Movie in theatres-Long Way Down - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 07-27-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
red dirt girl
 
Kristen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cakalaky
Posts: 2,514
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Outstanding Restoration BOTM Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 4

Movie in theatres-Long Way Down

Say what you will about Ewan and Charlie, the scenery is usually spectacular. I've seen the two previous shows on DVD, the new one is showing in theatres one night only, Thurs. July 31.


Fathom and Wasserman Media Group are proud to present the Elixir Films and Big Earth production of Long Way Down – the ultimate motorcycle adventure - on the big screen. This unique event will be shown in select local movie theatres for one night only, on Thursday, July 31st at 7:30pm! This is your only chance to see a Fathom exclusive cut of Long Way Down – Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Moulin Rouge!, Trainspotting) and Charley Boorman’s (Actor and Motorcycle Fanatic) 15,000 mile motorcycle journey from Scotland to South Africa on the big screen. Join McGregor and Boorman as they face many challenges from the unknown and unforgiving terrain that test their endurance, driving skills and push their friendship to the limit. [/font]

[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']http://www.fathomevents.com/details....=Long_Way_Down[/font]
Kristen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 07-27-2008, 02:14 PM
boogerface
 
mikochu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 393
Rep Power: 1
 
Cool. I watched Long Way Down last weekend. It's 6 episodes long (6 hours or so?). It's much shorter than Long Way Round, but it's still pretty enjoyable. I have to say that I enjoyed Long Way Round much more, though.

I wonder how this Fathom cut is...I'm sure it's no longer than 3 hours. Surprising to me, they are playing it at all the theaters I go to here in Orlando...hrmmm.

Michael Reyes

2002 Honda 919 / 2009 Honda Civic Si Sedan
mikochu is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 07-27-2008, 04:48 PM
Tribuni Angusticlavii
 
ajcombs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,801
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Helping a Member in Need 
Total Awards: 1

Are you going Kristen and what theater? concord mills mall??

ajcombs is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 07-27-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
red dirt girl
 
Kristen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cakalaky
Posts: 2,514
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Outstanding Restoration BOTM Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajcombs View Post
Are you going Kristen and what theater? concord mills mall??
We can meet at Starbucks, Adam! Just look for all the BMWs.
Yeah, we are probably going to go to the show at Starlight. Right off of 485, quick and easy ride for you, come on. Or we can go to Concord Mills if the girls want to browse.
Kristen is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 07-27-2008, 10:10 PM
(oYo)
 
2000TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 2,966
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

Thanks for the reminder. I've got plans to hit the local 1930 showing on Thursday.

2000TJ is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 07-31-2008, 11:20 PM
Tribuni Angusticlavii
 
ajcombs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,801
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Helping a Member in Need 
Total Awards: 1

report anyone? my plans changed last min. for me so i did not go

ajcombs is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 07-31-2008, 11:49 PM
MAM Customs
 
majorrager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 736
Rep Power: 1
 
My two brothers and I went and were greeted with the sight of about eight BMW sport-tourers lined up under the marquis. Despite rainy weather there were also a few others scattered throughout the lot including a BMW with a sidecar. We were at the window about to buy our tickets when a man asked the line if anyone was there to see Long Way Down. We told him yes and he gave us vouchers for free tickets. He said he had some no-shows and that he worked for BMW of Atlanta. We thanked him and hurried inside because we were a little late but didn't expect it to be a problem. Boy were we wrong, it was packed and we had to sit in the third row from the front. The movie itself was great entertainment as well as thought provoking. It was also great inspiration for a motorcycle trip. The crowd even broke into applause twice during the movie and at the end. Surprisingly older crowd there as well with the average age about 50 (of course you have to work most of your life to afford a BMW). All in all, I'm glad we experienced this in a theater on the big screen with a receptive audience. It was also pretty encouraging to see such a great turn out for a motorcycle documentary.

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Frank Sinatra
majorrager is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
red dirt girl
 
Kristen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cakalaky
Posts: 2,514
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Outstanding Restoration BOTM Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 4

When we entered the theatre there were about 8 people in the audience. Several minutes later an usher walked in and said "Mama Mia is showing in the theatre next to this one". Everyone got up and walked out; we were the only ones there. Eventually, several other people showed up, but only a handful.

The movie was beautifully filmed. You really got a sense of the country and the people. The African natives came across as very proud and very giving.
But, dang, those are some big mofo bikes, loaded to the max, to be riding through that soft sand and mud. Fantastic publicity for BMW.
Kristen is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 10:07 AM
Tribunus Laticlavius
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 7,109
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

I really liked the first one, so too bad I missed it! I hope to see it at Blockbuster soon!

dream is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 12:14 PM
Corner speed sets u free
 
streakin919's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,115
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Trackday Recognition Donation Veteran 
Total Awards: 3

I just watch this last night here in Renton... the theather was about 3/4 full. Really liked it and i'm looking fwd to the DVD. I've heard there will be an extended version of 8 (or 10 maybe) episodes. With Long Way Round the longer one could only be purchased in Canada or via Amazon Canada.

My fav parts of the last one were the interactions with all the people. Looks like there's more of that in this one. The bikes are too big and too loaded. Seems they could lose a little weight and have the support trucks carry more.

How about the guy doing the around the world journey only using human power?

streakin919 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome