The Colour Of Magic details
|Formats:||PG DVD, 12 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||David Jason, Richard da Costa, Sean Astin, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, David Bradley, Liz May Brice|
|Genres:||Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Television - Sci-Fi, Series/Miniseries|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Colour Of Magic
|Run time:||3 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Nov 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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superb................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 26 Mar 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]The Colour of Magic is superb. It stars David Jason, Tim Curry, Nigel Planer and Sean Astin, and is based on the first and second books by Terry Pratchett about Discworld. The books are The Colour Of Magic and The Light Fantastic.
David Jason's character is the incompetent and cynical wizard Rincewind, who involuntarily finds himself as a guide to the naive tourist, Twoflower, played by Sean Astin from such films as Lord Of The Rings and Click.
After they are forced to flee from the city of Ankh-Morpork, after a terrible fire they are sent on a journey across the disc, which is unknowingly being controlled by a board game being played by the Gods.
They meet two barbarians on their way out of Morpork, called Bravd and Weasel.
After their visit to Wyrmberg, the upside-down mountain which is home to dragons that only exist in the imagination, their journey leads them to the country of Krull, perched on the very edge of the Discworld, where they are thrown off the edge of the Disc, due to the Krullian's urge to find out the gender of Great A'Tuin (the turtle which is swimming through space with four elephants resting the Disc on top).
Do Rincewind and Twoflower survive, being thrown off the disc, will they survive the wizards when they discover that the Discworld will soon be destroyed, unless the eight spells of the Octavo are read: the most powerful spells in existence, one of which hides in Rincewind's head. Will RIncewind survive Trymon, a former classmate of Rincewind's, who wishes to obtain the power of the spells for himself.
Watch it to find out. It is well worth watching.
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David jason too old but ----By trbor710 (3 reviews) , 24 Sep 2012Apart from the fact that David Jason is too old to play Rincewind This film keeps to the books as closely as film will allow and having read the books was not at all dissapointed with the characters- The wizards are particularly good. If your a Pratchett fan then im sure you willl enjoy this - The next two are better tho -The Hogfather and Going Postal
Hogfather betterBy CherylJJ (19 reviews) from St. Ives , 02 May 2012This was another one that we had not seen because of not having sky. This was good but it did not seem as good as the Hogfather
A shabby dire atemptBy a customer , 17 Apr 2012Dire.
Not funny, terrible costumes. The Assassins looked shabby...Hello...They are the richest guild and would be the best dresses folk in ther City.
Sadly fell short of our expectations.By a customer , 10 Nov 2011Regrettably not a film that I would want to watch again. All the initial 'feel' of a Harry Potter offering but lacking the polish that I would have hope for.
A No BrainerBy a customer , 09 Nov 2011Really like the Discworld films - but this was a no brainer. Kept with it for over an hour, but could not get into it at all.