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Cannibal Apocalypse


Dangerous Cargo

Deadly Manor


1.08 Sacrifice


  • US TV Version
  • US Blu-ray
Release: Feb 12, 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.

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 eighth episode on the US Blu-ray is overall 179.5 seconds longer than the TV Version.

Extended shot of the boats being unloaded in the vikings village right at the beginning of the episode.
24 sec

Extended shot of Athelstan before he gets out his bible.
17.5 sec

Lagertha tells Siggy to hang all the sacrificial offerings in front of the holy grot.
24 sec

Extended shot of Lagertha in front of the Freyr statue. She asks the statue (also in the TV Version) for getting pregnant again.
BD: 14 sec | TV: 7 sec


Lagertha mentions the blood sacrifices her family gave to Freyr and requests for them to be accepted.
BD: 23.5 sec | TV: 3.5 sec


Ragnar goes back to camp. Athelstan watches and follows him. The TV Version contains an alternate transition.
BD: 32 sec | TV: 4 sec

Alternate footage of the wild party at night. The Blu-ray Version isn't much wilder though.
BD: 13 sec | TV: 10 sec


The little orgy in the tent is slighty more explicit on Blu-ray. There are breasts every now and then.
BD: 29.5 sec | TV: 23 sec


Ditto but the TV Version is longer.
BD: 3.5 sec | TV: 9.5 sec


Athelstan notices two naked people.
BD: 10.5 sec | TV: 13 sec


Athelstan is accompanied to bed by Thyri. He has sex for the last / first time before he will be sacrificed the next day.

After that, she's washing him. The Blu-ray reveals more details: distance shot of them being naked.
BD: 4 sec | TV: 5.5 sec


The preist reaches for the sword the human sacrifices are about to get killed with.
7 sec

Shot of the neck of one of the voluntarily sacrifices.
TV +2 sec

Therefore, the Blu-ray contains a close-up of the throat being slit. A short subsequent scene (5 sec) is also in the TV Version but a few seconds later.
4.5 sec

The bloody hatchet.
5.5 sec

Priests serve the blood to the God.
28.5 sec