The 2010 Isle of Man TT was a spectacular festival of speed and stunning motorcycle racing – now fans can enjoy it all over again in breathtaking high definition.
Duke is once again releasing the Official Review on the Blu-ray format alongside the standard DVD format,
offering an exceptional viewing experience which is almost good as standing at the side of the course as
the race bikes flash past at more than 190 mph!
The Blu-ray format makes full use of North One Television’s critically-acclaimed coverage. The entire 2010 motorcycle road racing event was filmed with high definition cameras, including for the first time the on-bike sequences, and the Blu-ray format lets viewers unlock the true potential of HD.
Coupled with the unparalleled sound quality offered by Blu-ray, this really is the next best thing to being in the Isle of Man during the TT.
The ultra slow-motion sequences, which show the extreme stresses and strains the riders and motorcycles are subjected to as they negotiate the legendary Mountain course, are simply jawdropping in HD.
Duke released the TT on Blu-ray for the first time in 2009, and it proved a commercial and critical hit. The world-leading motorcycle sport DVD publisher has listened to feedback from customers and trade partners and this year is including a standard DVD review in the Blu-ray pack at no extra charge.
Peter Duke, Duke managing director, explained: "Home entertainment is quickly moving towards the Blu-ray format, and given the incredible viewing experience it offers that’s no surprise. However, we understand that some of our existing and potential customers are yet to invest in a Blu-ray player. That’s why we have decided for 2010 to put a standard DVD TT review in the box with the Blu-ray."
"It means if you haven’t bought a Blu-ray player yet, you can enjoy the spectacular action from the 2010 TT straight away and when you do upgrade to Blu-ray you will be able to enjoy the TT in high definition without having to go out and spend again."
The Official Review brings motorcycle racing fans the most important action from every race and throughout the record-breaking practice week, plus interviews, behind-the-scenes access and informed commentary from James Whitham and Steve Parrish in an almost four-hour feast of high-speed entertainment.
There’s spectacular new camera angles and more on-bike footage than ever before, and the extraordinary quality of the footage really lets you share the experience of reaching more than 190mph just inches from houses, walls and hedges.
The motorcycling record books show that the 2010 Isle of Man TT was dominated by one person – history man Ian Hutchinson, whose place in the TT legend was secured when he took victory in all five solo races, a feat never before achieved. However, they also show the 2010 TT was one of the closest, fastest and most thrilling feasts of real road racing ever seen.
Lap records were smashed in almost every motorcycle race, with victory decided by as little as 1.32 seconds – after more than 150 miles of racing on the challenging roads of the iconic Mountain course.
The 2010 TT took fans to the extremes of emotion, from Hutchy’s delight as he achieved the unbelievable and took victory in every race to the tear-filled heartbreak of Michael Dunlop and Ryan Farquhar as they were denied wins by the narrowest margins after some of the most determined riding the TT has ever seen.
From Guy Martin’s fury after a controversial time penalty denied him a podium finish to flying Manxman Conor Cummins’ stunning 131.511mph record-breaking lap in the opening race, from James McBride’s pride at claiming the first TT Privateers Championship to the distress of TT legend John McGuinness as failed to step on the podium for the first time in more than a decade.
The first sidecar race saw former World Champion Klaus Klaffenbock, partnered by Dan Sayle, finally claim his first TT win, after a spectacular battle with 14-times TT winner Dave Molyneux, with Patrick Farrance as passenger.
After more than 110 miles of road racing, the outfits were split by less than 3 seconds! We thought we had seen the most thrilling race possible, but just days later Klaffi did it again, snatching his second TT win by just 1.12 seconds from John Holden and Andy Winkle – the closest finish of the festival.
There was success for America as in TT Zero, the race for electric-powered bikes, Californian Mark Miller and the MotoCzysz team the USA on the top step of the TT podium.
Among the other racers representing the United States were AMA Superstock Champion Jimmy Moore, AMA Superbike privateer CR Gitterre and WERA USA Endurance Champion James Vanderharr.
The Official Review delivers the important highlights of all these history-making moments, and there’s also a wealth of fascinating bonus features to enjoy.
Viewers join MotoGP stars Jorge Lorenzo, Loris Capirossi and Angel Nieto as they lap the iconic 37.73-mile course, plus share Cameron Donald’s experience of riding the 2010 Rizla Suzuki MotoGP machine in the Isle of Man – and setting a record-breaking 200mph-plus through the Sulby speed trap!
The Official Review also takes a look at Suzuki’s anniversary celebrations, features a montage of breathtaking, ultra slow-motion footage set to music, offers a guide to the Mountain course, lets fans join Ian Hutchinson as he rides into history and much more.
The Official Review of the 2010 Isle of Man TT motorcycle race is released on August 9th, 2010 on DVD priced at $29.99, and 16 August 2010 on Blu-Ray priced at $37.50 and will be available from leading video outlets or direct from Duke Video: Tel +44 (0)1624 640 000, fax +44 (0)1624 640 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.DukeVideoUSA.com