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TT : Closer to the Edge (2 disc edition) [DVD]

Guy Martin , Ian Hutchinson , Richard De Aragues    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Keith Amor
  • Directors: Richard De Aragues
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 104.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005CHE5CK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,790 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Every tribe has its legends, and Richard de Aragues' TT: Closer to the Edge--a year in the life of the Isle of Man’s notorious Tourist Trophy--is an extreme close-up of a mystically dangerous race, one that’s a magnet for motorcyclists with far more racing instincts than professional ambition. The film’s central character is Guy Martin--a young mechanic with Wolverine hair and the cadences of a death wish in his plain-speaking Yorkshire burr. It follows the tense build-up to the 2010 tournament, where Martin and his fellow riders will consciously stake their lives for the deep personal glories of TT success. The odds are ranged steeply against them--more than 230 riders have died along the course's 23 miles of rollercoaster dips and traction-busting corners--and TT: Closer to the Edge is as much a nail-biting survival story as it is a straightforward racing doc. Shown in 3D during its cinematic run, the film's lasting images are captured by bike-mounted cameras: the scenes of riders laying their bikes at impossible angles around corners--or straightening up to zip through the gap between a hedge and a stone wall--are a parade of near-misses. Composed interviews with grieving wives--and the personal philosophies of these brave riders--underline the questions of personal liberty at the fringes of the action. While the Tourist Trophy can only exist as long as the legal exemptions and laissez-faire government of the Isle of Man are in place, TT: Closer to the Edge will speak to your inner daredevil as an increasingly rare expression of our freedom to choose. --Leo Batchelor

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Dolby Surround ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Featurette, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. TT: Closer To The Edge is a story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. TT: Closer To The Edge is one of the most thrilling films of the year. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: British Independent Film Awards, ...TT: Closer to the Edge ( TT Closer to the Edge )

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79 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see film..amazing!! 13 Sep 2011
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Living on the Isle of Man i have grew up with the tt, and every year the place comes alive for two weeks when bikers from all over the world come to watch the greatest road races in the world.
This film sums up the tt perfectly and is very well made.
Guy martin is the main feature of it and is a bit of a character to say the least! The guys who made this film coudn't have picked a better year to film it as so much happens that no one could have predicted.
Even if you are not a fan of bikes or even motorsport, i would still say watch this film, you will not be dissapointed!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars iomtt2010, guy martin & co. 29 Nov 2011
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A very good documentary film about the IOMTT, including Guy Martin, John Mac, Connor Cummins, Cam Donald, Mike Dunlop.
This film gives anyone who has never attended the TT races an insight into why people want to race at the most famous road circuit in the world.
Anyone who rides motorbikes or watches motorcycle racing can understand why, and where the guys are coming from with their attitude to racing there.
The film gives non bikers an insight into what it takes to race at the IOM, without actually having to go there.
The only way to really appreciate the TT races is to go there and watch it from the roadside, it would also give you a chance to get involved in the fantastic party atmosphere that goes on there during TT fortnight.
If this film inspires anyone to want go to the TT, my advice is go! you will love every minute!!! I did!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beltin DVD 7 Jan 2012
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What can i say apart from thanks for providing such a brilliant birthday present for my biker bro. He was over the moon with it and so was I when he told me how much he enjoyed it, so i would highly recomend this DVD to any petrol headed, two wheeled speed freak like me and my bro. Enjoy !
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 12 Nov 2011
By Myke C
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is a must see, must own movie. I own several movies and documentaries on the TT races and my wife was a tad reluctant when we attended the opening night at the cinema, as she expected an update of the same old, same old. It says everything when I tell you, at her insistance, we returned to cinema next day, son (16yrs) in tow.... and he in turn went with friends the following day to see again !
Superbly shot and equally scripted. Enjoy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 20 Nov 2011
Got to agree with all the other reviews here,saw this in the cinema and although im a bike nut and probably a bit biased this is a great film.It shows the human element of the racers and just how brave they are.It also shows the fine line between sucess,failure and tradegy
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guy Martin is a legend! 21 July 2011
Saw this at the cinema.It's a great insight to what drives people to compete in the TT and why they keep coming back year after year. Watch it and you'll be booking your ferry ticket to next years race. great film!
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars breathtaking 8 Sep 2011
By Lee
You need to buy this blu-ray even if you don't know much about the TT or motorcycle racing. These guys are just amazing, the will, determination and drive these guys have to do what they do is amazing. The isle of man TT is the ultimate race for man and machine where a mistake can cost you the ultimate. The racers are riding in excess of 190mph for 6 laps around a 37 3/4 mile lap on country roads and over a mountain averaging over 130mph on the way.

This is breathtaking viewing, not to be missed.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely exciting film! 19 Oct 2011
I know nothing about motorcycles at all, but i think this film is brilliant! It's great to see the race from the competitors' perspective and it is so interesting. Not a dull moment, i would recommend this to anyone!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a shame.
An awesome little film. Extremely exciting and entertaining. Supposed to be a double DVD box. However I only received the one DVD within the case.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars a must in 3d
this was great to watch in 3D. it is defintly like the title - closer to the edge. until you watch in 3D you never really notice how fast and how close to the ground they really... Read more
Published 15 days ago by troey
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Film
Guy Martin, what more can i say, TOP man, great film, great scenes, and enjoy Milky as he screeches around teh course in a Porsche making sound effects all the way, quality!
Published 22 days ago by Pauli
5.0 out of 5 stars A great ride.
A must for bikers or armchair bikers or just Guy Martin fans. You need to watch Guy with the subtitles on!
Published 1 month ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Really great DVD to watch with a really good story line. Guy Martin is a real character in his everyday life the sort of young man I always wanted to be
Published 1 month ago by michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
This is a fantastic DVD for both males and females, if your into motorbikes or not. What makes this is the unique character of Guy Martin. Obviously why he is now on regular TV.
Published 1 month ago by New world
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best TT Movies
Captures and presents the best of the TT,
a few minor errors (Guy riding slow, fast in slow motion?).
captures the lives behind the Races/ Racers well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by F. Mahon
5.0 out of 5 stars Isle of man tt
This is compulsive adrenelin fueled, hi actane vieweing.

What can you say about the guys that race here every year... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Guy Martin is a great personality and a great bike racer. This DVD is a must for all his fans which I bet will be played over and over.
Published 1 month ago by roadrav
5.0 out of 5 stars two wheeled fest
If you are in to two wheeled transport this is the one to buy. Fantastic footage of the Isle Of Man TT with footage i have never seen before. Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. Denner
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