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Hogfather (2 DVD Edition) - £4.95 delivered @ DVD.co.uk !
Hogfather (2 DVD Edition) - £4.95 delivered @ DVD.co.uk !

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Synopsis : In this live-action adaptation of the Terry Pratchett book of the same name, the inhabitants of Discworld celebrate a form of Christmas called Hogswatch, where the Hogfather travels in a hog-drawn sleigh, delivering presents to children. In this world, the fabric of reality is predominantly dependent on the power of belief. So, when the Hogfather mysteriously disappears, Death dons a red coat and false beard and sets about delivering all the presents before the children of Discworld notice that anything is amiss. Of course, he cannot do it all alone, and enlists the help of his trusty servant Albert (David Jason, ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES). Meanwhile, Deaths granddaughter Susan (Michelle Dockery, CONSENT) searches for the Hogfather before belief in him disappears, leading to the destruction of Discworld. This adaptation of THE HOGFATHER is the first time a live-action version of a book by the hugely successful author Terry Pratchett has been made and it manages to be an entertaining Christmas family tale. With a sizeable budget and a charismatic performance by David Jason, THE HOGFATHER brings Discworld fully to life.

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Woooo!! Hogfather was a wicked film!! :thumbsup:

Read the book which was brilliant. Film anywhere close to that?

It's a reasonable adaptation - made for TV but the effects were OK.

I found it a little "flat" in places - not sure why.

This, and the more recent adaptation of The Colour Of Magic, are both offensively bad. They've somehow managed to take good stories, merge them with a reasonable cast and a not insignificant budget and output some of the worst television ever created. It's as if the director has totally missed the point.

But, hey, that's just my opinion, so I'm not voting either way.

hot hot hot, loved the book, loved the film, Teatime was brilliant.

Good find, voted hot, we don't have sky and so missed this, but am very tempted to give this a go.

Don't forget Quidco at 4% (20p!)

Also, it's £5.99 at HMV, so if they have anything else really cheap that you want, and you have some McDonalds vouchers then it may work out better vfm (9% Quidco at HMV)

Banned

WantOne;1930577

Read the book which was brilliant. Film anywhere close to that?



Nowhere close. The TV adaptation was rubbish. As was the more recent adaptation of The Colour of Magic. Do yourself a favour and stay well clear.

jonneyt;1931486

This, and the more recent adaptation of The Colour Of Magic, are both … This, and the more recent adaptation of The Colour Of Magic, are both offensively bad. They've somehow managed to take good stories, merge them with a reasonable cast and a not insignificant budget and output some of the worst television ever created. It's as if the director has totally missed the point.



Not seen "the Colour of Magic " due to the micturating contest between Rupe and Rich but it sounded horribly miscast - David Jason, while a fine comic actor, should never have been let within a million miles of the part of Rincewind - he's about 40 years too old for starters... it sounds like they went a bit PC on Twoflower as well - and they got the Librarian completely the wrong species (should be human in this one - or does it cover the first two books?).

It does cover the first 2 books - hence the Librarians change.

Hogfather was a Travesty, Colour of Magic little more than a series of effects set pieces strung together (which is no doubt why they chose to do it), and as such its watchable, casually, once, but thats it.
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