Around The World In 80 Days details
|Directors:||Roger Mills, Clem Vallance|
|Genres:||Special Interest - Places of Interest/Travel, Television - BBC|
|Studio:||BBC WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING|
Around The World In 80 Days - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Around The World In 80 Days - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Around The World In 80 Days - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||5 hours 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Sep 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Write your own review
Most helpful review
Hugely entertaining and educational...By a customer from Wales , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Michael Palin sets out recreate the Journey by fictional Phileas Fogg, to travel around the world in eighty days using only land and sea.
Michael has the knack of injecting his pythonesque humor into any situation throughout the series, on what was quite clearly a very difficult journey to undertake.
The series is based upon Michaels own personal diaries made throughout the journey and is intended to be a warts and all documentary, highlighting not only the many achievments but also the many setbacks encountered along route.
The pack consists of 3 DVDs containing seven 50 minute programes plus a post shooting interview with Michael. The picture quality whilst still very good is not quite up to normal DVD standards, and the sound track is recorded in mono (hence four not five stars).
These minor short comings should not deter you from buying this fantastic series at all.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (9) Yes |
- No (1)
If you've never seen this, you really ought to!By jas1327 (5 reviews) from Bromsgrove , 19 Jun 2011I never watched this when it was first broadcast on television back in the late 80's, and am glad now to have finally sat and watched this through.
3 discs of the modern day attempt to copy Phileas Fogg , this must have been a nightmare to edit, but its all been packaged together very nicely. Follow Michael every step (and journey) of the way, get to see some of the local cultures of the world, all mixed in with Michaels wit and good humour along the way.
Well worth watching, and although now 20 years old, its not too dated. And for those who have never seen it but want to know, did Michael manage to get around the world in 80 days??? Ah.. that would be telling!!
One of his bestBy a customer from Swindon , 01 Dec 2007Yep. Well worth watching. One of his best
This is one of best out of the seriesBy Peter from Norwich, England , 18 Jun 2007Michael Palin I have seen two of the other series so far and this is the best one I have seen so far
travelBy a customer from middlesbrough , 21 Jan 2007micheal palin at what he does best travelling, also explaining about his travels
travelBy a customer from middlesbrough , 21 Jan 2007Micheal Palin at his best talking and explaining about his travels around the world.