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Top Gear - The Great Adventures 2 [DVD]

Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond    Exempt   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, The Stig
  • Producers: Andy Wilman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001POYSG2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,005 in Film & TV (See Top 100 in Film & TV)

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Product Description

Two special Top Gear episodes presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. In 'Botswana Special', our intrepid explorers, attempting to reach the Namibian border, have to traverse arduous salt pans, do battle with the Kalahari desert, and see if they can navigate the foaming torrents of the Okavango Delta. In 'Vietnam Special', equipped with, of all things, motorcycles, the adventurers have to cover the entire length of the country in just eight days.

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Top Gear: Great Adventures is back and included in this fantastic DVD is: BOTSWANA SPECIAL The starting point is a little village on the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana. James was the first to arrive, in his 1985 Mercedes 230E. Next up was Jeremy with a 1981 Lancia Beta Coupe. Finally, Richard turned up in an Opel Kadet made in 1963, which he immediately bonded with and named Oliver. To reach their destination on the Namibian border, the boys had to negotiate the vast openness and primordial sludge of the Makgadikgadi salt pans, the choking dust of the Kalahari Desert, not to mention the treacherous rivers and hungry wildlife of the Okavango Delta. Along the way, they encountered more or less every dangerous animal known to man, including hippos, elephants and the apparently testicle-crazed honey badger - as well as petrol shortages, flying vice-presidents and the Stig's African cousin. Incredibly, the cars survived everything Africa could throw at them - including being dismantled, crashed, drowned and shot. Of course the presenters were well motivated to keep their cars moving: anyone who broke down irreparably would be forced to complete the journey in the spare car - an irritatingly unstoppable Volkswagen Beetle. VIETNAM SPECIAL: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May go to Vietnam and are told to travel the entire length of the country in just eight days, thereby achieving what the American military failed to do in ten years. First they must each buy some suitable transport for the trip, but the several million dong they have in their pockets prove to be rather less money than they thought, especially in one of the most expensive car markets in the world. Nonetheless, the boys are resourceful and, with the wheels eventually sorted, they set off on one of the most spectacular and incredible road trips Top Gear has ever attempted. EXTRAS : Botswana Special - Extended Version: Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Andy Wilman and


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oliver!!!! 23 Mar 2009
Yep, they're back to their tricks again. The 2 dvd's come in seperate cases, one for each adventure, and are bound in a cardboard case. 1st disk is the brilliant Botswana adventure with a few added scenes that aren't on the television version. Great picture and served up with a stereo soundtrack, the extra's are limited to behind the scenes photo's, a commentary soundtrack and some very amusing deleted scenes.
2nd serving is the Vietnam adventure, again a few scenes not in the TV edition, with similar quality picture and sound. The extras are also the same fare, and this time we get to meet The Stigs communist cousin! This would have got 5 stars had they not changed the soundtracks, the music used on both TV versions seemed more evocative and had more impact.
All in all though, over 2hrs of good hilarious antics that we've all come to expect from Clarckson, Hammond and May.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventures indeed! 15 Feb 2011
By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 500 REVIEWER
The Great Adventures volume 2 is a 2 disk boxset, each with a different adventure on it. The first takes place in Botswana (the Director's Cut) and the second is the lads' Vietnam expedition. These episodes were broadcast in both 2007 and 2008, but not released on DVD until 2009 as part of this boxset. The outer cardboard box shows images of both the adventures, with the Top Gear logo and the titles of both episodes. Each adventure is in one DVD box, with imagery from each across the appropriate box and therefore makes it easy for Harry to differentiate the two. Harry or I hadn't seen either of these before he got the DVD, so we were both really looking forward to enjoying them.

First up I'll talk about the Botswana episode. This was originally broadcast on BBC2 in 2007, so it is a few years old now but luckily, these special episodes don't seem to date at all so you can enjoy them any time. It sees Jeremy, Richard and James head all the way over to Botswana with just 1500 each to buy a used car. Jeremy buys a Lancia Beta Coupe, Richard a Opel Kadett and James a Mercedes 230E. It shows how much I've seen this that I didn't actually have to look those up before writing them down! They then have to drive these terribly old cars across roads in an awful condition, through Botswana, across the Makgadikgadi Pan in one piece, something no car has ever done before and then finally cross the Okavango Delta, which meant going close to wild animals that could eat them!

This episode is hilarious. Right from the off, Harry loved this episode because of the old cars that the guys were driving, especially Jeremy and his Lancia Beta Coupe.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambitious but Brilliant Everywhere!!! 25 Mar 2009
By J. Dale
There here again and back for more mayhem than ever. The DVD comes in cardboard with two seperate standard DVD cases and two discs. The 1st special is the Botswana Trip and its the Director's Cut version as well with content not seen on TV. This was the special that made me laugh the most as James May nearly drives into Zimbabwe (where the BBC isn't allowed), Richard Hammond falls in love with his car and calls it 'Oliver' and Jermey Clarkson endlessly breaking down in his Lancia car.

The 2nd Special was in Vietnam, which was recently on, and still made me laugh and feel sorry for Jeremy as he can't ride a bike as travelling through Vietnam, although Richard Hammond and James May enjoyed the trip but were constantly pursued by an American coloured Motorbike if any of their own bike's broke down and had to be left behind. We also actually get to meet The Stigs Communist Cousin. Also keep in mind that this isn't a director cut, just the Botswana Special.

This deserves five stars because for the first time (I think) it actually has some Special Feature Extras like Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery, Commentary Soundtrack with Executive Producer Andy Wilman and Crew and very funny Deleted Scenes on both DVD's. The picture is also excellent and perfect music and is just for any die hard Top Gear Fan. The only thing that anyone will moan about is that some of the soundtracks have changed from the TV edition, but hey, who care's? It's still good Top Gear!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The two BEST challenges in box! 15 Mar 2014
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These were, to this Top Gear fan's mind at least, THE best overseas challenges. Not only were they hilarious - but you also got to see both the countries in a breathtaking way. Let's face it, even Clarkson was silenced in wonder at the views in Vietnam.....that just says it all. if you love Top Gear and these are your kind of challenges; if you just want to see the countries - this is the dvd set for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 22 Aug 2013
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Entertaining, a must have for any avid Top gear fan, the much rated top gear gang at their very best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Adventure 10 Nov 2011
Some of the best bits ever from Top Gear, as a biker the Vietnam adventure was just a treat from start to finish
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4.0 out of 5 stars brill cream 17 April 2009
By jaybell
more hi jinks and mishaps from the top gear team!!well worth its money-great entertainment-and better than watching on Dave cos there's no adverts!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daughters Birthday 28 May 2014
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Had a great day viewing this DVD along with the others. Perfect viewing for a day off. Many Thanks x
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Excellent
Published 1 month ago by Vincent atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars christmas present
This was a Christmas present and the person I gave it to has enjoyed it very much, in fact they are off to Vietnam in March this year
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. J. P. Queripel
5.0 out of 5 stars Top gear
Bought this for a mates birthday as we are both Top Gear fans hes now emigrated and he gave it to me everyone's a winner.
Published 7 months ago by Coopster
5.0 out of 5 stars The Two Best Top Gear Adventures
Even my wife loves the Vietnam special which we both regard as the best Top Gear Adventure, despite no cars. Read more
Published 8 months ago by David S Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
It was a great buy. Hilarious! Two of the many best episodes. Played these during a BIG family gathering and it kept them entertain especially when they had never watched Top Gear... Read more
Published 8 months ago by v
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant. Very much worth the money.
Arrived very promptly, a brilliant addition to any persons collection. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Fintan Geoghegan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I am a 43 year old woman with no interest in cars but my children wanted to watch these adventures so I bought them and they are fantastic. Really really funny and silly. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Helen Hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I bought this as a birthday pressent for my partner as he loves top gear. It arrived in good time and in a good condition.

Happy all round.
Published 14 months ago by Hollie Jarvis
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
"OLIVER" lol. It still makes me laugh when Richard sees his little car sinking and he cries out the cars name. Great fun, great laughs. Beautiful scenery. Read more
Published 17 months ago by David B
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