Around The World In 80 Days

Around The World In 80 Days

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On the heels of his success with the Pythons but several years prior to his groundbreaking documentary miniseries From Pole to Pole (1992), British comic and itinerant wanderer Michael Palin set out to recreate a challenge straight out of Jules Verne: circumnavigating the globe in eighty days, using only primitive means of transport. The BBC filmed his exploits

Overview

On the heels of his success with the Pythons but several years prior to his groundbreaking documentary miniseries From Pole to Pole (1992), British comic and itinerant wanderer Michael Palin set out to recreate a challenge straight out of Jules Verne: circumnavigating the globe in eighty days, using only primitive means of transport. The BBC filmed his exploits, which include travels by refuse barge in Venice, a dilapidated taxi in Egypt, a steam engine in China, and much, much more - all leavened out with Palin's inherent sense of adventure and trademark wit. The epic-length program appears in its entirety in this box set, as it originally aired in 1999.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
UPC:
0794051289322
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
5:43:00

Special Features

Exclusive interview with Michael Palin

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days
1. Outward Bound [6:33]
2. Preparations [7:00]
3. The Ultimate Traveler [4:01]
4. Orient Express [5:47]
5. Bad News [6:01]
6. Venice [4:51]
7. Traveling by Ferry [9:54]
8. An Evening Meal [4:42]
1. Arabian Frights [7:16]
2. The Road to Cairo [7:18]
3. A Closer Look [4:45]
4. An Appointment to Keep [3:17]
5. Problems [2:55]
6. At Sea [7:54]
7. Jeddah [6:25]
8. A Plan [5:58]
1. Ancient Mariners [5:37]
2. Provisions [7:29]
3. Mohammed [8:26]
4. Life at Sea [9:33]
5. Chips [4:27]
6. Raising the Mast [3:17]
7. Bombay Bum [6:35]
8. A First Glimpse of India [3:47]
Disc #2 -- Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days
1. A Close Shave [7:49]
2. A Day in Bombay [7:11]
3. Off to Madras [6:44]
4. Making Friends [6:17]
5. Arrival [6:00]
6. A Boat to Singapore [7:01]
7. 11 Days Behind Schedule [3:57]
8. Waiting to Dock [3:59]
1. Oriental Express [6:17]
2. Welcome to Hong Kong [4:45]
3. Local Life [10:07]
4. The Hong Kong Riviera [2:20]
5. "China, Here We Come" [3:17]
6. A Snake Supper [4:07]
7. The Train to Shanghai [5:09]
8. A Four Seasons Climate [9:02]
1. Far East & Farther East [8:51]
2. Time to Move On [6:44]
3. Japan [6:53]
4. Karaoke [7:10]
5. The Neptune Garnet [4:06]
6. Worsening Weather [5:14]
7. Ship-Lag [3:05]
8. Halfway Round the World [7:02]
Disc #3 -- Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days
1. Dateline to Deadline [4:32]
2. America by Train [6:35]
3. Glenwood Springs [7:56]
4. Behind Schedule Again [7:11]
5. New York Bound [4:51]
6. Nine Days Left [2:51]
7. Felixstowe [6:56]
8. The End in Sight [7:57]

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Around The World In 80 Days 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Whynhema More than 1 year ago
Michael Palin's "Around the World in 80 Days" is a pleasant and interesting trip for us armchair travelers who have "been there, done that" in our dreams. It is delightful, easy to understand, and a magnet drawing us back for more. When the trip is over and Michael sits in the BBC office, discussing his adventures, we felt as if we had made the trip with him.