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The Vikings [Blu-ray] [1958]

  • SKU: 30172147
  • Release Date: 03/08/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • A tale of Norway: featurette with director Richard Fleischer
    • Trailer gallery

    Synopsis


    The Vikings
    Inspired by the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, The Vikings was lensed on location in Norway under extremely adverse weather conditions. Adding to the difficulty was the fact that star Kirk Douglas and director Richard Fleischer never quite found a common ground, and for years thereafter would hold each other responsible for the film's falling short of its potential. Still, the finished product is quite a feast for the eyes and ears. Douglas, the son of Viking leader Ernest Borgnine, carries on a film-length feud with slave Tony Curtis, who, though he does not realize it, is actually his illegitimate son. This personal battle comes to a head when Douglas and Curtis both lay claim on captured English princess Janet Leigh. The scene everyone remembers in The Vikings finds Borgnine, at the mercy of wicked monarch Frank Thring, defiantly throwing himself into a pit of ravenous wolves. Launched into distribution with one of the splashiest ad campaigns in United Artists' history, The Vikings proved an enormous success; it inspired the 1959 TV series Tales of the Vikings, which utilized the film's props, costumes and scale-model ships. In 1964, The Vikings served as the inagural presentation of ABC's Sunday Night Movie series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kirk Douglas
      Kirk Douglas - Einar
    • Tony Curtis
      Tony Curtis - Eric
    • Ernest Borgnine
      Ernest Borgnine - King Ragnar
    • Janet Leigh
      Janet Leigh - Princess Morgana
    • James Donald
      James Donald - Lord Egbert



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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must have dvd for your collection-The Viking

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      DiPie
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      Great cast of Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, and Kirk Douglas showcase this well written story about the Vikings.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      beat viking movie ever made

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      joeinga
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      current viking fans need to see this classic story. Tony Curtis at his best. Kirk Douglas, what a viking

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Hidden Gem

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      boomersoonertx
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      I had never heard of this movie but it turns out to be a gem. Excellent PQ.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Old Hollywood Epic

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      Cottontunes
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      A rousing tale of the vikings of old. Hollywood epic done tastefully.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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