If you do know Terry Pratchett (and to know him is to love him), maybe you didn't know that he has a few made-for-tv Discworld movies out, like The Color of Magic.Well, he does.
It's hard to say how funny this would be to people who haven't read the books, but to me, it is hilarious. There are a few name actors:
- Tim Curry as Trymon, a sorceror advancing rapidly through the ranks at the Unseen University, because his seniors seem to die a lot
- Christopher Lee as the voice of Death
- Jeremy Irons as the deadly Patrician, ruler of Ankh-Morpork
- Sean Astin (Sam Gamgee) as Twoflower, the first Tourist the Discworld has ever known
Best of all, this movie comes in 2 parts, each over 90 minutes long. Three hours of prime Pratchett.
Even better, there's another in the series, based on the holiday-themed Hogfather. We'll queue that up in December.
In conclusion, watch for Pratchett's cameo as Astrogeographer 2.