Yes, I’m a wee bit late in getting round to talking about this DVD. It’s been sitting on my desk in the “stuff to babble about” pile for about a month, which is a bit longer than I normally like to leave things there.
So, what can I say that I didn’t say at the time it was first shown on TV? Well, for a start, you get the original two episodes without the numerous advert breaks that Sky One inserted. This takes the original four hours down to just over three hours, which is a quite respectable running time. You get a reminder of what a superb voice Ian Richardson had, and of how much he’ll be missed. And you get a lot of fun. And you get Mr Pratchett himself playing a toymaker. What more could you ask for?
Well, whether you asked for it or not, you get more! There’s the “Making of Hogfather”, which was shown on Sky One around the time of the original showing, which is good stuff, and has more from Mr Pratchett, so you have to watch it. Not only that, but you get the “12 Days of Hogswatch” clips that were first shown on the web only, and the usual selection of deleted scenes and pictures.
Good stuff, should be on everyone’s DVD player. Get it now!