Long Way Round: Collector's Edition Box Set
Special Edition, Collector's Edition
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Collectors Edition Box Set contains Long Way Round, Race To Dakar & Long Way Down. 8 DVD set containing a massive 24 1/2 hours! Take three trips of a lifetime in the company of best friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, as they straddle their beloved motorbikes and cross unlikely terrain to reach some of the world's most far-flung corners. Powering through notoriously desolate countryside, they ride from London to New York via Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia and Canada In Long Way 'Round, and from the northernmost tip of Scotland descending through Western Europe and Africa to South Africa's southernmost point in Long Way Down. These DVD stories cover their adventures and misadventures while they soak up the most incredible natural and cultural wonders. In Race to Dakar, Boorman recounts his extraordinary experience as he tackles the toughest race on earth - The Dakar Rally.
LONG WAY ROUND COMPLETE TV SERIES: SPECIAL EDITION (3 DVD) - DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Unseen and Extended Footage / Exclusive Post Trip Interview / Interview With The Series Creators LANGUAGES: English 2.0 SUBTITLES: English
LONG WAY DOWN COMPLETE TV SERIES (3 DVD) - DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: "The Missing Face" documentary - the story of Ewan & Charley's first trip to Africa / Unseen and Extended Footage / Interactive Route Maps / Trip Photo Gallery LANGUAGES: English 2.0 SUBTITLES: English
RACE TO DAKAR COMPLETE TV SERIES (2 DVD) - DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Unseen and extended footage / Dramatic crash sequences / Exclusive post trip interview / Epic montage / Outtakes / Photo gallery / Details of the bike build and support team LANGUAGES: English 2.0 SUBTITLES: English --Specs
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I disagree with some reviews that emphasize on the support, money, coverage, glamour or any other factor that may deviate part of the "raw adventure" out of this monumental travel production.
On the other hand I think Mr. Mc Gregor and Mr. Borman could have chosen a selfish approach, or just make the travel for the sake of motorcycling and keep all their experiences for themselves. In my case, thanks for sharing such a wonder.
Besides, it is shot in a way you end up feeling you know this guys as simple fellows you may have known for years as a friend of them. Thanks again.
The beginning of their journey is isn't actually riding, but prepping for the ride, and as I can personally attest, prepping is the hardest part of these kinds of adventures. After a lot of work, worry and "venting", the guys get on their way, head EAST to New York from England, "The Long Way Round".
It's a big adventure, a big undertaking and many people do it on bikes, every year. The difference with their trip over most other trips is the documenting of the trip, the journey really, because that's what it is, starting from nothing with the intention of making this documentary and actually doing it, with the end of the journey being us sitting in front of the TV watching it.
There are a ton of logistics to account for in this type of trip, add to that the filming equipment and supplies, as well as the transport of it all, and you can't forget the group of people behind the scenes supporting the entire effort.
I heard some people say that they do a lot of whining and complaining which they do, and that their bikes and gear and trip was all free, but the truth is, it wasn't. Perhaps they didn't lay out a ton of cash, or rack up credit cards, but they put a huge amount of time and effort into the project. Me, I think it would be easier to go out and simply buy the stuff!
The guys make it, have some tough times as can be expected with an undertaking such as this, and face a lot of culture shock along the way. Sometimes they make remarks that may not seem to be in the best taste, but it also showcases the vast differences in cultural diversity, while at the same time showing that throughout most of the world, we all share the same basic characteristics of love, family, happiness and goodwill.
It's a very good show, Long Way Round is, and I give it 4 stars. I would have given it 5 if it had a bit more of the world outside of their helmets, and if it hadn't been so critical of some of the cultures, but I chalk those up to editing/producing and wanting to show more of the difficult aspects. Charlie and Ewan have a great relationship, tested at times, but aren't all great relationships tested at times?
Remember, this is a commercial, for profit endeavor, and the unfolding dramas reflect that. It's definitely an adventure!
Other recommendations: Search for Globeriders, Helge Pedersen, Sterling Noren, and especially, Gaurav Jani and Dirttrack Productions
Now, "The Race to Dakar" was a superb DvD. From start to finish, it was a nail-biting adventure. The riders in the rally deserve medals for putting up with all the hardship associated with the race. I had heard of the race when it was the "Paris-Dakar" but never fully understood the endurance required to finish the event. This DvD graphically depicted every day. I would recomend this Box Set to everyone.....Some "colorful language" for younger audiences but you could always turn the sound down if you are easily offended!
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