Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music animated

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Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music animated

Postby DaveC » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:05 am

:D

I couldn't find dedicated thread on this, just bits and bobs. I watched my Wyrd Sisters DVD for the first time last night and loved it, I think, way more than the Sky adaptations, which I still liked.

It was so faithful and funny and exciting. My other half loved it as well, mainly the accents, she was in hysterics. Granny and Nanny were acted perfectly, at first I wasn't convinced my Jane Horrocks as Magrat but she grew on me. I loved Granny's borrowing-vision, the demon, Chrysoprase, Librarian!

The only negative points I can think of are the same that I have toward most animation where score isn't the #1 priority, it felt a bit quiet in that way that cartoons can get sometimes when not much is happening between scenes and dialogue. Fool's past seemed revealed a bit too early, but as it was done in parts on TV it was, I suppose doe as clues for people to grasp onto for the next episode.

Can wait to see my Soul Music DVD that I also won on ebay a few days ago and that should arrive soon.

Anyone else seen these? Opinions?
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:46 am

b) That's the question. If you look at the discussion we did for Wyrd Sisters, you'll see a certain amount of confusion on the subject. :wink:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:46 am

Got 'em.

Love 'em.

No idea what I've done with them.

Must find.
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Postby pip » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:50 am

have to see em at some point :(
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Postby DaveC » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:50 am

Tonyblack wrote:b) That's the question. If you look at the discussion we did for Wyrd Sisters, you'll see a certain amount of confusion on the subject. :wink:


Deleted my PS now, Pip PM'd me with some info, plus I'll take another look at discussion thread, read it a while ago, but will peek again. :)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:16 am

Got a feeling I gave them to a friend for her grandson.

I'm trying my best to convert him!!

I'll ask and see if I can get them back for a re-watch at some stage.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:56 pm

I have them on VHS and then bought the DVDs, all I need now is a television :roll:
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Postby Joolz » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:02 pm

You could swap the DVD player for a TV :D
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Postby pip » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:02 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:29 pm

Joolz wrote:You could swap the DVD player for a TV :D


Good idea, mind you I would also need a DVD player to do the swap and a VHS player to be able to watch the tapes :roll:
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:24 pm

ive got them on vhs :D but i havent got a video player :cry: my mrs gave it to the junior school behind us without asking me :roll:
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:32 pm

I wish they were out on DVD over here. :(
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Postby raisindot » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:00 am

I've seen 'em both in DVD form.

I can't say I was overly impressed. Soul Music in particular didn't work for me. It just made the whole story look like a bad mid-70s Rankin Bass cartoon.

Wyrd Sisters was better, but I wasn't overly enthralled by it. I guess for me the cartoon format kind of accentuates the fact that the DW stories are fantasy...makes them less "real" if that makes sense.

But both of these were far better than the "live action" version of Hogfather, which was just deathly dull and slow moving. Never thought I'd be bored by a DW adaptation.

I really wish they would release Going Postal in US-compatible format. It'd be nice to see an adaptation that has some life in it.
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Postby WannabeAngua » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:59 am

Quatermass wrote:I wish they were out on DVD over here. :(


Wont Play.com ship to Australia?
They're available for 12.37£ (two disk box) there now.
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