Top Gear :
Uncovered – The DVD Special
After dominating the globe with revheads, and ultimately, creating
entirely new revheads, the Top Gear crew, albeit, minus the other two
poms, have put together a DVD special, telling you exactly what you need
to do to achieve Top Geardom.
Hosted by Richard ‘Hampster’ Hammond, the DVD special is split into six
main sections, covering the attributes needed to become a Top Gear
presenter such as ‘How to Make a Top Gear Film in Your Home’,
‘Engineering Excellence’, and ‘Top Gear Passion’. Follow these
instructions and you have every chance of becoming the next superstar of
Top Gear, sort of, but not really.
The Special is a ‘mockumentary’ in typical TG style, all is tounge in
cheek and the mickey is quiet often taken out of themselves for a bit of
a laugh. Each of the six features has its own of the usual TG challenges
of sorts, for instance, Engineering Excellence has the hampster
converting a old ice cream van into a hover craft, or the Top Gear –
Public Service Announcement featuring Ford Focus sedans ploughing
through Brick Walls to watch the slow motion replays. It’s all classic
TG and all a good bit of fun.
The main issue is the fact that the entire film is hosted by Richard
Hammond, and as much of a TG fan as you are, sixty three minutes of pure
Hammond is a bit much and can leave you wanting a bit more than a Farah
Fawcett flick and teeth whitener. The good point is that this isn’t
another repackaged special full of all the bits you’ve already seen from
the TV series, this is all completely new, so if you are, or know
someone who is a TG fan, this is the perfect DVD for them.