Release: Jul 30, 2014 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
After the History Channel stopped doing real history documentaries and started focussing pseudo-scientific studies (UFOs and the like) as well as pseudo documentaries (Pawn Stars) which they achieve great successes with, they also tried out (mini) series. The Drama series Vikings is one of them and throughout the first two seasons entirely satisfied its audience. In early 2015, audiences will be able to enjoy the third season.
Just as in the previous season, all episodes were aired in a censored version on American TV. Besides numerous cuts to the plot, there are also several scenes that had to be censored. All nudity was deleted and some of the violence was toned down here and there. Still, the second season is pretty uninhibited and also appears to be a little heavier in terms of violence compared to season 1.
This is a comparison between the American TV Version aired on the History Channel and the Extended Version.
Both Versions differ in 20 scenes:
11 additional scenes in the Extended Version
2 additional scenes in the TV Version
6 scenes with alternative/extended footage
1 altered scene
Overall, the Extended Version is 143.76 seconds (2:24 minutes) longer than the TV Version.
The TV Version includes a recap.
A short cut to Floki.
Floki talks about the water's oath.
Horik slightly turns his head.
Horik and Floki sare shown longer.
5:56 minutes / 6:46 minutes
There's a different image section during the shot of Floki & Horik. The Extended Version is slightly longer.
5.24 sec. / 2.68 sec.
We see Floki getting up and leaving.
Lagertha hopes that the seer is right and that her song and Ragnar will not die in a battle. When Ragnar asks her if she wants to sleep with him she just wishes him a good night.
Additional scenes of the battle in the TV Version.
12:49 minutes / 12:52 minutes
The scene where Ragnar storms at the knights is different. At this point the TV Version is longer and includes more action.
4.08 sec. / 7.92 sec.
17:16 minutes / 17:23 minutes
Lagertha goes to her son. She's obviously very proud of him. Then she turns around to make a speech. The TV Version also includes this speech, however, shows it with different footage.
23.84 sec. / 5.4 sec.
17:44 minutes / 17:32 minutes
Lagertha suggests to go home or somewhere else where there is some easy prey. Bjorn does not want to leave without his uncle. During this part, Bjorn is shown earlier in the TV Version.
20 sec. / 10.92 sec.
Rollo tells Athelstan that those are his men and that he looks like the Christians. Then he asks the priest what he means to him. Athelstan answers: family.
20:12 minutes / 19:30 minutes
Rollo coughs and then touches the priest's face. The TV Version excludes the cough and instead shows some alternative material.
10.16 sec. / 7.04 sec.
Rollo is shown again.
20:42 minutes / 19:54 minutes
In the Extended Version you at first see the boats ant then the burning boat in the following shot. The TV Version switched this order around.
No difference in time.
King Aelle swears to take revenge on Ragnar once they meet again.
TV Version: Ecbert turns his head a little earlier.
Ecbert and Aelle are shown longer.
36:59 minutes / 35:52 minutes
Only in the Extended Version we can actually see Porunn's naked body when she's skinny-dipping.
12.16 sec. / 8.12 sec.