Vikings 2 Seasons 2013

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1. Rites of Passage AGES_18_AND_OVER

Farmer, family man and rebel Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to sail west to discover new lands and riches despite an intimidating warning from his village’s tyrannical leader, Lord Haraldson, who makes it clear in no uncertain terms that doing so could result in severe consequences.

Starring:
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick
Runtime:
46 minutes

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Rites of Passage

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    1. Rites of Passage Farmer, family man and rebel Ragnar Lothbrok is determined to sail west to discover new lands and riches despite an intimidating warning from his village’s tyrannical leader, Lord Haraldson, who makes it clear in no uncertain terms that doing so could result in severe consequences.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 46min 2013
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    2. Wrath of the Northmen Ragnar and his men decide to sail west behind Lord Haraldson's back. Unbeknownst to them, one of Haraldson's spies sees them depart on their journey, which sets in motion a plan for Haraldson to make them pay for their disobedience if they return alive.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 47min 2013
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    3. Dispossessed Ragnar and his men look for and discover many riches on the Northeast coast of England, while causing tremendous bloodshed in the process. When the men return home, an incensed Lord Haraldson lays down a harsh punishment for their defiance.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 45min 2013
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    4. Trial The Vikings head back to England to seek new treasures, and in the midst of the terror they bring, Ragnar and Lagertha discover that there are consequences for every action and Earl Haraldson is always watching.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 45min 2013
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    5. Raid Haraldson's men show up at Ragnar's home and terrorize his family, which sets up a battle to the death when Ragnar returns.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2013
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    6. Burial of the Dead A battered Ragnar vows revenge on Earl Haraldson and challenges him to a one-on-one duel which will dictate the town's future as well as who will be the next Earl.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    7. A King's Ransom The Vikings take on the Saxons in a blood splattering battle that causes the Saxons' king to declare eternal war and retribution on Ragnar.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2013
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    8. Sacrifice After the death of his unborn son, Ragnar goes to Uppsala to thank the gods and reflect on his present and future. Athestan learns he's going to be sacrificed to the gods.

    AGES_18_AND_OVER 46min 2013
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    9. All Change Ragnar is pitted against Rollo over a land dispute he's trying to settle on behalf of King Horik. A deadly fever hits Kattegat putting Ragnar's wife and daughter's lives in grave danger.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 44min 2013

Product Details

Genres Drama, Action & Adventure, Historical
Director Johan Renck
Starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick
Supporting actors Gabriel Byrne, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgard, George Blagden
Network MGM
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mr R Bedford on 23 Mar 2014
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No more Kirk Douglas jolly Norsemen here, its down and dirty with these guys! At last an excellent portrayal of how Viking raiders should look and act according to historical accounts. Fabulous costumes, gripping storyline with heroes and villains, betrayal and mistrust, thrown into atmospheric sets with myths and legends throughout.
If you enjoy accurate history portrayed in historical film or TV with an exceptional script, then look no further.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By karen bunn on 4 May 2014
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after watching this as my husband had heard it was good. I am so glad we did.
everything about this series is amazing,
from the story, to the acting, the scenery and the fighting.
one that makes you need to watch them back to back as you need to know what is happening in the next episode straight away.
every actor was fantastic, made you really think about what it was like in those days and I think they have done justice to history.
I have not seen a great programme like this except game of thrones that had me completely engrossed the whole way through.
I have just finished watching series 2 and that is also gripping, fantastic, marvellous..... the list could go on.
a must see.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Morgana on 12 Mar 2014
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I thought that Vikings would have been mainly focused on endless invasions/battles against England, bloodthirsty raids and so on. Instead I was delighted to discover a gripping tale about the legendary Ragnar Lodbrok (who, by the way, reminded me so much of Jax Teller!) determined to pursue his vision: explore (well, attack) the west lands. Challenged by his local ruler, Earl Haraldson, a man with no initiative and quite content to continue raiding the usual east lands, Ragnar has to deal with a number of exciting events. We follow him as a warrior, as a leader, as a husband and father, as a brother and meanwhile discover traditions of the Viking age.
Like all historical drama, it might not be 100% accurate (Michael Hirst also wrote the Tudors, which was criticized in terms of historical accuracy), but the show well reflects the Norse legendary sagas and is definitely a high quality product. Enjoy!
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107 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Dave, London on 22 Dec 2013
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Vikings is the best show of it's genre and one of the most spectacular television series' on-air today.

The cast is astounding, every last one of them. No matter which scene I was watching the acting had me hooked to the point where I actually watched the series all in one go in one day.

The locations and sets are breathtakingly inspiring; I could almost smell the fire in the Jarl's hall, smell the salt air of the north sea and feel the weight of an axe in my hand.

Then there's the soundtrack. The opening title music is so emotive and I think captures so well the physical and psychological hardships and culture of the viking high period. Throughout the show the soundtrack serves to re-enforce the acting and scenery. Sometimes you don't even notice the soundtrack and sometimes it's full on in your face; the soundtrack does exactly what all the great one's should do.

The x-factor on this show for me is the costumes. Thank goodness the 1950/60's ideas of hollywood viking costumes are dead and burried. The costumes appear to be very realistic. Some are simple, like the ordinary, everyday attire. Then there are finer costumes for festivities which look so convincingly authentic, and the battle gear looks awesome.

This is an absolute must own for anyone who enjoys a great story!

If you enjoyed the hobbit/lord of the rings or game of thrones then you'll love this!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Gould on 30 Mar 2014
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This series is a well-casted masterclass in subtley and excellent writing mixed with historically correct outfits, locations and props and immense, visceral battles that are by no means the heart of the show but aren't absent either.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Dom on 15 Nov 2013
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Can't recommend this enough. Good acting and throughly enjoyable. Just a shame it's such a late release date on DVD though.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By yummi0001 on 4 May 2014
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The life and hell of Viking life, shows life not worth a penny in those days. A gripping story destined to carry on for many seasons, brilliant capture of early civilisation at its cruellest yet still so simple.

After a few minutes you are shown how dangerous this era was, quite a masterpiece by the author and one of the best series being shown anywhere.

Watch England the Viking are coming.................
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cosmo on 5 Jun 2014
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This is a good series although not nearly enough episodes to satisfy you and feel this should be a bit cheaper given the minimal episodes and extras. This is a well acted and interesting story on the Vikings first coming to the west and beginning their invasions into mainland Britain. There are plenty of characters and sub plots to entertain and lead into the inevitable second series.
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