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Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather"

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Matt Czyz, May 30, 2006.

  1. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Well-Known Member

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    I don't expect this thread to get more than 5 views, but I know there's some HTF Discworld fans out there somewhere. I just wanted to provide a heads up to those who might not know on the first live-action/CGI DW film to be produced. It will air this winter on England's Sky One (I believe), and I'm sure a DVD release will follow soon after.

    Info and on-the-set photos (including ones with Death and either Susan Sto Helit's stand-in or the actress herself, not sure) can be seen here:

    http://paulkidby.com/news/mar2006.html
    http://paulkidby.com/news/apr2006.html and
    http://paulkidby.com/news/index.html

    The IMDb page is located at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765458/


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    (the dancing banana is in no way related to the topic at hand; it's just so fun to watch)
     
  2. MatthewLouwrens

    MatthewLouwrens Well-Known Member

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    Exciting news. I didn't know they were making this one. And Hogfather will be a nice one to do - the whole Death-as-Santa thing should be funny. Should make a good Christmas-viewing TV movie.
     
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    HURRAHHHHH! this book is superb, I think the first or second discworld I love and one I often revisit every holiday season.

    they should really mention that the cast list has spoilers for the mystery though.

    And that site has discworld tshirts!

    I'm definitely buying a luggage one for my best friend. [​IMG]
     
  4. DonRoeber

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    Great news. [​IMG] I enjoy the two animated DVDs.
     
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    Thanks for the news. My wife will be overjoyed. Pratchett is probably her favorite author.

    Jason
     
  6. Matt Czyz

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    The official site is now up with a lot of interviews, concept art, wallpapers, and stuff:

    http://www.skyone.co.uk/hogfather/

    Click on "Videos" for a boatload of very well made "Making-Of" movies. The one about Susan's character ends on a very "Army of Darkness" note that made me smile to no end.
     
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    I was at a convention over Thanksgiving day weekend, and they had a Hogfather calendar for sale. It was a treat to see stills from production.

    Jason
     
  8. MatthewLouwrens

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    Thanks for that. Very interesting.

    Is this a mini-series, rather than a movie? I just note they have it listed for 17 and 18 December.
     
  9. Adam_S

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    so is this airing in the US or am I going to have to figure out how to get torrents to work and pirate this movie (something I've not done before)?
     
  10. Matt Czyz

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    No information regarding US airtime has been released. The writer/director has said that a DVD will be released in March in R2 ("complete with a large luggage full of extras"). Importing that will probably be the quickest "official" option for those in the US. "Unofficial" venues will of course allow for a more holiday-appropriate viewing. [​IMG]
     
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    That's awesome! I Love Pratchett. Looking forward to this, big time.
     
  12. Matt Czyz

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    SkyOne's website for their production of The Colour of Magic/Light Fantastic is now online.

    Starring: David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, and Christopher Lee. (and Filch from the Harry Potter movies as Cohen the Barbarian)
     
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    was hogfather ever released on DVD in the US?
     
  14. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Well-Known Member

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    Not yet.
     
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    I think fans of the animated adaptations are going to be happy that Christopher Lee is going to be doing Death again. I remember a few of my friends not being happy about him not doing it in Hogfather.
     
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    Dear god where are the DVDs? I admit, I'm waiting for a nice, animated version of "Small Gods"
     
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    I honestly thought that the other guy did a good job, but the audio people didn't give his voice enough echo/rumble/bass. It needed more post-production work to completely sell him as DEATH. I was under the impression that he would have been back for this movie as well if he had not died earlier this year, leaving the role open for Lee.
     
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    Oh, certainly he would have. I haven't seen the animated Discworld DVDs, but I have been told that Lee nailed Death in those, so it is good news for those people as well.

    I also noticed on IMDB that the guy who played Filtch in the Harry Potter films is going to be playing Cohen The Barbarian. Good casting.

    And all of this is a reminder that I need to order the SE of Hogfather from Amazon UK.

    Jason
     
  19. MatthewLouwrens

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    I'm glad they're doing another one, since I was impressed with Hogfather, but do they have to use David Jason for Rincewind? Surely there are other actors rather than reusing the actor that played Albert.

    I can't see any reference to it being a combined COM/LF mini-series - they're just calling it The Colour Of Magic. It's been years since I read the books - is there anything that actually points to it being a Light Fantastic adaptation as well?

    EDIT: I've just seen the comment in the director's blog, "Anyway, off to throw some pineapple custard at a man dressed as an Orangutang." I seem to remember that the Librarian never came along until Light Fantastic, so there's my proof.
     
  20. Matt Czyz

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    There were details at the Cunning Artificer's forum (www.discworldstamps.com) awhile ago that this was going to be a combination of the two books, as separately, they don't have the best plots for films. Together though, it worked out a whole lot better. I wish I could provide you with specific links, but I cannot. You'll notice also, that Tim Curry's character-Trymon-is in TLF, not TCOM.
     

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