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TT3D: Closer to the Edge
Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive.
By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary discovers why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win.
This film is what I wanted Senna to be. A behind-the-scenes look at the mentality of motor racing. Why do these guys risk their lives for not much glory, and what happens when it goes wrong?
It's a wonderfully crafted documentary, weaving a story and creating moments of real suspense. If you're vaguely interested in motor racing or the Isle of Man TT, it's definitely worth a watch.
P.S. I didn't watch TT3D in 3D, but like most "3D" movies, didn't feel like I was missing anything.
A fascinating insight into one of the most dangerous, exhilarating, and truly mental races in the world. I defy anyone who thinks that motorbike racing is a shit version of Formula 1 to watch this and maintain that belief.
Closer to the Edge is a wild ride of a documentary. It's as thrilling and exhilarating as it's subject, yet somehow it remains human and grounded. Beautifully shot and brilliantly directed, this is the king of motorsports documentaries.
If there is one thing the film project 2013 is making me do, is watch things I would have steered clear from. And this is a prime example, I have no real interest in Motorbike Racing, on road or track, so why would I watch this?
Following a group of riders competing in the TT Races on the Isle of Man, we get a behind the scenes look at one of the worlds most famous and deadliest road races. With some stunning on board camera work, we get to see just how fast and how dangerous racing on this track (road) is.
Aside the racing we get to see the dedication of these riders, the pit crews, and the local…
It's no Senna, but it's definitely one of the best documentaries ever made.
Cool documentatay about the loons that ride the Isle of man TT bike races. Basically bombing around streets at 200mph. Follows a few of the top boys around but mostly focuses on Guy Martin, the guy in the trailer because he is a funny guy. A cross between Wolverine and the guy with the twitch that goes out with Julia Davies in series 2 of Nighty Night. Now as you know, I'm one cool cumcumber and cool people don't like motorsports because they are for losers but this film revved my engine. Nor did I watch it in 3D. The only place 3D needs to be is on a 3DS, all the rest of it can go to hell and die.
Evil Kneivel out of Barry Sheen.
Exhilarating, they are mad and Guy Martin is a unique character
Unbelievable documentary about the Isle of Man TT, centering around the rivalry of Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson, but really what stands out is the ridiculous shot of the bikes flying round the roads and the insane risks the riders take to be successful. Is it really worth risking you life for? Really poignant.
Bunch of mechanics and racers brabble on about their passion. Doesn't work at this length, 25 minutes would've been way more than enough.
And I thought formula were dangerous. Watched in 2D, but it was so compelling it was hard to sit still. Interesting and exciting as a documentary film. Bizarre characters. Didn't know that place to exist, would love to visit there in the future. Really different and unexpected film. Recommended.
"I can imagine, from the outside looking in, anyone that's racing the TT looks like the lights are on but no one's home."
How do you make an interesting documentary out of a subject that many people feel completely disconnected from, and just don't see the point of?
Bring it down to earth, and back to the humans at the center of said subject.
Only by doing so can we, as an audience, more fully grasp the exhilarating thrill that comes from racing the TT circuit, and more fully understand why all these people choose to put their lives in serious danger for the sake of their sport.
In many ways, 'TT3D' is like many other classic…
As spectator to world in which not involved , simply Wow.
This is great documentary unravels the 2010 Isle Of Man Tourist Trophy race meeting with rich characters on and off bikes.
The glory and tears of toughest superbike summer event beautifully shoot and recorded.
"Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive"
High speed motorcycling racing is a dangerous sport. If you participate in an event on public roads, surrounded by brick walls and other immovable objects, with virtually no barriers and travel at speeds up to 200 mph, you are placing yourself at extreme risk.
Such is the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), the race is world famous and infamous in equal measure. Riders die most years and on occasion several deaths occur if luck is against them. There is a pause and then racing continues, seemingly without missing a beat.
This documentary follows one rider Guy Martin closely but also has screen time for many of his competitors. Martin, a truck…
You are a legend Guy Martin
Really enjoyable documentary about probably the most famous and most dangerous motorbike race, The Isle of Man TT and the crazy riders who willingly compete in it.