The Real Vikings Collection DVD

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$9.98
"The Real Vikings Collection" DVD gives viewers a deeper look into this compelling piece of history and an opportunity to learn more about the incredible story of the Vikings. Includes three specials: Special #1 - "Foot Soldier: The Vikings" A look at the sea-going warriors who attacked Europe with savage fury and violence. These raiders and traders, explorers and settlers set sail from Denmark, Norway and Sweden during the Scandinavian expansion (800-1050 AD). Goes beyond the myths to find out if the Vikings really wore horned helmets and took drugs before going into battle. Richard Karn hosts. Special #2 - "The Vikings: Lost Worlds" The Vikings were fearsome warriors from Denmark and Norway who burst upon Western Europe, raiding and plundering at the end of the 8th century. They first targeted coastal monasteries, but later they constructed magnificent ships that could sail up rivers and sack inland towns. These raids resulted in the Viking invasion of Britain and Northern France. Many of the sites of the most crucial events in world history are now lost. Follow a team of historical detectives who use evidence from recent excavations, scientific studies and historical documents to see what these locations looked like. Computer graphics allow viewers to fly over, enter the streets and peer into these lost worlds. Special #3: "Viking Terror" Green Beret Terry Schappert reveals why the Vikings were called the "Hells Angels of the Middle Ages". He tests the weapons and tactics used to pillage Europe. The Vikings do meet their match--the Saxons--at the Battle of Maldon.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 144 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
  • Audio: ENGLISH: 2.0 Dobly Digital
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color

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17 Reviews
3.6

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3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (10)
  • Entertaining (7)
  • Original (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • High production value (4)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (7)
  • Disappointing (4)
  • Poor visual effects (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (6)
  • Younger viewers (6)
  • Adult viewers (4)
  • Perfect gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (9), Casual viewer (5)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smart Warriors I would watch again

By Steph

from Billing, MT

About Me Casual Viewer

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Informative
  • Original

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      This was just a great and informative movie to watch! It also has some humor in there that make it all the more great to watch! I also learned a lot from this movie to!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The Real Vikings Collection DVD

      By John

      from Charlotte, N.C.

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            I would not waste my time on Segment #1("Foot Soldier: The Vikings)--very poorly-done slapstick, and an insult to the Viking race. Segments #2 & 3 are well-done, and very interesting. Never again will I view Segment #1, but will view again #2 & #3. In fact, when re-doing that DVD, I would strongly encourage you to delete Segment #1--I would not have bought it knowing that Segment #1 was such.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Embarrasment

            By CJ

            from NY

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

              Cons

              • Disappointing
              • Not What I Expected
              • Poor Plot Development
              • Poor Visual Effects

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                Absolute garbage. You would think the History Channel would take history seriously. This DVD with horrible rap music and horrible comedey is so hard to watch that it is painful. They have a terrible comedian hosting with horrible pop up jokes that seem on par with fart jokes that just makes this unwatchable. His voice is annoying to say the least, and the production and writing was just terrible. It's almost like they gave a budget to a bunch of 12 year olds to make a documentary. Considering they have an incredible show like Vikings that they would have taken a more serious approach to the subject. History channel should be ashamed of themselves for doing something with such poor taste.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Real Vikings-DVD

                By Periodcollector

                from Traverse City,MI

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                Pros

                • High Production Value
                • Informative
                • Original

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift
                  • Younger Viewers

                  For historical reference

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not as good as expected

                  By Music Man

                  from Lakeshore, FL

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not What I Expected

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Documentary type of presentation and somewhat boring.

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Worst Ever...

                    By Disapointed Daisy

                    from Lufkin,TX

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Informative

                    Cons

                    • Disappointing
                    • Not What I Expected
                    • Poor Plot Development
                    • Poor Visual Effects
                    • Unoriginal

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                      Worst movie ever created by the History channel... The lame cheesy humor was a poor choice. I guess it was informative but it was so disappointing I couldn't get past the first 15 min.

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      the real vikings

                      By bootsie

                      from eagle rock, va.

                      About Me Movie Buff

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                      Pros

                      • awesome
                      • Entertaining
                      • High Production Value
                      • Informative

                      Cons

                      • None apply

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                      • Younger Viewers

                      the history of the vikings is an incredable story, also quite sad

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Childish portrayal of the Vikings

                      By Jay

                      from Peachtree City, Ga

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                        Cons

                        • Disappointing
                        • Not What I Expected
                        • Poor Visual Effects

                        Best Uses

                        • Younger Viewers

                        Was very disappointed by this History Channel representation of the Vikings. I was expecting a well thought out, informative and professional documentary on the Vikings. What I got was a childish, unprofessional documentary hosted by a former comedian with bubble comments that would appeal to an adolescent....maybe. I will think twice before buying another documentary from the History Channel for fear I am buying the Kindergarten version of a serious subject.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great!

                        By John

                        from Garnet Valley,PA

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                        Pros

                        • Great For Real History Lo

                        Cons

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                          • At Home

                          I love History and this it as good as it gets!

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very informative

                          By Too Tall Ron

                          from Boise, ID

                          About Me Casual Viewer

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • Informative
                          • Original

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                            • At Home
                            • Perfect Gift
                            • Special Needs
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Would be a great tool for World History students, and a great gift for those who like history in general.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            This DVD is ridiculous

                            By John Collins

                            from Houston, Texas

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                              • Disappointing
                              • Not What I Expected
                              • Unoriginal

                              Best Uses

                                This was an unprofessional video and worthless

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Two excellent and one OK

                                By Dr. Greg

                                from Springfield, IL

                                About Me Avid Moviegoer

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                • Not What I Expected

                                Best Uses

                                  This is a very interesting DVD on the Vikings. I learned something from all three, but the last two programs were the best.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  History buffs got to have

                                  By Gary McCorcle

                                  from Odessa, Texas

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                                  Pros

                                  • Entertaining
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                                      Very informative, dispells some of the myths about Vikings.

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The Real Vikings

                                      By Sue

                                      from Dearborn, Mi

                                      About Me Casual Viewer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Informative
                                      • Original

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                                        • Adult Viewers
                                        • At Home
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                                        Love the new Vikings show on A&E. My background is from that area. Now I want to know more about the Vikings!

                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Am giving this DVD to my Daughters.

                                        By Andy

                                        from Marshalltown, Ia

                                        About Me Casual Viewer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Informative

                                        Cons

                                        • Depth Of Info

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Younger Viewers

                                        Is great for the younger ones to learn of thei ancestry.

                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        vikings

                                        By Lady B

                                        from Lufkin,TX

                                        About Me Casual Viewer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Informative

                                        Cons

                                        • Not What I Expected

                                        Best Uses

                                          I am extremely interested in realistic presentations in history. This dvd had 3 presentations. The first one was very disappointing and corny. The second and third presentations were very good.

                                          (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Vikings

                                          By Susan the Singer

                                          from Marksville, Louisiana

                                          Pros

                                          • Informative And Real

                                          Cons

                                          • violent

                                          Best Uses

                                          • How Countries Developed

                                          I've been studying my family geneology had just gotten to the "Vikings" during these years and countries in several family lines! Facinating!!
                                          The show is suberb! It is amazing to see how my ancestors lived and probably looked, as well as how they thought and related to one another and others!

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