Release: Dec 02, 2017 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the Extended Version.
8 differences, among them
- 5 additional scenes
- 1 extended scene
- Length difference: 77 sec resp. 1 min 17 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 only in the TV Version. The Extended Version only contains a small black screen.
TV Version 44 sec longer
Ivar's brothers grab Margrethe because she could not keep her mouth shut. The conversation is a little longer in the Extended Version: Margrethe explains Lagertha had forced her to tell the truth about Ivar but she had no idea why.
After Ragnar and his son get to King Ecbert, Ragnar speaks longer. In the Extended Version, Ragnar adds he and King Ecbert were old friends and he and his son had travelled a long way and his son was hungry and thirsty.
The scene with Ecbert and Ragnar is longer.
Ecbert: "We should drink."
Ecbert stands up and pours more wine in his mug. He goes to Ragnar, pours more wine in his mug as well and slides the mug to Ragnar. Ragnar grabs it and starts drinking.
Again, the scene with Ecbert and Ragnar is longer.
Ecbert: "You have quite the reputation. They’re all mortally terrified of you."
Ragnar: "And what about you?"
The subsequent shot of Ecbert getting the key out of his pocket starts a bit earlier. In the TV Version, Ecbert's hand is already in the pocket. In the Extended Version, it is not.
Additional shot of Ecbert.
End credits only in the Extended Version.
60 sec resp. 1 min