Main Plot Points:
- At the edge of the mortal world lies a mystical vortex which leads to the Nine Kingdoms, a fantastic land where fairy tales are reinvented…and not with happily-ever-after results! An evil queen (Dianne Wiest) has just doomed Prince Wendell (Daniel Lapaine) to a life as a dog. His quest to recapture the throne leads him through a portal to the mythical Tenth Kingdom…Central Park!
- With the help of ordinary mortals Virginia (Kimberly Williams) and Tony (John Larroquette), they battle evil in a parallel universe of vile trolls, goblins and every fairy tale character imaginable. Stunning visual effects and a stellar cast, including Scott Cohen, Rutger Hauer, Camryn Manheim and Ed O’Neill, dominate this epic adventure that will enchant audiences of all ages.
What We Thought:
- I had never seen The 10th Kingdom before getting it on Blu-ray and if I’m being honest, I don’t think I had ever actually heard of it either.
- Which is surprising because it’s packed with a lot of names I enjoy like Rutger Hauer and Ed O’Neill.
- It’s a pretty cool mini-series that came out long before Once Upon a Time, Frozen, Grimm and all the other fairy tale based shows/movies of today started up.
- Once Upon a Time is the easy comparison, but it also felt like a bit of The Chronicles of Narnia films. It’s fantasy with fairy tales and creatures and stories. It mixes time periods and has great costuming and backdrops.
- I’m not exactly the target audience for the miniseries considering I don’t really enjoy the shows/movies I compared it to, but that being said, I didn’t mind it. I don’t know if I’d watch it again, but the production value is great and I see why there are fans out there. It’s easy to get caught into it and there’s a lot of talent in it that makes it better than it has any right being.
- If you are a fan of The 10th Kingdom, definitely pick up the Blu-ray. The HD is perfect for the series and everything about it just pops. It’s worth the upgrade especially if you don’t own the DVD.
- The Making of The 10th Kingdom
- Isolated Score Track
Notable Cast & Crew:
- John Larroquette
- Ed O’Neill
- Rutger Hauer
Recommended if You Like:
- Snow Queen
- Once Upon a Time