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5.0 out of 5 stars A must see film..amazing!!
Living on the Isle of Man i have grew up with the tt, and every year the place comes alive for two weeks when bikers from all over the world come to watch the greatest road races in the world.
This film sums up the tt perfectly and is very well made.
Guy martin is the main feature of it and is a bit of a character to say the least! The guys who made this film...
Published on 13 Sep 2011 by B. Kermode

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wrong focus
Good Film and well put together, gave it 3stars as it concentrates too much on Guy Martin. Watching the coverage this year and listening to Craig Doyle it was if there was only Guy out there racing, no disrespect to Guy but typical TV. Buying the film showed similar concentration on 'celebrity', worth a lokk but there's others racing out there.lol
Published on 5 Dec 2011 by Moriarty


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Movie - not a 3D showcase though, 25 Jan 2012
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I knew nothing about the TT, so this was something of a revelation. There's something re-affirming on the human condition in it, that such characterful, passionate, talented amateurs compete with such utter commitment - in an event which shows continued strength without undue commercial intervention. The film makes it obvious that the driving force behind the TT is the riders and the fans.

On the other hand - it's not worth buying the 3D version. So little of the race footage was filmed for the documentary, most of its from the bike-cam's or stock event coverage from helicopters - which of course were not filmed with 3D cameras. This means that nearly all the true 3D footage is just interviews - which is nice to see in 3D, and to be fair the interviews are the highlight of this movie rather than the racing itself. It's all about the intense and hugely contrasting characters that risk their lives to win - and their anticipation of and reaction to the inevitable casualties.

So a great film, an intimate character study of fascinating people - all so different - but united by a compulsion to compete in an often fatal race.

It's just a bit pointless in 3D.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A decent Road Racing film - About time!, 6 Jan 2012
Being a total bike nut who attends as many local track and road races as can be squeezed in every year, Closer to the Edge was a no brainer for a christmas pressie from the missus.
Thoroughly enjoyed the movie from end to end, and immediately watched it again. Very well made, except it seemed a little too short, but that is probably because I could watch bike racing for hours!

I liked that it focused on one racer, Guy Martin, which gave the film a solid thread and avoided it becoming just another TT review film. Other reviewers are correct. You see this movie and you find youself surfing the net for tickets to nexts year's TT (Grandstand already sold out for the big races - Pah!)
Another enjoyable aspect of the film was the contrast between the slightly eccentric maverick Guy Martin and the understated calm professionalism of Ian Hutchinson.I found myself almost cheering for Guy Martin just because of his sheer heart and determination, and could almost feel his frustration as he was repeatedly pipped by Hutchinson.

An excellent movie. It's all in there; breathtaking speed, a sense of occasion, carnival atmosphere of the TT, the tradition of the TT. An insight into the RR sport and the colourful characters that populate it. Triumph, failure, tradgedy, humour. Good, gritty entertainment. Should be more films like this one.

A must see, definitely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars and they said it was excellent. I have no idea myself, 20 Aug 2014
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Put 5 stars as it was a gift for a friend, and they said it was excellent. I have no idea myself, as i have no interest in it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Went to the TT and fell head over heals with ..., 17 Aug 2014
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Went to the TT and fell head over heals with the sport. This DVD is exciting and shows the TT titans in action..Its mint! :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smoking awesome sound exhaust wow enjoy watch very fastest story amazing ..., 26 Sep 2014
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Smoking awesome sound exhaust wow enjoy watch very fastest story amazing Martin good funny that good enjoy try it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Dec 2014
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such a great documentary film about one of the world's iconic motorsport events! must watch for any petrolhead!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as others have said, 4 April 2012
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Compared to documentaries like Senna or In The Shadow of the moon (not 3D), which are genuine emotional, edge of your seat rollercoasters, TT3D appears very average. I watched it after Imax Hubble 3D and even found it paled to that.

It's by no means bad, but the subject matter gave scope to make a genuinely tense and emotional film. As interesting as the film was, with some excellent shots and a great insight into Guy Martin's eccentric yet down to earth mind, I wasn't as involved as I wanted to be, as most people who rated it appeared to be. I bought it because of all the glowing reviews and ended up slightly underwhelmed and dissapointed. Perhaps this is down to it not following the glory story, instead focusing on a passionate, yet good racer that isn't quite as good as his rhetoric would have you believe. If we had followed Craig Doyle who, in the same race meet, achieved a goal no one thought could be done, it would have been a much better film. Intead, TT3D is like the b-roll footage of an almost racer, which some could argue makes it more interesting and fair enough, each to their own.

In 3D it's average too. There are much better things out there to show off your TV.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film of the IOM TT & the best roadracers ..., 27 Oct 2014
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Brilliant film of the IOM TT & the best roadracers in the world,doing what only they can do on the edge !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 Aug 2014
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They're all chuffin' nuts; Guy's chuffin' nuts with an extra helping of personality, oh aye and a brew
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 Aug 2014
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Love guy martin. If you love motorbikes, you'll love this Movie. Watched it countless of times.
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