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Top Gear: The Challenges (BBC) [DVD]
Top Gear: The Challenges (BBC) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
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Price: £4.29

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great content, pity about the presentation., 21 Jun. 2007
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Content: excellent - five stars. Admittedly it is only as seen on the television - there are no extras of any kind, which is a shame, but the challenges are presented as seen on television in their insane glory.

Presentation: atrocious - can I actually give a negative rating to this? The challenges, rather than being presented in order, are intercut, with no immediately obvious pattern. The breaks between the sections also fail to line up with the chapter starts, which appear to have been selected largely at random. As such, locating the start of a particular segment almost invariably involves fast-forwarding or rewinding as required, which is somewhat irritating. There's also no facility to simply play an individual challenge - an obvious feature that would surely not have been difficult to implement.

In summary, if you wish to sit down and watch three hours of car-based lunacy, this is a great disc. If you only have half an hour and have the desire to watch an individual challenge, you'll find it really quite annoying. The quality of the content is offset quite seriously by some extremely bizarre choices with the presentation, which actually feels like it's been made intentionally awkward.


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