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The Color of Magic 

The Colour of Magic (original title)
A cowardly wizard is roped into a life of adventure. A tale from the first 2 books of Terry Pratchett's fantasy series "Discworld"
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Complete series cast summary:
 Rincewind (2 episodes, 2008)
 Twoflower (2 episodes, 2008)
 Trymon (2 episodes, 2008)
 Patrician (2 episodes, 2008)
 Narrator (2 episodes, 2008)
 Death (2 episodes, 2008)
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
 Picture Imp (2 episodes, 2008)
 Death (2 episodes, 2008)
Michael Mears ...
 Jiglad Wert (2 episodes, 2008)
 Lumuel Panter (2 episodes, 2008)
 Ganmack Treehallett (2 episodes, 2008)
Richard da Costa ...
 Luggage / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Philip Philmar ...
 Astrozoologist 1 / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
 Astrozoologist 2 (2 episodes, 2008)


A cowardly wizard is roped into a life of adventure. A tale from the first 2 books of Terry Pratchett's fantasy series "Discworld"

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Release Date:

23 March 2008 (UK)  »

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The Color of Magic  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nigel Planer, who plays the Arch Astronomer, is also the narrator of several unabridged Discworld audio books, including the 'The Colour of Magic' and 'The Light Fantastic' (which this film is based on). See more »


When Rincewind and Twoflower are on the rock next to the Circumfence, the string holding Rincewind's hat around his neck keeps moving from above his beard to below it between shots. See more »


Rincewind: That's old Twoflower for you. He just appreciates beauty in his own way. I mean, if a poet sees a daffodil, he stares at it and then writes a long poem. But Twoflower would wander off and buy a book on botany, and then as he reads it he would tread on the daffodil.
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Mucked about by Terry Pratchett See more »


Version of The Colour of Magic (1986) See more »

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A very enjoyable "family" movie.
26 February 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Technically, this movie is very good. The effects are well done, with very high quality computer graphics for a "Made for TV" movie, that won't stand behind theatrical release movies. The outdoor scenes were all well produced, placing the actors in a "real" discworld. The customs and environment are in a child-movie style, because of the story's background (it came from a series of books made for children). But that doesn't mean low quality. It just adds to the comical overall feeling of the film. The actors followed this same comical/child-oriented line when playing their roles.

About the story, it never gets boring, and a lot of things happen to the main characters. They practically cross the world in a single adventure, including a journey in "outer space". Multiple parallel plots also take place. In the end, this 3-hour movie entertains you the whole time. The main motivation is very original: following the steps of the first tourist. And the world description is ironically fun.

This story has 2 main perspectives. From the Twoflower point of view, it's a story about having an open mind. One may have much fun and learn a lot when he keeps his mind open to new experiences. From the Rincewood point of view, it shows that one must have persistence; and also that, even in the face of failure, your value doesn't diminish. You're not defined by your failures and/or successes as perceived by the others.

In the end this is a family movie, worth watching by itself, and even more with your children (if you happen to have any).

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