Billy Connolly's Route 66 [DVD]
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Billy Connolly takes the ultimate road trip as he travels the world’s most famous highway, Route 66, Billy turns Easy Rider and follows a lifelong dream as he makes the iconic 2488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivalled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history: the world changing events and the comic asides.
Billy says: “Travelling Route 66 has always been a lifelong ambition - It brings together some of my favourite things - my trike, my banjo and America. The ultimate road trip”.
On his way, Billy will meet disciples of Route 66, from seasoned “roadies” to first-timers living the dream. And he won’t just be passing through: anything could happen on the way...
Includes over 40mins of exclusive, never been seen before, DVD extras - featuring Billy’s video diary from his road trip.
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However, I can only say the series disappointed me. For a start, if one disregards the adverts the total running time is about three hours and one cannot even begin to do justice to this amazing road in that time.
Many of the great scenes along the route seemed just to flash by with hardly a mention and some of the chats he had with people were, in my opinion, too long and not relevant and I think the detour to Monument Valley in a programme that did not have a lot of time for its actual subject, struck me as odd, albeit that Monument Valley is incredible.
Furthermore, I felt that far more needed to be said about the Route's history ,how it came about, what is must have been like to have travelled on it in the early days and how the road has fared and changed
over the years. I was pleased to see that the revival that started in Seligman, Arizona was mentioned at reasonable length.
I did, of course enjoy seeing some of the sights I had seen on my own journey and I agree with Billy Connelly's views on the great city of Chicago.
I would advise anyone who enjoys travelling to try the Route 66 journey but the series could have been a lot better. More time devoted to the subject rather than four rather short programmes would have helped greatly.
I must admit I really enjoyed this series when I watched it on ITV One, the music in the series is fantastic and you can really sense Billy's enthusiasm for the Americana culture on the road.
My Particular highlights of his trip are The Willis Tower in Chicago, The Cave Hotel room and The Grand Canyon.
If you enjoyed this I would recommend 'Stephen Fry In America' which is similar but exploring a different side of American culture.
it was great to see a fellow Scotsman describe in simple language the wonderful places specially the Gateway Arch in St.Louis...
The selection of sites cannot be faulted,the photography of the highest standard (the sight of the stars above Monument Valley worth the price of the series on its own) the wonderful trike he rides the length of the road a joy to behold but why oh why does Connolly feel it necessary to appear in virtually every shot trying just a little to hard to be a 'personality'? His laugh begins to grate on the nerves.This day and age everything has to be celebrity driven. I suppose to sell the darn thing. Route 66 sells itself to the dreamer in us all. A wonderful series that we are lucky to have available. I thoroughly recommend it with a health warning.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Blu-ray. I was there myself many "moons" ago. Just buy it!
You gonna love it! Both picture and sound is just great! Enjoy!
I'm massively happy with the product it came on time and it was 100% worth what I payed I'm a massive Billy Connolly fan and adding this to my collection for a cheap price and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shiro Winchester
Bought for my niece and nephew-in-law for their honeymoon planning.Published 2 months ago by Lin trenery