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The Vikings

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Einar (Kirk Douglas), a hideously scarred Viking warrior, seeks land acquisition and the hand of the beautiful Princess Morgana (Janel Leigh). Einar crosses paths with Eric (Tony Curtis) who has his sights set on the same prizes. The two have more in common than they know; unbeknownst to one another, they are brothers.

    This 1958 epic was based on an actual Viking, Ragnar Lothbrok, a sadistic and adventurous sailor. While not very rooted in fact, the film is a rousing adventure with lusty, violent imagery very bold for its time. A scene where Janet Leigh's clothing is ripped, enabling her to row a boat and exposing her back was considered very risque and undoubtedly added to the film's stellar performance at the box office. Ernest Borgnine shines as Ragnar and Jack Cardiff's photography is breathtaking. An opening animated historical prelude is narrated by Orson Welles.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1003433

  • Credits
    Kirk Douglas, Issur Danielovitch, Isadore Demsky, Ernest Borgnine, Ermes Effron Borgnine, Janet Leigh, Jeanette Helen Morrison, Tony Curtis, Bernard Schwartz, Anthony Curtis, James Donald, Alexander Knox, Frank Thring, Maxine Audley
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Jack Cardiff's Technirama photography still holds up..."
    USA Today

    "...This is Hollywood at its hugely enjoyable best..."
    Total Film

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