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Top Gear at the Movies [DVD]

Richard Hammond , James May    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Hammond, James May
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005F3HG22
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,198 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Cars! Film! Cars on film! Film involving cars! You get the idea. It’s basically a DVD involving those two things.

Gasp as we find the perfect drift car for a gritty, Bourne Identity-style chase! Cheer as we stage a race for all those unsung heroes of the movie industry! Whoop as we find the car that makes the perfect dramatic exhaust note to dub onto an action sequence! Make some other sort of noise we haven’t thought of yet as we re-attempt the classic Man With The Golden Gun barrel roll, having frankly made a total hash of it when we first tried it on telly! All this plus a vast fleet of sexy supercars and a man with a jet pack racing a Skoda.

Top Gear At The Movies. It’s better than an actual movie. Probably. Actually, it depends on which movie we’re talking about. Truth is, you’d be better judging this on a case-by-case basis. Why not write to us with the name of a film and we’ll tell you whether this DVD is better or not. Actually, on second thoughts, don’t.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By R. Wood TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Last year's special Apocalypse DVD was an average Top Gear release (at best). A fine premise with a below par execution, suffering from being too long and the lack of Jeremy Clarkson, a crucial component to the Top Gear recipe for success.

For Christmas 2011, Jezza was off filming another DVD again (Powered Up), leaving Hamster and Captain Slow to try again at delivering another Yuletide special for Top Gear fans. And Top Gear: At The Movies is the result.

At The Movies boasts a stronger premise than Apocalypse. Richard and James take the role of film buffs this time, focusing on how integral the car can be for all sorts of cinematic excitement i.e. Bond movies, Bullitt, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Italian Job etc.

And in their antics:

- Hammond and May find out which cars have the best engines to produce the most amazing noise for a chase sequence.
- Using a Land Rover to build their own Bond car!
- Top Gear Stunt Man trying again to replicate the legendary barrel roll from Man With The Golden Gun.
- Richard and his trusty band of rally car drivers racing the unsung cars of the movie industry.
- Testing cars for handling via an exciting action-sequence full of cars, bikes, tanks, baddies and paintball guns!
- And Richard `guiding' rally car champion Toni Gardemeister driving a Skoda as they race Yves Rossy and his trusty jet pack!

Promising stuff? On paper, yes. But like Apocalypse, At The Movies again suffers from unnecessary flaws. I've said this before, but it remains true. Why Top Gear is such essential viewing is because of ALL THREE presenters working together.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Top Trip to the Movies! 26 Feb 2012
By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The DVD only stars 2 of Top Gear's main presenters Richard Hammond and James May. Considering Jeremy Clarkson is Harry's favourite person in the WORLD, I was a little worried he wouldn't like this, but instead found he was really enjoying it and the high octane action was exactly what he wanted. This DVD shows the two guys telling us all about why cars are important in action movies, and how they can improve on that brilliant cars. We don't actually see any classic cars from movies so if that's what you're expecting, you will be disappointed. However, I think this DVD is perfect for younger fans of the show, and it's certainly flashy, noisy and perfect for all petrol-heads out there.

I don't want to give away too much information about anything on the DVD as its great just to watch it and find out what's going on with Hammond and May. Instead, I'll just take roughly about the items on the DVD and whether they are any good or not. For Harry, the best bit is probably the boys trying to find out the best "goodie and baddie" sounds the car makes, and this involves them driving them very noisily around the Top Gear test track, with lots of gratuitous noise from the cars. This isn't my cup of tea but Harry enjoyed hearing the sounds, and working out which he thought were the best. Amongst the cars featured were Aston Martins, Ferrari's, and Lamborghini's so plenty in there for everyone. I didn't agree with their final decisions, but there you go, what do I know hey?! Another good section is Richard and professional rally driver Toni Gardemeister in a Skoda rally car racing against the "Rocket Man" Yves Rossy with his jet pack. It's a pretty good sequence, with good camera shots, and a good soundtrack, but I have to confess it isn't a favourite of mine or Harry's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Top Gear treats 15 Jan 2012
Format:Blu-ray
This dvd was enjoyed by all the family, although bought for the man of the house. A treat for any Top Gear fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Averagely averageness 13 Jan 2012
By Zaroff
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Movies on a tv screen playout without our seeing them but the two chaps watch them, so it requires a fine level of memory for the film sequences they are talking about. Which is a fine jest. For a while. Then it admits to being merely a cobbled together bit of 'what we let these two do on their school holidays' arrangement.

Thin and lacking in detail, but overall the two chaps are a pleasant enough minor detour. Perhaps instead of aiming at Z grade sci-fi production values, they might aim for a B-movie level of guile..next time. Which there will be. No doubt. With or without the loud taller northern one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good entertainment 9 Jan 2012
By Ali
Format:DVD
Present for my 11 year old son. wicked DVD really funny, with lots of explosions and lots of fast cars.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top DVD 26 Nov 2011
By AH
Format:DVD
I always look forward to the Top Gear Specials and what makes this cool is that it's a little different from previous offerings. It's still got everything that makes Top Gear a great show and is a worthy special. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but still pretty good. 3 Oct 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is by far not the best Top Gear Christmas special DVD I have watched, but it does have funny parts none the less.

Oddly it just seems a little poorly produced and put together for me. Almost lazy in the production really.

If you can get it second hand really cheaply then it is probably worth a watch. But other than that I would say save your pennies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don,t buy this save yourself the money 7 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This dvd is terrible and stupid ( not in a good way )
The dvd is just pointless a waste of money its just james and richard playing around with a land rover and some supercars like aston martin and lamborghini there a rally car challenge at the start which was in the tv series
just don,t buy it if you want to buy your family friend or yourself a top gear dvd buy the worst car in history of the world
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good one ..prefer itto others
Any top gear fan would enjoy this. Cannot rele gowrong for the price aswel. Getit brought!!!! I think its better than others
Published 1 month ago by Angelo Master
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as gift
Bought this for my other half as we both love Top Gear. Their DVDs are always good and have lots of content not shown on tv, which is nice between seasons when only re-runs are on!
Published 2 months ago by rosemary_ella
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
We love Top Gear in our house and the DVDs are great. Action packed, factual and very funny. A great thing to watch with the family
Published 3 months ago by Karen Macnaughtan
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks
5 stars for sure, came when said, works wonderfully, keeps my son out of mischief thankyou very very much x
Published 4 months ago by karleigh selwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
They have produced a very entertaining DVD here. Hammond and May are brilliant at presenting it without Clarkson: I must say you never miss him (even if I appreciate him... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michel
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product
Bought as a present for a Top Gear fan - assume he liked it, have not heard to the contrary!
Published 12 months ago by oap
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest
Surprisingly, this one isn't as good as their other dvds. Definitely a bit on the short side which disappointed us.
Published 13 months ago by L. Hurst
4.0 out of 5 stars The usual high octane Top Gear fun
Hammond and May are back again with a DVD this time tackling 'movies'. As usual ih features the usual quirky Top Gear humour and banter and re-hashes a few ideas used before... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Nigel Everett
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring Boring Boring
Oh dear. I was beginning to worry seeing all the "this is great" reviews - until I found others who feel the same way as I do about this DVD. Read more
Published on 9 April 2012 by H. BROWN
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DVD
This is a really entertaining dvd and has a lot of the ingredients which make Top Gear a success. Except perhaps for Jeremy Clarkson. Some might say that makes a change. Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2012 by Alistair Murray
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