Valhalla Rising [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 1283804
  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Trailer

Synopsis


Valhalla Rising
A man with a remarkable talent for violence must fight to survive when he sets out on an extraordinary journey in this fantasy from director Nicolas Winding Refn. One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) is the nickname given to a nameless, mute warrior who has become a slave to Barde (Alexander Morton), a wealthy Scotsman who obtained One Eye for his remarkable fighting skills. One Eye is a fierce warrior but shows little loyalty to his master, and when the opportunity presents itself, One Eye murders Barde and his mercenaries and sets off on his own, with a young boy (Maarten Stevenson) tagging along to speak on his behalf. Eager to leave Denmark behind in favor of freedom and adventure, One Eye throws in his lot with a band of Christian Vikings, who've set out on an ambitious quest to travel to Jerusalem and claim the Holy Land as their own. But the voyage to the Holy City is a difficult one, and the Vikings are met with violent resistance, forcing One Eye to rely on his talents as a warrior to protect himself and his young apprentice. Valhalla Rising received its North American premiere at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mads Mikkelsen
    Mads Mikkelsen - One Eye
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    Andrew Flanagan - Gudmond
  • Gary Lewis
    Gary Lewis - Kare
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    Gary McCormack - Hauk
  • Alexander Morton
    Alexander Morton - Barde



Overall customer rating

3.8
75%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very beautiful and violent.

    Posted
    RKLEHG

    Yes the movie is slow at times and yes the main actor does not say a word, but it is a great movie. Beautifully shot and well acted. The battle / fight scenes are very brutal and gory. I recommend watching it at least once. It might not be for everyone though because of how graphic the violence is and how its not filled with a lot of talking and becomes a bit slow, but it is an experience regardless of that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Extremely well made film with religious undertone

    Posted
    rcossio777
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    First you must understand that Refn (Director) rarely makes a straight forward film. (Only Drive and Bronson were straight forward.. all else were not) To truly appreciate this film, you must watch it at least twice to fully understand the purpose of the film. As a hint, it has a strong religious undertone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cerebral journey into the mind of a warrior/slave

    Posted
    DCyo

    This movie isn't for the ADD generation, nor the people who pass out at the first sight of blood. It's a slow burn with amazing cinematography and vistas. It's meditative, brutal and poignant. this one is an absolute gem fro the mind of Winding Refn. Can't wait to see Drive and anything else this guy works on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    Posted
    miripper60

    Not at all what the synopsis read very dissapointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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