I have given up and just watch the episodes on line. That's the only way I know to get the full, uncut, original BBC TV versions. If the BBC could find a way to sell us these on DVD, Top Gear might not be one of the most pirated shows in the world.
Sorry to revive such an old thread, I recently acquired a 1080p version of this episode, but the audio is in french. Would someone be interested in trying to sync the video with some english audio? I am french myself, but won't accept any kind of translation. Thanks!
I know that Top Gear was only in SD until series 14, but... last year the BBC had the Vietnam Special available on BBC iPlayer in HD. I played it and it was definitely authentically HD and not upscaled. It would be great if they ever released that version in a purchasable form.