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DVD: Hammond Meets Moss

October 29, 2010

The BBC documentary, Hammond Meets Moss, will be released onto DVD on Monday November 8th.
The film, originally shown recently on BBC2, concerns the life-altering head injuries that both Sir Stirling Moss and Richard Hammond suffered following terrifying car accidents.

Former Grand Prix winner Moss crashed heavily while taking part in part in the Glover Trophy at Goodwood in 1962; while Top Gear presenter Hammond suffered a tyre blow-out in a Vampire dragster while travelling at 280mph as he was filming a segment for the BBC show in 2006. Both accidents resulted in severe brain injuries that changed their lives forever.
Hammond talks to Moss about his life and career, before both reflect on their traumatic experiences and their eventual physical recoveries; however whereas the scars of their respective incidents have long since healed, the psychological effects took much longer to shore up. In this intimate atmosphere, both men tell of their stories and experiences, while the interviews themselves are dispersed by some prized archive footage and medical insights.

I watched this on its original showing and found it to be an absolutely fascinating film, well worthy of everyone’s time. A bonus of the DVD is that it has no region blockage and can therefore be seen on any DVD player anywhere. As part of the pre-order offer, there is a lower price for the DVD and also the option to obtain a signed copy by Sir Stirling. The DVD version also has an extra 20 minutes worth of additional footage, including interviews with ex-Formula 1 medical supremo Professor Sid Watkins and Grand Prix winner, Tony Brooks. This is an absolute must-buy for any motorsports fan.
As well as the DVD release, both Moss and Hammond will be signing DVD’s from 3.45pm to 4.15pm at the 210mph Show at Earl’s Court, London on Saturday November 6th.
To order Hammond Meets Moss, click here.

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