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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 2 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 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 2 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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Sky One

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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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Stereo

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Color (High Definition)| Color | Black and White

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Marcus, who plays Broadman the Bartender in this film, also plays Banjo in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006). And Nigel Planer plays Mr. Sideney in Hogfather and Arch Astronomer in Colour of Magic. Nicholas Tennant plays the Librarian in human form in Colour of Magic, and Corporal Nobbs in Hogfather. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Death: Don't mind me. I've got a book to read.
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Mucked about by Terry Pratchett See more »

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Followed by Going Postal (2009) See more »

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Great Fun
1 April 2008 | by weemadhenrySee all my reviews

Only 8 out of 10 because I would - of course - have loved to have everything in it ( I would also have liked a big "Lord of the Rings" budget and effort on this).

They have made a creditable effort to cram the most important bits in. I've watched it with someone who doesn't know the books and had, in fact, never heard of Terry Pratchett. It took him a while to get into the fun of things but he didn't need clarification on anything, so the story line cant' have been too hacked.

As TV productions go, "Colour of Magic" (and "Hogfather") are like watching filmed theatre; it is a stage setting rather than film scenery and the acting certainly is superb. The incidental moments with Death and Rincewind are great as is the scene with the Patrician ordering Rincewind to look after Twoflower. The magic sword, on the other hand, sounded like 'Eddie, the shipboard computer' from Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". And they have to improve the dragons before they start on 'Guards Guards'.

I loved it - every minute of it. And Terry Pratchett had a hand in it so it must reflect at least some of his ideas - he always impressed me as being quite a strong character.

I hope they'll make all of them!!!


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