I was lucky enough to manage to blag my way into the premier for the new TT film, TT3D - Closer To The Edge, last night. Not because I wanted to hobnob it amongst the stars and glitterati, but simply due to the fact that I'd seen the trailer (below) and knew that I just had to see it...
Rest assured, it's everything that you'd expect after seeing that trailer, and more. If you've never been to the TT then it gives you a true flavour of what it's all about, and if you have been, then you'll enjoy it all the more.
Focussing around TV's favourite canal barge pilot, Guy Martin, as well as the softly-spoken Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness and bean pole Manx hero Conor Cummins, the timing for the filming couldn't have been better as, with the 2010 race results, and what happened to all four of those riders, it couldn't have been scripted any better.
My favourite film of all time used to be Mad Max, followed by Bladerunner and Dr Strangelove, but they've all been surpassed by this astounding film. The 3D element does add a certain attraction, but it's not really what it's about - it's the love and passion for true road racing in the world's most amazing race. Watch it.
It's on release, in 3D cinemas, from April 22nd.