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Viking - The Darkest Day [DVD]

Chris Crow    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Chris Crow
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Signature Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Nov 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EE6C45K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,191 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne - a book of great beauty and power - to the safety of the Iona monastery, while being pursued by a Viking death squad hell- bent on its capture.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid medieval action film 14 Jan 2014
By Matthew
Format:DVD
Whilst this film clearly has a low budget it doesn't over stretch it's self and it does what it does very well. It has strong acting and costumes. The film is mostly set in woodland so we aren't subjected to any unconvincing sets. I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoyed films like Ironclad (2011) or the Black Death (2010). I would definitely watch this one again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars total tripe 11 Jun 2014
Format:DVD
total tripe - do not bother. thought it was going to be like the "Vikings" TV series but it certainly was not
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely interesting. 26 Dec 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I know this film was made on a shoestring budget, as it was made by my nephew, and I was most impressed with the atmosphere and
the story told was pretty accurate. I would recommend it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ''I am Hereward of Northumbria!'' 12 Jan 2014
By Huscarl
Format:DVD
What a thrilling find this one was. After recently watching (it that's the right expression) 'Hammer of the Gods' and finding it one of the worst films I've ever had the misfortune to witness, I was hesitant to return so quickly to the 'Viking' genre, except this isn't strictly speaking a Viking film, they are in it, in fact they are the bad guys chasing our hero's down but the hero's themselves are Anglo-Saxon (Englisc/Anglecynn are actually how our English ancestors described themselves, the term 'Anglo-Saxon' coming later into popular usage.) Straight away, this fact sets 'Darkest Day' apart from the bargain-bin two-bob horned Viking films out there.

We join a young Monk named Hereward (Marc Pickering), his older tutor named Father Ęthelstsan (Christopher Godwin) and a grizzled Wessex warrior going by the name Ęthelwulf (Mark Lewis Jones) - who all give excellent performances, as they protect the Lindisfarne Gospels on the journey to Iona after the Norse have ransacked the Northumbrian island in 793, heralding the beginning of the 'Viking age' on this island of Britain.

The opening statement of the film is actually a mistake, although an understandable one - one version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles does indeed give the date for the attack on Lindisfarne as 8th January 793, although most experts such as Michael Swanton, see this as 8th July 793 which would have made for calmer sailing conditions on the North Sea, and is also the date given in the 'Annals of Lindisfarne'.
The opening scene itself is ethereal and sceince-fiction like with an eerie, otherworldly feel as the naked and sobbing monks are herded by the Nordic incomers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A History well produced. 1 July 2014
By Paul M.
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Now the first thing to say is forget what you see on the cover. Why or who, never mind the WHAT produced a cover that has nothing to do with the film. Apart from the main figure who in the film is not a very nice Viking at all. This film is for its cost very well shot, uses people and setting to the maximun effect. It is no Gladiator, its not meant to be. It tells a story of how when the "men from the sea" came calling to what was one of our most important holly sites, and what happened. For those of you who want dragons and vast cgi armys doing battle with hordes of monsters cascading down from a volcano.....this aint for you.
If you want a well filmed, well acted and strong character film were people have actually thought about this important story and I for one think has deliverd that story then enjoy it.
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By SPG01
Format:Blu-ray
I thought this would have legs ........... it did, right out the door, what a shocker of a film. I was so looking forward to this but was extremely disappointed with a cast of less than 10 trying to portray a Viking invasion of the North East of England ... could have been so much better
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 27 Jun 2014
By M D Fey
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Fine
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
Stilted, slow paced and cringe worthy.
Not a patch on other Viking movies or the recent Vikings series with Travis Fimmel.
Published 26 days ago by Anna Mc
3.0 out of 5 stars Intersting Rather Than Scintillating
Steady performances and authentic looking settings but it is important to note that there is little historical fact to the story itself. That said still worthy.
Published 1 month ago by Dave
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not watch this movie
We had low expectations but were attracted by the concept of lindesfarne and Vikings. This is the lowest budget movie with the worst script that we have ever come across. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Katie Garbett
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright I suppose.
A bit predictable and to be honest I nodded off at one point. It tried too hard to shock and the story didn't really have me sitting on the edge of my seat. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mark Griffin
1.0 out of 5 stars Total rubbish
A very boring , low budget film , filmed in half an acre of the same foggy wood and very poor acting:(
Published 2 months ago by Sandra Playford
1.0 out of 5 stars Total rubbish
What an absolute piece of nonsensical rubbish - save your money folks - this is worthless poorly acted and poorly directed crap.
Published 4 months ago by Kit Carson
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak story and poor script - very disappointing!
I was disappointed as I expected high action and epic cinematography. However, the storyline was weak and very slow moving and the film direction and setting made for a boring hour... Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Stapleton
4.0 out of 5 stars brill
very good film and in my opinion worth watching only if you like this sort of film wich there is many
Published 5 months ago by S. Goldie
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