In case you’re one of the people who, for some unfathomable reason, missed it in the theaters, Mad Max: Fury Road, the best action movie of the year, is hitting the home video market. It’s already available via digital download, and Blu-ray on September 1. One of the features is a trio of deleted scenes, and now you can watch them below. Enjoy.
Watching these scenes, it makes sense why they were excised from the final cut of the film; it’s already two-hours-long, and these are tertiary things that could have caused pacing issues. Still, they’re interesting to check out and give you a glimpse of the larger world of the film.
There will obviously be some spoilers if you haven’t seen Fury Road yet.
The first scene shows Max (Tom Hardy), Furiosa (Charlize Theron), and the rest beginning their journey back towards Citadel. While it’s tense and captures their apprehension, by this point you already know what they’re up against, what’s waiting for them out in the wastes, so, while it’s a solid moment, it’s redundant and slows the breakneck speed.
The second clip digs into the world of Fury Road and illustrates how the normal rank and file live. It’s a brutal moment in a number of ways, but you already know how fucked up things are, and as none of the key players are involved, it’s more of an unnecessary thread than anything.
In the final deleted scene, you see the god-like reverence that the War Boys give to the warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). They look at him as an object of worship. While that’s already present in the theatrical cut of Fury Road, here you get a bit of an outsider’s perspective, as one of the folks from the surrounding locations looks at this devotion with a hint of disdain.
None of this really matters; what’s truly important is that you can own Mad Max: Fury Road right now, or, if you’re like me, you’ll own it when it hits physical media in a couple weeks. Check out the deleted scenes below.