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The Color of Magic 

The Colour of Magic (original title)
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The Discworld - a magical realm quite unlike, yet hauntingly familiar to, ours - has got it's first tourist... See full synopsis »
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 Rincewind (2 episodes)
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 Twoflower (2 episodes)
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 Trymon (2 episodes)
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 Picture Imp (2 episodes)
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 Jiglad Wert (2 episodes)
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 Ganmack Treehallett (2 episodes)
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 Astrozoologist 1 / ... (2 episodes)
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 Astrozoologist 2 (2 episodes)
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The Discworld - a magical realm quite unlike, yet hauntingly familiar to, ours - has got it's first tourist... See full synopsis »

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Like Vadim Jean's previous Discworld film (Hogfather (2006)), there were problems with the set flooding due to heavy rainfall while filming indoors. See more »

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The book and the notes about the secret passageway say to pull the third book from the right but the one that is pulled is nowhere near the third book from the right (or even the third from the left). See more »

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Death: I think I've just had another Near Rincewind Experience.
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Follows Hogfather (2006) 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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