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What A Lovely Day To Watch Mad Max: Fury Road In Black And White

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If there’s one thing Mad Max: Fury Road excels at, it’s striking visuals. You may not know this, but writer-director George Miller had originally conceived it as a black-and-white spectacle, which the studio was obviously not down with. While the final cut of the film is Miller-approved, according to its maker, it’s just not the “best version.”

Here’s what Miller had to say to fellow filmmaker Edgar Wright during a post-screening Q&A several months ago:

“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… It can get really tiring watching this dull, de-saturated colour, unless you go all the way out and make it black and white.”

As we reported last May, Miller was planning to release both colour and monochrome versions (with just the music score) of the film for its Blu-ray release, but for some unknown reason that plan fell through and the Blu-ray version we’re left with—while gorgeous-looking—is colour-only. But fans obviously want to witness the alternative, colour-less version, and now here it is on, courtesy of “Nux.”

Something tells us this won’t stay up for long, so put the petal to the metal and start watching!

Update: Aw nuts! The video has already been taken down (for now). In it’s place, here are some stellar screengrabs we found here, and check out IGN’s black-and-white take on the trailer here.