The Kingdom debuts on DVD July 4th
"A compulsive, bizarrely plausible witches'
brew of interweaving storylines, conspiracy
theories and paranoiac visions…Makes
David Lynch seem prim"
THE KINGDOM I & II
'Easily ranks with von Trier's best work'
Groundbreaking director Lars Von Trier's critically acclaimed TV series The Kingdom made a huge impact when it first aired and quickly achieved cult status and its reputation continues to grow.
Now for the first time ever in the UK comes the full-length original broadcast version of The Kingdom Series I and II, which will be released as a stunning four-DVD collectors set complete with a slew of fantastic bonus features courtesy of Second Sight on 4 July 2011.
Within the walls and labyrinthine corridors of a Danish hospital otherworldly events are unfolding. The ghost of a young girl haunts the lift, a phantom ambulance appears each evening and the eccentric staff are preoccupied with secret societies, malpractice cases and a pregnancy that has taken a frighteningly bizarre turn. Amid the unfolding drama,spirits and demons have been awakened. Welcome to The Kingdom.
Described by Variety as 'a lunatic, Twin Peaks-like meld of black-comedy', The Kingdom is Von Trier at his most outlandish and compelling, a must-see.
Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier;
In Lars Von Trier'sKingdom;
Behind The Scenes;
TV commercials directed by Lars Von Trier;
Selected scene commentaries
'The best ghost story since The Shining'
Title: The Kingdom I & II
Release Date: 4 July 2011
Cat. No.: 2NDVD3201
Running time: 537 mins
Language: Danish with English subtitles