New, star-studded adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel on Blu-ray and DVD; A tale of love and revenge…and stamps
TERRY PRATCHETT’S GOING POSTAL
North American Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 20, 2011
Available to U.S. audiences for the first time with this release, Terry Patchett’s beloved Discworld novel comes to life in the dazzling two-part drama, Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD from Acorn Media on September 20, 2011. Starring top British actors Richard Coyle (Lorna Doone), David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) and Timothy West (Bleak House, Edward the King), the spectacular 2010 production boasts first-class performances, elaborate costumes and impressive sets. The 2-disc DVD boxed set and Blu-ray Single feature more than an hour of exclusive extras, including video introduction from Terry Pratchett; director commentary; deleted scenes; blooper reel; and cast, crew, and fan interviews. A worldwide phenomenon best-known for his Discworld series, Pratchett ranks second only to J.K. Rowling as the U.K.’s bestselling author and in the top-ten bestselling non-U.S. authors in the United States.
Moist von Lipwig is a con man and a charlatan—and he loves every minute of it. From confidence tricks to far-reaching financial fraud, von Lipwig revels in hoodwinking, fleecing, and otherwise ripping off the citizens of Ankh-Morpork. When the law finally catches up to him, the city’s shrewd leader, Lord Vetinari (Charles Dance), offers von Lipwig a choice: he can take over the derelict post office . . . or suffer a painful death.
The reluctant postmaster finds himself in charge of thousands of undelivered letters, commanding a charmingly deranged staff of misfits, and at odds with corrupt businessman Reacher Gilt (David Suchet), who will stop at nothing to crush his competition. Along the way, he falls under the spell of the icy Adora Dearheart (Claire Foy), much to her chagrin. In this delightful adaptation, Moist von Lipwig needs every ounce of his considerable charm and cunning to restore the post office, trounce Gilt, and win Adora’s affections.
Bonus Features: Terry Pratchett video introduction (5 min.); director Jon Jones audio commentary; and bonus disc (62 min.) with cast, crew, and fan interviews; deleted scenes; blooper reel; and image galleries.
Worldwide sales of Pratchett’s novels now top 65 million copies in 37 languages with U.S. sales increasing six-fold in recent years. Acorn Media previously released Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Collection, featuring animated adaptations of Wyrd Sisters & Soul Music in August 2008.
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