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29-05-2013, 10:46 AM
Anyone seen it? Basically kind of a Danish Twin Peaks set in a hospital and directed by Lars Von Trier. Sadly a couple of the main actors died after the second series so it was never finished but the bits that do exist are both disturbing and hilarious. I think Stephen King was a fan and did his own take too - anyone know if that is any good?

29-05-2013, 11:07 AM
I watched most of the DVD a while back, but became a bit disenchanted halfway through. I always thought it was better in concept than execution. Also makes me think of the Danish film Nightwatch, which I enjoyed more

Given Stephen King's TV version of the Shining, I would struggle to believe that he could produce anything halfway decent onscreen

29-05-2013, 11:28 AM
I think that what I've seen only amounts to half the Danish one. But what I've seen so far is brilliant. I definitely want to see what happens next, it appears that Udo Keir has just been born fully grown and I always like Udo Kier.

29-05-2013, 11:33 AM
I think I saw this in the 90's. Not a million miles away from Garth Merengi's dark place.

29-05-2013, 11:42 AM
Not seen that but when I googled The Kingdom it kept appearing.

29-05-2013, 01:26 PM
All I remember is boredom, some dark video footage of a hospital corridor, and the words 'see tay scan, see tay scan' being repeated over and over...

This is the best moment from Merenghi, though the vid doesnt work for me: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/gath-marenghis-darkplace/videos/3147253/title/garth-marenghi-one-track-lover

29-05-2013, 02:08 PM
I can't watch it either.

29-05-2013, 02:12 PM

Benny B
30-05-2013, 09:24 AM
lol i'd forgotten about One track lover, classic.

31-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Rich, you have to see Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. One of the funniest TV shows ever.

Is The Kingdom anything like Element of Crime? I really like a lot of Lars Von Trier (The Idiots especially), but hated Element of Crime.