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Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather"


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted May 30 2006 - 06:18 AM

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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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens

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Posted May 30 2006 - 01:38 PM

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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Posted May 30 2006 - 02:16 PM

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!

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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   DonRoeber

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Posted May 31 2006 - 02:54 AM

Great news. Posted Image I enjoy the two animated DVDs.
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Posted May 31 2006 - 03:39 AM

Thanks for the news. My wife will be overjoyed. Pratchett is probably her favorite author.

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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted December 05 2006 - 02:22 AM

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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Posted December 05 2006 - 07:20 AM

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.

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Posted December 06 2006 - 11:28 AM

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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/
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.
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Posted December 06 2006 - 11:47 AM

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 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted December 07 2006 - 02:44 AM

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

I was always under the impression that it was a single regular-length movie, but after poking around online, I discovered that it is in fact a 4 hour, 2-night event.

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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)?

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. Posted Image

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Posted December 07 2006 - 07:43 AM

That's awesome! I Love Pratchett. Looking forward to this, big time.

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted September 18 2007 - 07:33 AM

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)

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted September 18 2007 - 08:24 AM

was hogfather ever released on DVD in the US?
 

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted September 18 2007 - 01:30 PM

Not yet.

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Posted September 19 2007 - 08:57 AM

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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Posted September 19 2007 - 04:24 PM

Dear god where are the DVDs? I admit, I'm waiting for a nice, animated version of "Small Gods"
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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted September 20 2007 - 01:22 AM

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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.
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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Posted September 20 2007 - 04:52 AM

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.

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Posted September 22 2007 - 08:55 AM

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.
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#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted September 22 2007 - 03:29 PM

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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