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In 2004, adventurers Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman mounted their BMW R 1150 GS motorcycles and rode from London to New York in Long Way Round; four years later, they were back on their bikes and ready to chase adventure from John O'Groats, Scotland, to the southernmost point of Africa in Long Way Down, cameras loaded and rolling every kilometer of the way. As the two fearless travelers venture across Libya, over the sun-scorched sands of Sudan, through the barren tribal landscapes of Ethiopia, and down into Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Botswana, they encounter a fascinating array of people while experiencing the kind of thrills that one only gets when traveling by motorcycle. Released into theaters in July 2008, this "Director's Cut" -- a prelude to the ten-part television series -- pares McGregor and Boorman's travels down to two hours. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi