This epic adventure tale still manages to entertain in all of the best Saturday matinee ways: it's action-packed, deadly serious (in the best way), and it feels like a comic book come to life, albeit one written by Wagner. Oh, and most importantly of all, it contains Vikings, those mad pillaging Odin-worshipping death-slayers. In other words, it's fun. The film was also shot on-location in the beautiful fjords of Norway, adding just enough realism into this adolescent fantasy (again, in all the best ways). MGM Home Entertainment brings director Richard Fleischer's film to DVD in a great widescreen presentation (2.35:1 enhanced), which is really the only way to see it if you can't see it in the theater. Colors are bold, the picture is sharp, and the film's breathtaking location shots really stand out even more. The disc also contains a fine English language mono soundtrack, as well as French and Spanish mono tracks. Multiple subtitle options are also available. But the disc also contains a very informative and entertaining featurette with Fleischer, giving one a pretty thorough overview of the film's historical origins, the fabulous Norwegian locations, working with star Kirk Douglas, and much more. Fans of the film should love it. Also included on the disc is the original theatrical trailer.