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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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A Spellbinding Adventure 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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The boat used by Twoflower to arrive at Ankh-Morpork is The Matthew of Bristol, a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497 sailed by John Cabot. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Twoflower is offered a dagger, which he takes by the blade. See more »

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Death: Don't mind me. I've got a book to read.
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Both episodes had the same end-credits cast list although some characters only appeared in one episode. See more »

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Followed by Going Postal (2010) See more »

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Not that bad..
28 March 2008 | by perishoSee all my reviews

Not as bad as some on this site say. I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan, I have read all the Discworld books and few of his other books. While this movie/TV special doesn't really live up to the books, it isn't half bad. I enjoyed revisiting the story with some pretty snazzy special effects- even if some of the subtle humor was lost (or was it just very very subtle?) I have to admit that many of the jokes in the books I probably miss. I know sometimes it takes 10 pages before I realize he's just made a joke, which makes me feel stupid, and then I laugh at myself for being stupid. Sometimes I don't even catch them till the second reading! This movie/TV show (or whatever it is) doesn't really have that feeling.

If you are a fan of Terry, i say you should watch it, if your not.. then go buy one of his books and read that before deciding to watch the movie.


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