Release: Jul 24, 2014 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Mr Miau - 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 13 scenes:
8 additional scenes in the Extended Version
5 scenes with alternative/extended footage
Overall, the Extended Version is 166.8 seconds (2:47 minutes) longer than the TV Version.
The TV Version shows a recap.
Lagertha says that her warriors would be able to help them.
9:14 minutes / 9:57 minutes
The man that gets hit by Ragnar's hatchet in the head can be seen going down in a close-up in the Extended Version.
No difference in running time
9:21 minutes / 10:03 minutes
Ragnar and Bjorn walk over the dead man. The Extended clearly shows the corpse, then Ragnar can be seen pulling his hatchet out of its head.
6,84 sec. / 1,2 sec.
10:17 minutes / 10:53 minutes
There is a different shot of Olrik stabbing the guard.
3,6 sec. / 1,92 sec.
The battlefield longer.
The kiss between Ragnar and Aslaug is a bit longer.
Ragnar tells Bjorn that Aslaug is happy about him liking his brothers. Bjorn answers that he of course likes them despite their smell because they are his blood brothers.
Siggy removes her hood while sitting in the rain with Rollo.
33:42 minutes / 33:44 minutes
The following chat between Rollo and Siggy about Lagerhta is very different in the two versions. The Extended Version is longer, shows alternative footage and features the two kissing in the end as well.
95,16 sec. / 65,36 sec.
Floki is jumping around in the rain and then runs to his Helga to tell her that they would make an extraordinary child that night. They get to work immediately.
An additional scene with Ragnar in front of the house.
38:28 minutes / 36:48 minutes
The beginning of the hearing with the announcement of the verdict can only be seen in the Extended Version.
22,16 sec. / 2,68 sec.
Ragnar can be seen earlier.