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Fatal-Feit
11-24-2015, 03:58 PM
I'll be marathoning through Vikings soon. I heard it's very good and apparently recommended for fans of Black Sails.

http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2015/01/vikings_season3_hero_1-H.jpeg

I've also been binge watching Lindybeige and Skallagrim on YT because they do very entertaining historical accuracy videos. :p

What about you guys?

MisterWillow
11-25-2015, 08:36 AM
I actually just got finished watching Vikings, actually, to get all caught up for Season 4, and I think it's fantastic. Ragnar has vague Jack Sparrow-ish undertones in his mannerisms, which is a little strange, but that's a very mild criticism, and my only one really. All the battle scenes are great, all the characters are pretty interesting in one way or another, and all the political intrigue is... well, intriguing.

If you want something from the same sort of setting, try The Last Kingdom on BBC.

MrJoker.
11-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Game of Thrones, Vikings, 300 and 300 Rise of an Empire, Gladiator and of course Lord of The Rings. Those films hype me a lot for sword fight :)
http://www.bostonherald.com/sites/default/files/media/2015/01/06/gothrones.jpg

coma987
11-25-2015, 11:00 PM
My waiting is fueled by pure hype for the next Alpha. Always waiting for that announcement.

Fatal-Feit
11-26-2015, 06:10 PM
I actually just got finished watching Vikings, actually, to get all caught up for Season 4, and I think it's fantastic. Ragnar has vague Jack Sparrow-ish undertones in his mannerisms, which is a little strange, but that's a very mild criticism, and my only one really. All the battle scenes are great, all the characters are pretty interesting in one way or another, and all the political intrigue is... well, intriguing.

If you want something from the same sort of setting, try The Last Kingdom on BBC.

That's great! I'm really anticipating it, but first I have to get through Jessica Jones or my Marvel buddy will hang me. :p

What can you tell me about The Last Kingdom?

premiumart
11-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Nothing actually, the hype is allready strong enough.

Im just afraid because i am kinda excited for 3 upcomming ubisoft games, the possible disappointment real .

BudBro49
11-26-2015, 09:47 PM
I just re-watch trailers on YouTube and *Sigh*... "Can't wait to get my hands on this game.." I tell myself...

But I can.. I know that the team making this game have a formula and its working. Til then we just have For Honor eye candy.

MisterWillow
11-27-2015, 06:22 AM
What can you tell me about The Last Kingdom?

Only two episodes in at the moment (one and a third, actually, as I started watching online late a few nights ago, and fell asleep part of the way through the second; still need to go back to it).

An extremely simple and basic description would be 'Vikings but from England's perspective', which in itself isn't entirely accurate. From what little I've seen, it takes place in England, some time after where Vikings' story is at the end of season three (I'm presuming, since the Northmen are actively trying to take over England, whereas in Vikings, at where the series is, they have one real settlement). It's following an Englishman from Northumbria who is captured and later adopted by the Northmen as a boy after his father is killed fighting them.

It's pretty interesting so far. The Vikings in The Last Kingdom seem a bit more barbaric to me than in Vikings, but that's probably because you're only introduced to one or two that are somewhat trustworthy in the first episode, so I'm sure that perception will change later on, and the one real battle scene in the Last Kingdom was fairly gruesome in a slightly more realistic way than the ones in Vikings, which seem to err slightly more on the side of entertainment, whereas the one in the Last Kingdom felt more documentary.

Fatal-Feit
11-27-2015, 04:42 PM
Only two episodes in at the moment (one and a third, actually, as I started watching online late a few nights ago, and fell asleep part of the way through the second; still need to go back to it).

An extremely simple and basic description would be 'Vikings but from England's perspective', which in itself isn't entirely accurate. From what little I've seen, it takes place in England, some time after where Vikings' story is at the end of season three (I'm presuming, since the Northmen are actively trying to take over England, whereas in Vikings, at where the series is, they have one real settlement). It's following an Englishman from Northumbria who is captured and later adopted by the Northmen as a boy after his father is killed fighting them.

It's pretty interesting so far. The Vikings in The Last Kingdom seem a bit more barbaric to me than in Vikings, but that's probably because you're only introduced to one or two that are somewhat trustworthy in the first episode, so I'm sure that perception will change later on, and the one real battle scene in the Last Kingdom was fairly gruesome in a slightly more realistic way than the ones in Vikings, which seem to err slightly more on the side of entertainment, whereas the one in the Last Kingdom felt more documentary.

That's pretty interesting, thanks. If the two shows are connected, then I have to watch it! :D It's also got some very high ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

MisterWillow
11-27-2015, 11:49 PM
That's pretty interesting, thanks. If the two shows are connected, then I have to watch it! :D It's also got some very high ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

They aren't connected per-say. But there are characters/places that are common to both, so if you watch one (I recommend Vikings first, since it's further along), then you'll recognise things in the other.

Skeletor1973
12-15-2015, 05:12 PM
Vikings best show on TV IMO.. I can stare at lagertha all day Long

DraxeI
12-15-2015, 06:22 PM
I'll be marathoning through Vikings soon. I heard it's very good and apparently recommended for fans of Black Sails.

I watched Black Sails before Vikings, and I can confirm that this is correct ;)

Dead1y-Derri
12-16-2015, 09:37 AM
I think I'll watch Vikings at some point as a lot of people are talking about it.
I loved Black Sails which was another Amazon original series so hopefully I'll like this one too.

An0ther_Player
12-19-2015, 04:17 PM
I don't think i'll be watching much but I just got The Elder Scrolls Online on PS4. Do any of you guys play it?

FredEx919
12-29-2015, 08:42 PM
I think I'll watch Vikings at some point as a lot of people are talking about it.
I loved Black Sails which was another Amazon original series so hopefully I'll like this one too.

I watched the first episode recently. Looking forward to checking out more soon. Also can't wait for Game of Thrones to come back! So hype!

SpaceElephant
01-06-2016, 09:19 PM
Pretty good inspirations! The Last Kingdom was added to Netflix Canada so I will definitely have a look!
I don't see a lot of samurai movies on this thread tho, I'm thinking about 13 Assassins or 47 Ronin.

Music wise, 9 Samurai (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nC-N9qPDsw) by Kode9 is a great tune to prepare for war.
The Weight of Gold (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLXRNxirI4E) by Forest Swords is also a great asian medieval (and also modern) track.

MisterWillow
01-08-2016, 07:11 AM
I don't see a lot of samurai movies on this thread tho, I'm thinking about 13 Assassins or 47 Ronin..

I'd add Seven Samurai, Ran, Yojimbo---basically anything by Akira Kurosawa---along with the Zatoichi films to that.

Fatal-Feit
01-08-2016, 08:54 PM
Music wise, 9 Samurai (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nC-N9qPDsw) by Kode9 is a great tune to prepare for war.
The Weight of Gold (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLXRNxirI4E) by Forest Swords is also a great asian medieval (and also modern) track.

I was just looking for music to play in the background for M&B Warband. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

If anyone else has some good battle musics, do share!

FOLGRIN
01-10-2016, 11:54 PM
Vikings for sure, best show on TV right now imo.

http://images.akoam.com/files/1394816710.jpg

#vikings
#historyvikings

Pope138
01-13-2016, 09:15 PM
Only two episodes in at the moment (one and a third, actually, as I started watching online late a few nights ago, and fell asleep part of the way through the second; still need to go back to it).

An extremely simple and basic description would be 'Vikings but from England's perspective', which in itself isn't entirely accurate. From what little I've seen, it takes place in England, some time after where Vikings' story is at the end of season three (I'm presuming, since the Northmen are actively trying to take over England, whereas in Vikings, at where the series is, they have one real settlement). It's following an Englishman from Northumbria who is captured and later adopted by the Northmen as a boy after his father is killed fighting them.

It's pretty interesting so far. The Vikings in The Last Kingdom seem a bit more barbaric to me than in Vikings, but that's probably because you're only introduced to one or two that are somewhat trustworthy in the first episode, so I'm sure that perception will change later on, and the one real battle scene in the Last Kingdom was fairly gruesome in a slightly more realistic way than the ones in Vikings, which seem to err slightly more on the side of entertainment, whereas the one in the Last Kingdom felt more documentary.

I'm actually reading the Saxon Tales at the moment. I'm on book 2 of 3. I highly recommend them. It's about the Danes invading England at the very end of the Viking era. I can't wait to check out the series once I'm finished.
Bernard Cornwell is a renowned historical fiction author and his writing style is very simplistic and makes his novels quick reads.

ZenBearV13
01-14-2016, 04:50 PM
I'm surprised nobody said Kingdom of Heaven. It's one of my favorite historic fiction movies.

erikfern
07-26-2016, 02:53 AM
47 RONIN
THAT WAS GOOD SORD FIGHT

https://cdn.fstatic.com/media/movies/covers/2013/07/thumbs/os-47-ronins_t33876_1_jpg_290x478_upscale_q90.jpg

AND THIS ONE? ARE YOU REMEMBER???

http://img.123movies.to/2016/03/03/poster/d29a4da6e5675fb5ffa1d321d371e68c-14-blades.jpg

yote224
07-26-2016, 01:23 PM
For anyone looking into Samurai movies I have a somewhat unorthodox suggestion.

Black and white era Westerns.

Waaaaay back in the mid 90's I lived in Virginia Beach, VA. We used to have "Samurai Showdown Sundays in the Sand" or some alliteration of that sort. Long story short, folks tied a white sheet between two trees there the beach and had a projector that would play flicks like Yojimbo and that sort. People would come dressed up in headbands and fundoshi, make circles in the sand and hold Sumo wrestling, all kinds of entertainment was to be had. But I remember that sometimes they would watch a samurai movie and then there would be a western equivalent (you say Seven Samurai, they say The Magnificent Seven). Just figured I'd drop that tidbit if anyone wants to do some searching.

mynameistool
07-30-2016, 10:01 AM
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