Top Gear the Complete Season 15
The UK smash hit TV
series Top Gear is an institution in itself and what started in 1977 as
a 30-minute TV series is now one of the most popular series in both the
UK and Australia. However it wasn't until the 90's that the series found
its steam and thanks to presenter Jeremy Clarkson, he assisted in
tweaking the format to what it has become today, cars, entertainment,
celebrities and a healthy dose of humour.
Joining Jeremy Clarkson is
Richard Hammond and James May who have really got the banter between
them down to a fine art as not only do they entertain but they also
inform. So here we are again, Top Gear the Complete Season 15 the
Steelbook edition that is a 2-disc set on the DVD that contains all
episodes from the series 15 plus a bevy of special features. It's a good
day to be a Top Gear fan!
Like previous series, Top Gear: Complete Season 15 follows
successful formula which includes test driving some of the world's most
amazing cars, a variety of challenges that range from professional to
quite absurd, time trials by celebrities and also The Stig, the nameless
driver who sometimes takes the cars to their upper limits in order to
Even though I am not a car fanatic, I quite enjoy this series
as they test similar cars against each other and inform the viewer of
their pros and cons. I, like most men in the world envy Clarkson,
Hammond and May as these three probably have one of the best jobs in the
world in not only testing cars in the UK but also around the world such
as their Top Gear Adventures and Challenges.
With 6 episodes included on this 2-disc release, there's plenty of Top
Gear content to be found in series 15 such as the reviews for the
extremely sexy Bentley Continental Supersports to the Chevrolet Camaro
SS vs. Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.
Some of the segments include the second
hand sports saloon race for under £5,000 to my favourite, the homemade
super caravans. It's another WTF Top Gear moment!!! There are also more
celebrities than you can poke a stick at and due to the popularity of
the series, there's quite a few international celebrities such as Tom
Cruise, Andy García and even Jeff Goldblum.
After watching the entire
season 15 of Top Gear, I'm pleased to say that the team have not lost
their magic and this series is still as entertaining as it has always
been. From action to drama, Top Gear is the perfect formula to truly get
yourself lost in the fun and here's hoping for another 15 more seasons!
Video, Audio & Special Features
As with all Top Gear releases by the BBC, the video quality is
exceptional with super sharp images, larger than colours and some great
attention to detail. Audio is equally as good, especially when you hear
the cars race around their circuit such as the Chevrolet Camaro SS or
the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Even though the series
is not Dolby Digital 5.1, it actually still sounds quite acceptable
through our surround sound setup with clear dialogue, some decent bass
and good levels. For special features, there is a wealth of extras that
James May - Bugatti
Bubble Car Outtakes
Supersports - The Stig's Lap
James Cooks Volcano
James checks tyre
pressure of Hilux
Porsche 911 Sports
Classic - The Stig's Lap
Presenters end of
Motor Homes - Bees
Motor Homes -
British Beach outtakes plus
(Alastair Campbell, Rubens Barrichello, Rupert Grint, Andy
Garcia and Jeff Goldblum)
As you can see, there's
plenty to be found for any Top Gear fan. My only gripe? None!
So what are you waiting for? If you're a Top Gear fan, go out and buy
this DVD now!