The Kingdom ?

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  1. Mark_Wilson

    Mark_Wilson Screenwriter

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    Anyone know if there is a better version of The Kingdom (the danish mini-series) coming to DVD soon. The current R0 has pretty poor subs and transfer, I hear.

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  2. Artur Meinild

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    I want this on DVD so bad...
    There was a UK version announced, and I had it on preorder, but the company dropped the release for no particular reason! Dammit!
    OK, so I don't care about the subs, but I just want it now in a decent version that I can afford! [​IMG]
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  3. Mark_Wilson

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    Have you seen the R3 (R0?) version? Is it bad? I have it on order but not sure its still available.
     
  4. Mark_vdH

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    It's due for release in the UK on May, 20th. Play.com also says that it has "Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier Directed by Stig Bjorkman" as a special feature.
    I don't know whether it is the Five-Part [​IMG] or Four-Part [​IMG] version of the series, though.
    I hope it will be a 2-disc edition, as the four episodes plus the documentary seems a bit much for one disc.
    P.S. Bensons World will ship to the U.S. (for free), but is more expensive than Play.com (doesn't ship to U.S.).
     
  5. Jean-Michel

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    According to ICA's description:

    "All five episodes of Lars von Trier's The Kingdom are here presented on a double disc DVD set."

    So we can conclude it's the five-part version and it is indeed a two-disc set. Looks like those who want the four-part version will have to make do with the R0 edition, even though it's apparently been cut a bit (unless there were always just two closing credit sequences).
     
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  7. Gary Tooze

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    Seville Pictures has an R1 version out... or is this the one you are talking about ?
    You can get it at www.videoflicks.com
     
  8. Mark_vdH

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    I don't think Seville's version has the documentary the R2 has, or am I wrong?
     
  9. Julian Lalor

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    Seville's version does not have the documentary. The documentary on the R2 DVD can be found on the Criterion version of The Element of Crime.
     
  10. amparo

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    any news about the new quality version??
     
  11. Mark_vdH

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    If you mean the 4 disc Danish release of parts 1 & 2 , then yes there's news: it's very good.
    I've owned the Canadian Seville version and the British DVD, and the Danish version is so much better. Better AV quality, no cuts, original 4 part structure, and much better extras - what more can you ask for?
    There are a few minor gripes, like silly layer changes and small but recurring subtitle glitches, but that's about it.
    The Danish 2 disc releases of Breaking the Waves and Dogville are also worth importing by the way. A good place to order is DVDOO:
    Riget/The Kingdom: http://www.dvdoo.com/dvdoo/film.asp?Command=5686
    Breaking the Waves: http://www.dvdoo.com/dvdoo/film.asp?Command=5686
    Dogville: http://www.dvdoo.com/dvdoo/film.asp?Command=11692
     
  12. Gary Tooze

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    ok thanksss, seems to be pretty good edition
     
  14. Mark_vdH

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    Just a little heads up....
    I've found out that the superior Danish release has been re-released in seperate parts and both are available at "bargain" prices:
    Part 1 (2 discs): 99 DKK (~$17 US)
    Part 2 (2 discs): 99 DKK (~$17 US)
     

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