Release: Feb 13, 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.
The interior shot of Jarl Borg's big hall with Rollo in the background starts earlier for continuity reasons (there was a commercial break in the TV Version).
TV +4.5 sec
Jarl Borg about his brother he had burned when he poisoned his wife: "He laughed while he was burning."
Same as above, due to continuity reasons.
Shot of Aslaug from a further distance plus she's naked. The other one is closer but only shows her head.
BD: 4.5 sec | TV: 4 sec
BD: 3.5 sec | TV: 4.5 sec
BD: 3.5 sec | TV: 2.5 sec
BD: 2.5 sec | TV: 2 sec
Floki's conversation with King Horik is quite different. In the Blu-ray Version, Horik flatters Floki with a short comment about Loki, "a distant ancestor" of Floki. Horik also mentions someone was still at Greenland taking care of his issues in case Ragnar would fail to seal the deal with Jarl about the land in question.
BD: 51 sec | TV: 30 sec
Extended shot of the ash that's supposed to be Yggdrasil upholding heaven.
Shot of the goat being taken to Lagertha who is going to instantaneously sacrifice it in order to stop the deaths in the village.
Extended shot of Ragnar by the river.