Release: Feb 12, 2014 - Author: Bob - Translator: Tony Montana - 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. The first series was immediately able to win the audience over.
The US Blu-Ray is uncensored but also offers a few additions to the plot. Whether or not these scenes were cut out for time reasons (so that the episodes are roughly 43 minutes long) could not be found out. We also do not know whether or not the scenes were included in the French broadcast. Thus this might be extended material which was saved exclusively for the Blu-Ray release.
Extended shot of the boats being unloaded in the vikings village right at the beginning of the episode.
Extended shot of Athelstan before he gets out his bible.
Lagertha tells Siggy to hang all the sacrificial offerings in front of the holy grot.
Extended shot of Lagertha in front of the Freyr statue. She asks the statue (also in the TV Version) for getting pregnant again.
BD: 14 sec | TV: 7 sec
Lagertha mentions the blood sacrifices her family gave to Freyr and requests for them to be accepted.
BD: 23.5 sec | TV: 3.5 sec
Ragnar goes back to camp. Athelstan watches and follows him. The TV Version contains an alternate transition.
BD: 32 sec | TV: 4 sec
Alternate footage of the wild party at night. The Blu-ray Version isn't much wilder though.
BD: 13 sec | TV: 10 sec
The little orgy in the tent is slighty more explicit on Blu-ray. There are breasts every now and then.
BD: 29.5 sec | TV: 23 sec
Ditto but the TV Version is longer.
BD: 3.5 sec | TV: 9.5 sec
Athelstan notices two naked people.
BD: 10.5 sec | TV: 13 sec
Athelstan is accompanied to bed by Thyri. He has sex for the last / first time before he will be sacrificed the next day.
After that, she's washing him. The Blu-ray reveals more details: distance shot of them being naked.
BD: 4 sec | TV: 5.5 sec
The preist reaches for the sword the human sacrifices are about to get killed with.
Shot of the neck of one of the voluntarily sacrifices.
TV +2 sec
Therefore, the Blu-ray contains a close-up of the throat being slit. A short subsequent scene (5 sec) is also in the TV Version but a few seconds later.
The bloody hatchet.
Priests serve the blood to the God.