2 men, 4 wheels and 20,000 miles. Long Way Round is truly the adventure of a lifetime. Bonded by a unique friendship and love of motorbikes, Long Way Round documents the adventures of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on their extraordinary journey around the world. From London to New York via Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, the U.S.A. and Canada, this two-disc set contains the entire TV series to Long Way Round as well as a number of extras including unseen and extended footage and exclusive interview with Ewan and Charley.
It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor—popular actor, movie star (Star Wars), and self-confessed motorcycle nut—noticed that it was possible to ride all the way around the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn’t get out of his head, so he picked up the phone and called his best-friend and fellow actor (Hope & Glory) Charley Boorman.
Soon the friends found themselves riding from London to New York, chasing their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tires of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury, and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather, and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. Yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride over 20,000 miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process.
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
Directors: David Alexanian, Russ Malkin
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 3
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Elixer Films
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
Run Time: 1440 minutes
Long Way Round DVD
Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman