Actors: David Jason, Ian Richardson, David Suchet, Richard Coyle, Tim Curry Directors: Vadim Jean Format: PAL Language: English Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1 Number of discs: 3 Classification: 12 Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment DVD Release Date: 11 Oct. 2010 Run Time: 555 minutes
All three lavish television adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s hugely popular Discworld novels, in one DVD collection.
The Hogfather In this live-action adaptation of the Terry Pratchett book of the same name, the inhabitants of Discworld celebrate a form of Christmas called Hogswatch, where the Hogfather travels in a hog-drawn sleigh, delivering presents to children. In this world, the fabric of reality is predominantly dependent on the power of belief. So, when the Hogfather mysteriously disappears, Death dons a red coat and false beard and sets about delivering all the presents before the children of Discworld notice that anything is amiss. Of course, he cannot do it all alone, and enlists the help of his trusty servant Albert (David Jason, Only Fools and Horses). Meanwhile, Death’s granddaughter Susan (Michelle Dockery, Consent) searches for the Hogfather before belief in him disappears, leading to the destruction of Discworld. This adaptation of The Hogfather is the first time a live-action version of a book by the hugely successful author Terry Pratchett has been made and it manages to be an entertaining Christmas family tale. With a sizeable budget and a charismatic performance by David Jason, The Hogfather brings Discworld fully to life.
The Colour of Magic Following his expulsion from Unseen University for his inability to master basic magic, Rincewind (David Jason, The Hogfather) the wizard is compelled to become a Discworld tour guide to their first ever tourist. Twoflower (Sean Astin, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy) is a rather innocent insurance salesman who Rincewind exposes to the dangers of Discworld's mythical creatures, the threat of fire in Ankh-Morpork, Death (the physical incarnation) and the possible end of the world. The Colour of Magic is based on the acclaimed Terry Pratchett fantasy books The Light Fantastic and The Colour of Magic. This thrilling, action-packed production features an impressive supporting cast that includes Christopher Lee (The Wicker Man), Tim Curry (Clue), and Jeremy Irons (Die Hard With A Vengeance).
Going Postal Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund postal service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk Clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job--to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.
Special Features Exclusive Terry Pratchett introductions to Colour of Magic and Going Postal
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on Australian & European DVD players. USA/Canada customers will need a multi-region enabled player.