Release: Apr 01, 2017 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the Extended Version.
13 differences, among them
- 4 additional scenes (incl. 1 recut)
- 1 extended scene
- 1 scene with alternate and extended footage
- 3 scenes with alternate footage
- 1 additional scene in the TV Version (= recut)
- 1 extended scene in the TV Version
- Length difference: 113.5 sec resp. 1 min 53.5 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. In March 2016, season 5 was green-lit.
With season, 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. But the season had been split up: The episodes 1-10 aired from Febraury 2016 till April 2016 and the final 10 episodes aired from November 2016 till Febraury 2017. Similar to the previous seasons, season 4 was censored in the US.
Time index refers to the Extended Version
Recap exclusively in the TV Version.
Additional Scene / Recut
Additional night scene with Ragnar on their way to Paris. The ships are at sea. At first, one gets to see Ragar and his sons, then Yidu She start singing which wakes up Floki. Subsequently, Yidu stops singing and gets some sleep as well. A thunderstorm is coming up.
Last but not least, the Extended Version contains an additional shot of Aslaug and her son. With the following close-up, the versions are back in sync.
147.3 sec resp. 2 min 27.3 sec
Alternate footage is being used here. As a consequence thereof, the breasts are covered up in the TV Version. In the Extended Version, they are not.
TV Version 1.2 sec longer
Additional Scene TV Version / Recut
Now the scenes with the ships from the Extended Version (please see 15:19). The subsequent shot of Aslaug & son is missing though (no screenshots).
TV Version 143.9 sec resp. 2 min 23.9 sec longer
Judith is sad because her son leaving. Then Ecbert who wants Maguns to come closer because Ecbert intends to get to know him, son of Ragnar, better. He grabs Magnus and they both walk inside so that Ecbert can show him a few board games.
In the Extended Version, Ragnar here spends some time with Yidu.
After Rollo explains he was not going to betray his wife, the scene is not over yet. Gisla makes a suggestion how to motivate the troops. Also, Charles admits to trusting Rollo.
The sex scene with Odo and Therese is longer in the Extended Version: The shot of Odo and Therese from behind starts a little earlier. As a result, one only gets to hear Odo moan in the Extended Version before he turns around. In the TV Version, the shot starts with Odo turning around.
In addition to that, the shot is longer as well. The reason is simple: One gets to see Therese's butt in the Extended Version.
Extended Scene TV Version
The subsequent shot of Therese starts earlier in the TV Version. One here gets to hear Odo moan which does not make any sense at all because one only gets to see Therese but not Odo. He is not even in the shot.
TV Version 2.7 sec longer
Alternate Footage / Extended Scene
Odo asks for Therese's permission. And before she gives him permission, the TV Version changes to a closer shot of Therese whereas the Extended Version sticks to the previous shot from a further distance. There asks Odo what he was up to. In the TV Version, Odo now startss whipping her while the Extended Version contains an additional close-up, followed by a shot from behind that shows There'se butt one more time. She then tells him to get it over with. Not until then, he starts whipping her in the Extended Version. In the TV Version, Odo now explains he was going to save Paris a second time and he did not need Rollo for it because he could do it by himself. The Extended Version shows Therese's butt again before Odo claims he did not need Rollo's help because he was capable of saving Paris again all by himself.
End credits only in the Extended Version.