ERIK THE CONQUEROR

ERIK THE CONQUEROR REVIEWED

“Erik the Conqueror” was Bava’s attempt to rip off “The Vikings”. Honestly, I felt he made a far more compelling movie. The conflict between George Ardisson and Cameron Mitchell is quite palpable. Plus, you don’t have to deal with Kirk Douglas hamming it up in every other scene. It’s neat seeing the non horror films were Bava buried his signature style to try and make something American. Not at always great, but always entertaining…I’d love to see a box set of these genre films.

Until now, I’ll spend my days revisiting them one-by-one due to the efforts of people like Arrow. What I thought was great was that Arrow included a comparison of The Vikings to Erik the Conqueror. There’s enough lifts present to really stretch that Vikings homage claim. That being said, the movie stands up as a solid Bava entry. Why is it that I only enjoy Cameron Mitchell when he’s in a Bava film? I don’t expect strangers to understand, but it’s something that has been tugging at my brain for a bit. Go ahead and pick this one up.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Interview
  • Original Ending
  • Film Comparison

A/V STATS

  • 2.35:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM 1.0

RELEASE DATE: 9/12/17

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