Release: Mar 18, 2017 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the Extended Version.
4 differences, among them
- 1 additional scene (= recut)
- 1 additional scene in the TV Version (= recut)
- Length difference: 1.6 sec (plus recap & end credits)
After the History Channel stopped producing real history documentaries and started focussing on pseudo-scientific studies (UFOs and such) as well as pseudo documentaries (Pawn Stars) which they are very successful with by the way, they also tried out actual TV shows. The drama series Vikings is one of them.
Similar to the previous seasons, only censored versions aired in the US. Besides numerous plot cuts, further alterations had been made: Any sex scene and all kind of nudity had either been completely remooved or replaced by alternate, less explicite footage. As for the violence, only one of the episodes (3x06 "Born Again") contains more graphic footage.
The last 3 episodes of this season (3x08 "To The Gates!" & 3x09 "Breaking Point" & 3x10 "The Dead") do not contain any alterations by the way. Since these are the episodes that show the attack on Paris, I guess no alterations were required.
Time index refers to the Extended Version
Recap in the TV Version. The Extended Version only contains a black screen at the beginning.
TV Version 42.5 sec longer
Additional Scene / Recut
The Extended Version contains a longer scene with Ragnar, Bjorn and Rollo. The latter interferes when he sees two guys fighting, then he keeps walking. Recently afterwards, Lagertha joins them as well. Having arrived at their destination, they check out what Floki has managed to archieved so far. Ragnar asks Floki if everything and was ready and Floki explains they were going to attack Paris the next day.
79.8 sec resp. 1 min 19.8 sec
Additional Scene TV Version / Recut
Now the previously described scene in the TV Version. For some reason, it is insignificantly shorter though (1.6 sec). (no screenshots)
TV Version 78.2 sec longer
The TV Version contains a preview of the subsequent while the credits are rolling. The Extended Version contains the regular end credits.