Effects-strewn, feature-length, TV adaptation of the first two novels in Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' series of comic fantasies. 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.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: David Jason, Tim Curry, Nigel Planner, and Sean Astin star in writer/director Vadim Jean's imaginative adaptation of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - the first two books in author Terry Pratchett's popular 'Discworld' series of fantasy adventure novels. Naive tourist Twoflower (Astin) is on holiday in Ankh-Morpork when a terrible fire breaks out, forcing him to flee from the city alongside an incompetent wizard named Rincewind (Jason). Now, as the clueless pair set out on a magical journey across the disc, neither realizes that they are merely pawns in an elaborate board game being played by the Gods. After encountering a pair of barbarians on their way out of Morpork, Twoflower and Rincewind take a trip to an inverted mountain housing dragons that only exist in imagination, survive a fall off the edge of the disc during a perilous visit to the country Krull, and attempt to beat Rincewind's former classmate Trymon (Curry) to a collection of eight spells that could save Discworld from total destruction. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...The Colour of Magic (2008) ( The Color of Magic ) ( Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic (Amazing World) ) (Blu-Ray)