Release: Dec 13, 2017 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the Extended Version.
14 differences, among them
- 5 additional scenes (incl. 1 recut)
- 3 extended scenes
- 2 scenes with alternate footage
- 1 additional scene in the TV Version (= recut)
- 1 recut (within a scene)
- Length difference: 128.9 sec resp. 2 min 8.9 sec (plus opening & 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 and it is quite convincing. On 11/29/2017, season 5 premiered in the US (History) - the episodes are also available on Amazon. On 09/12/2017, before season 5 even premiered, season 6 was green-lit.
With season 4, the number of each has risen. While previous seasons had 10 episodes resp. season 1 had only 9 episodes, season 4 consists of 20 episodes. This is also the case with seasons 5&6. Due to the increased number of episodes, the seasons have been split up. As for the current season 5: The episodes 1-10 are scheduled to be aired from November 2017 until January 2018 and the remaining episodes 11-20 will air later on in 2018. Similar to the previous seasons, season 5 was censored for TV in the US.
Time index refers to the Extended Version
Since the TV Version of episodes 5x01 & 5x02 is a two-part episode while the Extended Version consists of two single episodes, only the latter contains openning credits.
Harald makes a further comment in the Extended Version.
Harald: "People do things for love, don't they, Queen Lagertha?"
Additional shot after Harald's "What are you doing, woman?": Lagertha keeps going and Harald moans.
The order of two shots is different. Also, the TV Version is insignificantly longer. (screenshots only from Extended Version)
TV Version 0.9 sec longer
More dialog in the Extended Version: Astrid tells Harald he had kidnapped the wrong woman. He agrees.
Additional Scene / Recut
Floki is singing in the rain - so to speak.
The shot starts earlier.
Additional shot of Judith.
Alternate shot of Aethelwulf.
Additional Scene TV Version / Recut
Subsequently, Floki gets to sing on TV now (please see 26:07). (no screenshots)
TV Version 33 sec longer
In the Extended Version, Floki makes an attempt to stand up but he fails. The TV Version only shows him crawling.
Alternate footage of the fight - the TV Version is a little longer.
TV Version 2.8 sec longer
As compensation, the subsequent shot of Torvi starts a little earlier.
End credits only in the Extended Version.
61 sec resp. 1 min 1 sec