I enjoyed the series, at large, the story-lines were very well put together. This is a series, you play when your not going anywhere, as you'll not want to be bothered w / anyone until you have completed the set @ large!
pg-13 level entertainment, just so you know. not of the spartacus ilke; limited blood gore and violence, no nudity, etc. much of the blood and violence that you do see is actually cgi.
still, the story itself is compelling, informed by rich, well rounded, and colorful characterizations--ragnar and his family, the earl and his wife, ragnar's brother, the ship builder. they do a good job of building up the sense of a viking community; then they develop the concept by moving the vikings out to explore,rape, pillage, and conquer european lands. then they go back home again, and while they think about going back out to dog their neighbors, they work out conflicts on their own home territory--eating,drinking, singing, humping, working the fields, etc. its all done pretty well--but above all, and if you choose to see this series for nothing else--the cinematography is absoultely incredible. emmy award worthy..all in all, as i say, very entertaining, welll acted, scripted, and directed. i ...
As a new fan of the series, I was eager to watch the movies. This collection is really good quality and it was worth the blu ray price.
It doesn't have any extras and all the text is in Japanese, but personally it wasn't a deal breaker for me.
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