The Kingdom - Series One and Two
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The Kingdom: Series One and Two includes both volumes of Lars von Triers acclaimed supernatural thriller.
The Kingdom is Denmarks most technologically advanced hospital, but inside its mazelike corridors, bizarre and otherworldly events are occurring. Evil has taken up residence, and now it wont let go.
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The special effects are... ah... lacking, but over all, it's creative. We must keep in mind, this was released in 1994, so the visual effects we are used to now did not exist when this was filmed - on top of that, it was probably very low budget.
The plot moves very slowly at first, but still held my attention all the way through. Actually, it seems like each of the 4 episodes moves slowly at their beginnings, and then speed up at the end. Without me even realizing it, the suspense was building enough to make me jump at parts.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys foreign films. (The acting seems to be really good, although it's hard to tell sometimes when you can't ACTUALLY understand what anyone is saying.) If you hate reading subtitles, then obviously this collection is not for you.
Apparently, Stephen King based his "Kingdom Hospital" off of this collection, and if it's good enough for King, it's good enough for me.
Can't wait to get my hands on Volume Two.
If you do buy this collection, make sure you stick it out 'till the end. This isn't an action movie or a slasher flick. You actually have to pay attention and finish it, or you'll get nothing out of it.
Aside from that, enjoy!
I am NOT anxious to see Kingdom II: the first series is a masterpiece in itself, a shaggy-dog story of Homeric scope.