Erik the Viking (Director's Son's Cut)

Starring: Tim Robbins Director: Terry Jones
Erik the Viking (Director's Son's Cut)
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Rating 4.3
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Terry Jones - Director
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "Behind the Director's Son's Cut"
      2. "Making of" Featurette (1989)
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. 20th Century Fox/MGM Trailers
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos: "Giant Visions in the Sky from the Gods of Valhalla"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Many of the greatest sailors were pukers."
  - Thorfinn Skullsplitter (Richard Ridings)
"Being nice to each other is what it's all about."
  - the people of Hy Brasil

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/28/1989
"...[ERIK THE VIKING] has much of the invgorating upside-down Python sensibility....Robbins more than holds his comic own..."
Total Film - 12/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "Tim Robbins as Erik practically squirms with glee in his quest to reach Asgard and return sunlight to his stricken, squinting townsfolk, while a smattering of the usual suspects lend proceedings an alluring cosiness."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2006
"Tim Robbins is engaging as the ingenuous young here Erik, and some of the supporting cast give entertaining, pantomime-style performances."

Plot Synopsis:

Erik, a fine specimen of Viking-hood, one day questions the ethics of his livelihood-- daily raping and pillaging--and sets out on a journey in search of enlightenment and the Gods of Valhalla. His men become adept at creating chaos on this wacky adventure.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Medieval | Satire | Spoof

Production Notes:

  • Filmed at Mediterranean Film Studios, Malta; Lee International Studios, Shepperton, England; and on location in Tromso, Norway.
  • Director Terry Jones was interested in offering the story to Jim Henson; the connection led to Jones writing the screenplay for Henson's LABYRINTH.
  • The final credit reads "[Thanks] lastly to Bill Jones, without whom this story would never have been told." Bill is Terry's son, born in 1976.
  • Terry Jones lists among his film heroes Buster Keaton and Preston Sturges; he also cites Woody Allen and Danny Kaye as influences.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 027616083173
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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