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It is important to note that they released a longer special edition of this show on DVD in the UK last week. So now there are actually 10 extended episodes of this show that are available as a three disc set everywhere else in the world except North America at this point in time.
The region one disc being released in North America in December 2005 only has 7 episodes (on two discs). They are planning to release this 10 episode version later in 2006.
If this doesn't faze you, and you need to get this NOW then I still think you'll enjoy the heck out of the 7 episode version.
However, if you can hold out for the 10 episode version (or buy the PAL version from Amazon UK), then I'd strongly advise you to do that instead.
Consider this fair warning!
I don't understand why it's not available in the US...
Kazakhstan is a bit humorous as the pair is greeted with local police escorts and just about every town official along the route. Mongolia is fascinating as the duo encounter people living in the most barren places of the world. The route gets very tough in areas and will satisfy adventurers' and motorcyclists' appetites for challenging situations as Ewan and Charlie negotiate rivers, bogs and very rough roads on their heavily-laden motorcycles. The route becomes almost impossible in far eastern Russia when they ride the final leg to Magadan on the "Road of Bones;" a road manually constructed by prisoners. Interrupted by rivers swollen from winter run-off, the team resorts to assistance from hardy Russian truckers who travel the route--sort of a reality "Wages of Fear (1955 movie)."
Motorcyclists will enjoy this show as Ewan and Charlie each ride an R 1150 GS Adventure, BMW's famous large displacement dual-sport motorcycle. It's an interesting study to watch their preparations for the trip and the numerous problems--mechanical and environmental--they solve to get to New York.Read more ›
Cool video. I never would have gone that far on a motorcycle!
A lot of folks have said some negative things about these two actors over preparing, complaining, and having things that most folks would not. First thing I learned when planning my trip around the world was, that when I reach “my comfort level” then I should take off and do my trip. Well, that comfort level is different for every single person. If you are ‘Rambo’ and want to tackle paperwork and fees at each border as you get there, by all means have at it. If you take five years to prepare paperwork, visas, finances, and have your wife follow you in a van, then you have found what makes you happy and you do your trip.
The point is, very few people go around the world. These two wanted to do it but had to figure out a way to finance the trip and so the idea of a TV show was born, as an afterthought. They spent most of the trip trying to get away from the support crew to enjoy the ride, getting a sociology lesson in person, and just growing up, growing smarter and growing character.
If you read the book, you finally get to see some of what they so vividly wrote about. It’s not a Hollywood movie; it’s just a simple account of some of what went on. Need to read the book to understand.
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Really enjoyed the movie. It shows what was taken to plan and the issues and good times they had while on their adventure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anthony Richards
Great idea, well executed, could have done without the dramatics of the American producer.Published 2 months ago by Leigh Harris
Great video to watch of Ewan and Charley traveling from London to New York and all the points in between. They have some very interesting encounters during their journey.Published 3 months ago by Tom