Thursday, August 24, 2017

Top Gear America - 'Season 1' of the New Program is Already Planned for DVD

Top Gear America - 'Season 1' of the New Program is Already Planned for DVD

Coming from BBC Home Entertainment in mid-October, according to Amazon

Posted by David Lambert
Fans of the franchise know that the original U.K. version of the show has undergone various changes lately. The State-side implementation of the program has gone through change as well. From 2010 to 2016, the History Channel ran six seasons of Top Gear U.S.A., before the BBC decided to end that version of the series. Now this year they've brought the franchise back to the States, on the BBC America channel, as Top Gear America. The first four episodes have aired so far, with eight in all planned for the rookie season.

BBC Home Entertainment hasn't officially announced it yet, but there's an pre-order entry listed for Top Gear America - Season 1 on DVD. Priced at $24.98 SRP for a 2-disc set, Amazon shows that it will be available starting on October 17th. Package art isn't available so far (there's a placeholder image there, showing the program's logo, and not much else beyond a car being driven fast across what seems to be a desert). But here's a quote of the studio-supplied description of the item, taken from Amazon's entry:
    Strap in for the pulse-racing first season of Top Gear America, hosted by racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown and premiere British automotive journalist Tom Wookie Ford. From state-of-the-art vehicles to cars that defined American culture, from the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, Top Gear America puts the viewer in the passenger seat alongside the car-obsessed hosts as they race the most incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west. Each episode features a different celebrity competing for the top honor at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas. Of course, the one and only Stig will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.

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