The 10th Kingdom was a television miniseries airing during the last days of February and first days of March, 2000, with an all-star cast including John Laroquette, Scott Cohen, Kimberly Williams, Ed O'Neill, Warwick Davis, Ann-Margret, and many others.

The miniseries posits a magical realm of nine kingdoms, ruled by descendants of the houses of Snow White, Cinderella, and other fairy tale characters. It is up to a party made up of a young girl and her father (from New York City, the "tenth kingdom" of the title), a prince trapped in the body of a dog, and a questionably trustworthy half-wolf to rescue this kingdom from catastrophe.

Though adults might be put off by the "fairy tale" nature of the story, this miniseries is aimed more toward adults than children. It does not shy away from killing people, sometimes quite grotesquely. However, it is also one of the most amazingly consistently high quality productions to appear on television within at least the last decade.

The 10th Kingdom is available on EP-speed VHS as one tape, SP-speed VHS as two tapes, or DVD.

I watched this excellent video, more than 6 hours worth, yesterday and was blown away. This is one of the most memorable films I've seen in a long time and I must admit to being an addict to the screen both large and small. There is so much richness in the production, the attention to detail in the mythological settings, the European locations, the characterizations, all show you a world you have never seen before. Actually similar in effect to Dark City, a fantasy world convincingly presented. As Robotec says, not necessarily for kids, although okay probably to watch with them. The adult humor is subtle, i.e, after the wolf/man and the girl go searching for fuel for the fire and end up instead doing it in the grass, when they return to the girls father, the father says "And look, you don't have any wood either" to which the wolf replies "Thanks for noticing". Although the trolls look a little like the Ferrengi from Star Trek, this film is a knock out. The slightly annoying obvious breaks for commercials tend to break the action up into snippets, but find some friends, get some drinks and popcorn and go for it. I'd give it 2 thumbs up, and if you would lend me a hand, I'd give it 3 thumbs up.

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