The Color of Magic

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Overview

David Jason, Tim Curry, Nigel Planer, and Sean Astin star in writer/director Vadim Jean's imaginative adaptation of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic -- the first two books in author Terry Pratchett's popular Discworld series of fantasy adventure novels. Naïve tourist Twoflower Astin is on holiday in Ankh-Morpork when a terrible fire breaks out, forcing him to flee from the city alongside an incompetent wizard named Rincewind Jason. Now, as the clueless pair set out on a magical journey across the disc,...
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Overview

David Jason, Tim Curry, Nigel Planer, and Sean Astin star in writer/director Vadim Jean's imaginative adaptation of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic -- the first two books in author Terry Pratchett's popular Discworld series of fantasy adventure novels. Naïve tourist Twoflower Astin is on holiday in Ankh-Morpork when a terrible fire breaks out, forcing him to flee from the city alongside an incompetent wizard named Rincewind Jason. Now, as the clueless pair set out on a magical journey across the disc, neither realizes that they are merely pawns in an elaborate board game being played by the gods. After encountering a pair of barbarians on their way out of Morpork, Twoflower and Rincewind take a trip to an inverted mountain housing dragons that only exist in imagination, survive a fall off the edge of the disc during a perilous visit to the country Krull, and attempt to beat Rincewind's former classmate Trymon Curry to a collection of eight spells that could save Discworld from total destruction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • UPC: 796019820578
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Rhi Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 3:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,603

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Jason Rincewind
Sean Astin Twoflower
Tim Curry Trymon
David Bradley Cohen the Barbarian
James Cosmo Galder Weatherwax
Liz May Brice Herrena
Christopher Lee Voice Only
Brian Cox Voice Only
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Karen Shenaz David
Laura Haddock
Will Keen
Michael Mears
Nigel Planer
Technical Credits
Vadim Jean Director, Screenwriter
Rod Brown Producer
Sarah Conroy Executive Producer
Ricky Eyres Production Designer
Gavin Finney Cinematographer
Paul E. Francis Score Composer
Robert Halmi Sr. Executive Producer
Robert Halmi Jr. Executive Producer
David A. Hughes Score Composer
David Jason Executive Producer
Clare Juhasz Makeup
Joe McNally Editor
Henry Mulliner Sound Mixer
Elaine Pyke Executive Producer
Ian Sharples Producer
Jane Spicer Costumes/Costume Designer
Emma Style Casting
Liz Webber Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Color of Magic
1. The Tourist [16:26]
2. Lawbreakers [14:49]
3. Order of Things [11:15]
4. On the Move [7:39]
5. Dragon Lady [18:13]
6. To The Edge [12:28]
7. Heroes of the Galaxy [18:37]
8. Credits [2:19]
1. Red Star [11:53]
2. Dead or Alive [14:12]
3. Times of Crisis [10:33]
4. The Hero [14:14]
5. Team Players [11:27]
6. The Light Fantastics [9:55]
7. Final Showdown [20:30]
8. Credits [2:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Color of Magic
   Play Part 1
   Play Part 2
   Scene Selection
      Scene Selection
         Part 1
         Part 2
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very good, but not great, adaptation of Prachett books

    Terry Pratchett is a wonderful writer and his books deserve to be made into film. This movie is an good attempt to let those who don't know much about Pratchett's Discworld gain an insight into that world. For those who have read The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, this movie will leave you feeling like you've had a good meal that didn't quite fill you up.

    The choice of David Jason and Sean Astin to play Rincewind and Twoflower was a little unusual but it worked pretty well. Two of my favorite Discworld characters are the Patrician and Death. Jeremy Irons did an excellent job in his role as the Patrician and I would like to see him play that role in other Discworld movie adaptations. Christopher Lee as the voice of Death was spot on. Neither had as much screen time as I would have like but they weren't prominent in those books either so I guess that it was appropriate. Two books compressed into one movie will always need to leave things out and I believe they did an decent job deciding on the parts that stayed in. Seeing good representations of the Great A'Tuin, the Luggage, the Tower of Art, Hex, the spacecraft on Krull, and the Wyrmberg made up for missing the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth. The Librarian didn't look at all like I expected (not as big and strong). Tim Curry did a decent job as Trymon and I really liked James Cosmo as Galder Weatherwax.

    All in all it is an adaptation that I will probably watch many times. I am sure I missed some of the nuances and didn't catch all of the humour that is traditional in Pratchett's books. I also have the Hogfather movie and believe it is a better adaptation of that book.

    I really hope more of Terry Pratchett's books are made into movies. I'd like to see one with Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat. Also one with Sam Vines, Carrot Ironfounderson and the City Watch (Guards! Guards! perhaps?)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    While parts of both books were left out due what I think were di

    While parts of both books were left out due what I think were dificult to include, what was kept retained a story telling suitable for the medium. The cast permormance was wonderful. I didn't expect the cast it had, but the mix proved to become well captivating.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wish there were more!

    Wonderful story by Terry Pratchett brought to life in the wonder-where of the Disk World.

    One can only hope they will continue to add to the video library of the series.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love the Discworld

    I was very excited to find another Discworld DVD. This one is very enjoyable. It takes its name from Terry Pratchett's first Discworld book (actually more of a collection of stories), but also covers storylines from the second book. Although it skims over some of the storylines, I think that it stays true to the "soul" of the Discworld. I would like to say that Sean Astin was not my idea of Twoflower whom I always thought of as Asian (I'm half Japanese), but he turned out to be very convincing. Overall, two thumbs up.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fun, fun fun

    Terry Pratchett's famous discworld begins here. Wit and wisdom collide together with fun and laughter in his first two books that make up this movie.

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