Rent Vikings: Series 5: Part 1 (2017)

4.2 of 5 from 37 ratings
7h 17min
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Synopsis:
Ivar the Boneless asserts his leadership over the Great Heathen Army while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar's murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come, as Ragnar's sons plot their next move after avenging their father's death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea, and Floki, who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the gods.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Creators:
Michael Hirst
Writers:
Michael Hirst
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Top 100 TV Series, TV Action & Adventure, TV Dramas
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/10/2018
Run Time:
437 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Moments of Vision: the creator's audio commentary with Michael Hirst
  • I Am Boneless
  • Bringing the Invisible People to Life: The Sami
  • Deleted scenes
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Departed (Part 1)
2. The Departed (Part 2)
3. Homeland
4. The Plan
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Prisoner
6. The Message
7. Full Moon
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
8. The Joke
9. A Simple Story
10. Moments of Vision
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/10/2018
Run Time:
437 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Moments of Vision: the creator's audio commentary with Michael Hirst
  • I Am Boneless
  • Bringing the Invisible People to Life: The Sami
  • Deleted scenes
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Departed: Part 1
2. The Departed: Part 2
3. Homeland
4. The Plan
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Prisoner
6. The Message
7. Full Moon
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
8. The Joke
9. A Simple Story
10. Moments of Vision
- Special Features

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Entertainingly gory Viking series which take massive liberties with historical fact - Vikings: Series 5: Part 1 review by PV

Spoiler Alert
03/02/2020

I give this 3.5 stars rounded up - it's not as good as earlier series, as great characters die and leave. It is still watchable though with plenty of violence, family feuding, Viking atrocities etc.

First, the comedy: it is truly hilarious to watch all these pretty Vikings with peachy faces with barely a blemish, so well dressed and with perfectly complete and white teeth. The Vikings must have been brilliant dentists eh? And then the many female warriors - all pretty lookers with long blonde hair, who behave just like women in 2020! This all says way more re #MeToo than about the 9th century. And now even gay/lesbian storylines.

History is interpreted here to meet 21st century audience expectations. There are historical facts as with Ivar the Boneless (who may have just been impotent not a 'cripple') and Alfred becoming king (though in real life 2 of his brothers ruled for short periods before him) and the Vikings did take York etc. It's a fascinating glimpse into the 9th century BUT huge liberties have been taken with plot etc. For example, is there really any record of Vikings in Saharan Africa? And actually, Muslims did not make women wear burqas until they stole the idea from Byzantine Christians in the 111th century.

But it's all gory and bloodybathy, and some real grand guingnol keeps things splattering along nicely.

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