DVD Review

May 5, 2006 11:44am

With the final round of the greatest supercross season ever only a day away, it might be a little early to start thinking about the nationals. If you plug an installment of The Great Outdoors series into your DVD player, however, you won’t be able to help yourself. That’s what happened to me today when I finally decided to spin the latest in the series, TGO: The Constant War Special Edition. I momentarily forgot all about Las Vegas and the points tie, and instead my focus moved to Hangtown, Glen Helen, and all the awesome stops in between.

If you’re a hard-core fan, you’ve probably already seen the first release of The Constant War, and you know that director Troy Adamitis can chronicle the outdoor series like no other. Now, thanks to the Special Edition version, there’s a lot more footage of last year’s series available. Once again, Adamitis takes you trackside for an up-close look at some of the season’s hottest racing action, as well as into the trucks and inside the lives of many of the players on the AMA circuit.

Take the famous last-corner crash at Hangtown between Grant Langston and Mike Alessi, for example. This DVD includes different footage of the incident from various cameras, including an almost painful-to-watch extended look at Mike’s attempts to get his bike across the finish line.

That crash is one of the high-profile highlights of this DVD, but in my opinion, the rider and industry-player profiles are at least as interesting. The story lines that are created with the likes of Davi Millsaps, James Stewart, David Vuillemin, Mike Gosellaar, Ryan Mills, David Bailey, and more, really make you feel like you know these guys a little better than you previously did.

Considering this insider’s look accompanies some of the best motocross footage ever created, not to mention a very tasteful soundtrack that just kind of ices the whole cake, and you’ve got yet another must-have DVD for the moto collection. Seriously, this is one you’ll probably watch over and over. You can order it for $24.95 now at www.nofearmx.com.