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Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather (Genius/RHI DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C-     Main Program: C-



Of the many imitators and crashers in on the big money reeled in by Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather is one of the worst, most obvious, most tired and lamest of all the fantasy productions in its shadow.  Even with David Jason, Tony Robinson, Michelle Dockery, Stephen Marcus, David Warner and Joss Ackland in the cast, this is just a mess that never adds up and wastes as much talent as it does our time.


This is based on Pratchett’s Discworld books, but I would have to see those books to see if they have any substance or if this is close to the text, because this looks like everything we’ve seen before.  See it at your own risk.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image looks awful, with bad and badly executed digital effects all over the place and is soft throughout, making a cheap production look all the cheaper.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is barely stereo and weak overall.  Extras include a trailer and Pratchett interview.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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