Going Postal

Going Postal

DVD - 2011
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When Moist von Lipwig is caught for his trickery, he is given the option of becoming the next postmaster or falling down a deep pit.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, c2011
ISBN: 9781598286403
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 GOI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 185 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Terry Pratchett's Going postal


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Jun 19, 2018

I wish they'd had the budget to include all of the species, particularly Trolls and Dwarves, but they put their money where the story needed it. It would have been sad to lose the Golems. A very fun adaptation of of a very fun book. Actually getting to see the mechanisms for high-speed long distance communication was great too.

JCLAndrewE Jun 13, 2018

Hands down my favorite Discworld movie/series adaptation. The humor is the right amount of wry, the acting and characters are genuine and over the top as expected of a melodrama, and they captured the feel of Discworld. Highly recommended. Only complaint is that the second act takes a bit to get rolling, but once it does, it's worth the wait.

ylpladults Mar 29, 2018

To die or to become the Postmaster...that is Moist van Lipwig's choice. To see if he lives for another day, watch this hilarious, live-action fantasy.

Jan 29, 2018

Didn’t know what to expect, but not my taste.

mvkramer Mar 30, 2015

Oh, Sir Terry! How you will be missed. This is an enjoyable, fun adaptation of the book, with some excellent casting choices and performances. Of course, the book was better, but it's hard to capture all the zany richness of a Discworld book in a mere three hours. Made me want to re-read all my favorites.

Jun 21, 2014

Rated 2/10.

Dec 24, 2013

TERRY PRATCHETT is overrated.
This film cost a bundle to make but it was the same old same old stuff that I'm sick of seeing.
2 and a half stars is maybe too much ... but it's Christmas!

Jun 19, 2013

I enjoyed this PG video, thanks to discovering it in our library's "Community Activity" feature. I see a lot of wisdom, presented in wonderful humor, in modern day society, such as those victimless wall street crimes: Moist Von Lipwig: I'm just a con man! Mr. Pump: You have killed 22.8 people. Moist Von Lipwig: I've never so much as drawn a sword. Mr. Pump: You have stolen, embezzled, and swindled. You have ruined businesses and destroyed lives. When banks fail, it's not bankers who starve. In a thousand small ways, you have hastened the deaths of many. You did not know them. You did not see them bleed. But you snatched bread from their mouths. There will be no running.

Mar 12, 2013

I thought the acting was great and the way they used fans as extras really neat. Favourites are Groat and Adora, Sachs and Foy were awesome!

Jan 03, 2013

Another wonderful adaption of a Disc-world novel. Kudos to the director, crew and of course Mr. Pratchett for the original story.

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Jun 19, 2013

More from the book (Ch. 11):
‘You made me sack a lot of the craftsmen,' said Pony.

‘We didn't sack them. We "let them go",' said Gilt.

‘We... downsized,' said Greenyham.

‘Looks like you succeeded, sir,' said Pony. He took a stub of pencil out of one pocket and a grubby notebook out of the other.

‘D'you want it fast or cheap or good, gentlemen?' he said. ‘The way things have gone, I can only give you one out of three...'

Jun 19, 2013

On monopoly:

‘Don't patronize me, my lord,' said Gilt. ‘We own the Trunk. It is our property. You understand that? Property is the foundation of freedom. Oh, customers complain about the service and the cost, but customers always complain about such things. We have no shortage of customers at whatever cost. Before the semaphore, news from Genua took months to get here, now it takes less than a day. It is affordable magic. We are answerable to our shareholders, my lord. Not, with respect, to you. It is not your business. It is our business, and we will run it according to the market. I hope there are no tyrannies here. This is, with respect, a free city.'

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Jul 07, 2015

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