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Kingdom Hospital


Stephen King’s adaptation of a Danish or Swedish TV mini-series by Lars Von Trier. Looks like there were about a dozen episodes of this version; now out on DVD with 3 episodes per disk. It’s a real stinker. I only lasted 20 minutes of the first installment. This guy was running down a country road when he got hit by a van whose driver was trying to keep his dog from getting into a cooler full of meat in the back seat. It sounded familiar. That’s because the incident was described in minute detail in King’s last Dark Tower book. And that’s because it’s precisely what happened to him.
Get over it, Steve.