Top Gear Polar Special has made it to BlueRay!

kingcobra

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Not sure if it has be posted here before or not, but I just found this

http://www.cdwow.com/TOP-GEAR-POLAR-SPECIAL-DIRECTORS-CUT/product/view/3807609

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Director's Cut, hopefully there will be extra cocking about. Oh I just want one!!!:p
 
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I found out about this on Saturday by total chance. Dropped an order with Amazon UK that night, and today (all of 3 days later), it showed up in the mail. I'm in the US, and my shipping was the cheapest option (all of ?3.60 or thereabouts), so I was astounded.

Dropped it into my region A PS3 and... it worked. According to the back, it's even in 60 Hz (or 59.97, if you want to be pedantic).

My only quibble is that nearly all the music changed. Blah.
 

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Any extra photage that makes it worth buying, zqfmbg?
 

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I found out about this on Saturday by total chance. Dropped an order with Amazon UK that night, and today (all of 3 days later), it showed up in the mail. I'm in the US, and my shipping was the cheapest option (all of ?3.60 or thereabouts), so I was astounded.

Dropped it into my region A PS3 and... it worked. According to the back, it's even in 60 Hz (or 59.97, if you want to be pedantic).

My only quibble is that nearly all the music changed. Blah.


Will a US amazon gift certif work on amazon UK? If so that would be excellent. Plus how much did the price convert to $US from ??
 

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also didn't the presentera swear a bit which was bleeped out on the broadcast ver? Did they uncensor it for the home video?
 

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Hello, I've just watched it and indeed the music is pretty bad but on the other hand, there's at least three segments that were not present on the TV broadcast. One just before they leave, they check the trip on a map and "cock about", one where hammond finds some shelter with food and beds, and one just after the wrecked plane, Jeremy and May find some place, looking like an abandonned city or something and visit some buildings. The blu ray version is 1h14min compared to the 1h02min TV version, so 12min longer :)

Image quality is pretty much identical to the TV broadcast, but here it's true Full HD (1920x1080p) but there's no difference in the end in my opinion

It's available on usenet by searching "tgps" for those who know how it works, or click here:
http://www.binsearch.info/?q=tgps&max=250&adv_age=240&server=

yep it's 20 gigs of download which turns out to be quite long but worth in the end. It's also worth buying i think, just to watch it again and the few extras ;)
 

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There's a 720p rip of it out there now - just under 3GB. Not sure if you'd bother if you already have the broadcast version in 720p, but any way:

Code:
http://rapidshare.com/files/159889826/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part01.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159889888/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part02.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159889949/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part03.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890187/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part04.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890263/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part05.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890482/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part06.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890617/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part07.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890728/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part08.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890839/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part09.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159890927/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part10.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891017/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part11.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891106/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part12.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891218/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part13.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891321/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part14.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891442/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part15.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891574/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part16.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891687/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part17.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159891768/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part18.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892027/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part19.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892124/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part20.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892202/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part21.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892442/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part22.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892553/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part23.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892639/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part24.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892750/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part25.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892878/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part26.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159892994/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part27.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159893060/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part28.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159893278/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part29.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/159893462/Top.Gear.Polar.Special._Director_s_Cut_.720p.Blu-Ray.x264-HDxT.part30.rar
 

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Thanks, but is it playable on PS3?
 

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Six posts above yours...



Reading....it really does work :p

think he refered to the 720p rip:|

Never tried that on my (Region B) PS3, but heard it's not possible now after the recent PS3 software upgrade.
 

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Six posts above yours...



Reading....it really does work :p

I was referring to the 720p rip. No point in downloading such a large file if I can't play it on my HDTV. If I was concerned with region playability on my PS3 I would have mentioned it. Reading comprehension... it's also very important. ;)
 

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Interesting, but I'll stick with my 1080 TV rip. :happy:

I don't even have a Bluray drive of any sort, so...
 

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Sorry, I missed the follow up posts.

The 720p rips are MKV files, but they usually come with a batch file that converts it to a BD5 which you can burn on a single layer DVD & play it in a PS3.
 

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Got my disc in the mail today and confirmed it works on a US region PS3/bluray player just fine.
 
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