- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 4, 2007
- 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
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Terry Jones - Director
- Behind the Scenes:
- "Behind the Director's Son's Cut"
- "Making of" Featurette (1989)
- Theatrical Trailer
- 20th Century Fox/MGM Trailers
- Stills/Photos: "Giant Visions in the Sky from the Gods of Valhalla"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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
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."
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.
- 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.