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Mad Max in black and white, with no dialogue, is amazing and you can watch it now

Mad Max director George Miller has always said that the best version of the film was in black and white.

"We spent a lot of time in DI (digital intermediate), and we had a very fine colorist, Eric Whipp,"  he told Slashfilm.

"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, but people reserve that for art movies now," Miller continued. "The other version is to really go all-out on the color. The usual teal and orange thing? That’s all the colors we had to work with. The desert’s orange and the sky is teal, and we either could de-saturate it, or crank it up, to differentiate the movie. Plus, it can get really tiring watching this dull, de-saturated color, unless you go all the way out and make it black and white."

You've seen the color version, and now you can watch the entirety of the film in black and white, with no dialogue.

"Black & Chrome is an attempt to realize Miller’s alternate vision," the page for the fan-edit states. "The cinematography, the editing, the sound design, and the score, are now represented in a completely new experience."

Put this on the biggest television you can find, full-screen the window and be amazed. This version of the film will likely be taken down rather quickly, so watch while you can.

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