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on 29 May 2006
I have to agree wholeheartedly with the above two reviews. I love the Gumball and already own the DVD's from the 2003 and 2004 events.
As you could expect I have been eagerly awaiting the release of last years event expecting more of the same. I knew something was wrong after 20 minutes watching MTV's 'Aiya' gang mucking about. In a vain hope that it would get better, I reckoned this to be just an extended introduction. However. as I continued to watch, it appeared that the whole DVD was largely about their participation and not remotely about the rest of the Gumball.
All in all there was probably only 5 minutes coverage of the other cars and drivers and then only to show brief clips of somebody doing donuts or pulling away from a check point.
I can also confirm that the majority of these clips (and sound bites) were from last years event, which were poorly disguised as new footage. It seems that these clips have been added to give some authenticity to film and to convince you that it is actually the Gumball event that is taking place. Without these you wouldn't know.
If you would like to see a video diary of the 'Aiya' Gang doing the Gumball, then this is for you. If you are hoping for more of the same coverage of the 'Real' Gumball, as shown in '6 days in May' or the 2003 event then avoid at all costs. I only wish I could get my money back as this DVD will stay unwatched from now on!