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Long Way Down [DVD] [2007]
Long Way Down [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Offered by streetsahead
Price: £6.70

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So much planning... yet they somehow got it so utterly wrong!, 8 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Long Way Down [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I'd been looking forward to this series for ages, only to be sadly disappointed. The constant moaning early didn't exactly make for great entertainment. It didn't look like they were having a particularly fulfilling time, making the whole thing a bit pointless. The big push to cover the miles in such a short time, had the side effect of making the whole trip a bit uneventful. It could have been so much better. For a start, the trip should have been a couple of months longer. The planning episode could have been done away with, even the european leg of the trip was pretty unnecessary. I'd have liked it to have had 8 episodes instead of 6, as there was so many countries to cover. With only 4 and a bit episodes actually covering Africa, it meant cramming in about 4 countries an episode. One thing I really liked about the first series was the really challenging terrain they overcame. The Gobi desert in Mongolia and the road of bones in russia were exhilarating episodes to watch. I think there was a conscious decision, mainly on Euans part, to avoid really tough routes, sticking to tarmac as much as possible. Because of that, it took away a lot of the explorer element, which made Long Way Round so fascinating to watch, seeing things that so few people had seen before.

Too rushed, uneventful and worst of all, not enough heart.

Clarkson - Heaven and Hell [DVD]
Clarkson - Heaven and Hell [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Price: £0.99

117 of 141 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Top gear but less good!, 22 Nov. 2005
I'm a big fan of top gear and caught most episodes this year. I think this is one of the main reasons I've given this DVD such a low rating. Its basically an hour an a quarter of wheel spins with cars you've already seen on top gear. It also features smashing up of rubbish cars in yet more old and unimaginative ways. Seriously, how many times can you see cars being demolished and still find it funny.
Its watered down Top gear. Its unoriginal, repetive, the script is stale and he constantly repeats comments he's already made in the tv series. You don't get the amusing rivalry and banter with co-hosts, no interesting off-the-wall features. Just jeremy driving sports cars over and over again, and then it ends. I was truely sick of Jeremy Clarksons voice droaning on by the end of the DVD... And this is from someone who is a big fan of clarkson, top gear and cars! Waste of money, don't bother!

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