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Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria ... See full summary »

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Einar and Eric are two Viking half-brothers. The former is a great warrior whilst the other is an ex-slave, but neither knows the true identity of the other. When the throne of Northumbria in Britain becomes free for the taking, the two brothers compete against one another for the prize, but they have very different motives - both involving the princess Morgana, however. Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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Mightiest Of Men... Mightiest Of Spectacles... Mightiest Of Motion Pictures!

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The opaque scleral contact lens that Kirk Douglas wore to simulate his blinded eye was incredibly painful. He could only stand to have it in place for a few minutes at a time. See more »

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When Erik rescues Morgana and her maid they get into a rowboat with the two men near the bow and the two women in front of them. There is even a whole sequence when Erik rips the back of Morgana's dress open. A few seconds later they have switched positions and the women are near the bow of the boat with the men in front of them. See more »

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Ragnar: [introducing Lord Egbert to his son] This is Einar, my only son in wedlock. He's so vain of his beauty, he won't let a man's beard hide it. He scrapes his face like an Englishman.
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The Vikings–-an under-appreciated masterpiece
20 April 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Call me a fool, but I feel strongly that the Richard Fleischer/ Kirk Douglas 1958 film THE VIKINGS is a waiting-to-be-rediscovered masterpiece.

Of the costume drama spectaculars of the 1950s-1960s, it has the most coherent script and theme. It knowledgeably explores the themes Europe was dealing with during its Dark Ages. Acting performances are first rate (Frank Thring's villainy drips pure acid), and the photography is breathtaking. Mario Nacimbene's score has a majesty that matches any, including its little love theme. See it (if possible) on the big screen/wide screen format.


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