When Halfdan the Black arrives at Hy-Brasil Erik and he's men sets out to stop him in a Longship
(aka. Viking ship). This seems a bit unlikely since this type of ship is mostly known to have been made in Scandinavia. We have only seen Erik bringing one Longship but that ship sunk the night before after a close encounter with "The Dragon of the North Sea". See more »
Have you done this sort of thing before?
Me? Of course. I've been looting and pillaging up and down the coast.
Looting and pillaging, eh?
What about the raping?
Well, it's obvious you haven't raped anyone in your life.
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This film is not based on the children's book "The Saga Of Erik The Viking" by Terry Jones (Although he hopes it will help the sales) See more »
The UK cinema version was cut by 37 secs for a 12 certificate with edits to the opening rape of Helga. Video releases were upgraded to a 15 but featured a shorter print: 7 minutes were cut to tighten the movie. The current DVD (known as the "Director's Son's Cut") features both the video version and an even shorter (75 minute) print. See more »
Twisted comedy with social commentary and a great anti-hero
Well, Erik essentially IS an anti-hero - all his filmed adventures start when he sets out to right that unfortunate mishap during the looting and raping raid. Great comedic performance from Tim Robbins, very believable Industrious Torturer Cleese, unforgettable Jones as the King of high Brazil and the lovely Imogen Stubbs - what else can you ask for?! What about a magic dish cloth, you say - well, we've got that too!
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