Inside a magical realm known as Discworld, a naive tourist (Sean Astin) is on holiday until a terrible fire breaks out, forcing him to flee along with an incompetent wizard (David 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, they 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 the wizard's former classmate (Tim Curry) to a collection of eight spells that could save Discworld from total destruction.
It's been over a year since Genius Entertainment and RHI released The Hogfather
on DVD. The success of that two-part mini-series, based on Terry Pratchett's 20th Discworld
novel, inspired RHI to go back to the beginning of the series of books, and create a new two-part mini-series. Pratchett's first two novels in the run, The Colour of Magic
and The Light Fantastic
, were combined into this new production which Genius will be releasing on DVD under the Americanized name The Color of Magic
This release, presented in widescreen and running 197 minutes, will be available on July 14th
. Cost is $14.95 SRP for it, but you can pre-order at a discount using the Amazon button link below. And, underneath that, is a peek at the cool-lookin' cover art: