Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Soul Music
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(Jul 31, 2001)
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Top Customer Reviews
The only gripe I had was the fact that the Death of Rats didn't have a rat skull. Nor did he, er, SQUEAK properly. He looked more like a Death of Lizards. And Quoth didn't really look much like a raven, and talked more like a parrot. But otherwise, everything was spot-on.
Now, the GOOD! This cartoon miniseries does stay pretty dang close to the actual plot of the book--using original dialogue whenever it can, even. It includes the types of details and scenes that MOST movies-based-off-of-books would have clipped out. Susan and Imp the bard are especially well-drawn, I thought, and DEATH is, of course, just the way he should be. Also, the Music With Rocks In songs are _catchy_!
Overall, this video is an enjoyable time. It'll make people who _aren't_ familiar with Discworld yet want to learn more--and those of us who are already fans of those hilariously funny fantasy books should enjoy the chance to _see_ one of them on the screen.
Imp is destined to die on stage during the band's first gig, but Susan--as Death--doesn't WANT him to die! (He's a cute teenage boy, she's a teenage girl...) Before _she_ can save him, though, something _else_ does...
...and _rock and roll_ breaks loose in a _medieval_ society! This causes about as much chaos as you might expect, and the rock-fan wizards among other things, are just about the FUNNIEST thing you could think of. This story--the original book, especially--pokes fun at just about _every_ rock or pop cliche of the genre you can think of. Examples include a song called "Pathway to Paradise", the Dean with his leather robe that says "BORN TO RUNE" and a _new_ twist on the idea of a rock star "redecorating his hotel room." The musical jokes are HILARIOUS, but you will only get them if you know about rock history! Those of you whose knowledge only goes as far back as Britney Spears and 98 Degrees--you won't get it. (Me, I wasn't born in the '50s or '60s, but I have good _taste_, see. ;))
However, "Soul Music" also has its serious side: The story with Death, Susan, and Mort and Ysabell is very tragic and parts of it will have you sniffling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The animated adaptation of one of Pterry's masterpieces, featuring the absolutely appropriate voice of Christopher Lee as Death. It's faithful to the book, as one might expect.Published 7 months ago by R. Ault
I thought it had a good plot. The animation was pretty good too.Published 11 months ago by JudieGorman
Terry Pratchett's books are among the best-loved in the world - if you don't believe the sales figures, spend ten minutes with a True Believer. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by wiredweird
I only just watched this, via Amazon Instant, so I may be a bit--well, okay, a lot--late to the party, but hopefully my own contribution will help anyway. Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Allen Hall
My DVD arrived quickly and in good condition. It met my expectations and I would buy from this seller again. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Happy Customer
An animated serialization for Britain's Channel 4 of one of Terry Pratchett's numerous wonderfully witty "Disc World" novels. Read morePublished on November 10, 2010 by John B
Excellent all around (esp Christopher Lee as Death).
The animation isn't as sharp as some of the newer computerized work (eg: Futurama) the somehwat goofy style fits the... Read more
if you're a Discworld fan you'll bear with the not-so-spectacular animation and enjoy it. This is entertaining and definitely a must have if you can't get enough of the Discworld. Read morePublished on August 24, 2005 by S Pasricha
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