Vikingdom isn’t a good movie, plain and simple. It’s cheaply done, the acting isn’t anything noteworthy and the story is half-baked. But worse of all, it’s just not that interesting of a movie on the whole and I couldn’t care less about anything or anybody. The DVD released by Epic has an OK amount of features while the audio/video is quite average.
Genre(s): Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Epic | NR – 112 min. – $14.99 | January 21, 2014
Directed by: Yusry Kru
Writer(s): James Coyne (written by)
Cast: Dominic Purcell, Natassia Malthe, Craig Fairbrass, Jon Foo, Conan Stevens
Features: Featurettes, Music Video, Theatrical Trailers
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Plot Outline: In the mists of time comes the changing of steel against steel, a collision of myth and history… Vikingdom. The God of Thunder, Thor (CONAN STEVENS), is one a mission to gather the key ancient relics: the Horn from Helheim, the Necklace of Magdalene from Milgard, and his own Hammer from Valhalla. Thor plans to use the relics during the Blood Eclipse to take over all three kingdoms and rule over all mankind. Only one man can stop him… Eirick the Bloodletter (DOMINIC PURCELL).
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5
This release comes with a matted slip cover.
The Making of Vikingdom (23:15) featurette has on-set interviews with the cast and crew as well as behind-the-scenes footage on how the movie came to be.
Also included is a Music Video (3:35), Theatrical Trailer (2:02), Teaser (1:06) and a TV Spot (0:33).
VIDEO – 3.75/5
Vikingdom arrives on DVD presented with a 16×9 enhanced 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and outside of the movie looking utterly cheap, doesn’t look that bad. Colors are relatively muted save for Thor’s red beard and artifacting/pixilation isn’t overly abundant.
AUDIO – 3.5/5
At the start, this Dolby Digital 5.1 track is absolutely overpowering and not in a good way where the audio is blaring and has no depth. It does settle down after the opening credits where dialogue levels are clear and any action elements come through well enough but nothing amazing.
OVERALL – 2.0/5
Overall, Vikingdom isn’t a good movie, plain and simple. It’s cheaply done, the acting isn’t anything noteworthy and the story is half-baked. But worse of all, it’s just not that interesting of a movie on the whole and I couldn’t care less about anything or anybody. The DVD released by Epic has an OK amount of features while the audio/video is quite average.