'Top Gear: The Complete Season 16' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The complete 16th season of the long-running BBC series will fill 'er up with unleaded on Blu-ray this August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers/BBC has just revealed 'Top Gear: The Complete Season 16' for a Blu-ray release on August 9.

The series begins with Jeremy, Richard and James embarking on a monster three-part US road trip which starts with America's greatest driving road and ends with a race through New York. Later in the series Jeremy subjects the Skoda Yeti to a remarkably thorough road test while James May makes a rare visit to the test track in the insane Aerial Atom V8. The boys also head to Albania to test the super luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Mercedes S65 AMG and a rather unusual Bentley Mulsanne; back home, they discover some of the unusual pitfalls to watch out for when buying second hand convertibles. And Jeremy races the new Jaguar XJ against something even bigger and more powerful–the rotation of the Earth itself. “Celebrities in a Reasonably Priced Car” include standup comedian John Bishop, tennis legend Boris Becker, Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and Amber Heard.

The Blu-ray will include all seven episodes on 3 BD-50 Blu-ray discs with 1080p video, a stereo soundtrack, and supplements will include: US Road Trip "Director's Cut", "Middle East Road Trip" Special, "Celebs in a Reasonably Priced Car" extended scenes, Chats, Outtakes, and a Studio Tour.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Top Gear: The Complete 16' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 9.

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Top Gear: The Complete Season 16 (Blu-ray)
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