Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.Written by
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Although in many ways a fantasy film, a certain amount of historical accuracy was intended. Most notably, not one horned helmet is seen in the entire movie. See more »
When Halfdan the Black arrives at Hy-Brasil Erik and he's men sets out to stop him in a Longship
(aka. Viking ship). This seems a bit unlikely since this type of ship is mostly known to have been made in Scandinavia. We have only seen Erik bringing one Longship but that ship sunk the night before after a close encounter with "The Dragon of the North Sea". See more »
Now, I want you to be absolutely, totally, genuinely honest with me. Did you really, truly, honesty like it?
They didn't like it! Oh my God! I want to die!
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This film also does not involve SPAM. This will hurt Hormel's sales. See more »
The UK cinema version was cut by 37 secs for a 12 certificate with edits to the opening rape of Helga. Video releases were upgraded to a 15 but featured a shorter print: 7 minutes were cut to tighten the movie. The current DVD (known as the "Director's Son's Cut") features both the video version and an even shorter (75 minute) print. See more »
Twisted comedy with social commentary and a great anti-hero
Well, Erik essentially IS an anti-hero - all his filmed adventures start when he sets out to right that unfortunate mishap during the looting and raping raid. Great comedic performance from Tim Robbins, very believable Industrious Torturer Cleese, unforgettable Jones as the King of high Brazil and the lovely Imogen Stubbs - what else can you ask for?! What about a magic dish cloth, you say - well, we've got that too!
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