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Sergio Leone Westerns

Rasputin: The Mad Monk


1.06 Burial of the Dead


  • US TV Version
  • US Blu-ray
Release: Feb 10, 2014 - Author: Bob - Translator: DaxRider123 - 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.

In the USA the channel aired censored versions of the episodes which often used alternate scenes. Thus there is no nudity, and some of the violence during the battles was toned down. However, the latter scenes are already quite graphic and only slightly censored here and there. In France they decided to air the completely uncensored version of the series.

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 fourth episode on the US Blu-ray is overall 1.5 seconds longer than the TV Version.

The sex scene of Ragnar and Lagertha is a little longer.

At this point, a short scene is shown a little earlier on the Blu-Ray. However, the corresponding scene is almost twice as long in the TV Version. The dialog is identical. The scene is pretty close to a commercial break, which might be the reason for the alteration.
BD: 2s | TV: 3.5s

Image originates from the TV Version only.