The first season of Vikings follows the warrior Ragnar as he explores distant and dangerous lands while hoping to pursue his destiny as a Viking chieftan, despite the forces at home who are determined to conspire against him.
Audio commentary on select episodes
A warrior society: viking culture and law
Birth of the vikings
Forging the viking army: warfare and tactics
Gabriel ByrneEarl Haraldson
Michael HirstExecutive Producer
John WeberExecutive Producer
Morgan O'SullivanExecutive Producer
Alan GasmerExecutive Producer
Sherry MarshExecutive Producer
James FlynnExecutive Producer
Sheila HockinExecutive Producer
World 2000 EntertainmentProduction Company
Take 5 ProductionsProduction Company
3 Discs, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
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Vikings: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] [DVD]
This item came same day as promised. However the case was cracked. But the dvds inside were fine. I also ordered season two that was supposed to be delivered same day with season one. However it did not come same day. It came 4 days later. Domt know why.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Different than the Vikings you were taught.
Such an amazing series. I don't understand why the seasons are not longer.
Like almost everyone else, the movie shattered my perception of what Vikings and their culture were all about. Pretty much every American junior or high school text book says Vikings were brigands, only pillaged, plundered, and murdered. But in reality, this series tells you they were also fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and farmers and average Joes, forced to plunder because of circumstances.
Plus you have the amazingly gorgeous Katheryn Winnick, and Travis Fimmel is so amazing as Lothbrok. The way that guy acts, you never know what is coming next: a smile, rage, a hug, or an ax splitting apart your skull.
Bought Vikings season 1 because...
- it has far few advertisements than the T.V show
- already own season 2 & 3
- to share with others that have not seen the T.V show
- Very little time to research all things Viking related.
This show helps expand my poor understanding about the historical importance they Vikings played alongside the English empire of old.
[ PROS ]
- back of case lists regional codes
- buy from Best Buy & earn reward zone points
- available as DVD or Blue Ray
- supportive web content
- the DVD's can be displayed in various screen ratios without noticable loss of dpi quality.
- the DVD's audio can be changed if your T.V supports other sound settings.
[ CONS ]
- no exclusive content / offers
- Overpriced, $29.99 for 3 DVD's
Each disc only has approx. 10 episodes while most T.V shows have 16 to 22 per season.
- No additional camera angle options.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The dawn of the Viking Age
On the whole this is a well done introduction to the beginnings of the Viking Age. As a person who has done archeological exploration and written much about that period, I found some problematic details. For example, the replica Viking ships built for the production have the steering oar placed on the wrong side. The modern word 'starboard' comes from the Viking 'Steering Board' which was mounted on the right side of the ship. But if one overlooks some errant details and the overplayed gore in a few spots, this is a fascinating series.
I have heard from here and there that this show was pretty good, but I have never actually watched it. They recently had this series on sale at Best Buy, so I took a chance and grabbed it for $15. I was iffy on this at first, but it slowly grabbed me. In between the very violent acts, I enjoy the slower parts as well. Learning about the culture is good stuff, and the Priest slave out-of-water so to speak experience is an interesting thing. The 9 episodes flew by. Entertaining show.
Enjoyable series and worth buying. The dark, rainy landscape shots make you cool. The plot is easy to follow and it makes you think it was a tough life to live back in the day. Also, the picture and audio quality are quite good and better than what I saw on cable when the series was shown. Worth buying the series. Not a series for kids either.
The series is more intoxicating than Games of Thrones and every detail is so researched ...and all the acting is incredibly natural. It has great cinematography, breathtaking settings, perfect casting and solid directing. I look forward to the next season!!!!