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Soul Music 

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Christopher Lee ...  Death 7 episodes, 1997
Graham Crowden ...  Mustrum Ridcully 7 episodes, 1997
Debra Gillett Debra Gillett ...  Susan Sto Helit 7 episodes, 1997
Andy Hockley Andy Hockley ...  Imp y Celyn 7 episodes, 1997
George Harris ...  Lias Bluestone 7 episodes, 1997
Neil Morrissey ...  Mort 7 episodes, 1997
Bryan Pringle ...  Albert 7 episodes, 1997
Bernard Wrigley ...  Asphalt 7 episodes, 1997
John Jardine John Jardine 7 episodes, 1997
Rosalie Williams 7 episodes, 1997
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox 7 episodes, 1997
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert 7 episodes, 1997
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ...  Ms. Butts 7 episodes, 1997
David Holt 7 episodes, 1997
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw 7 episodes, 1997
Melissa Sinden Melissa Sinden ...  Ysabell 7 episodes, 1997
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Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her grandfather is Death, who wants to forget that he has just "processed" his adopted daughter and her husband, who was Susan's mother and father, as this is causing him great grief, and Death is a person that can remember everything, much to his chagrin. Susan finds herself pressed into taking over Death's "duty", but finds that she is falling in love with an elf/human, Imp, who is slowly being taken over by a kind of "musical" force that is forcing Imp and his friends to play rock music to the Discworld. The rock music is proving to be a great success, but iit has plans for Imp and everybody wanting to play it, and it is up to Susan, the head of the wizards, the Archchancellor and Death (that is, if he can be found and made to remember who and what he is.) to stop it before it conquers the entire Discworld. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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A story of reality, fantasy and the bits in the middle


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English

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May 1997 (USA) See more »

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(total run time) | (7 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Mayor of Quirm: Really, all we know about is making cheeses. And some rather popular cheeses at that.
Imp y Celyn: We're more popular than cheeses.
Glod Glodson: Buddy, be careful!
Mayor of Quirm: What... did you say?
Imp y Celyn: I said we're more popular than cheeses.
Mayor of Quirm: Guards!
[Burning of band materials and rioting]
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Edited into a seven-part miniseries for television; also seen on the DVD release. See more »

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Decent Animated Version of Terry Pratchett's Masterpiece
2 April 2004 | by Teknofobe70See all my reviews

In many ways this Discworld cartoon is perfect -- for example, who else could play Death but Christopher Lee? And the soundtrack, which charts the history of rock n' roll from Elvis, through the beatles and psychodelic rock as 'Music With Rocks In' is introduced to the Discworld, is simply brilliant.

But there are times when it just fails to capture the same atmosphere and intelligence that is present in Pratchett's writing.

Maybe someday soon a film with be made, after the success of Lord of the Rings, and particularly if the upcoming Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie is successful. And cast Christopher Lee as Death!!!


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