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VALHALLA RISING Review (Blood of Rebirth plug)

So Valhalla Rising is old news right? ScreenAnarchy featured quite a few reviews before and made plenty of promotion for Refn's latest film. Which is all very true, but one thing has been ignored so far. Valhalla Rising is the...

VALHALLA RISING Review

[With the film premiering at IFC this weekend, here is another take. Our thanks to Aaron Krasnov for the review]Valhalla Rising is a spiritual journey, a meditation on what happens when one reaches beyond corporeal means; a quest towards God,...

Viking madness! VALHALLA RISING on UK DVD and Blu-ray

Whether you find it infuriating or sublime, there's no denying Nicolas Winding Refn's viking epic is one of the most distinctive films of the past year. With an elusive sense of narrative and frankly puzzling continuity, Valhalla Rising still manages...

Action Fest 2010: VALHALLA RISING Review

[My review of Valhalla Rising originally ran when the film premiered in Toronto but with it now screening at Action Fest I hereby present it to you again.]You could say that the mark of a good film maker is that...

Valhalla Rising clip online

I've been dying to see Nicholas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising ever since it was announced but have  yet gotten an opportunity to see it. Todd Really liked it, James Dennis as well. Eight Rooks not so much though.The only thing...

IFFR 2010: VALHALLA RISING review

Nicolas Winding Refn seems to see Valhalla Rising as a tone poem of sorts, but the acclaimed Danish director's seventh feature film is more one long atonal scribble. A grim, brutally violent action drama about a Viking war party...

London Film Festival 2009: VALHALLA RISING Review

A metaphorical journey through a mythic landscape, Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to Bronson is a bewildering Viking tale. In the Scottish highlands change is coming for the Pagans in the form of a Christian-led crusade, on a mission from God...