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Top Gear - The Burma Special [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May
  • Directors: Kit Lynch-Robinson
  • Producers: Andy Wilman
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Jun 2014
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00I3D3RHE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,839 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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"An absolute blast" --Telegraph

Top Gear specials are known for epic journeys, incredible scenery and the amusement of three idiots having a hard time. What they’re not known for is challenging civil engineering projects. Until now. In this special Clarkson, Hammond and May don’t just buy three knackered old lorries and drive miles through the beautiful landscapes of Burma. Oh dear no. They actually have to use their lorries to do something useful. They have to build a real, useable bridge over the River Kwai.

On their way to the river they almost bring down Burma’s power supply, encounter the world’s least relaxing truck stop, race around the streets of a deserted capital, saddle up a trio of unhelpful horses and attend a completely deranged party. The Burma special has everything. And this release contains MORE than everything because it also contains unseen footage AND exclusive extras. What more do you want? An actual bridge? Oh, you do? Well we know three buffoons who could help you with that…

EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS
Behind the Scenes
Photo Gallery

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Wood TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 July 2014
Format: DVD
Over the years, Clarkson, Hammond and May have journeyed and adventured all corners of the globe to prove the amazing capabilities and character of the car. Their Great Adventures have resulted in all manner of incredible accomplishments; from America to the North Pole, from Africa to the Middle East, from Botswana to Vietnam. Barring the dismal outing in India, every one of these Great Adventures have been brilliant, brave…and utterly memorable.

With no signs of winding down anytime soon, Jeremy, Richard and James’ latest mission is to take three clapped-out lorries, journey through Burma to get to Thailand, and drive their ‘mighty machines’ over the River Kwai…via a bridge they must build THEMSELVES.

True to form, this Burma Special has all the ingredients for a classic Top Gear. There’re so many highlights – bringing down Burma’s power supply, insane parties, breakdowns and relying on horses etc – the usual (ingenious) vehicle modifications, mishaps, thrills and dangers, breathtaking shots of a beautiful country, remarkable places and cultures, and a real sense of achievement when all’s said and done. This latest Great Adventure is right up there with the VERY best episodes.

Now, those who watched this special back in March on BBC2 will remember this as being a two-parter (like the Africa Special), so you can expect both parts merged together here. But there’s plenty of notable new footage thrown in this Uncut version for fans to drool over, and the number of exclusive extras to boot make this release one of the meatier Top Gear DVDs to be released.

There’s a twenty-minute compilation of ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ footage, a nifty Photo Gallery, an interactive ‘Wallpaper’ feature for your computer, and some trailers for ‘Race the Stig’ game. For Top Gear fans and completists, The Burma Special NEEDS to be on your shelf, for both the main-feature and the extras that come with it. Proof that there’s plenty of life left in the show.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A customer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
I just finished watching the Burma special and I can tell you that this is the best of all the top gear adventures I have ever watched.

To begin with the country is most interesting and apart from the usual south-east-Asia chaos in the capital, the roads and the landscapes were truly staggering

The team have to travel 1,200-mile journey through Burma and Thailand in some very old lorries + modifications, and build a bridge over the river Kwai (or something like that) a direct reference to PoW movie Bridge on the River Kwai. They pay their respect to the fallen soldiers along the way, which I felt it was a very nice touch.

The episode climax is in the Sham with some incredible views form the hill tops, which along with the race in the 20 lane road in the capital are the best moments of the episode, as well as the constant references to the local crops in the region.

Viewers who dismiss the show as puerile and staged are clearly missing the point on how much fun and interesting a road trip can be.

5 stars and well done
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Birolli on 25 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
I agree with other reviewers that the Burma special is the best Road Trip in a while, if not the best.
There are some genuine laugh out loud moments...usually involving May and a tent.
The special brand of grown (if not middle aged) men doing things a 17 year old and his mates might (want to) do is extraordinary
The truth is there is little else as genuinely funny on TV these days on any of the 1001 channels except repeats of Blackadder.

I recommend this as a treasure and treat. Burma is at once weird and fetching to behold, while the escapades come thick and fast.
My favourite must be either Hammond poking his head upstairs into the awful byre they are supposed to sleep in one night and saying 'its ok'
Or James May being woken in the morning hanging over a gorge in his tent suspended by his own crane. You cant beat his expression!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 8 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is as fun as it was on the BBC - mostly. extra scenes make this well worth buying. The lads blunder about Burma in three ancient lorries. Breaking down, falling over making fools of themselves. That's the great part
The interesting part is the removal of the "slope" comment. Which was probably a good idea and to be expected.
Disappointment? Well the change of incidental music was annoying and I really miss the "Burning Bridges" Theme at the end. for that it gets 4 stars. But otherwise, great stuff...can hardly wait to see where they go this year (or next year if the BBC is up to its usual tricks)
Actually if the BBC has its way the lads will be down the job centre. It's good to have these discs to remind us of Top Gear before the BBC axes it as they seem keen to do.
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This is in fact the first blu ray I have every watched.. I own the dvd version too..

Audio : Superb!

Video : great quality, however there seemed to be a HUGE amount purple fringing and other fringing colour (mainly red) all almost all edges of all cameras!! this wasnt noticeable in the dvd version as far as I know.. bit disappointing but a great buy anyway!

wish more topgear was available in blu ray..
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