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Professional Truckers On Ice
on 24 January 2010
Ice Road Truckers is by far, the most enjoyable documentary to hit our Tv Screens.
Take a few Professional Truck Drivers. Add their Peterbilt or Kenworth trucks, then add Ice and you'll have a cocktail of non-stop entertainment on these DVD's.
This 7-disc package is a "Must Buy" for those who love these 2 seasons of Ice Road Truckers.
Season 1 - 3 Discs:
Hugh, Alex (et al) take their trucks in the "Dash For The Cash", delivering critical supplies to the Billion Dollar Diamond mines in Canada, across 350 miles of frozen lakes which are only 28 inches thick. The truckers are racing against one another in racking-up as many runs to get to the top of the leaderboard.
Season 1 was shot using High-Definition cameras and the picture quality is truely amazing.
Season 2 - 3 Discs:
Hugh, Alex (et al) take their trucks in a second season in the "Dash For The Cash". This time, to haul the heavy metal used for natural gas drilling rigs. The truckers are still in Canada but in this season, they are 100 miles inside the Artic Circle where the temperature falls below -40f. Not only are the truckers expected to drive the Ice Roads but they also take their trucks onto the Artic Ocean.
The truckers only have 90-days to haul everything that is required for a gas rig from one place to another. With the main rig itself being 100ft long and the only way to haul this without breaking it down, is on two trucks. One truck driving forward and the other truck driving backwards. Weighing in excess of 100tons, this load has to drive very slowly acoss an already fragile Ice Road.
The rig is setup in a new location, only to have to haul it back to Inuvik before the Ice Road melt.
This is a bonus disc of Season 1 and 2 showing behind the scenes footage and interviews with the truckers.
Both Seasons are complete and have a great on-screen navigation menu, to watch "ALL", "Episode" or "Chapters" of episodes.
The box set is a great collection for anyone to own if they enjoy Ice Road Truckers and each disc has it's own case.
I only have one negative point on these discs and that's, when you watch the documentary on Tv. The swear words are bleeped-out. These bleeps are also on the discs too and I thought that the bleeps would have been omitted on the discs.
Other than that, I can watch these over and over again.
Incidentally, if you love Ice Road Truckers. Season 3 is available from Amazon on May 3, 2010. Pre-order NOW.
This season is where the Ice Road Truckers go to Alaska, USA and you meet Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly. One of three female Ice Road Truckers who "Run The Dalton".