Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital COMPLETE (Box Set) (DVD) (2004) £14.89 DELIVERED - HotUKDeals
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Starring: Allison Hossack, Jack Coleman, Bruce Davison, Jennifer Cunningham, Ed Begley, Diane Ladd, Brandon Bauer, Sherry Miller, Andrew McCarthy
Directed by: Craig R. BaxleyKingdom Hospital is the first television series written and produced by Stephen King. Kingdom Hospital is not like other hospitals - it is built on the wreckage of two horrific fires. The first fire, during the civil war, burned down the Gates Falls Mill where small children toiled away under nightmarish conditions - nearly all of the long-suffering children were trapped and died in the fire. The second fire destroyed the "old Kingdom," a creepy hospital where an evil doctor performed hideous experiments on patients. The "new Kingdom" is the site of strange, paranormal phenomena, where the unquiet dead still roam. Every week, over 20 regular and recurring characters check in and out of Kingdom Hospital, playing out the eternal conflict between good and evil.
Episode titles: Thy Kingdom Come, Death's Kingdom, Goodbye Kiss, The West Side Of Midnight, Hook's Kingdom, The Young And The Headless, Black Noise, Heartless, Butterfingers, The Passion Of Reverend Jimmy, Seizure Day, Shoulda Stood In Bed, Finale.







DVD EXTRAS


Filmmakers' commentary. Patients and Doctors - The Cast of Kingdom Hospital (14 mins). Inside The Walls - The Making of Kingdom Hospital (15 mins). Designing Kingdom Hospital - A Tour (7 mins). The Magic of Antubis (8 mins).


Soundtrack Languages
Dolby Digital 5.1: English





Technical Details
Certification: 15
Duration: 900 mins
Format: DVD
Single Sided/Dual Layer
Region: 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Cat. No: CDRP1574(SONY PICTURES HOME ENT. UK)
Category: Horror/Occult:General
Subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired, Hindi
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#1
Has this got any thing to do with the director Lars von Trier?
#2
I bought my a few years ago when game sold all their DVDS to get rid of them because they were not going to stock them anymore and i was lucky enough only to pay £4.99 for it so this is a really good price too.. and its not bad either
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stanley
Has this got any thing to do with the director Lars von Trier?


Amazon.co.uk Review
"Kingdom Hospital is horror novelist Stephen King’s adaptation of Danish director Lars Von Trier’s cult mini-series The Kingdom, geared very much for an American audience. The story unfolds across 15 hours, telling the story of a hospital in Maine that’s been built on the site of a 19th Century mill fire that killed most of its young occupants--themes that King fans will be familiar with. In the present day, Kingdom Hospital is haunted by the ghost of ten-year-old child labourer Mary and, even more bizarrely, a fearsome giant anteater-like creature called Antubis. It falls to the ace doctor Hook (Andrew McCarthy), the paraplegic artist Jack Coleman (Peter Rickman) and the hypochondriac psychic Sally Druse (Diane Ladd) to enlist the help of a surreal assortment of hospital staff and patients to help Mary and save Kingdom Hospital itself from certain doom.
Fans of Stephen King will probably enjoy the blend of black comedy, spectral horror and general weirdness, which owes a big debt to previous television series like Twin Peaks and even ER. But too often, Kingdom Hospital seems to be trying too hard to make itself into a cult series, something which King is just not a subtle enough writer to carry off. But Kingdom Hospital looks good, especially the CGI Antubis, who steals every scene in which he appears. Generally, though, the series is more of an entertaining experiment than a cult-in-the-making. --Ted Kord"
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CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
Amazon.co.uk Review
"Kingdom Hospital is horror novelist Stephen King’s adaptation of Danish director Lars Von Trier’s cult mini-series The Kingdom, geared very much for an American audience. The story unfolds across 15 hours, telling the story of a hospital in Maine that’s been built on the site of a 19th Century mill fire that killed most of its young occupants--themes that King fans will be familiar with. In the present day, Kingdom Hospital is haunted by the ghost of ten-year-old child labourer Mary and, even more bizarrely, a fearsome giant anteater-like creature called Antubis. It falls to the ace doctor Hook (Andrew McCarthy), the paraplegic artist Jack Coleman (Peter Rickman) and the hypochondriac psychic Sally Druse (Diane Ladd) to enlist the help of a surreal assortment of hospital staff and patients to help Mary and save Kingdom Hospital itself from certain doom.
Fans of Stephen King will probably enjoy the blend of black comedy, spectral horror and general weirdness, which owes a big debt to previous television series like Twin Peaks and even ER. But too often, Kingdom Hospital seems to be trying too hard to make itself into a cult series, something which King is just not a subtle enough writer to carry off. But Kingdom Hospital looks good, especially the CGI Antubis, who steals every scene in which he appears. Generally, though, the series is more of an entertaining experiment than a cult-in-the-making. --Ted Kord"


Ah, thanks for that.
#5
stanley
Ah, thanks for that.


No probs. The cheapest the Von Trier version seems to be available @ the mo is from Sendit @ £15.99 with 6% cashback via Quidco on ('new') accounts less than 30 days old....so just open a new one!!!
(Ipoints can also be collected AS WELL as your Quidco cashback)


"The Kingdom has been described as "ER meets Twin Peaks", and seldom can the standard and the surreal have met in more perfect accord. The hospital that conceals dark secrets is the premise for this riveting "soap"--seen on Danish TV in 1994--in which science and civilisation are eroded by superstition and instinct. Lars von Trier is not a director who aims to please, and the claustrophobic visuals he draws from handheld cameras and natural lighting anticipate the stripped-down film work of his Dogme 95 movement. Yet there's nothing cerebral about the goings-on here, thanks to the rich variety of characters who people the labyrinthine corridors and functional wards. The Minister's visit and the Haiti jaunt are slapstick humour worthy of the best Python sketches, and Trier is never afraid to mix the prosaic with the profound. There are wonderfully observed performances from Ernst Hugo Jaregard as chequered Swedish surgeon Stig Helmer, and Kirsten Rolffes as common-sense psychic Sigrid Drusse. These are only the first five episodes: having seen them, you'll be awaiting the remainder with impatience. This is persuasive, provocative filmmaking.
On the DVD: The Kingdom on disc has audio and visual reproduction that is authentically Trier, with English subtitles and 10 access points per episode. Each part is viewable separately or in sequence, though make sure you don't lose some of the director's amusingly offbeat postscripts. The first disc also features Tranceformer, a frank insight into the mind and movies of Lars von Trier with extracts from his features between 1984 and 95."


DVD Description
Disc 1: The Unheavenly Host (Ep1), Kingdom Come (Ep2)
Disc 2: Hark & Ye shall hear (Ep3), The Foreign Body (Ep4), The Living Dead (Ep5)
Danish with English Subtitles

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#6
And if anyone is watching "Heroes" at the moment, the male lead in Kingdom Hospital is none other than "Horn Rimmed Glasses"!

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