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5.0 out of 5 stars Missing some classics, but still fantastic to watch
I got this the other week and I must say it is brilliant to watch, some of the challenges are really brilliant, specially the motorhome, trackday and caravan airship challenge. I would say however I'm slightly dissapointed that some have been omitted (but when it's such a big dvd, you can't really fit them all :) ) For example, the 17 year old challenge which I personally...
Published on 22 Jun 2011 by masterwill
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Top Gear fan these days.
Bought this DVD as the main point for the sale was the home-made caravan that the boys had to build. The rest of the DVD was OK but I won't be buying any more. I did read the description before the purchase, so it's NOT a slip-up by Amazon, but it's me!!!
Published 6 months ago by D. A. Springall
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased.,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)My brother is a big fan of the show, so I bought it for him as a surprise. He was very satisfied.
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Gear - The Challenges 5,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)Really good. Easy to watch and very entertaining. It is surprising how much information there is in these dvds. I would recommend them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)Fast delivery, great price and the dvd is great. Clarkson, Hammond and May are as crazy and irreverent as ever, my son really enjoyed it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Good DVD,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)Got this as part of my sons Christmas. He loves it. Was sent quickly and adds to his Top Gear collection.
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)This had me in tears quite a few times and I was amazed at some of the stunts they pull. Just think that they are wasting my licence fee somewhat which is the only reason for not giving it a 5 star.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bundle of Laughs!,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)What can I say, Top Gear is like Marmite, some people love it, others can't stand it, I'm one of the former.
I've just spent my weekend watching this along with Top Gear - The Challenges 1-4 Collection [DVD] and Top Gear - The Great Adventures: 1-4 Box Set [DVD]. And it was a weekend well spent!
Full of funny moments, great cars and comedy humour, I'd highly recommend it to any Petrolhead or person with a sense of humour! :)
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant content yet again!!!,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)These challange DVD'S represent the best challanges for the last few series and yet again this DVD keeps that trend going. Its a shame some challanges from previous series have still been missed out like the student cheap cars, the original caravan trip and the art museum but still a MUST BUY!!
Allow us to present yet another Challenges Bonanza crammed with volcanoes, World speed records, flying caravans, unstable Reliant Robins, jaw dropping races and cars exploding all over the place. No other programme offers so much, for so little of your I.Q.
The motorhome has been with us for many years, but Jeremy, Richard and James are convinced they can do better. As this cliff-hanger of a film proves, they really can't.
he Making Of The Car Advert
Volkswagen are renowned for making the best car ads in the world. Jeremy and James are convinced they can do better. As these hilarious but hopeless attempts for the Scirocco prove, they really can't.
British Sports Cars
In a surprisingly poignant film, the boys fire up three British sports cars and set out on a nostalgic road trip to look at what happened to our once great sports car industry.
Cheap Saloons In Germany
A cut price road trip across Europe's engineering heartland, involving a hairy high speed autobahn run, the industry standard Oompah Band test, and a terrifying encounter with Das German Stig.
The Dakar Car Versus The Snowmobiles
In one of the most spectacular Top Gear challenges ever, Richard, at the wheel of a fearsome Dakar car, takes on some crack Swedish snowmobile racers in a race across a ski resort.
Topsy Turvy Reliant Robins
Jeremy sets out on an epic quest to get from Sheffield to Rotherham in a Reliant Robin that likes to fall over. Loads of "A" List northerners pop up in this crashtastic film, described by Harry Enfield as "quite funny."
The Veyron In Hyperdrive
Bugatti unveils a new Veyron designed to be the fastest production car in the entire world. Only one man can take it to the max: Captain James T. Slow.
Airport Vehicles Race
Airports are just too slow. To solve the problem, Hammond organises a grid full of airport vehicles, fills them with mad Touring Car drivers, and a race of epic anarchy ensues. Everything crashes, nothing is solved.
The Caravan Airship
James May's "Clear The Roads of Caravans Solutions System" takes to the skies as the world's first Caravan Airship. Marvel at this new fangled creation as it fails to stop, go, steer or fly, and then causes chaos at an international airport.
The Twingo In Belfast
Enjoy one of Jeremy's more extreme road tests as he takes the Renault Twingo on a spin, literally, through the Belfast sewers and then tries to catch a ferry. And misses.
May's Volcanic Adventure
A big volcano kicks off in Iceland. James May builds a car capable of tackling the fiery furnace on a journey to the centre of a piece of earth quite near the volcano.
Gravity Drop Race
Is a shonky old Beetle faster than a modern Porsche 911? Well it might be, if the Beetle's a mile up with gravity on its side.
* Extended interview with Tom and Cameron
* Extended interview with Lewis Hamilton on Ayton Senna & lap of the MP4
* Lewis Hamilton lap of Silverstone with 2 alternative POV angles of his lap mounted on the front of senna's car
* Real time 3 fastest track laps of 2010/11 - All done with a running clock and additional angles: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Arial Atom V8 and Zonda R
* Rubens - Driving the perfect line POV
* POV Speed Record in Veyron
* 2 Extra reliant robin rollovers
* Additional Germany challenge - fuel run
* Deleted Volcano scene - James' tyre pressures and cooking breakfast
* Brit Sports Cars outtakes
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leaning Tower of CitroŽn is going Down!,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)Back again with Jezza, Hamster and Captain Slow that put their own lives to the limit and beyond in these challenges that have proved quite dangerous, funny, extreme and painful (if you argue your case when rolling around in a Reliant Robin!). As we all know, the challenges in Top Gear always provide a usual humour and utter words of 'Cock', 'Ambitious but Rubbish' when something usually goes wrong which is predictable.
Continuing the theme from the Third Top Gear Challenges DVD, the Menus are animated with partial clips of the challenges included, the scene selections is still perfect and there are extras like the last volume. Sound like Top Gear heaven? It gets better to the list of challenges including the Motorhomes, Making a Car Advert, British Sports Cars, Car Saloons in Germany, Dakar Vs Snowmobiles, Reliant Robins, Veyron Hyperdrive, Airport Vehicle Race, Caravan Airship, Twingo in Belfast, May's Volcanic Adventure and Hammond's gravity Drop Race against the Beetle. All of these challenges has got tremendous amount of humour and laughter to fill you up with and so many comments that never fail to raise the smile even more.
For 270 minutes of Top Gear, what more can be included, I don't know maybe a second disc for the third time giving more Extra's? Why yes they did, on a second disc you get the Lewis Hamilton Extended Interviews, Alternative angles on the Zonda R, Veyron and more, Two extra Reliant Robin Rollovers, the Germany Fuel Run Challenge!, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and more! The DVD is a structured Top Gear DVD and has no problem with navigation and yes it does include subtitles for English Hard of Hearing and an aspect ratio of 16:9 Anamorphic.
The Difference between this one and the previous volume is that this time all the challenges are on Disc 1 and all the extras are on Disc 2, which is a big improvement from last time. Overall, this is worth buying as it still is the same, the only downside is that not some of the challenges I loved have not appeared like '17-Year Olds Car' and 'The Snow Plow `Dominator' in Norway' are not included, if there doing a sixth volume, I suggest these are included please! But mainly, it's a brilliant release and like any other Top Gear fan, this should be part of your own collection.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)This season of the challenges was one of the best for laughs. From jeremy's tower block cteron and hammond expandong Land Rover to racing over snow against 2 snow mobiles was great. And the challenge with british sports cars was not to be missed. A must for fans of top gear challenges.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It,
This review is from: Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] (DVD)A very easy review to write, if you like Top Gear you will love this and even if you don't you will still get a chuckle at some of the antics on display.
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Top Gear - The Challenges 5 [DVD] by Jeremy Clarkson (DVD - 2011)