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NEW Long Way Down-german Edition (DVD)

4.4 out of 5 stars 162 customer reviews


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  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00132085Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,491 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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As I knew I would, I liked this extended version of LWD better than the shorter one. As many of the reviewers have said, the very tight schedule they had to follow towards the beginning of the trip diminished the enjoyability of it a little, but not enough to dampen my overall enthusiasm for the series. I followed their voyage as they were making it through the BBC website, which was fantastic! Seeing this just made me feel like I was on the trip with Ewan and Charlie. I enjoyed LWD just as much as LWR, but for different reasons. They were more of a cohesive team in this one, even though there was some tension.

In that vein, the addition of Eve into the trip was a major contributor to that tension. I'm a woman, so rest assured this doesn't stem from a "boy's own" attitude. I just thought that Eve should not have inserted herself into the trip. She put Ewan in a very tough position, because you HAVE to support your wife publicly. That's just the way it works. So, she put Ewan in the position of having to broach the subject to a bunch of friends (especially Charley), who were hoping to have another adventurous /male-bonding kind of trip. If Eve wants to join Ewan on trip, she can do that anytime. She doesn't need to be a part of these major outings. I'm glad her screen time was rather abbreviated, and I hope she doesn't insist on being a part of Long Way Up, should they actually do that trip. I prefer the strictly male, fun-loving, boy's bonding kind of trip sans any wives.

As mentioned before, the beginning of trip was so rushed, and the guys so tired, that tensions and emotions bubbled over. That's understandable. Traveling of any kind can be tiring, but covering those kinds of miles on a motorcycle has to be just exhausting.
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I watched "Long Way Round" but enjoyed this one even more. The footage of travel through Africa is beautifully done and I give high praise to Claudio and the other photographers. You can tell that Ewan and Charley are truly moved by their surroundings and the wonderful African people. They really didn't want to stop this journey. In this film you will see Roman ruins,Victoria Falls, Ugandan gorillas, hippos, elephants, and many more African animals. After watching this film, you will want to travel to Africa and also donate to Unicef. It will make you happy and have you grinning from ear to ear. I recommend it highly.
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I think by Ewan's own comments `this trip was rushed'. Although it brings together the same crew as the much better 'Wrong way round' series the experience is lessoned by the constant need to get from John O Groats (most Northern point of mainland UK) to Cape Town within the three months allowed due to Ewan's movie commitments. The strain this puts on the group is great to watch if you enjoy `group dynamics' but a little annoying when all you really want to see is the countries and the people.
However it does have its moments, the ruins in Libya are an amazing undiscovered wonder of the world and always the chance encounters unplanned but captured brilliantly by having those always present cameras. The series relaxes and improves as they travel further.
There is nothing unique in what they are doing, but their openness and willingness to explore and accept what they see and learn is refreshing as a reminder to those of us who have travelled in a similar way.
All in all worth buying and enjoyable, but the first series Wrong Way Round still ranks as one of the best motorcycle odyssey shows out there. Buy that as well then cancel a whole weekend because you'll not want to stop watching them. I hope they release some extras with this DVD not broadcast by the BBC here in the UK.
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I watched the Long Way Round and really enjoyed the first outing with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. I was thrilled with the announcement that they would be doing it again! If you enjoyed Long Way Round, you will enjoy Long Way Down.

I gave Long Way Down 4 stars for 2 reasons -- it felt rushed and it only clocked in 6 episodes when Long Way Round had 10 episodes and wasn't as rushed. Secondly, I wasn't all that thrilled with Mrs. McGregor joining the boys in Malawi. Do not get me wrong, I love Ewan and his wife seems like such a doll! But for me, the Long Way series is about Ewan and Charley. I felt a little weird with the addition of Ewan's wife, even if it was only for 2 weeks. Despite some of my "issues" with the Long Way Down -- I do recommend it if you loved Long Way Round. It's a great addition to the Long Way series (let's hope they do a Long Way Up!).
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A great 'watch' from Ewan & Charlie again. As we loved "Long way Round" we thought this would be good too and it was. Entertaining, funny, sad, educational, inspiring and more. Loved the fact that Ewan's wife Eve also got in on the action for some of the way and you got to see her learning to ride a motorbike. Very interesting to see all the countries they rode through on their journey down through Africa. A real 'eye-opener' too for those of us who know little about these African countries. A great value for money dvd set. Thoroughly recommend to biking enthusiasts but this series would appeal to all types. Well done Ewan and Charlie - they and their crew were pretty well fantastic!
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