The latest entry in the long-running Mad Max series, Mad Max: Fury Road, surprised everyone with both its insane action sequences and its 10 Academy Award nominations.

But did you know the original film was so cheap, it had to pay workers with beer? Our CineFix series, Things You Didn’t Know, digs into the action-packed franchise’s humble roots, from the cosplay-fodder costumes to the reason why so many people in the post-apocalypse are horribly deformed.

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7 things you didn’t know about ‘Mad Max’