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.