The Color of Magic

The Color of Magic

Director: Vadim Jean Cast: David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry
4.5 7

DVD (Wide Screen)

Item is available through our marketplace sellers.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Color of Magic 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
twinsmom1997 More than 1 year ago
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.
SamBTX More than 1 year ago
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.
lzbuds More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago