A highlight for Drafthouse Films last year was the release of Danish comedy feature Klown which The Village Voice hailed as "the funniest movie of the year." When we learned that 60(!) episodes and 30 hours more of Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen's outragerous, jaw-dropping antics existed (Frank's unspeakable mistake when he gets an Indian Jones whip for Christmas as an example), we jumped at the chance to acquire the series.
Starting today, all 60-episodes of KLOWN: THE SERIES is available to watch on Hulu and Hulu Plus. And on July 23, you can purchase the series via direct download-to-own packages of the series from the show's official website www.klown.tv.
Originally airing from 2005-2009 follows to wildly inappropriate friends (Hvam & Christensen – screenwriters for Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming feature The Lesbian) as they plow through endless midadventures and boundary-busting debacheries. "When we started the series," Hvam told the New York Times in 2012, "we made a list of 20 taboos, from racial issues to cannibalism to pedophilia to cancer; all kinds of terrible things." They hen addressed each, episode by episode. When the feature film version of Klown debuted in its homeland, it was that year's top-grossing film at the box office next to Avatar. Warner Brothers has recently tapped Klown for an English language remake with Todd Phillips (The Hangover series), producing, written by and starring Danny McBride (This Is The End, HBO's "Eastbound And Down").
A note to Drafthouse Alliance members: we are offering each of you a 25%-off discount coupon on any download from www.klown.tv which you will receive via email next week. Not a member? Sign up today.