TT3D: Closer to the Edge trailer
Here's a film I never knew anything about and when I heard what TT3D stood for, I was sold, now that I've seen the trailer there's just no way I can miss this. Why? Well the TT stands for Tourist Trophy in the Isle of Man TT, the title of the legendary motorbike race around the island that was first run in 1907.
The race is a classic, and also very dangerous, where public roads of the island are closed to allow time trial races to take place for all manner of racers. One day during the festival, which encompasses the race these days, members of the public can race one of the sections of the course.
TT3DL Close to the Edge is a documentary about the desire of these racers to take part, as well as an examination of the dangers of the race and why people are drawn to it despite the possibility of death.
The trailer looks really interesting and hints at the underdog story as well as showing some frightening on bike moments, particularly the views backwards from the bike at some of the accidents.
My only concern is the desire for 3D, for there's going to be a lot of footage that wasn't filmed in 3D and the bike footage is going to be far from high definition. I wonder how this is going to look when it's converted or if it's going to be converted at all, perhaps the film will flip between 2D and 3D?
Neither will matter to me, I'll see it in 2D and get involved by the story it's presenting. Here's the blurb for the film:
By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover 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. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011.