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#1 of 2 Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 17 2013 - 12:10 AM

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Fox Home Entertainment To Bring HISTORY’s®Highest-Rated Freshman Drama Series to Blu-ray™ and DVD October 15th


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.

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.

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.

Vikings Season 1 will make an appearance at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, announcing its release along with four exclusive lenticular trading cards that will be distributed to fans. Additionally, Season 1 packaging will be unveiled at the convention. Consumers will also have an opportunity to pre-order Season 1 at The Fox Booth (#4229) as well as The Vikings Interactive Waterway (running from 11am – 4pm on 7/19 and 7/20). For a limited time, consumers who purchase the Blu-ray™ will receive a collectible packaging box which displays the iconic ‘V” symbol from the series. The Waterway is located at 450 Second Ave., across from the San Diego Convention Center.

Vikings Season 1 Blu-ray Special Features will include over 9 hours of exclusive content including:

  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
  Deleted Scenes
  Commentary from Michael Hirst

Vikings Season 1 DVD Special Features:

  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
  Deleted Scenes
  Commentary from Michael Hirst


 

Vikings Season 1 Blu-ray
Street Date: October 15, 2013
Prebook Date: September 04, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: English for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Spanish (Latin Spanish), Quebecois (Canadian French)
U.S. Rating: N/A
Total Run Time: 15:35:51
Closed Captioned: Yes

Vikings Season 1 DVD
Street Date: October 15, 2013
Prebook Date: September 04, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: English for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Spanish (Latin Spanish), Quebecois (Canadian French)
U.S. Rating: N/A
Total Run Time: 8:03:51
Closed Captioned: Yes

 

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#2 of 2 Bill Waits

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Posted July 21 2013 - 02:13 PM

So will the extended scenes be within each episode themselves (a la Director's Cut)? Or will you just be able to view them separately?







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