I ordered the PAL format one from England probably a year ago. It plays fine in my two DVD players - play the Long Way Round all the time in the background in the garage when I'm hanging out there with my bike.....
Be careful about mentioning LWR though......most everyone on this site talked lots of trash about Ewan & Charley back when the show was on Bravo......called them wusses because they had a support crew, etc......but then again I've never seen anyone else make a TV series about a ride like that.......
The show and the guys are A-OK in my book....I enjoy the hell out of my dvd set...Hope you do too....
I just finished watching my DVD of the series (2 Disk set, whish I had the 3 disk version!)
While there may be some accomplished riders on the list who may have done the same trip, unless they have, their comments re the support crew mean nothing surely.
If I had the cash, I'd pay for a doctor to be some where within 500kms from me at all times as well.
I must admit though, the producer fella in the back up vehicle (Suzuki) was giving me the S**ts. What a soft cock.
I've been contemplating the R1200GS for over a year now, and I'd love one. Unfortunatly, the Factory run out on the 2005 K1200GT has destroyed the trade price on my 2004 GT.
I do love my GT though. Best bike I've owned in 23 years.
Is the Amazon version show more or less than the 8 +/- hrs from the originally shown on the Discovery Channel? I have all the episodes on DVD..all I need is somone to edit out the ads and it would make a very nice Xmas present.
LWR is available on netflix, too, if you're not so committed to buying.
It's entertaining and gives a glimpse into places that you don't see very often. I'm not sure why you'd hire a guy like the whiney producer to accompany you around the world. The last thing you want is a complaining weenie in a car behind you.
In terms of MC TV, it still beats watching Paul Sr. yell at Paul Jr. while he makes the gaudiest bikes around.
Fox Reality had a marathon of Long Way Round yesterday. I remember trying to get through the first episode back when it originally aired and gave up on them. Too much petulant actor bullshit for my taste.
I am so glad I sat through it again. I was so wrong. To see how they changed on such a personal level as the trip went through Mongolia and then the Road of Bones segment gave me a new respect for not only Ewan and Charley, but the entire team. I hope to get the DVD soon so I can see some of the backstories that never made it to television.
You gotta laugh your ass off when they were in the middle of Mongolia and the group of police came by and Ewan channeling Obi Wan Kenobie with "these are not the bikes you are looking for. move along".
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