Vikings: Season 1 2013

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Journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history’s bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors... Vikings. Ragnar, a would-be Viking chieftain, longs to fulfil his destiny as an explorer and conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo and loyal wife Lagertha. But as Ragnar leads daring raids in distant realms across the ocean, treacherous forces in his Norse homeland conspire against him. Faced with shocking betrayals and the temptations of a mysterious seductress, Ragnar must wage war on the battlefield – and within himself – to protect his freedom, family and life.

Starring:
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Vikings - Season 1

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Discs
  • Vikings: Season 1 - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Vikings: Season 1 - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Vikings: Season 1 - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 6 hours 38 minutes
Starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gabriel Byrne
Director Johan Renck, Ciaran Donnelly, Ken Girotti
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 5 May 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing French, Spanish
Subtitles French, Spanish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Vikings: Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Vikings: Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Vikings: Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 6 hours 38 minutes
Starring Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gabriel Byrne
Director Johan Renck, Ciaran Donnelly, Ken Girotti
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 5 May 2014
Main languages English

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mr R Bedford on 23 Mar 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Gould on 30 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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111 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Dave, London on 22 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
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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20 of 22 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. GM De La Bedoyere on 20 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Given that this is set in the Dark Ages, you'd expect a lot of general gloomy weather and grime and The Vikings is no exception. Like most self-respecting residents of the Dark Ages, these Vikings are to a man (and woman) utterly encrusted in dirt and filth. Every single one of them looks as if he/she could do with a bath. Not that it would do any good as they take any opportunity to resolve situations with an all-out battle on muddy hillsides or sandy beaches which leaves them even dirtier than they started, and usually showered with blood spatters which they leave on for the rest of the day. The whole story is built round the rise to fame of Ragnar Lodbrok (Travis Fimmel) who seems to have eyes equipped with blue LEDs. Presented to us as a sort of noble savage with intellectual pretensions he is simply a violent gang leader whose great rival is the earl Haraldson. In this respect the show is difficult to distinguish from Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones, not least because Travis Fimmel bears more than a passing resemblance to Sons' Jax Teller, and his rivalry with Clay Morrow. In this case the Sons of Anarchy Lodge - sorry, Viking HQ - is a village on a fjord on which the Vikings set out on their Harley-Davidsons - sorry, boats, to steal from and kill their enemies, which are variously each other or the Saxon English who Ragnar has discovered a way to sail over the North Sea to attack. The English are of course completely useless at fighting the Vikings despite having taken the precaution of using time machines to travel into the future and equip themselves with Norman helmets and various other bits of medieval armour.Read more ›
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By karen bunn on 4 May 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
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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