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Hammer of the Gods -- A bloody action epic set in an ancient world of ruthless violence. A dying Viking king sends his son on a quest to seek out his older brother-the clan's only hope for defeating an approaching enemy horde.
Hammer of the Gods -- A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan The Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.
Hammer of the Gods -- A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan The Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.


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Release Date:
5 July 2013 (USA) See more »
A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Farren Blackburn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Read  writer

Produced by
Rebekka Garrido .... co-producer
Kate Glover .... line producer
Rupert Preston .... producer
Huberta Von Liel .... producer
Original Music by
Benjamin Wallfisch 
Cinematography by
Stephan Pehrsson 
Film Editing by
Sam Williams 
Casting by
Buffy Hall 
Vicky Wildman 
Production Design by
Ben Smith 
Art Direction by
Andrew Munro 
Set Decoration by
Billy Edwards 
Costume Design by
Matthew Price 
Makeup Department
Emily Bilverstone .... makeup supervisor
Bella Cruickshank .... make up designer: hair designer
Jemma Harwood .... hair make up & prosthetics designer
Sophie Alexandra Medhurst .... makeup artist
Sangeet Prabhaker .... prosthetics
Emma J. Slater .... dailies makeup artist (as Emma Slater)
Harriet Thompson .... dailies makeup artist
Production Management
Rachael Ellis .... post-production supervisor
Clare Finnegan .... production manager
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Scrivener .... first assistant director
Matt Storey .... third assistant director
Roger Thomas .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lily Currie .... prop maker
Billy Edwards .... set decorator
Paul Emerson .... property master
Jed Evans .... standby art director
Christopher Pigott .... art department assistant
Christopher Pigott .... set dresser
Steve 'Moose' Smith .... props dresser
Richard Usher .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Nick Baldock .... adr recordist
Merlin Bonning .... sound maintenance engineer
Robert Flanagan .... production sound mixer
Roland Heap .... sound re-recording mixer
Manuel Laval .... dialogue editor
Manuel Laval .... supervising sound designer
André Reichow .... foley editor
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Carina Schlage .... foley mixer and recording engineer
Matthias Schwab .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Neil Jenkins .... special effects
Scott McIntyre .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Seb Barker .... visual effects supervisor
Kristaan Cain .... cg supervisor
Ernest Dios .... visual effects artist
Carl Godwin-Alvarez .... digital clean-up
Jamie Mcculloch .... visual effects delivery assistant
Pau Viladot .... visual effects artist
Roger Bartlett .... fight performer
Paul Burke .... assistant stunt coordinator
Andy Butcher .... stunt performer
Max Cormac .... fight performer
Dylan Jones .... horse master
Richard Ryan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Arrowsmith .... camera operator
Nick Budding .... lighting technician
Rik Burnell .... lighting technician
Kilian Drury .... lighting technician
Robert Flanagan .... sound recordist
Paul Flint .... digital imaging technician
Max Forrester .... lighting trainee
George French .... camera driver
Sam Heasman .... lighting technician
Anthony Holt .... camera facilities coordinator
Jackson Kingsley .... assistant camera
John Malaney .... electrician
James Powell .... grip assistant
Jack Sands .... second assistant camera
Emilio Schlappi .... first assistant camera
Adam Slater .... gaffer
Luke Varley .... still photographer
Jason Walker .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Leoni Kibbey .... adr voice casting
Johnny Lynch .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Aylwin .... costume assistant
Katie J. Newham .... assistant costume designer
Katie J. Newham .... wardrobe supervisor
Fliss Wyatt .... costume stand-by
Editorial Department
James Mossahebi .... EPK editor
Gregor Pfüller .... colorist
Gregor Pfüller .... digital intermediate supervisor
Dominic Stabb .... first assistant editor
Tom Werber .... assistant editor
Location Management
Anthony Jones .... location scout
Music Department
Boban Apostolov .... scoring pro tools engineer
Owen Gurry .... musician: guitar
Chris Gutch .... composer agent
Georgi Hristovski .... score recording engineer
F.A.M.E.'S. Project .... orchestra and studio contractor
Josephine Stephenson .... composer's assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Middleton-Downer .... driver: cast
Daisy Rooke .... driver: cast
Lloyd Stonard .... driver: cast
Other crew
Agathe Bernardon .... makeup artist
Andy Butcher .... horse sequences
Andy Butcher .... horse supplier
Marcus Clayton .... runner
Thomas Dixon .... in-house production coordinator
Clive Evans .... caterer
Daniel Frost .... paramedic
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Mick Hurrell .... health and safety
David Jones .... production accountant
Dylan Jones .... horse supplier
Emma Kayee .... production co-ordinator
Christopher Key .... editor: EPK
Mandy Krause .... in-house production coordinator
Michael Middleton-Downer .... floor runner
George Myer .... e.p.k. shooter/editor
Scot Nicol .... security
James Pearson .... medic on set
Helen Pritchard .... Wales crew, extras, locations
Hefin Rees .... unit manager
Daisy Rooke .... floor runner
Mark Russell .... security
Ian Scafe .... runner
Sarah Scougal .... head of development: Vertigo Films
Phillip Trow .... script supervisor
Stephanie Whitehead .... floor runner
Eddie Dias .... thanks
Panalux Eddie Dias .... thanks
Anthony Holt .... thanks

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Rated R for bloody violence, language including sexual references, and some nudity
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Clive Standen also plays a viking in the History television show Vikings.See more »
Steinar:You go to such lengths to build these churches, making sure they strike terror into the hearts of all who come near. It's just a room with a door... no different to a prison.See more »


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27 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
won't hold a candle to viking heritage, 3 June 2013
Author: davish_wulf-1 from Portugal

Quite surprised to see at least 2 actors from the TV show "Vikings" in here (Clive Standen & Ivan Kaye), the comparison is unavoidable and this doesn't old a candle to that show quality or to any viking movie made until now.

First, the main actor can't act, has an unpleasant aura to him that makes him unlikeable from the beginning & looks like a misplaced "David Beckham" in the woods.

I have no idea how Clive Standen got into this, since he is clearly the best actor for the main role but the movie is so damn awful in lack of plot, meaning & pace that this was completely avoidable in his career.

What they paid to the great James Cosmo for entering this is a big question mark, since the man made more Epic movies (and good ones) than anyone around here.

Action scenes are a mess - terrible fight sequences shot in a portable cam style (the old trick to disguise the mess of it all), story is poor, badly written & lacks direction.

Wardrobe is a mess and you practically don't see any real viking building around (the ridiculous tents they used were hilarious to say the least).

I get the feeling they tried to make a "Centurion" style of movie, with "vikings" in the middle.... but failed entirely to catch my attention from the beginning.

At several points in the movie the constant shouting becomes annoying and was a torture seeing it to the end.

I'm glad the Viking period is finally getting some attention in movies, series & good documentaries, but this movie is a total mess.

Want a good viking movie? Try Vikings with Kirk Douglas, or 13th Warrior, "Beowulf & Grendel" or the great "Vikings" TV series who's series 1 just ended, but avoid this like the plague.

Lets hope Mel Gibson gives "Berserker" a shot, now there's a director worth of the word "Epic" & able to put some sense, feeling & great fight sequences in a movie.

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