TT : Closer to the Edge (2 disc edition) [DVD]
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Jared Leto narrates this documentary about the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy ('TT') motorcycle race. Originally filmed in 3D, the film delves into the history of the race and asks why TT riders are still willing to risk their lives in their bid to win the wo
Every tribe has its legends, and Richard de Aragues' TT: Closer to the Edge--a year in the life of the Isle of Man’s notorious Tourist Trophy--is an extreme close-up of a mystically dangerous race, one that’s a magnet for motorcyclists with far more racing instincts than professional ambition. The film’s central character is Guy Martin--a young mechanic with Wolverine hair and the cadences of a death wish in his plain-speaking Yorkshire burr. It follows the tense build-up to the 2010 tournament, where Martin and his fellow riders will consciously stake their lives for the deep personal glories of TT success. The odds are ranged steeply against them--more than 230 riders have died along the course's 23 miles of rollercoaster dips and traction-busting corners--and TT: Closer to the Edge is as much a nail-biting survival story as it is a straightforward racing doc. Shown in 3D during its cinematic run, the film's lasting images are captured by bike-mounted cameras: the scenes of riders laying their bikes at impossible angles around corners--or straightening up to zip through the gap between a hedge and a stone wall--are a parade of near-misses. Composed interviews with grieving wives--and the personal philosophies of these brave riders--underline the questions of personal liberty at the fringes of the action. While the Tourist Trophy can only exist as long as the legal exemptions and laissez-faire government of the Isle of Man are in place, TT: Closer to the Edge will speak to your inner daredevil as an increasingly rare expression of our freedom to choose. --Leo Batchelor
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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 coudn't have picked a better year to film it as so much happens that no one could have predicted.
Even if you are not a fan of bikes or even motorsport, i would still say watch this film, you will not be dissapointed!
This film gives anyone who has never attended the TT races an insight into why people want to race at the most famous road circuit in the world.
Anyone who rides motorbikes or watches motorcycle racing can understand why, and where the guys are coming from with their attitude to racing there.
The film gives non bikers an insight into what it takes to race at the IOM, without actually having to go there.
The only way to really appreciate the TT races is to go there and watch it from the roadside, it would also give you a chance to get involved in the fantastic party atmosphere that goes on there during TT fortnight.
If this film inspires anyone to want go to the TT, my advice is go! you will love every minute!!! I did!!
Superbly shot and equally scripted. Enjoy.
The movie itself is excellent, especially if you're into bikes and not even racing or watching racing.
The 3D effects are mainly of the 'off bike' parts, which are good, however I was expecting (not unreasonably I think) that the actual bike racing parts would have more 3D, but sadly not.
Overall, I wish I'd just got the normal Blu Ray version of this movie.
This is breathtaking viewing, not to be missed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not all about Guy Martin, other competitors are featured. Including interviews with bereaved wives of those killed enjoying their passion for bikes and racingPublished 8 days ago by MIKE THOMPSON
As one who has no interest in bikes, I gave it a go based on other reviews which stated you don't need to be interested in bikes, wrong! Read morePublished 14 days ago by katdes