion in TDKR then he's allowed in the uber-villain club).

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    While I've enjoyed many of his movies...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... or should I say films that he has appeared in, including a couple that he directed; but with all this Mel praise going on, I fear I must point out that he is an alcoholic anti-Semitic raging asshole, and pretty much a hack actor in anything other than action-film roles with minimal dialog, (although I did kind of like his "Hamlet", mostly due to the other performances, what a cast: Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Ian Holm as Polonius, Paul Scofield as the ghost! Whaddya want?) <p> Just figure me as the Polanski hater character in a Mel Gibson TB.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Is Tom Hardy still lined up for the re make?

    by cameron

    Don't really remember Mad Max, i remember the Tina Turner song for 3, think I should hit the bargain bins and give it a look.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Last of the V8 Interceptors...

    by Damned if I can login'd be a shame to blow 'er up.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    The Mighty Wes

    by Damned if I can login

    I loved the buttless chaps that dude wore. Plus, he did an awesome backflip with the Clay Matthews bellow. Dude rocked.

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    And of course the Mel haters show up to pollute yet another talkback

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    with their foul hypocritical fingerpointing. I bet none of those holier than thou types were screaming when US/UK/NATO forces bombed to hell and back Serbian and Iraqi people during the Clinton and Bush years causing the death of millions.

  • Still a classic!

  • Jan. 10, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Sticks and stones...

    by Mace Tofu

    I rather live in a world where you can speak your mind and not worry about it being a crime. I was not there when Mel went off on the cop or his girlfriend. I've gone off on people myself so should I be judged for those words. At the time I felt they were were the right words for the asshole they were directed at. Anyway some of our greatest artist were dicks and assholes so would you rather not have their work around long after they are gone. I still vote for Mel in the new movie. Watching the original would only reinforce that .

  • Jan. 11, 2012, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Snyder, I was just about to post the very same thing

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I've often wondered what the deal was with DFW using Minty's name. Maybe cause it sounds like one of those strange Pynchonesque names that he liked to use? He used another 'real' name with Kate Gompert and she sued him.