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    wardy079

    [1]Aug 6, 2008
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    I realise that they never released all of the episodes on DVD, but I am trying to buy what they have released. When I search for the DVD's I get really confused with the different DVD's. Can someone tell me if the new 3 sets of DVD's that have just been released cover all of the ones that have been created. Do they cover the olympics, the best of the best, revved up and so forth. Please help, I really want to get it right as a present for my dear husband

    Cheers

    Wardy079

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    MattAllenLFC

    [2]Aug 6, 2008
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    wardy079 wrote:

    I realise that they never released all of the episodes on DVD, but I am trying to buy what they have released. When I search for the DVD's I get really confused with the different DVD's. Can someone tell me if the new 3 sets of DVD's that have just been released cover all of the ones that have been created. Do they cover the olympics, the best of the best, revved up and so forth. Please help, I really want to get it right as a present for my dear husband

    Cheers

    Wardy079

    I have two DVDs...

    Top Gear: The Challenges, features the following:

    Robin Reliant Space Shuttle

    Building Amphibious Cars

    Building a Limo

    Building A convertible

    Parkour Vs. Peugot 207

    Veyron Race from Alba

    Crap 70s Supercars

    Top Gear: The Great Adventures:

    Polar Special The Director's Cut

    U.S.Special

    The box set has the Winter Olympics, Revved Up and lots of stuff from series' 1 & 2. Click here for a summary. If you do buy the box set, don't get it from the BBC Shop, as they are criminally expensive. Amazon or Play.com are better places to buy DVDs.

    Go for that one and the two I listed above. Be warned, though: the U.S. Special is an edited version of the one which was broadcast. Consequently, it's a pretty poor version, but worth it for the Director's Cut of the Polar Special.

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    wardy079

    [3]Aug 6, 2008
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    What about the box sets that are just about to be relesed towards the end of August I think. They come with a stig number plate (not that I'm interested in the number plates) They are listed on Ebay Thanks Wardy079
    Edited on 08/06/2008 8:44am
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    dh13579

    [4]Aug 8, 2008
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    I have all the DVD's. They are:

    1. Winter olympics, back in the fast lane and revved up (3 disc boxset)

    2 Polar Special and America special (2 disc boxset)

    3. The Challenges

    4. The challenges 2 (newly released in june)

    Hope this helps!

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    chapplenick

    [5]Aug 10, 2008
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    i find it strange that they havent yet released full seasons on DVD - especially when practically every current TV show does it and even ones that have stopped still do it.

    Im sure there'd be a huge market for it - some kind of box set would make a really good present particularly for car fanatics. Not to mention the fact that I'd like to own all the episodes.

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    dh13579

    [6]Aug 10, 2008
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    Yeah I agree, with the BBC having to pay fines for phone lines and alot of losses at the moment thay could make alot of money selling series in a boxset. I know I would buy them!
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    twopratt

    [7]Aug 10, 2008
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    The reason that the series's are not released on DVD is because of music copyright laws. As Top Gear is shown on the BBC, they have the right to use what ever music they want but that doesn't go for anywhere outside of England. Thats why there are edited versions of the show, shown overseas and it will not be released on DVD.
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    dh13579

    [8]Aug 10, 2008
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    On the polar special when Jeremy starts singing "round, round round I get around" The music comes on afterwards is not the one that was on T.V. They could edit the series DVD to make the same changes.

    Great seeing you on the forums again by the way twopratt

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    wardy079

    [9]Aug 15, 2008
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    Thanks for that, it does help
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    tallonKarrade

    [10]Oct 15, 2008
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    There is another reason why they haven't released all the shows on dvd, most , if not all the shows are online. unfornately i don't think this include the news

    www.topgear.com

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