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Long Way Down on National Geographic
 
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sarnali2 06-14-2008 05:44 AM

My uncle sent me a copy of that on DVD but it's the European format, I'll have to wait untill I get a new DVD player to watch it. The Long Way Round was pretty cool.

pushrod 06-14-2008 01:04 PM

I pulled them down off a torrent site when the series ran last fall. The series was fantastic!

I haven't seen LWR yet, but the guys that have told me LWD is much more smooth. Apparently the crew learned a lot from the first expedition.

Typical BBC cinematography. I hated to watch the last episode. I'm anxious to see the additional footage.

Note: each episode was an hour, without commercial breaks. So, prepare for editing.

Of course, if they cut every instance one of the blokes says the 'f'-word, they'll have plenty of time.

pushrod 06-14-2008 01:05 PM

What's with the freakin' clock!? It's 1608 as I post this...

seruzawa 06-14-2008 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by pushrod (Post 187117)
What's with the freakin' clock!? It's 1608 as I post this...

It appears that the server is in Iceland.

Kenneth_Moore 06-16-2008 04:11 PM

So did they have the same hapless cameraman on this one that they used on the 1st? That poor sod was to blame for everything that went wrong; it was funny to see the hints of Charley and Ewok conspiring off to the side about him (Pete, I think it was). The high point of the LWR was when the camera guy's Bimmer broke and he got a cheap Russian 2 stroke. Within a few days the other guys were whining about how much easier Peter had it than they did! Oh, and the Russian off-road trucks were the shyt, those things went through amazing terrain without a hitch.

sarnali2 06-17-2008 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 187227)
So did they have the same hapless cameraman on this one that they used on the 1st? That poor sod was to blame for everything that went wrong; it was funny to see the hints of Charley and Ewok conspiring off to the side about him (Pete, I think it was). The high point of the LWR was when the camera guy's Bimmer broke and he got a cheap Russian 2 stroke. Within a few days the other guys were whining about how much easier Peter had it than they did! Oh, and the Russian off-road trucks were the shyt, those things went through amazing terrain without a hitch.


That's what I thought with the LWR, that poor sum'bich is riding over the same terrain Charlie and Ewan were, except he's going first and hauling delicate camera gear...he should have gotten the same credit the other two got IMO. The off road trucks were cool, I know the Mercades Unimog is similar but those Ruskie trucks were real workhorses....er... I mean those stupid commie bastards would screw up a wet dream, I'm surprised they didn't get drunk and start shooting out streetlights or something, godless heathens....

seruzawa 06-17-2008 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 187253)
That's what I thought with the LWR, that poor sum'bich is riding over the same terrain Charlie and Ewan were, except he's going first and hauling delicate camera gear...he should have gotten the same credit the other two got IMO.

Way of the world, dude. Remember how everyone thought Fred Astaire was a great dancer? Ginger Rogers was doing the same steps backwards in a skirt.

REAL round-the-world feats are done sans chase vehicles.

BrowningBAR 06-17-2008 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 187259)
Way of the world, dude. Remember how everyone thought Fred Astaire was a great dancer? Ginger Rogers was doing the same steps backwards in a skirt.

REAL round-the-world feats are done sans chase vehicles.

It would be neat to do a round-the-world bike show with the same setup used on SurvivalMan. Just some hand held cameras, helmet cams, bike cams and two people on two bikes.

The_AirHawk 06-17-2008 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 187259)
REAL round-the-world feats are done sans chase vehicles.

YouTube - Riding Solo To The Top Of The World -Trailer

Dirt Track Productions - Riding Solo To The Top Of The World

Very good movie - some of the visuals are quite astounding. Ewan and Charlie - EAT A BIG ONE!

Ya Posers!


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