1961, regia di Mario Bava
Scheda: Nazione: Italia-Francia-Germania Ovest - Produzione: Criterion, Galatea Film, Lyre Films - Distribuzione: Jolly-Unidis, American International Pictures, Panther Video, Sinister Cinema - Soggetto: Mario Bava, Oreste Biancoli, Piero Pierotti - Sceneggiatura: Mario Bava, Oreste Biancoli, Piero Pierotti - Fotografia: Mario Bava, Ubaldo Terzano - Montaggio: Mario Serandrei - Scenografia: Giorgio Giovannini - Musiche: Robert Nicolosi - Formato: Dyaliscope Eastmancolor - Durata: 85'.
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, George Ardisson, Andrea Checchi, Françoise Christophe, Ellen Kessler, Alice Kessler, Folco Lulli, Franco Giacobini, Joe Robinson, Raf Baldassarre, Enzo Doria, Franco Ressel, Livia Contardi, Michael Culver.
Trama e commenti: cinematografo.it - kataweb.it - film.tv.it - mymovies.it: «Il re vichingo Harald è ucciso durante un combattimento contro i Britanni. Dei suoi figli Erich viene salvato, Iron viene catturato e adottato dalla regina dei Britanni. Anni dopo i due si affrontano in battaglia e scoprono di essere fratelli. Troppo tardi: Iron viene colpito da una freccia. Erich lo sostituirà al comando del popolo vichingo».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - entertainment.msn.com - tvguide.com - home.snafu.de - members.tripod.com/mariobava: «In 786 AD, three great Viking ships land in the British isles, heralding the beginning of an attempted invasion. Many other ships soon follow, and an all-out war is instigated. King Harald, the only Viking chieftain interested in maintaining peace, makes a plea to King Charles. The English King sends Sir Rutford, commander of the British sea forces, to work out a deal with the Vikings. However, Rutford is not interested in making bargains, and so he stages a surprise attack on the Vikings. In the ensuing battle, Harald and his people are savagely slaughtered. When King Charles hears of this, he is enraged. Upon his arrival in the Viking village, he threatens to strip Rutford of his command of the sea forces and to put him in prison. Rutford retaliates by having one of his cohorts kill the king, and blaming the crime on a wounded Viking. Queen Alice is greatly distressed by the death of her husband, and when she finds a little boy on the beach, she takes his discovery as a gift from the gods. The boy is actually Harald's child, but the Queen takes him for her own and names him Erik. The Queen takes the boy with her to England, not realizing that he has a brother who shares a similar mark: a tattoo of the family crest is imprinted on the chest of both boys. The brother, Eron, is rescued by his people and returned to the Land of the Vikings, though he spends the rest of his life hoping to be reuninted with his brother and to wreak vengeance on the British for the death of his father...».
Approfondimenti: Movie Review
Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Erik the Conqueror; Fury of the Vikings; The Invaders; Die Rache der Wikinger; La Ruée des Vikings.