Release: Jul 28, 2014 - Author: Blade41 - 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 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 14 scenes:
8 additional scenes in the Extended Version
2 additional scenes in the TV Version
4 scenes with alternative/extended footage
Overall, the Extended Version is 229.47 seconds (3:50 minutes) longer than the TV Version.
The TV Version includes a recap.
Blood splashes onto Rollo.
6:33 minutes / 7:39 minutes
Bjorn falls into the water. In the Extended Version there is a cut to Rollo who stabs with his sword. However, there is no blood on his upper body.
2.88 sec. / 2.92 sec.
6:49 minutes / 7:55 minutes
Rollo tells Bjorn some more about having to kill one's enemies if there is a chance. In the TV Version there is a shot from further away. The subsequent shot of Bjorn starts a little earlier.
13.28 sec. / 4.96 sec.
Bjorn sits down in the sand and says that he knows that Rollo once loved Lagertha. In the TV Version the sentence was shortened and put into the previous scene. Bjorn tells Rollo that he is in love.
TV Version: Rollo is shown a little earlier.
Ragnar is unable to kill his newborn with the hatchet. Thus he just leaves it screaming in the woods.
The voyeur obviously pleases himself while watching Lagertha taking a bath.
The sex scene of king Ecbert and princess Kwenthrith was extended.
TV Version: Ecbert's hair is shown earlier.
23:47 minutes / 23:15 minutes
For the TV Version the word "fuck" was replaced by a more harmless "love".
No difference in time.
Floki and Helga say goodbye to each other while laying in the grass.
Helga does not want Floki to scare her before he leaves. Floki says that it was not his intention and that he mainly is just a jokester.
Floki tells Horik that for him it is most important to understand his words. A misery or a promise. He climbs on the front of the ship and says that he might soon understand the words. Both laugh.
34:40 minutes / 32:47 minutes
TV Version: The long shot of Bjorn and Rollo is slightly longer. Also, there's an additional shot of Bjorn.
The Extended Version was extended during their conversation. The main topic is Bjorn's father Ragnar.
52.24 sec. / 0.34 sec.