Monday, May 28, 2018

The 10th Kingdom on DVD from Mill Creek

Join an all-star cast as they find fantasy, action, romance and adventure in the Emmy winning® The 10th Kingdom! Beyond the mortal world lies Nine Kingdoms where the fantastic land of fairy tales and magic are brought to life – and reinvented. The themes and ideas of folklore and mythology perform fully as the classic characters enter a vortex at the edge of the mortal world which leads them to The 10th Kingdom…Central Park!
This mini-series tells the tale of Prince Wendell (Daniel Lapaine) and the evil queen (Dianne Wiest) who has doomed him to spend the rest of his life as a dog. In order to recapture the throne Prince Wendell travels through the portal to the mythical kingdom of Manhattan and finds two ordinary mortals Virginia (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and Tony (John Larroquette). Together they battle the evils of the parallel universe, and defend themselves from vile trolls, goblins and every fairy tale character imaginable! Stunning visual effects and a stellar cast create an epic adventure that will enchant audiences of all ages!
An all-star cast featuring a wealth of Emmy®, Oscar®, and Golden Globe®-wining and nominated talent including: John Larroquette (Boston Legal, The Practice), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (NashvilleFather of the Bride), Scott Cohen (Love and Other DrugsJacob’s Ladder), Ann-Margret (Bye Bye BirdieTommy), Rutger Hauer (Batman BeginsSin City), Daniel Lapaine (Double Jeopardy), Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Ed O’Neill (Modern FamilyMarried with Children) and Dianne Wiest (Edward ScissorhandsParenthood)
My Thoughts

The 10th Kingdom is a fantasy mini-series that was released on television it the nineties. It centers around a waitress named Virginia who stumbles across a lost dog. Only, this lost dog is a prince with a spell on him and a group of trolls and a werewolf chasing him. Once they get on her trail, Virginia and her father follow the dog through a magic portal and find themselves in a world where fairy tales are real, but a little darker than the Disney versions. They set up to find a way home, but find themselves mixed up in a war to win control of the kingdoms. 

This is my favorite movie of all time. I have a huge crush of Wolfe. I love the unique twists on all the classic fairy tales. The true identity of the evil queen will send viewers reeling. My copy was all scratched up because I watched it so much, so I am SO glad to have a new one. This is one of those movies you can watch over and over again and it never gets old. Anyone who loves a good fantasy should grab a copy.