REVIEW: VIKINGS SEASON ONE
OVERVIEW: –Vikings Season 1 delivers a visceral journey to a thrilling ancient world in this epic new series about history’s bravest and most brutally fearsome warriors.
Exclusively featured on the Blu-ray™ and DVD, “Birth of the Vikings” looks at the creator’s approach to, the series challenge in re-creating the period, and the wonders of shooting the series in Ireland’s beautiful, Wicklow mountains. “Birth of the Vikings,” is an all-access look at the creation of VIKINGS.
SYNOPSIS: Vikings follows the adventures of the great hero Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis
Fimmel), a Viking chieftain seeking to fulfill his destiny as a conqueror, alongside his ambitious brother Rollo
(Clive Standen) and loyal wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick). Throughout his quest, Ragnar faces a path of betrayals and temptations to protect his freedom, family, and life. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki
(Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
television format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English for the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing, Spanish (Latin Spanish), Quebecois (Canadian
Includes 9 episodes with extended and alternate scenes.
The Armory Of Vikings - an interactive feature that allows viewers to learn more about the history and legacy of Vikings armory and weapons.
Conquest and Discover: The Journey Of The Vikings - an interactive feature that allows viewers to learn more about the locations and places Ragnar traveled to in his journey through Season 1
Warrior Society: Viking Culture & Law - featurette that takes a closer look inside the fascinating system of laws, practices and rules employed by Vikings.
Birth Of The Vikings: featurette that provides an all-access look at the creation of VIKINGS.
Forging The Viking Army: Warfare And Tactics - featurette that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the process of casting and creating the epic battle scenes of Vikings
Commentary from Michael Hirst