Release: Dec 13, 2017 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the TV Version and the Extended Version.
18 differences, among them
- 5 additional scenes
- 7 extended scenes
- 3 scenes with alternate footage
- 1 extended scene in the TV Version
- Length difference: 119.4 sec resp. 1 min 59.4 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 and it is quite convincing. On 11/29/2017, season 5 premiered in the US (History) - the episodes are also available on Amazon. On 09/12/2017, before season 5 even premiered, season 6 was green-lit.
With season 4, 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. This is also the case with seasons 5&6. Due to the increased number of episodes, the seasons have been split up. As for the current season 5: The episodes 1-10 are scheduled to be aired from November 2017 until January 2018 and the remaining episodes 11-20 will air later on in 2018. Similar to the previous seasons, season 5 was censored for TV 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 43.7 sec longer
Ivar tells Floki he was like a real father to him. Floki makes it clear Ragnar Lothbrok was his real father and he should never forget that or he would be punished by the gods. Floki turns back around to keep working on his boat.
The TV Version contains one single shot of Floki while there are two shots in the Extended Version. Moreover, the shot of Floki starts a little earlier in the Extended Version. Only here, Ivar makes a comment at the beginning of the shot (from the off).
Ivar: "You cannot leave me."
After a commercial break, the very first shot starts a little earlier in the Extended Version.
Alternate shot of Floki resp. the angle is different when Floki gets off the boar. In addition to that, the shot starts a little earlier in the Extended Version. The rest of the shot is identically equal.
The two children a little longer.
Extended Scene TV Version
The subsequent shot of Ivar is insignificantly longer in the TV Version.
TV Version 0.3 sec longer
Additional footage of the two children.
The shot starts a little earlier: A woman is being attacked with an axe.
Ubbe kills one of the woman because she asked him to.
Further additional shot in the Extended Version.
The end of this shot is longer & the subsequent one starts earlier: Only in the Extended Version, Ivar slaps the guy several times.
The following shot of the guy starts insignificantly earlier.
Ivar seems to have a lot of fun.
The child screams longer.
A shot has been replaced.
Longer shot in the Extended Version.
End credits only in the Extended Version.
61.1 sec resp. 1 min 1.1 sec