"Puts you back on the Island and behind the scenes, a must for TT fans." R Little, Co. Down
The TT is the world’s most famous motorcycle race, renowned since 1907 as the ultimate test of man and machine. For the thousands of fans who travel to the Isle of Man each year it is a pilgrimage to the shrine of motorcycling. This documentary captures the spirit and character that surrounds the festival through the eyes of those involved in it. Through director Andy Stickland’s candid approach, the real TT is seen on film for perhaps the first time. It reveals the emotions, fears and thrills throughout the fortnight that go hand-in-hand with the excitement of the racing. It offers an all-access pass to the pit lane tensions, and gives an angle to the TT that is seldom, if ever, seen by the spectator.
Interviews with the riders, spectators and officials deliver a very honest commentary, supported by the actual Radio TT broadcasts from the 2003 festival. This is the closest you’ll get to the unmistakable experience of a TT fortnight without crossing 70 miles of Irish Sea. The TT has been crying out for a film to be made about it that captures the magic of the event, that explains why so many of the greatest racers in the world have been drawn to the Island despite its dangers and why so many fans make their annual pilgrimage to the festival. Well here it is! The inside story; a celebration; an understanding.
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TT - A Film Documentary: Director's Cut, an updated version of this film finished ahead of the Centenary celebrations in 2007, is available.