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Michael Palin - New Europe
Michael Palin - New Europe
Actor: Michael Palin
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2008     6hr 53min

Michael Palin?s latest voyage of discovery sees him venture into territory once forbidden ? the new Europe previously shrouded behind the Iron Curtain. Now that the Iron Curtain has lifted and the Cold War is over, Michael...  more »

     
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Actor: Michael Palin
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Travel, Television, Documentary
Studio: BBC Warner
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/11/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 6hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Polish, Russian

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Movie Reviews

On the road again
Bo Østergaard Jepsen | 04/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Once again ex-Python turned globetrotter and British national icon Michael Palin goes out into the world to "discover" new and wonderful places. This time around Palin gives up the far away exotic places of travels before and stays a bit closer to home, namely Eastern Europe.

Eastern Europe was, as Palin points out, off limits in all senses of the word for the better part of half a century, which has greatly influenced the way in which Western Europe sees these "new" neighbours. We do indeed know very little about them. Michael Palin frequently asks the people he meets to compare their countries and societies during and post communistic rule, which actually makes for some quite interesting answers.

Palin also meets up with some of the people he has encountered on his previous travels around the world, for example the Yugoslav captain of a ship he travelled with in "Around the World in 80 Days", which adds a nice sense of familiarity (and quriousity for the viewers with prior knowledge of Palins earlier travels).

Palin is, of course, in usual good form and delivers a witty yet informative narrative and proves yet again why he is one of the best television presenters. His high spirits and pleasant smile really inspires the viewer, and makes you understand why there is such a thing as 'the palin effect', where people go to places en masse because they saw it in one of his series.

The programmes are visually stunning and very well produced. The extra material in this version is plentiful with loads of scenes that didn't make the final cut. It is probably not the best series that Palin has made to date, but it still stands head and shoulders above the competition. Worth every penny and more still.

Highly recommended."
MICHAEL PALIN'S BEST
Jens-peter Moreitz | HAZELBROOK, NSW Australia | 06/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michael Palin's New Europe is just brilliant. You will find yourself
into a brand new World even if you know some of the countries already.
My only comment is that I would have liked to see more of the cities i.e.
the interresting places like the Fisher Castle in Budapest.
Otherwise the DVD's are really good, and I liked the trainrides as well."
MICHAEL PALIN 'S "NEW EUROPE"
Marjorie Allen | 04/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THIS WAS QUITE BEAUTIFUL AND EDUCATIONAL ! I WOULD HAVE TRULY ENJOYED A MORE EN DEPTH AND TIME TRAVEL BY HIM TO THESE PLACES- BEING POOR AND CANNOT TRAVEL MYSELF---THIS WAS MUCH APPRECIATED AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED ! VERY GRATEFULLY, MJA ---CALIFORNIA, USA -2008"
Michael Palin - New Europe
christopher Zappia | 05/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Funny, informative, entertaining. Whenever Michael Palin takes us along to explore the world it's always an excellent adventure. Highly recommended."