When motorcycle racing is mentioned, one race which will always come to mind, even with many non-riders, is the Isle of Man TT. The event is legendary in almost every corner of Earth, and maybe beyond if some television shows are to be believed.
For many, though, no matter how much they may want to do so, actually getting to see it up close and in person is sadly not possible. Television or yearly DVD reviews are usually the only outlet for passionate fans that cannot make the trip. That is all set to change with the release of TT3D: Closer to the Edge, a 3D movie encompassing the week-long excitement that is the Isle of Man TT.
For the necessary duty of narrating this new documentary, the producers have chosen actor and musician Jared Leto, of Lord of War and Thirty Seconds to Mars fame. It turns out that Leto was let in for a viewing on an early version of the film and quickly signed up to tell the tale to the audience.
According to Leto, the documentary “celebrates this infamous event and the legendary spirit of the men and women who push themselves beyond the limit to places few could even imagine.” His passion for the sport is evident, but can he check his notorious egotism long enough toproperly describe the incredible talent on display at the TT? Let’s hope so because he does have a good voice for this work, but the show will still be worth watching in 3D in silence.
TT3D follows the experiences of Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson, two of the more charismatic racers who regularly attend TT week and whose styles differ significantly – which should provide some great analysis of how to tackle the TT in view of the fact that they both like to do it their own way and yet both often end up on the podium.
Other featured TT stars are John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Keith Amor, Jenny Tinmouth and many others, so your personal favorite, if you have one among the many brave competitors, is likely to be in the film.
The filming was done at the 2010 running of the TT and is directed by Richard de Aragues and produced by Steve Christian and Marc Samuelson, both of whom you may know from the movie The Libertine. Backing for this all 3D production was handled by Isle of Man company bannerCinemaNX.
TT3D: Closer to the Edge is scheduled to be released in theatres this April in the U.K., but it is unknown presently if it will be shown in theatres in other nations or will only be available for sale on DVD or Blu-Ray to foreign fans of the TT. However, if you are truly passionate about real roads racing, or just the Isle of Man TT, you will not want to miss seeing this documentary!
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com