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The Viking Sagas (1995)

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The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of... See full summary »

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Kjartan
Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir ...
Gudrun
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Gunnar
Þórir Waagfjörð ...
Bolli
Hinrik Ólafsson ...
Ketil (as Hinrik Ólafson)
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Drunken Viking
Jón Baldvinsson ...
Thord the Strong
Rúnar Björnsson ...
Warrior
Axel Cortes ...
Warrior
Gunnar Eyjólfsson ...
Eirik the White
Bjørn Floberg ...
Sighvat
Gaukur Gunnarsson ...
Warrior
Rúrik Haraldsson ...
Magnus
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Valgard
Dagbjartur L. Herbertsson ...
Warrior
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The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for vengeance. Amid nobles and schemers, saints and brutes, and lovers and fools, this Viking swings his sword for his family's honor, his beloved's hand, and the very survival of his pitiless culture. Written by rottentomatoes.com

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For the love of his woman. For the honor of his family. For the survival of his people.

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Rated R for brutal and bloody Viking combat, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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The Icelandic Sagas  »

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Gudrun: Magnus was right, the scar does protect Kjartan from the ghost.
Gunnar: But Ketils men don't have his luck. If they see the fire and go inside, the ghost will have meat for dinner.
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I think it is a great movie
27 January 2001 | by (los angeles, california) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that anyone interested in this type of genre would not indeed love this film. To start with yes there are inconsistencies, but so what! I see that type of thing in just about every movie or book... The music for this film is fantastic... if you are not moved by this music you are indeed void of any emotion. The story is a simple one. A father wishes a better life for his son and then his son is dragged into a life the father wanted no part of. The son meets an ally of the father and this ally took another road to further the correctness of the father's decision. The hero then meets a family going through much the same thing as he and his family and they are faced with the same dilema. Then it is the clash of good vs. evil. With good winning out in the end! Besides great music, the costumes are truly awesome ( different from any other of these types of movies)the sets are gorgeous, the acting is never over the top and there are no stupid one liners!! I really didn't care too much for the swords...the leading lady was someone that you could believe people would fight for she was very beautiful and sexy.

I recommend this movie to everyone I talk to that is into this type of genre. I wish that there was a continuation of the story.


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