Terry Pratchett Collection - (Import DVD)
Hogfather / Colour of Magic / Going Postal
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Triple bill of comic fantasy dramas adapted from the bestselling 'Discworld' novels by Terry Pratchett. In 'Hogfather' (2006), it's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather (Shend) - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has vanished. Suddenly, Discworld's entire mythical system is under threat. The fate of this magical time rests in the hands of a very motley group: a band of wizards headed up by a mystical university president named Mustrum Ridcully (Joss Ackland), a loyal manservant called Albert (David Jason), a level-headed governess called Susan Sto Heilt (Michelle Dockery), and her grandfather, who happens to be Death (Marnix van den Broeke). 'The Colour of Magic' (2008) is a feature-length TV adaptation of the first two novels in the Discworld series. Sir David Jason stars as the jaded, incompetent wizard, Rincewind, who unwittingly finds himself playing guide to naive tourist, Twoflower (Sean Astin), when the two are forced to flee from the city of Ankh-Morpork after a terrible inferno. The film co-stars Tim Curry and Jeremy Irons, while Brian Cox narrates, and Christopher Lee provides the voice of Death. In 'Going Postal' (2010), after finally being captured, master con artist Moist von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) narrowly escapes execution by agreeing to take on the job of Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office - a post that has not been filled in years. Getting the post office up and running again may prove an impossible task, however, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging its every nook and cranny. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him... David Suchet, Charles Dance, Andrew Sachs, Tamsin Greig and Timothy West co-star.
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