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Erik the Viking: The Complete Viking Edition on DVD in October

15 September 2011

In the age of Ragnorok, when all the earth has been laid waste by snow and ice, one Viking must take his men into battle against the very gods themselves in order to bring back the sun. Meet Erik (Tim Robbins), the world's most sensitive Norse warrior, a man with little time for pillage and no taste for rape. Erik killed a girl once and he feels very badly about it. Erik isn't really like the other Vikings, but now he must take his warrior clan to the gates of Valhalla itself, braving harsh seas, terrifying creatures and horrifically atonal singing along the way.

Written and directed by Terry Jones (The Meaning Of Life; Life Of Brian; Monty Python And The Holy Grail) and starring Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt, Terry Jones, Imogen Stubbs, John Cleese and Jim Broadbent, Erik The Viking comes to DVD as a special edition featuring two versions of the film, the Original UK Theatrical Cut plus The Director's Son's Cut, the latter an edit by Bill Jones supervised by his father.

Erik The Viking: The Complete Viking (cert. 15) will be released on DVD by Arrow Video on 10th October 2011 at the RRP of £15.99.

Special features will include:

Theatrical Cut

4:3 full frame aspect ratio, Dolby 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo audio options, optional English subtitles.

  • Audio commentary by Terry Jones;
  • The Making Of Erik The Viking;
  • The Evolution Of A Director;
  • The Casting Of A Comedy Adventure;
  • The Special Effects Of Erik The Viking;
  • Making Move Magic On Malta;
  • Jones And Cleese – A Grand Reunion;
  • Creating The Look;
  • Interviews with stars John Cleese, Charles McKeown and Danny Schiller and star and director Terry Jones.

The Director's Son's Cut
Professional Editor and Terry Jones' son Bill Jones' cut of Erik the Viking, an edit of the film supervised by the Terry representing his original vision of the film.

16:9 anamorphic presentation, Dolby 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo audio options, optional English subtitles.

  • Audio commentary by Terry Jones;
  • Interview with Terry and Bill Jones;
  • Photo gallery.