Rent The Vikings (1958)

3.7 of 5 from 78 ratings
1h 51min
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Synopsis:
Bitter hatred divides two brothers. Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas) is the son and heir of a savage Viking chieftain. Prince Eric (Tony Curtis) is his unknowing half-brother, the bastard offspring of Einar's father and an English queen. When the Vikings kidnap a princess (Janet Leigh), her beauty inflames the desires of both men, forcing a bloody duel that decides their fate...and the future of the English throne.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Jerry Bresler, Lee Katz
Voiced By:
Orson Welles
Narrated By:
Orson Welles
Writers:
Calder Willingham, Dale Wasserman
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/03/2003
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/10/2017
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
  • A Tale of Norway - a featurette about the making of the film, presented by director Richard Fleischer
  • Original theatrical trailer

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Reviews (2) of The Vikings

Classic Stuff - The Vikings review by D C

Spoiler Alert
29/06/2007

Just close the curtains turn the sound up, order that take away and chill to classic acting and scenery with a smattering of limb slashing thrown in....worth a second or third watch over time. it doesn't seem to date to me

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Great Classic Adventure - The Vikings review by GI

Spoiler Alert
09/04/2021

A roisterous, rowdy swashbuckler full of romance, sex and violence with Hollywood's usual warped view of history. A great adventure film though and one worth seeking out if you've never seen it. Produced and starring Kirk Douglas, who was major box office at the time, but who was notoriously difficult on set. Interesting though that he plays the anti-hero here tipping over into the bad guy at key moments in the story. This is all about the fight over a beautiful woman, in this case Janet Leigh, between the corrupt Northumbrian king (Frank Thring - always good as a slimy baddie) and Kirk Douglas' one eyed Viking warrior. Into the mix comes Tony Curtis as a slave but who may have a more interesting background who loves the same woman and this cues fights, feuds, and battles to get the girl. The great Ernest Borgnine plays the Viking boss and British stalwart James Donald is the English traitor with the knowledge to fill in all the plot points. This film fits into the big, brash, colourful matinee epic that made huge money. With the big budget came a film that rolls along at great pace, over the top characters and great fun. It's always worth checking out these great films from around the late 50s and early 60s because they never fail to entertain.

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