George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” is so lean on dialogue and so big on action that it sounds like the filmmaker may be trying something quite different for its DVD and Blu-ray release.
In a time when so many films are so desaturated and underlit, ‘Fury Road’ bucks the trend with its over saturation of color. Speaking with Slashfilm (with thanks to Blake Howard), Miller reveals that the film’s colorful look is very deliberate but not his ideal look for the film which is the exact opposite:
“The best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now. The other thing you can do is go really all-out on the color. Teal and orange are the colors we had to work with. The desert is orange and the sky is teal, and you can either de-saturate it or crank it up. It can get really tiring just watching dull, de-saturated color, unless you go all the way out and make it black and white.”
Speaking with Miller about his preferred black and white version of the film, the Australian filmmaker reportedly told the outlet that he has demanded a black and white version of ‘Fury Road’ to be made available for the Blu-ray, and that version will feature an option to hear just the isolated score as the only soundtrack – stripping down ‘Fury Road’ as much as it can.