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The Color of Magic 

The Colour of Magic (original title)
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A cowardly wizard is roped into a life of adventure. A tale from the first two books of Terry Pratchett's fantasy series "Discworld".
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Complete series cast summary:
David Jason ...  Rincewind 2 episodes, 2008
Sean Astin ...  Twoflower 2 episodes, 2008
Tim Curry ...  Trymon 2 episodes, 2008
Jeremy Irons ...  Patrician 2 episodes, 2008
Brian Cox ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2008
Christopher Lee ...  Death 2 episodes, 2008
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ...  Picture Imp 2 episodes, 2008
Marnix Van Den Broeke ...  Death 2 episodes, 2008
Michael Mears Michael Mears ...  Jiglad Wert 2 episodes, 2008
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  Lumuel Panter 2 episodes, 2008
Will Keen ...  Ganmack Treehallett 2 episodes, 2008
Richard da Costa Richard da Costa ...  Luggage / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Philip Philmar ...  Astrozoologist 1 / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Terry Pratchett ...  Astrozoologist 2 2 episodes, 2008
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A cowardly wizard is roped into a life of adventure. A tale from the first two books of Terry Pratchett's fantasy series "Discworld".

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It's a pigment of your imagination See more »


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UK

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English

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23 March 2008 (UK) See more »

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The Color of Magic See more »

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Anglesey, Wales, UK See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Stephen Marcus, who played Broadman the Bartender in this movie, also played Banjo in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006), and Nigel Planer played Mr. Sideney in Hogfather, and Arch Astronomer in this movie. Nicholas Tennant played the Librarian in human form in this movie, and Corporal Nobbs in Hogfather. See more »

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David Bradley's (Cohen) teeth can be seen in several shots before Cohen gets his dentures. See more »

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Death: I was at a party, you know.
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Mucked about by Terry Pratchett See more »

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Follows Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006) See more »

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Hugely enjoyable adaptation of a Terry Prachett novel!
5 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I haven't read any of the DiscWorld books, and I know you are going to say i should. For a TV series, I found it surprisingly enjoyable. It looks beautiful, but I do agree that most of it lacks magic. The special effects, while overblown in places, aren't actually that bad, considering the track records of slapdash effects in TV series. Try the Chronicles of Narnia, very good, and faithful to the books, but the effects tend to let them down. As for the performances, what can i say? Very good indeed! David Jason, Britain's funniest living actor, gives a very funny performance of Rincewind, considering he wanted to do that role for years, though he may have been duller than what Pratchett intended. Sean Astin, of Lord of the Rings fame, is also a nice contrast to Jason's Rincewind. It's true that some of the humour is forced, but the chemistry between the two men compensate. Tim Curry was an inspired choice for Trymon, and he did a superb job, showing off his versatility, bringing back fond memories of his performances in films like Legend, the Three Musketeers and It. He wasn't too frightening, or campy, just in between.Christopher Lee was great as Death, great lines.("that's when they'll be taking my mask off" and "I think I've had another near-Rincewind experience")The script had its downsides but was overall very funny. It is evident that the adaptation is unfaithful to the books, because I felt it could have done a little more with the ending, which was rather disappointing. Overall, an uneven but enjoyable adaptation of Terry Prachett, who actually liked the changes for once. Try telling Stephen King that! 7.5/10 Bethany Cox


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