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Troy Bayliss Story - Narrated by Ewan McGregor [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • 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: Exempt
  • Studio: IMC Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Feb 2008
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0012IOY6K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,969 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Narrated by Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge), this inspiring documentary tells the story of one of motor racing s most exciting racers of all time, Troy Bayliss. A keen motorcycle fan himself, Ewan narrates this story with the admiration of a man he describes as up there with the very best . Winner of Best Documentary at the New York Film Festival, Troy s Story is an inspirational look at the rise of Troy Bayliss. From humble beginnings as a spray painter in Taree on the mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia, to having emerged as one of the greatest motorcycle riders in the world today. The series is full of exclusive behind the scenes footage, interviews and race footage from his factory rides up to and including his championship winning year.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having met the great man a couple of times at various Superbike events over the last few years, I felt this was a must for my collection and was really looking forward to a well put together, informative and entertaining product, that would mark the end of a highly successful racing career. I don't think my expectations were too high, but I have to admit to being really quite disappointed with the poor overall quality of this production.

Disc one, with it's simple to navigate, but quite uninspiring menu, leads into the main series of programs. Each one is, as expected, the same format. There is, however, some excellent archive footage of Troy; showing him at his best during his time with Ducati Corse.... absolutely awesome at times. Sadly, It's just the production that doesn't seem to have made the best of the raw (archive) material.

Having watched all of disc one, I hoped for some more interesting, maybe even rare footage of Troy; possibly his time testing the MotoGP Ducati? No... the second disc quite honestly appears to have been an afterthought.... Mostly showing the team in the pits, but filmed in an amateur 'detached' way, with next to no commentary and what appears to be next to no post-production editing. It then continues to follow Troy on one of his really long cycle training rides... Yeah, OK, but way too long!!! When Ewan McGregor is narrating a DVD of the highly successful career of one of World Superbikes (Ducati's) most inspiring and successful riders, I really expected a far more 'polished product.' I have other, similar DVD's and enjoy watching them over and over again. I've only watched this one once...... and couldn't force myself to complete disc two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, informative and revealing 13 July 2009
Troy Bayliss has long had a reputation as both an incredibly determined and competitive racer whilst being a quiet, polite and humorous fellow away from the track.
This documentary, detailing his life from his youth through the uncertainty of his early racing career to becoming double World WSB Champion confirms what we'd all believed; this is a remarkable man. He has been ultra-competitive throughout his career, ultra-talented too and yet he has clearly never let racing change or blight his natural good humour and humanity.
His race-day routine includes getting up early, going across to the team hospitality tent and picking up breakfast which he then takes to his wife in their motorhome. It could sound a bit twee but in the context of this man it sums him up.
A legend who appears completely oblivious of his status, I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about (to steal the other reviewer's title - apologies!) the Wizard of Oz.
My only wish would be for an updated version to include his remarkable 2008 season, becoming a triple World Champion and his thoughts on retirement and the future. Here's hoping!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it very much 10 April 2014
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Enjoyed the DVD although it needed a bit more up to date info about Troy. Delivery was a bit slow but it was the time of year I guess
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wizard of 'Oz'! 14 Mar 2009
This is a really great look at the career of one of motorcyling's most determined and likable characters on the bike scene. Troy bayliss does not know how to give up! From an early age he was successful as a junior motocross champ up until he made the switch to road racing where he really made his mark! The Dvd gives a very detailed look at his rise to stardom and also a look at the man himself and what fuels his determination to win! An ultra fit ,competitive, and very down to earth character is what comes across in this remarkable racer that is Troy Bayliss. A thoroughly entertaining Dvd and one for your collection for sure.
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