Valhalla Rising [DVD]
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|Format||PAL, Dolby, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Digital Sound|
|Contributor||Jamie Sives, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexander Morton, Nicolas Winding Refn, Maarten Stevenson, Gary Lewis, Ewan Stewart See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 40 minutes|
Director Nicolas Winding Refn ('Pusher', 'Bronson') helms this Viking adventure. Mads Mikkelsen stars as One-Eye, a mute warrior with supernatural strength who has been held prisoner for years by the chieftain Barde (Alexander Morton). Along with a boy, Are (Maarten Stevenson), he manages to kill his captor and escape on a Viking longship. The vessel becomes engulfed by an impenetrable fog that eventually disperses to reveal the shores of a strange and unknown land. As the new land reveals its terrible secrets, One-Eye is brought face to face with his true self.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Rated : Suitable for 18 years and over
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.8 x 13.8 x 1.6 cm; 80 Grams
- Item model number : 5060116725377
- Director : Nicolas Winding Refn
- Media Format : PAL, Dolby, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Digital Sound
- Run time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Release date : 17 May 2010
- Actors : Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Alexander Morton, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Entertainment One
- ASIN : B00355CGV8
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,739 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
- 1,974 in Action & Adventure (DVD & Blu-ray)
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It is brutal, like we imagine life was in earlier times. It has some interesting symbology, but I can't tell you what it was about really, other than showing you the brutal and crazy side of humanity.
At times one saw bits of other, in my view better, art house films hovering over the process. As an observation of what being a viking meant it had its moments. Beowulf & Grendel is a better piece of viking film I think and just as bleak. However, one moment does stick and sticks firmly, the pile of burning bodies and the captured women neatly encapsulating a time when it really was grim oop north.
However, the short piece on the making of the film opening with a dreadful yah phoning mummy to say she'd got the job as director's assistant ("Yeah, great") and the director telling us what a wacky chappy he was lead me towards the overblown conclusion. Self love may the sincerest form of love but it is not the most analytical or the wisest to reveal